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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 - 23:00
Closed now
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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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Wrightwood, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Today was an upbeat and memorable day thanks to our delicious and well prepared meal at the Derby Restaurant in Arcadia. I cannot, nor could my guests, say enough good things about this back-in-time and ambient-filled steak house. I am going to list the foods we had so that you, too might enjoy a great meal while out with friends... More 

Thank joyceherold
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92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been going to The Derby for many years, usually a couple times a year. While I like the atmosphere, the prices are increasing and the portions getting smaller. Most recently, I had there Cobb Salad, which looked like it was suppose to be a side salad. I believe I paid just under $17.00. The table is given bread,... More 

Thank Lisa P
NW Ohio
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220 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped here for dinner after a day at the Santa Anita races. This establishment is everything you would expect of a finer-dining spot. The food is top rate and the service very good. Adding to this, they offer valet parking. Try it, you'll like it! You might even spot a horse racing celebrity in the process.

Thank NWOhioGuy
Castro Valley, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Awesome! Nick rocked it! Appetizers, delicious! Service stellar. Pistachio encrusted halibut....stop it. Too good. Worth a stop. Clean, we'll kept, old school steak house.

Thank Wposadas
Santa Maria, California
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63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully decorated during the holidays and the food and service match the ambiance! We have always felt very pampered here and our guests loved it too! Old school, red leather seats with fireplaces and brick walls... comfortable and historic.

Thank beachtravel
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just left The Derby... very disappointed... would not go back. My husband ordered prime rib... sent it back three times. I order a 6 ounce filet... had to send it back. Below par for sure. Very disappointed because the above reviews make it seem like the number one place to dine in this area. Here for a few more... More 

Thank Patti B
Monrovia, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All their food is great. The filet mingnon is the best. Atmosphere is wonderful. Drinks are awesome. Waitresses are ok. Prices are a little pricey

Thank 921blaisef
Patchogue, New York
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The bacon wrapped filet mignon was incredible. Had it twice! Lunch menu is definitely cheaper and the food is the same. Go early for a better $ deal.

Thank Paul E
Arcadia, CA
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Hadn't been to the Derby in months. It was much better than I had remembered. I had the steak and scampi. My guest had the salmon, and said it was the best they'd ever had! The service was excellent, except it took a while to get the check. Notwithstanding, I highly recommend the Derby.

Thank VinceDavis
Southern California
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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

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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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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San Diego, California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?