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The Derby

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233 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91006 (2nd Ave)
+1 626-447-2430
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16:00 - 21:00
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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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Southern California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very quaint steak/primerib restaurant, with great ambiance and a feel for the bygone days. Lots of wonderful horse racing history are on the walls of this eatery. Service is wonderful, small restaurant feel, very popular always. Large comfortable tuck and roll booths, yet tables are available if you don't prefer booths. Do not leave without an order... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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631 reviews
427 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is your " original " steak house! Very Retro! Well kept with the decorations from the 70's. The service is amazing and great hospitality. Our server, Vernen was great! Such a gentleman, professional and very friendly. The mixed drinks great. The ribeye cooked to perfection. Great crab cakes. Need to leave space for the deserts: apple pie, bread pudding... More 

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Thank joselito1959
Arcadia, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Derby is a classic dinner house located in Arcadia that I've gone to for years. The food and service is outstanding. The prime rib is my favorite and the waitresses are not the young, aloof type, but the seasoned, well-preserved professional type that know the menu well and serve you like a pro that they are!

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Thank jakester1201
Arcadia, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Formal, classic atmosphere, very nice ambiance. Definitely a great place for a special night out. Service is very good.

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Thank Gene G
Los Angeles, California
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251 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time here in years. We were heading out to the Souplantation and saw its sign next door. So what the heck, any sign that boasts "World Famous" has got to be interesting and it was really formal from what I remembered, but I also remembered that the steaks were the best in the valley. The interior... More 

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Thank David_DeMulle
Hacienda Heights, California
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Derby has been on my list for a while. I came here for the dineLA this year just to see if it is as good as I've heard. I started with the crap cake, followed by the prime rib and ended with the cheesecake. The crab cake as pretty nicely done. The freshness was there and the aioli sauce... More 

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Thank tesa_jones
Wrightwood, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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 

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Thank joyceherold
Pasadena
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92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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 

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Thank Lisa P
NW Ohio
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219 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

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.

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Castro Valley, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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?