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The Derby Steakhouse

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2016 Harrison Avenue, Butte, MT 59701
(406) 723-9086
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great steak for a small town!

I have spent the last 7 years traveling around the USA for work. Every week in one or two, sometimes three different states. Traveling so much can get monotonous, so I decided to find the best steak in the nation. That steak was at the Tavern on Rush in Chicago. The Derby Steakhouse had a NY... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I have spent the last 7 years traveling around the USA for work. Every week in one or two, sometimes three different states. Traveling so much can get monotonous, so I decided to find the best steak in the nation. That steak was at the Tavern on Rush in Chicago. The Derby Steakhouse had a NY Strip cooked to perfection... More 

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Butte, Montana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We ate at the Derby for a family celebration-18 people- we called to let them know it was a big group. The restaurant was not busy at all- Wednesday night. The server told us we all had to have the same sides because it was such a big group- are you kidding me..we had to choose the same potatoes-really-aren't you... More 

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Roy, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My husband was craving a steak and several people had recommended The Derby. We went early on a Saturday evening and were seated right away. The menu had a nice variety of choices and they had a full bar menu. I had a chicken and pasta dish which was wonderful and my husband's steak was cooked how he ordered it.... More 

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Lockport, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We decided to try the seafood dish even though our waitress said to eat steak. My wife did get a Filet which was really good and rivaled big city steaks. The seafood dish was good, but don't expect a Ruth Chris seafood platter as the pieces in it were smaller but good. The real gem of this place is the... More 

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Billings, Montana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The Derby is dated and is an odd combination of fine dining and gambling. Where you can enjoy a filet mignon and check to see if you've won a keno game at the same time. One would think this is a negative combination but it makes the experience all the better. The staff is friendly and available and the food... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

Yes the decor is dated. It was decorated nice for Christmas. The service was good and food arrived hot in a timely manner. The staff was accommodating when we bought our own cake. I had half rack of ribs. The Derby is know for the steak, however the ribs are quite good. Others had the steak and lobster, halibut florentine,... More 

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Butte, Montana, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I went to the Derby tonight, i got a steak, it was not cooked as i asked, they took it back and re did the steak, it still came back bloody. the cook, (bald guy) gave us a dirty look. we paid and left.

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Jasper, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The steaks were fabulous and our service was solid. We sat in the newly remideled area which seemed like an upgrade from the back area. Decor depends on where you sit but overall eperience was good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My visit to the derby was excellent from start to finish. As we walked through the door I imediantly was greates by a very friendly and energetic hostess who promptly sat our party of 6. As it was our first time dinning at the derby we had lots of questions however our server was very educated on the menue. She... More 

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Well you can't beat a free dinner after winning 40 dollars on Keno. Although we are from Helena this was our first trip to the Derby. Well, my steak was terrific. Perfect medium rare and the sides were also good. I will eat here again for sure.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2016 Harrison Avenue, Butte, MT 59701
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Butte
  • Phone Number: (406) 723-9086

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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