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Derek's

3.8
3.8
1127 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Derek's is an upscale American restaurant serving iconic dishes and fresh, inventive takes on old favorites. The restaurant's dark and luxurious interior feels intimate and cozy, presenting a fine-dining ambiance in a comfortable atmosphere. The menu is full of great American dishes from coast to coast. Guests can try a jumbo lump crabcake with avocado corn relish and lime cilantro butter, or Derek's Secret Recipe roasted chicken, which is dark meat served crispy and sweet with haricot verts and parmesan whipped potatoes. An entire section of the menu is devoted to flatbread pizzas, with recipes ranging from the traditional margherita to the interesting and unique Amadou's African chicken pizza with red peppers, sliced potatoes and mozzarella. Diners with larger appetites can finish with the Manayunk Chipwhich, a Derek's original with homemade gelato, chocolate chip cookies and caramel sauce.

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What 1,127 people are saying

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3.8
3.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.0Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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90% of people would recommend it to a friend

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    Schmave

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2015

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    This was one of those nights where everything was just OK. The waiter was overly chatty and seemed confused by our every order. The food came promptly, but it seemed to have been prepared by someone with a good cookbook but without much of a flair for cooking. DW had a burger, which was delicious, and my sense is that this place is best for red-meat lovers (of which I am not one). The price was fine, so I can't really say that it wasn't worth it. It was just nothing special. Will probably go back eventually to give it another go, but I won't hurry.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2015

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    I had the Chilean sea bass and it was very salty. My wife had the butternut squash dish and found it to be extremely sweet. We were seated on the first level and it was extremely tight. I was constantly hit by the waitresses as well as the other patrons leaving or coming. This was a special occasion for us, and I was very disappointed. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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    donna

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2015

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I live in Manayunk & wanted a nice place for a business lunch. Perfect choice! Our waiter was super, handling special requests and so attentive. The kitchen also prepared our choices off the menu, much to our delight (could we have the freshly baked flat bread with Parmesan rather than garlic? The mushroom & steak salad with no mushrooms?) My only regret was my business partners had no time for coffee & dessert, though the waiter did tempt us with the "afters" menu, which looked great. I admired the art on the walls, though you can admire the street scene from the sidewalk tables or window seats in the front. The dining room in the back faces an outdoor garden, so lots of natural light and high ceilings. We enjoyed the restaurant. Thanks, Derek's!

  4. JB

    JB22

    Philadelphia

    566 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    566 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just back in town after two weeks abroad, we headed out to Dereks to pick-up on the vibe of dining what watching people walk buy like every restaurant we visited in Italy. Warm and inviting setting was matched by flawless execution from the host, wait and kitchen teams. Sunday night isn't a typical "out to dinner" night for us - but after discovering the half priced wine bottle list at Derek's - it's about to become one. We settled on a spectacular French Sauvignon Blanc that paired exceptionally well with Derek's Secret Recipe country chicken and with the jumbo scallops with fig jam on roasted potatoes. We spilt an overly generous heirloom beet salad with mixed greens and candied walnuts - simply delightful. In short, Derek's deserves the high marks and high praise found in the OpenTable reviews and their conscientious service team was considerate with the perfect amount of attentiveness. A grown-up dining experience for certain, we'll be back to sample more of their well rounded menu.

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    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2015

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Derek's is my go to date night spot. The food is absolutely delicious. The service is always great. And they know how to make an old fashion. A+ in my book. Definitely recommend.

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    DiningOut

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2015

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    While the everyday menu for large plates could use some updating, the small plates and the specials were very good. The signature drink menu and dessert drinks were innovative and delicious. The service was friendly and efficient.

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    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dinner. Only negative is I was sat at a table very close to other diners while there were other tables available (about 1ft on each side). But other than that, great.

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    JayS

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2015

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    In general, the service is great but it fell short of expectations. First the bread that was promised was not delivered. Then, one of the credit cards was dripped from the folio. When brought to the attention of server and host, it took a while to locate. Someone had returned it to the bar and instead of getting it for us, we were told to fetch it from the bar. Just alerting you to these lapses as I've always loved coming to Derek's and want to have others that I bring there with me also have a great experience.

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    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2015

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food - only place for improvement is upstairs bar area.

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    Ernest

    Philadelphia

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal- great service- food cooked to order- professional staff

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    carolngeorge

    Philadelphia

    130 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The food is good, personnel friendly and we like the Manayunk area for a strolll, before and/after a meal. My problem with "Ambience" on this particular day was that the air conditioner blew cold air onto us, on an already cool-enough day. We were offered a different table, to be fair, but the window view was an attraction we'd not sacrifice.

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    ladiesluv2dine

    Miami

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic, my second time here I had the steak with Parm mash potatoes delicious my cousin had the ribs with fries and the lobster bisque soup She loved it Best of all was byob no corking fee Sunday through Thursday Our waiter cary was fabulous had a wonderful night out with family before heading back to south Florida

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    Gray

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great vibe. The restaurant even mad sure my boyfriend got a candle with his desert.

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    Ozzie20

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2015

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Derek's was a very nice place. Service was excellent. Huge wine list. Food was very good.

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    Tali

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2015

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    My food took a very long time to arrive at my table and I only ordered the California salad. The waiter did not check in with my table very often to give any update on my order or ask if we needed more water/drinks. My guest and I ended up going to a different establishment on the strip to continue the evening. This was not my first time at Derek's however this was by far the worse experience I've had there.

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    Cozy

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2015

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Tables were a little close together, food AWESOME! Friendly staff.

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    satisfied44

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The service was very attentive and the food was good. My wife and I were just looking for a relaxing evening out and decided on dericks and glad we did. We were immediately seated upstairs and it was very nice there. I had the chicken and it was so tender I cut it with a butter knife. Definitely on my return list of restaurants!

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    ceh0826

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    fabulous food and great service! Got the salmon with risotto it was amazing!

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    foodfunfamily

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food! Rigatoni was spicy and plentiful. The crab and pasta had a lot of crab but needed more pasta. The sirachi pizza was out of this world. Beer selection was great. We had 11 people and had wonderful service.

  20. S

    Ssmith

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food! Awesome restaurant week menu and excellent service! Will definitely be back!

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    leinHoltar

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2015

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The tuna tartare (Restaurant Week Menu) was excellent. The appetizers in general were outstanding.

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    PhillyTimmy

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went here for restaurant because they offered the best menu out of anyone in Manyunk. Food was great. My only problem was we were originally seated in these really low comfy chairs. Although comfy, it was very difficult to eat and drink while sitting in them.

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    Tummyummy15

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My sister and I decided to have an outing abd we wanted something refreshing and a place we never been. We decided here because it was recommended by a friend for mother's day (which unfortunately, we could not celebrate). So I remember the menu (partially) and we went for it. Had a few drinks and a great time the food was unforgettable!! The duck quesodillias are delicious...enjoy!

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    Eluvs2eat

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2015

    overall2food1service1ambience3

    Maybe going for restaurant week was a bad idea. Only food served was from restaurant week menu. Right.. Like no burgers, how could they!?! Food served room temperature to cold. Ran out of ribs. Waitress kept attending to other guests while taking our order. And to top it all off, mice came out to play at the end of the night.

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    NeverOneToGiveAReview

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2015

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    We went to Derek's last night for restaurant week and had a horrible experience! The service was terrible, at one point our waitress actually disappeared for a half hour! She never asked if we needed anything and took forever to get our drinks once we asked for them. We had reservations for 7:30 but literally did not get our first food app until after 9pm! Once we got the food, my soup was cold and entree was bland and tasted like frozen ravioli. My fiancée's "filet mignion" was all fat and he couldn't even eat his meal it was that terrible. It seemed like all the tables around us were experiencing the same problem and once servers brought out food, they asked every table if it was their meals or not. Clearly the staff had no idea what they were doing. It was the worst restaurant week experience I've ever had and not to mention our outrageous bill at the end of the meal! I will never return to Derek's!

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    BrittanyK

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2015

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    It was restaurant week and they didn't seem that busy, but service was horrible!

  27. DD

    DDDD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2015

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    There was a metal wire in the food...the chocolate tart was good though.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2015

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Restaurant week tasting menu was very large, lots of great options to choose from. We were a group of 4, so we tried lots of different things, all of which were good. Portions were a good size and wine list was great!

  29. S

    Strawberry

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Cary was our waiter & he catered to my every need. We celebrated my birthday birthday and what a time. The food was really tastee. Small plates, lots of food.

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    ladiesluv2dine

    Miami

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my second time here This time we had the burger and fries It was out of this world. It was the best I've had in a Long time. Will be back before returning to Florida in November

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    Unhappycamper

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Favorite brunch place ever!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2015

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Our party tried the goat cheese and spinach dip, as recommended by our waiter, it was delicious!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2015

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    I had a one clock reservation for brunch and although we were seated promptly, the food didn't arrive until an hour after we sat down. The manager compensated us for the meal but seeing as the food came out wrong after that long of a wait didn't make it worth it really. The restaurant was by no means packed but did have a few large parties which could explain the wait, but the food still wasn't as good as one would've expected.

  34. f

    foodie

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2015

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We always have a great time but dined outside this evening for the dog parade; rather the Budwiser Clydesdales. We ate outside for the show! Always a pleasure.

  35. l

    ladiesluv2dine

    Miami

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our first time at Dereck's The food was exceptionally good We had the bbq ribs and the special salmon with corn fritters with salsa Weer had the opportunity to meet The man himself DEREK .we definitely will be back

  36. J

    Jane

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The server was friendly & the food was perfect for a night out with a group of friends!

  37. FF

    FoodFan18

    Philadelphia

    234 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    234 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Derek's is always a favorite choice in Manayunk. The interesting menu is always well prepared.

  38. BP

    BachPty

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    After a long day of traveling from Southern MD to Philadelphia for Luke Bryan weekend we sat down for dinner with my son, nephew and their girlfriends outside. It added to the experience people watching and seeing what Manayunk living is like; seems a lot like center city just more community like. My son ordered for the table and we did family style, taking some suggestions from our server Alisa as well we had a few pizzas, lemon calamari, watermelon salad and each of the ravioli specials. The shrimp ravioli in lobster brown butter were my favorite along with the sangria and bread pudding. Where I'm from bread pudding is a big thing and glad to see it is at Derek's, too. We even when back for an excellent brunch the next day in what my son called a "day load" whatever that is.

  39. NB

    NikkiB912

    Pittsburgh

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2015

    overall4food4service2ambience3

    Too bad they closed. I really liked the late night dining and the burgers were pretty good

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We went for our anniversary and had a great time. The service was quick and very friendly. The server offered suggestions and answered questions about the menu very effectively. The drinks were amazing!

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