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The Derby

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233 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91006-3798 (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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Tacoma, Washington
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227 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In the horse world, if you haven't been to The Derby, you haven't made it to the top shelf! This is the restaurant that hosts the best of the best. The food is terrific, the atmosphere is terrific, the service is terrific and the feeling that your carry away when you leave is terrific. Yes, it is really fine dining... More 

Thank WillisBayTrading
Sierra Madre, California
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281 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had not been here in decades! We went in for a late lunch with few other customers. The interior was spotless and very sharp. Yes, it is from another era, but it did not look tired. We both had a salad and a glass of Chardonnay. The server was friendly and attentive. This was a great lunch.

Thank lynndds
Indian Wells, CA, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Famous for good reason. Classiest restaurant in Arcadia. Old traditional quality presented with elegance and style

Thank floydbr
San Marino, California
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful steak house and more. Delicious appetizers and salads. The absolutely best bread pudding anywhere. My favorite is "filet mignon wrapped asparagus " . The best! A favorite for dinner too.

Thank Mel526
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with family to celebrate my uncle's birthday and we had a wonderful time. It started with complimentary valet parking. I got there earlier than the rest of my party, but they seated me anyway. We had 9 in our party. Before one of the dishes was served, the server noticed that it was the wrong item. It did... More 

Thank RickandGinny M
Fullerton, California, United States
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95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Founded by George Woolf who rode Seabiscuit, the restaurant has maintained its horse racing "pedigree" for 90 years. Located a few miles east of the Santa Anita racetrack The Derby offers upscale dining in a sophisticated horse racing themed environment. The service and food were excellent. Our waiter, Verne was on top of things and anticipated our requests. The menu... More 

Thank Leigh J
Paris, France
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of our favorite spots. Just a few steps into The Derby and I always feel moved to a different era. This place has a lot of history. Started by track lovers and maintained by track attendees and regulars. It conveys a feel of the 40's, 50's and early 60's. Not unusual to see jockeys like Mike Smith or Laffit... More 

Thank jamesskeldon
Laguna Beach, California
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch is consistently good. Ambiance remains equine based historically relevant today as in the past Cheese Toast is a classic. Service is impeccable, as always. Santa Anita Racetrack is a mere blocks away to complete a day of horse racing.

Thank Patrick M
Tehachapi, United States
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time at the Derby and a wonderful experience it was! The food and drinks were magnificent! Steak was perfect and melted in your mouth! The server was outstanding! We will be back for another dinner next time in town.

Thank Susan M
Wallingford, Connecticut
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great atmosphere with top notch service. It was a tough decision to make on St. Paddy's day but I was happy with my decision. The prime rib was excellent.

Thank Mike H

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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, Brunch, 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
Bar Scene, 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 91006-3798
    (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?