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Derby Lane

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Address: 10490 Gandy Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702-2395
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Historic Derby Lane, the St. Petersburg Kennel Club, is the oldest...

Historic Derby Lane, the St. Petersburg Kennel Club, is the oldest continuously operating greyhound track in the world. We offer year-round greyhound racing with Matinees at 12:30pm and Evening performances at 7:30pm. Visit our website for our current Racing schedule. The Derby Lane Poker Room offers Live Action and Tournament play Monday through Thursday from 9am-3am, and 24 hours on weekends. We have many restaurants for you to enjoy some of the best food in St. Pete, including our famous buffet in Circa 1925. We also offer simulcast racing. Stop by for lunch and catch your favorite Thoroughbred or Harness race. You can even watch and wager on a Jai Alai game.

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I'm going on a beautiful day in March the sun was shining the track was nice the dogs are pretty wasn't too crowded easy betting stations lots of seating very good experience for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
John A
Tampa bay
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Tampa bay
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm going on a beautiful day in March the sun was shining the track was nice the dogs are pretty wasn't too crowded easy betting stations lots of seating very good experience for dog track! It's worth a stop there to check it out

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to go watch the dog races. It was a beautiful day and we had fun. Free admission, pay $1.25 for a brochure which tells you what dogs are running. Had fun

Thank Pat F
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like the excitement of dog racing you have come to the right spot. The grounds are beautiful and the excitement of watching the dogs run is intense. They also have a poker room and other areas to explore. So get you favor numbers ready or pick your favor name or what ever floats your boat but have a... More 

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Homosassa Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a party of eight. One of our group called ahead for a reservation. We were seated right away. The brunch buffet was well supplied with fresh, delicious foods. All of the selections were as tasty as the next. Our waitress was excellent, and we had fast, friendly table service for our wagers. The view of the race track... More 

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Bay Village, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Park twice on our vacation. The first day was for the professional races and then the next for the local "mutt" racing for charity. The track is connected to a casino, which we did not visit but is alternate entertainment. The track had been upgraded and was in great condition. We sat outdoor under an umbrella just... More 

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Vestal, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't get to the dog races much, being from upstate NY so it was a fun activity for us vacationers here in Florida. The place was very nice - clean and bright. Don't be put off when you first enter and you find there are no seats for you - go up and enjoy the view and expanse of seating... More 

Thank smilingtrips
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our must do experience whenever we are in Tampa. Love to see the greyhounds race ! Dogs are well looked after, facility is nicely kept. Inexpensive unique entertainment.

Thank Jerry D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time watching the Mutts race with the proceeds going to the Greyhound Foundation. Every thing was great except the lines for the food vendor was extremely long, they needed more help for such a large event. The Derby lane needs alittle sprucing up. It's showing it's age.

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DerbyLaneFL, Manager at Derby Lane, responded to this review

Liane, Thank you so much for attending the 2017 Mutt Derby. We did not anticipate 2500 people showing up that day, and so we apologize for being understaffed. We held a meeting the week following the February 19th event and our Food & Beverage Department has already drawn out their plans for next year's Mutt Derby: "Now with shorter lines!"... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waited 30 mins for a pepsi...by the time it FINALLY came the food was ice cold...i have never experienced worse customer service in my life. She barely came to the table. Once she realized how annoyed we were she came over and asked if we needed napkins...we said yes and of course she never came back with them. Our waitress... More 

Thank Allie M
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even if you do not care to wager, don't miss the value of the Friday and Saturday buffets. Whter it is crab legs or the carving buffet or the superb fried chicken, you have to work not to over eat. And if you are there on a Saturday Brunch, the omelet station is wonderful

Thank Mike T

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