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Derby Lane

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10490 Gandy Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702-2395
+1 727-812-3339
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Beautiful track!!!

We had the best time here at this track. Although it was hot we decided to go up to the bar inside... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Winchester, Kentucky
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 22 July 2017
Joy J
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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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 10am-4am, 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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“poker room” (29 reviews)
“dog racing” (31 reviews)
“great buffet” (11 reviews)
10490 Gandy Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702-2395
+1 727-812-3339
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

We had the best time here at this track. Although it was hot we decided to go up to the bar inside which was very nice. As the races started we had so much fun. This track has been here since 1920's . Talking with...More

1  Thank Deb8364
DerbyLaneFL, Manager at Derby Lane, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Deb8364, I am so happy you enjoyed your visit to Derby Lane. It truly is beautiful at night! Come back and see us soon. Sincerely, Alexis Winning

Reviewed 22 July 2017

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

1  Thank Joy J
Reviewed 21 July 2017

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

1  Thank dasoverkill
Reviewed 19 July 2017

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 13 July 2017 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

1  Thank Austin P
Reviewed 11 July 2017

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.

1  Thank scott c
Reviewed 21 June 2017

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 23 June 2017

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 17 June 2017

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 16 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 23 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

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Linda T
7 November 2017|
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Response from dasoverkill | Reviewed this property |
matinees are at 1230 and night races are at 730 except on sundays...year round
29 October 2017|
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Response from Chris D | Reviewed this property |
You may want to contact GPA Tampa who coordinates adoption from Derby Lane.
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