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The Derby

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233 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91006 (2nd Ave)
+1 626-447-2430
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Southern California
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we've been going to the Derby since the 60's. I always go to the wall with the pictures of the jockeys and pictures of Ractrack winning horses. The cocktails come fast and furious! Service is excellent ad I can't complain about any of surf & turf entrees, salads, and desserts. Just warm memories...

Thank craigandstef
Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Good food, great ambiance, great service. Pricing is reasonable. Can't go wrong with choosing this place

Thank joedebosco2
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56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I have eat at the Derby several times and have always enjoyed their food. My favorite is the Derby house salad it could be a meal its self but anything you choose would be just fine.

Thank Sharob2
Temple City
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Atmosphere is great, service is good (not great), wife said waiter charming but he spent a lot of time being charming elsewhere, however we were not in a hurry and had no time commitment so no problem for us. I am a steak lover and was disappointed with the choice of steaks, several variety's of filet mignon but I don't... More 

Thank Bruce C
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

A storied restaurant that deserves its reputation. The steaks here are outstanding and prepared exactly as requested. The Halibut is also excellent. Went on a Saturday night and the place was very crowded. However, we had reservations and were seated after only a few minutes' wait. A terrific way to end your day after the races. Free valet parking was... More 

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Moe, Australia
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This is a very classy place to dine in for a special occasion ,we were catching up with old friends . The menu covers all tastes but really excels in the steak choice . May be a bit pricey but we had dinner for 4 and cost just over $250 but worth every cent

Thank billt1958
Douglasville, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We enjoyed an old school dining experience in this old school restaurant. Lots of interesting horse racing history abound and the food is good.

Thank Khschwartz
Elmhurst, Illinois
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

If you read the extensive history of this place you realize that it must be a classic to have survived this long. It doesn't disappoint. It is just what it should be. A steakhouse in the traditional sense, with club like decor, a trophy case full of historical items from nearby Santa Anita, a well polished staff, and good food!... More 

Thank Mike P
Millbrae, California
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

If you're in the mood for a great steak or prime rib dinner this is the place for it. The food was delicious. The prime rib was perfectly done, and I had the special prime rib with shrimp scampi, which was also delicious with a melted butter caper sauce. We enjoyed a Raymond Merlot with our meal. There was a... More 

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Healdsburg, California
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Decorations tied to horse racing history though the seating area has got the feel of an old style restaurant including red leather booths. Food and service is excellent. Try to get barbara as your server; she fits perfectly with the restaurant. One criticism- they need to fix the neon sign's D which seems to have been out for awhile otherwise... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91006
    (2nd Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Arcadia
  • Phone Number: +1 626-447-2430

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?