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Derby

4.4
46 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 46 people are saying
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CliftonC
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had an amazing brunch in an incredibly relaxed atmosphere!

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HaroldB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming. Attentive. Flavorful. Something for everyone. Perfect place to enjoy great company especially in their newly added outdoor seating. Oh, don’t forget the cool collection of automobiles inside.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for car meets.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

They didn’t honor my open table reservation. We did get seated after waiting - Father’s Day, hence the reservation. But it was the first day open after pandemic so we cut them some slack. Not a big deal

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Well, we made a reservation for a Friday night after looking at their menu. Restaurants are now open in our state, and nothing indicated this one was any different. Friday rolls around, and we go to the restaurant at our reservation time, and....it was closed. No phone call, no email, no sign on the door, nothing. Soooooo...guess we won't be going there any time soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Cars!! Vroom vroom!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Showed up on time. Was told the reservation system doesn’t work well with theirs and best bet is to call them directly to ensure a table is available. Waited 25 minutes to be seated, then the service was extremely slow. I don’t see the point of them using the reservation service if they cannot honor the reservation time.

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BeckyG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation day of around noon. They didn’t let me know till 15mins before our reservation that they were closed for a private event. Really bad form.

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Darcy
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a group birthday celebration. I personally loved the steak salad -- the steak was seasoned and medium rare to perfection! The fresh Cream of Mushroom soup was hearty, flavorful loaded w/cremini mushrooms w/ a nice touch of walnuts. I was able to order half a salad as I wanted to try the soup of the day. A nice ending to a fabulous lunch -- the server provided all 3 of us a complimentary scoop of ice cream.

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TriciaWS
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, had brunch before the MLS cup. Food was all wonderful. Staff was excellent Shuttle to the stadium was great too!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

If you are a car person this is your place ! Take anyone special who loves collector or fast cars ! Great food and drink . Excellent Happy Hour as well .

I highly recommend !

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vipRobbK
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

It was my mom’s birthday and her entree never arrived. We let our sever know twice and an addition server know. A half an hour later my mom’s entree had still not arrived and no one seemed to care. We had a concert to go to and couldn’t wait any longer. The restaurant was very understaffed and it was not anything like the birthday celebration dinner I had imagined my mom would have. The food we did get was just okay. The restaurant used to be an Ethan Stole restaurant and it certainly seems to have changed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We ordered during happy hour but we not charged Happy Hour prices. We needed to leave quickly so we just paid it as it would’ve taken too much time to correct but the server never explained or offered to correct the prices.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Restaurant was freezing! The appetizers also came out with main meals. Besides that everything was great, and food was delicious!

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AstridS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the bacon!!! And the fries too. Really fun, thank you!

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duckywhit
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a great restaurant for our family. The kids (ages 7 & 10) loved the atmosphere and were impressed with the cars. With just a short 11 minute drive from our house in West Seattle, we will definitely be returning.

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vipIssaquah
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the location and fantastic food.

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vipNatalieC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Fathers Day

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vipShano
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A unique dining experience combining great atmosphere and food in an unexpected location. The happy hour specials were delicious and also available in the dining room. We enjoyed admiring all the beautiful cars stored there as well.

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vipMarisaM
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place- the atmosphere and food is amazing! I am not a car person and still really enjoy the scene and have been in the past. Last time I had the burger- which I don’t normally order and it was sooo tasty. This time I tried the Cobb salad which was fresh yet hearty with solid bacon pieces on it. Besides great menu options there is a cool vibe with a showroom of cars and TVs to hang out and watch as well. Check it out

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TracyR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Get the Bacon for a starter, the Beef Stroganoff or the burger for your main. So good!
The tour is a little pricey, especially when you have a big dinner bill, so we skipped that, but the cars all looked amazing from the dining room.
Great place!!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was great the food was ok

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

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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vip1MORLAP
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the burgers and salads there. More items to try. Definitely meat driven place.

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vipVeneciaG
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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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MochasMom60
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipDoesntGetOutMuch
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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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McData
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall4food4service1ambience5

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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AnnMarieS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipGeneP
Seattle
74 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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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MAme
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience4

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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DCQEats
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipFiona
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast poutine is amazing! Great brunch spot

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Simplethings
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipOpie
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ErinS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience4

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!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Derby using the Order Online button. Derby also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 466-4949.

Derby is rated 4.4 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.