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Derby Lane

#22 of 129 things to do in St. Petersburg Features Animals
10490 Gandy Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702-2395
+1 727-812-3339
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Amazing Buffet and Date Night

If you like upscale buffets with entertainment this is a great date night. The buffet isnt huge... read more

Reviewed today
Joy J
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
2nd visit just as fun as the first

2nd visit to derby lane,and happy to say we had just as good a visit as the first which in my... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sarasota, Florida
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Historic Derby Lane, the St. Petersburg Kennel Club, is the oldest continuously operating greyhound track in the world. We offer year-round greyhound racing with Matinees at 12:30pm and Evening performances at 7:30pm. Visit our website for our current Racing schedule. The Derby Lane Poker Room offers Live Action and Tournament play Monday through Thursday from 9am-3am, and 24 hours on weekends. We have many restaurants for you to enjoy some of the best food in St. Pete, including our famous buffet in Circa 1925. We also offer simulcast racing. Stop by for lunch and catch your favorite Thoroughbred or Harness race. You can even watch and wager on a Jai Alai game.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“dog track” (24 reviews)
“dog races” (24 reviews)
10490 Gandy Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702-2395
+1 727-812-3339
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Reviewed today

If you like upscale buffets with entertainment this is a great date night. The buffet isnt huge like a chinese restaurant but it is always wonderful food, well maintained and stocked, and upscale options. The prime rib is fork tender and melts in your mouth....More

Thank Joy J
Reviewed yesterday

2nd visit to derby lane,and happy to say we had just as good a visit as the first which in my opinion is very rare,this time they had retired greyhounds on the premises and we got to talk to a lot of nice people,we went...More

Thank dasoverkill
Reviewed 3 days ago

Evening dog races are fun for the whole family. There is great seating available, as well as drinks and snacks.

1  Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the dog track during thunderstorms in St. Pete in the evening. They had very affordable drinks, and it was a lot of fun choosing which dog to bet on. The service at the lounge bar was great, and our bartender helped us understand...More

Thank Austin P
Reviewed 1 week ago

the kids have a blast playing in the tarmac area in front of the track and watching the dogs run. i dont recommend the buffet for the price and we prefer to eat and drink from the bottom level.

Thank scott c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I each year go to Derby Lane to watch The Preakness and The Belmont (second and third races) of The Triple Crown. We often arrive early and/or stay longer to watch the live grey hound dog races. Rumor has it that Al...More

Thank divaonthego2017
DerbyLaneFL, Manager at Derby Lane, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, divaonthego2017! Thank you for such a wonderful review! I am happy to hear you join us year after year. Circa 1925 also offers Happy Hour from 4:45-7:00pm. During Happy Hour, the $34.95 includes complimentary non-alcoholic beverages (coffee, tea, soda), and an ice cream sundae...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was having "Sports Withdrawal" and before i went total cold turkey my wife suggested a night at the Dogs. We had a lovely time on the hottest night of our break..sipping soft drinks people watching and enjoying the dog racing. A lovely clean stadium...More

Thank Puttmans
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

The place is open air so it's warm... I mean it's covered but NOT airconditioned. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The facility was clean particularly considering it is open. NOTE: there is no age limit on entry so the kids will enjoy it,...More

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We took friends down to Derby Lanes last week, bet on dogs, had some fun and good food, we had a blast with our friends, easy parking, clean, friendly staff, many locals, fast atmosphere, go check the place out soon, you shall love as we...More

Thank Rock M
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I enjoy most forms of gambling,but dog racing is easier going than most.Small bets enjoying the sun,if you win even better,if you lose it should be a not important amount.This is one of the most beautiful dog tracks in the country,unfortunately not to many remain...More

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19 April 2017|
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Response from DerbyLaneFL | Property representative |
Hello, Sallyrenaud. If it is a true service dog, yes. If it is a companion dog we ask that they not be in our clubhouse restaurant. Sincerely, Alexis Winning
12 April 2017|
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Response from DerbyLaneFL | Property representative |
Wednesdays the Poker Room opens at 9am and closes at 3am. We have live greyhound racing on Wednesdays at 12:30pm and 7:30pm. The Gates open at 11:30am for our main entrance and 11:30am for our Simulcast floor. To answer... More
ralph r
29 March 2017|
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Response from DerbyLaneFL | Property representative |
Ralph, I am sorry but we can not allow dogs into Derby Lane for the safety of the greyhounds on the track. -Alexis winning