We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

The Derby Restaurant

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1901 S Main St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-5843
+1 336-786-7082
Website
Today
07:00 - 20:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Tue 07:00 - 20:00
Sat 07:00 - 20:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 38: English reviews
Dublin, Virginia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

As soon as we first walked in the AC hit us. It was freezing in there but we decided to try the food. I got the baked chicken over rice but I would had never guessed that the chicken would have bones in it. It was weird but the taste was amazing. The mashed potatoes were instant, which I wasn't... More 

Helpful?
Thank Trish7772
Clayton, North Carolina
Level Contributor
24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We've been visiting Mt. Airy annually for over 10 years and we ALWAYS look forward to dining at The Derby. Good, Good country cooking, wide variety, very friendly and prompt service all in an nostalgic setting. Love the fact that this place has been in operation since the 1930's. Love the old pictures on the wall. If we lived in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Beth B
Level Contributor
25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This was another visit to the Derby with different people. Numerous choices, excellent food and great service.

Helpful?
Thank Donna S
Lake Lure, North Carolina
Level Contributor
111 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We four adults were visiting Mount Airy and heard about this restaurant so decided to visit. It looked like a good many locals were having lunch there. The food was plentiful, ready for us quickly, and generally a good value for the money. My husband as well as my sister-in-law however did not enjoy their spaghetti finding it bland. My... More 

Helpful?
Thank Diane M
massachusetts
Level Contributor
38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Derby was suggested by a local couple, and we could not have been happier! Good food, good prices, great service. Waitress knew we were not from the area, maybe it was our Baahston accent, but, made sure we knew about the specials. Offered us samples. Really good place, will come back again.

Helpful?
Thank zootsE
Kenansville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

This is a place the locals go. If you are looking snazzy and upscale look elsewhere. The building is dated. The service is usually good and friendly. The food is good and the portion sizes are fairly large. If you are old school North Carolinian this is the only place that serves brains and eggs that I am aware of.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cristy B
Charleston, West Virginia
Level Contributor
65 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

I was looking for a place to grab dinner and stopped in. The building looks pretty rough on outside and inside isn't much better. A major renovation is way past due and would go a long way. The food was pretty good and service was ok. Don't think I would stop in again but I was pleased with the food.

Helpful?
Thank clt1702
White Pine, Tennessee
Level Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

This is a small restaurant that has been at this location for many, many years. It's a small, dated building but that is half of the appeal. The hushpuppies were fresh and very good!

Helpful?
Thank Samantha G
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
Level Contributor
61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

We ate breakfast at the Derby and were happy with the fare. The sausage skillet was good and ample for a breakfast. The service was good. I would eat here again.

Helpful?
Thank gr8sgnmein
Burlington, NC
Level Contributor
412 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

We've eaten here a couple of times over the years, but decided to check it out for perhaps a vegetable plate. Well, it was this past Friday night, and when we arrived we found out that they had an 'all you can eat" flounder plate special. Amazing food, simply fantastic. The Derby is old-timey and homey - and the food... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ed M

Travellers who viewed The Derby Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to The Derby Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Saturday
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1901 S Main St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-5843
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Mount Airy
  • Phone Number: +1 336-786-7082

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Derby Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?