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The Derby Restaurant

1901 S Main St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-5843
+1 336-786-7082
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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1901 S Main St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-5843
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great breakfasts. Grits are great and all seems freshly prepared. The Derby Dressing, of course, is their claim to fame. They will let you buy it by the pint. All you can eat fried fish is good too.

Thank pyounger
Reviewed 27 December 2017

The Derby is currently celebrating it's 80th birthday and I can see why. No frills or fancy stuff, just good food, good prices and fast, friendly staff. Even the young lady who was clearing the tables was just wonderful. They have several specials every day...More

Thank Ginny B
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Great service! Great small town food with a really old school vibe. My kind of joint! Do stop by and grub on.

Thank ferrisblack
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Places like this are hard to find anymore. It's been in business longer than a lot of people have been alive, and the interior reminds you of a place right out of the 50's. With that said, this is my favorite restaurant for breakfast and...More

Thank Sam A
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Daily specials in a historic location ran by friendly locals. Specials included reasonably priced ribeye steaks, all you can eat flounder, and spaghetti. The breakfast foods are delicious and are served all day.

Thank lesliel954
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visit Mt. Airy on occasion and this day we decided to eat at the Derby. I have read about their fried chicken so I decided to give it a try. The chicken was delicious and all of the sides complimented it...More

Thank Glenn B
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

My husband got the 1/2 fried chicken and I got the chicken tenders. Both were hand breaded & came out piping hot. Super juicy and amazing. Their coleslaw is some of the best I've ever had! The mashed potato are instant which is not our...More

Thank April B
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I've lived in the area for a few years and somehow had never made it here. That's a shame. The decor features pictures from the last 8o years that this place has been in business. I love the options given for the daily specials. I...More

Thank Gina S
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Dont let looks fool you.This plase was awesome. And you cant beat the price. I ordered Ham was great and the specials come with 3 sides. All great. Mac and cheese awesome wife loved the fried zucchini. She ordered fried chicken. I am not a...More

Thank simoneauarthur
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We arrived in Mt. Airy just in time to walk main street and find a dinner spot. Our first night in the area and we had passed the Derby and then came back to have a meal. I enjoyed my hamburger steak and potatoes with...More

Thank dancer62va
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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
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