The Derby World Famous Restaurant located in Arcadia, California is an upscale dining establishment serving mouth watering cuisine to the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding communities. Since 1922, The Derby has been delighting race fans with delicious food, an inviting ambiance, and excellent service. Join us today for an amazing dining experience...

History of The Derby

George Woolf envisioned his Derby Restaurant to be a gathering place for jockeys and race fans. It was planned as a source of retirement earnings that would allow him to reflect back on his hall of fame career. Each wall, adorned with memorabilia of prestigious horses and races, would cause diners to revisit glorious wagers and harrowing photo finishes. This vision has been fulfilled by the Sturniolo Family, who not only serve the food that delights customers, but also preserve the atmosphere made great by its connection to the sport of kings.

In every era, fans delight to eat in restaurants of great athletes and celebrities. When Woolf purchased The Derby in 1938, he was at the top of his game. Racing had no competition from Super Bowls and television hype. It dominated much public radio interest and many daily newsprint inches. Even movie-house newsreels reported the preparation and conclusion of high stakes and match races. The $100,000 Stakes Race, the Santa Anita Handicap, was the richest prize in racing at the time. All these elements made Woolf a legend, and The Derby was where he could hold court away from the track. Who wouldn't want to be served in the eatery of one of the most recognized athletes of the day?

Group Dining

The Derby is a full service restaurant with the capacity and experience to handle large parties, professional business meetings, celebrations, and special events. Join us today for an amazing dining experience!


Close to Track

We are just minutes away from world class horse racing at Santa Anita Park. Treat yourself to a perfectly prepared steak after a great day at the track.

Free Parking

The Derby is pleased to offer all of our guests complimentary valet parking. Come on in. Enjoy an apéritif. We'll handle the parking for you.

Free Wi-Fi

While dining at The Derby stay connected to friends and family members. Use our Wi-Fi to check your email or post on social media.

Patio Dining

Prefer to dine in a patio setting? We have a gorgeous patio available for lunch or dinner. When the temperature cools, we'll turn on our fireplace for you.

Group Friendly

Groups and large dinner parties are welcome at The Derby. Let us handle your next special event or celebratory occasion. Learn more.

Our Location

The Derby Arcadia

233 E. Huntington Dr
Arcadia, CA 91006

(626) 447-2430


Monday - Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm