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“Derby Not a Winner”

The Derby Steakhouse
Ranked #11 of 110 Restaurants in Butte
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Boca Raton, Florida
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236 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Derby Not a Winner”
Reviewed May 20, 2009

This is the place for local color. One room is a rowdy sports bar. Another room is the casino & bar for smokers. The dining room has a large TV & Keno screen & is still loud. Steaks are OK, but the atmosphere, steaks and service are much better at Land of Magic in the Uptown Historic District. Steaks were OK, but no Bison on menu. Vegetable was barely warm. Service was OK, but not special. This is not the special place to go if you only have a couple of nights in Butte.

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SW MT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good steak, loud atmosphere”
Reviewed April 27, 2009

Like many Butte restaurants, this one is long on pretty good food and short on atmosphere.

One advantage is that this place is easy to find (right on Harrison Ave.), centrally located, and has pretty ample parking. Be warned, however, if you're trying to meet or have a large group, the dining room is wide open and loud, as is the bar area. It's just not that conducive to involved conversation or business in a group of more than about 6+ people. Plus there are gigantic and completely unnecessary TVs in both places-- they're not loud but they are a distraction. The Derby also offers keno in its dining rooms, and has a casino adjacent. Reservations usually aren't necessary but might be a good idea on weekends or around holidays.

The Derby's specialty is steak, although they have a few seafood dishes and a chicken entree. The steak is the real star: they know how to cook and season it, and if you ask for rare, you get rare, not a warning about poisoning yourself along with your medium-rare steak. If you like a good steak, the Derby is definitely a restaurant to put on your list. The chicken is just fine; and I've never actually had the seafood-- have heard it's inconsistent, just fine sometimes and overdone for others. If you're a vegetarian, you're pretty much confined to the really mediocre fettuccine Alfredo and whatever vegetable is being offered (usually broccoli or corn). They do season entrees with their "special" seasoning, but you can ask for it to be left off. The wine list is ok; heavy on the cheap reds and white zin, but ok for Montana.

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connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great steaks and Keno”
Reviewed December 30, 2008

Restaurant is part of a casino. Able to play Keno. I had one of the best steaks in my life. Service excellent. Expensive-- steaks in the high 20 dollar range but worth it!

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