Derby

4.2
23 reviews
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$30 and under
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Derby is located inside The Shop - a state of the art facility for car and motorcycle enthusiasts to indulge all aspects of their passion. Chef Nick prepares upscale comfort foods with the best meats and freshest produce that Washington has to offer. Northwest beers and bourbon, with a large selection of scotch. Open for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and happy hour (daily 3pm-6pm) - seven days a week in SoDo. Free parking and 1 block from the SODO light rail station.
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J
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The Menu & theme seemed really interesting, however the service & food was poor. 1 Kids Menu burger came rare, with blood on the bun. Being Restaurant Week, we were told orders could not be placed from both the Specialty Menu & Regular Menu as it may confuse the kitchen- the place was almost empty so after begging for a Pretzel for my daughter, it came as a microwaved rock of bread for $8. We would have been grateful for this 'favor' had the server not display such a bad attitude about it. All in all, left without having a satisfying family meal, and wasted money. Didn't want more attitude during our night out from the server, so chose not to return food back.

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VG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love love love this place! The food is always amazing and the cars added a unique experience. It is always super loud, but it is always a lovely time.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved that we could get a large group in with a reservation the night before. Really hidden gem for the area but a fun mix to see some cool cars and have some interesting bites! The corn is a must, Brussels were pretty great too! We loved all the apps and would consider just doing a bunch of those and sharing in place of everyone getting meals.

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MM
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend's first visit but I come back often. Derby is a real gem in the heart of industrial Seattle and the food and service never disappoints. The wait staff are knowledgeable and make great suggestions and the drinks are top notch!

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DG
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Decent place to eat if you are in the SoDo area. A little pricey for what you get, but the sandwiches are good. I wouldn't make it a destination for anything but lunch and even then you have to like looking at the cars!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fun place. We ate at Derby previous to a movie premiere at The Shop. The Mezcal cocktail was amazing! I ordered fries and wings. Because the wings had the drum and wing attached they were a little too messy for my likings but the flavor was spot on.

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MD
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

Loved the place but the service was very slow. Had to ask for things multiple times. Someone that seemed to be the owner was very nice and attentive. Really fun atmosphere for those that enjoy cars. Great for kids as well.

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AM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place. I took my two college kids that are home from visiting and they loved it. Food was great and they especially loved being able to go out to the garage and see the cars after dinner!

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GP
Seattle
66 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great fun at this restaurant that is surrounded by an auto garage and storage business. Big glass windows in the restaurant provide views of dozens of cars of all kinds stored in the garage.
We were there for Sunday brunch. Brunch prices were very reasonable. The reuben benne was great; the chicken fried steak no so much. Very generous pours on the sparkling wine.

As with many Seattle restaurants these days there was a "service charge" added to the bill ostensibly to pay the kitchen crew. I find this practice annoying, especially at a restaurant with such a reasonably priced menu to begin with. Just raise the menu prices by the amount of the service charge and give that to the kitchen crew.

That said, this is a fun place to go and I commend it.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My teammates had our Xmas lunch here and for most it was their first experience. Everyone walked away full of compliments!! I’d been here a few times before and they food is always good. It was noise than usual since multiple large groups seemed to be there but the service was excellent!! Well done, Derby and thank you!!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Early dinner after a meeting downtown. Parking a little on the difficult side despite having a fairly large, dedicated lot—most likely due to Happy Hour arrival time.

Staff was pleasant and helpful, food was outstanding. Restaurant overall was exceptionally noisy (again, Happy Hour) and the acoustics do nothing to soften the noise.

Interesting concept with restaurant inside The Shop...we were fortunate enough to be seated by a window that gave us a view of a number of exotic cars.

Would definitely go again.

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MA
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food = good. Service = VERY SLOW. Irritation = We ordered Cadillac Margaritas--they were $18 each--we found out when we the bill arrived. They explained that they make Cadillacs with "top shelf" tequila and Gran Marnier. No other place in town does that. A Cad is a regular rita with a float of Gran Marnier. What a rip-off. Will not go there again.

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DC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Now that the automatic 20% tip is out the door and the servers actually have to work for the tips, the service has greatly improved!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast poutine is amazing! Great brunch spot

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S
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, the food there is soooo good! Everyone talks about the bacon but the brussel sprouts and drinks were blew my mind! We stopped in before a game which was awesome because we parked in their lot for free (which they let us do since we ate there) and walked to the stadium. This place is a real hidden jem and my boyfriend was going crazy over the cars so we took the tour. It was $10 a person but they said on Monday it's free.

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O
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place rocks! Absolutely fabulous space, amazing old vintage cars coupled with awesome food and service.

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ES
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Sadly, we thought this was an Ethan Stowell restaurant. Maybe it was at some point, but no longer.

The potatoes seemed like they were from a frozen bag. The bacon was really thick and not edible. Didn't get the toast until I asked. And we had to ask for salt and pepper and all the table goodies.

The cars look cool though!

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RC
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun evening before a concert at WAMU Theatre. Our Server was great, the food was delicious and the ambiance was fun and relaxed!

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RK
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great concept and so fun for everyone! The idea of this place is genius! My husband can’t get enough of it! The decor is great and very men club feel. The car experience is over the top. You see everything there that’s for sure and they have great events too you can attend for car lovers! The staff was so friendly and loved talking about everything. The food menu is amazing and oh so delicious! Really great! As for cocktails.... OMG amazing! They have the most creative drinks and can craft anything you want. They love the challenge and are great at it.

If you want something different and to impress friends go here!!!!

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Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Loved the location. Great menu. Food was only OK. Staff was awesome-friendly, kind, fun. Will come back for lunch or dinner, but probably not for breakfast.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cool cars. Great drinks. Was quiet, not busy.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The portion size of the bacon on the bad-add bene compared to last time we dined there was really sad.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cool setting, for car fanatics and novices alike. And the food is awesome! Upscale comfort food is the perfect complement to the unique ambiance. 5 stars!

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