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233 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91006-3798 (2nd Ave)
+1 626-447-2430
11:30 - 22:00
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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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Tehachapi, United States
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
Arcadia, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This great old restaurant has so much history involving the Santa Anita Racetrack displaying the times and culture itself . The food is still excellent though on the upside of price for contemporary times but the wait staff is attentive and a far cut above most restaurants . You dine here in the comfortable leather booths you don't just go... More 

Thank tdeimel
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came tired and hungry. Ate in bar. They make very strong drinks. Had the steak and mushrooms over bake potato. Everyone in the bar asked me about it. So good. Hard to find a steak place that does it right! Will definitely go back!!!!!

Thank Tayalmp
Southern California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

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 

Thank jaguarford
Coral Gables, Florida
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635 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

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 

Thank joselito1959
Arcadia, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 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!

Thank jakester1201
Arcadia, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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

Thank Gene G
Los Angeles, California
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252 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

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 

Thank David_DeMulle
Hacienda Heights, California
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 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 

Thank tesa_jones

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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, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, 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
11 months ago
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?