We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Derby Restaurant

1901 S Main St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-5843
+1 336-786-7082
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“flounder” (3 reviews)
“hush puppies” (4 reviews)
All hours
1901 S Main St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-5843
All Details
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (43)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 43 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 31 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
Reviewed 17 October 2016

As soon as we first walked in the AC hit us. It was freezing in there but we decided to try the food. I got the baked chicken over rice but I would had never guessed that the chicken would have bones in it. It...More

Thank Trish7772
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We've been visiting Mt. Airy annually for over 10 years and we ALWAYS look forward to dining at The Derby. Good, Good country cooking, wide variety, very friendly and prompt service all in an nostalgic setting. Love the fact that this place has been in...More

Thank Beth B
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This was another visit to the Derby with different people. Numerous choices, excellent food and great service.

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We four adults were visiting Mount Airy and heard about this restaurant so decided to visit. It looked like a good many locals were having lunch there. The food was plentiful, ready for us quickly, and generally a good value for the money. My husband...More

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The Derby was suggested by a local couple, and we could not have been happier! Good food, good prices, great service. Waitress knew we were not from the area, maybe it was our Baahston accent, but, made sure we knew about the specials. Offered us...More

Thank zootsE
Nearby Restaurants
Snappy Lunch
558 reviews
2.31 km away
Walker's Soda Fountain
281 reviews
2.37 km away
The Loaded Goat
104 reviews
2.50 km away
Chile Rojo
93 reviews
1.31 km away
Nearby Attractions
Downtown Mt. Airy
248 reviews
2.37 km away
The Mount Airy Visitors Center
305 reviews
2.45 km away
Floyd's City Barbershop
309 reviews
2.31 km away
The Andy Griffith Museum
661 reviews
2.29 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Derby Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing