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Derby Lane

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Address: 10490 Gandy Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702-2395
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Historic Derby Lane, the St. Petersburg Kennel Club, is the oldest...

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.

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Buffet superb !

Even if you do not care to wager, don't miss the value of the Friday and Saturday buffets. Whter it is crab legs or the carving buffet or the superb fried chicken, you have to... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Mike T
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Had a great time watching the Mutts race with the proceeds going to the Greyhound Foundation. Every thing was great except the lines for the food vendor was extremely long, they needed more help for such a large event. The Derby lane needs alittle sprucing up. It's showing it's age.

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Thank Liane C
DerbyLaneFL, Manager at Derby Lane, responded to this review

Liane, Thank you so much for attending the 2017 Mutt Derby. We did not anticipate 2500 people showing up that day, and so we apologize for being understaffed. We held a meeting the week following the February 19th event and our Food & Beverage Department has already drawn out their plans for next year's Mutt Derby: "Now with shorter lines!"... More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Waited 30 mins for a pepsi...by the time it FINALLY came the food was ice cold...i have never experienced worse customer service in my life. She barely came to the table. Once she realized how annoyed we were she came over and asked if we needed napkins...we said yes and of course she never came back with them. Our waitress... More 

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Thank Allie M
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Even if you do not care to wager, don't miss the value of the Friday and Saturday buffets. Whter it is crab legs or the carving buffet or the superb fried chicken, you have to work not to over eat. And if you are there on a Saturday Brunch, the omelet station is wonderful

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Thank Mike T
Largo, Florida
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

I have played poker at Derby Lane at least 5 times a week for a few years now. I live 3 miles away and now have to drive 30 minutes to 4 other rooms. Management needs to make the player experience a priority if that is a major revenue driver (which it is for them). Half of the dealers are... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

I have stopped at Derby Lane many times when I'm down here on vacation to play poker. It's a very nice and clean place if you like to play poker. The dealers are very good and the other players seem very friendly. I would recommend going there to play poker if you are in the area.

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Davenport, Iowa
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

It was a little chilly today so we thought we would take in the races. Saturday matinee. Matinees are M and Wed-Sat. We were able to get a good table inside by luck only. You can reserve a table online on their website which i will do next time for sure. Buffet was $14.95/ea and very good food and selection.... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

Love the buffet the value for what you get is awesome, great service and quality. Its a great place to have a celebrations .

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Stone Mountain
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Very enjoyable place to watch greyhounds racing. They not only run live dogs and also simulcasts racing from other tracks as well. There is a huge poker room for those that play. The food choices were varied from the concessions options to dining room options. The food upstairs in dining area was very good and also priced right. If you... More 

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Kearney
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

I did not especially think the place was dirty. It is open and people are constantly eating in the boxes. The bathrooms were not dirty and I have seen way worse than those. There were 11 of us and we sat in boxes next to each other. Had a great time. The betting staff are efficient. A somewhat cloudy day... More 

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

The facilities need a good cleaning. Not a fan of dog racing but found this disappointing too. Needs an updating and a good cleaning.

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