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“As good as the original!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Brown Derby - CLOSED

Brown Derby
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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166 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“As good as the original!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

The steaks are very good and the service is fine. It isn't cheap so don't expect to eat here weekly unless u have a boatload of money. We dine here for special occasions only.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
6 Thank Kmfu
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

59 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Mentor, OH 44060, USA
Level Contributor
31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very good food and plenty of it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

We were comfortably seated, the food is delicious, including a huge salad for the whole table to enjoy, and even tho the service was a little slow because it was a snow day, the manager did come over and apologize and take our order. Enjoyable.

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
5 Thank redboat1
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“I am a business owner with several businesses & One is a bar with a cafe.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

Things started off very good. Trainee did well but forgot to inform us there was a upcharge for a loaded potato with the 3 course meal. The salad was excellent. We are not sure where the trainee went but the trainer took over. When the meal was served the server forgot to check back. The "topper" mushrooms were cold. The steak was half eaten when he came back with A1 & to check... The mushrooms were brought back hot. The potato was old & brown but masked with cheese and toppings. I ate the toppings but not the potato. The steak was a good value and tasted average. We asked to have the potato removed and the mushrooms substituted for the side and. the trainer said sure. The bill came back with the upcharge removed. I pointed put it was incorrect be grabbed the bill and said he would correct it. He (Ryan) was complaining under his breath as he walked away. He had someone who did not introduce themself come to explain the bill. They explaining the upcharge was removed but I had eaten most of the potato. The mushrooms could never be removed because they are toppers not a side... What can you say... But it cost them a bigger tip but I am sure the trainee never saw any of the tip. They were 30 minutes from closing but we were the only ones there... They should be happy they were not my employees.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank joe1954ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Top Notch Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

I went with my fiance and 22 month old son David this evening after shopping at the nearby Sam's Club. The hostess was very friendly and got David a high chair, crayons, and a picture to color on right away. Our waiter was prompt to wait on us and very friendly as well. The restaurant serves steaks, seafood, and hamburgers basically with a variety of sides, soups, and salads. Tracyle had the steak and shrimp with rice and baked potato, David had the macaroni, and I had the crab stuffed salmon with hollandaise sauce with cole slaw on the side. We were brought out bread and butter, and a large salad with Italian dressing - we had both asked for the same with our meals. David shared the salad with us, it was large enough for 3. They also brought him a child's cup with a large straw in it to make it easy for him to drink the cranberry juice we ordered him. The meals were presented well and delicious. The portions were on the larger side. I can honestly say, nothing could have been better. The manager also stopped over at each table and asked how are meals were and talked with David. I'm very impressed, I'll be back.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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7 Thank scottemick
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Mentor, Ohio, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Only disappointed we didn't try it earlier!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

We weren't sure what to expect after reading several poor reviews, so we passed on the Derby for both an Anniversary and Birthday celebration. The only disappointment here was, we should have tried it earlier! Wow! Service, Food and Fireplace! The warm, friendly greeting by our bartender, Jason made for relaxing cocktails before dinner. Conversation included the usual pleasantries and his menu recommendations. He also made sure our table was ready, and we were seated at a fireside table in the dining room. We were warmly greeted once again by our server, Britteny. We both ordered steaks: I, the Surf & Turf and my husband, the Boneless Rib-eye. Food was served hot and made to order! Not only delicious, but the best steak we have had in years! Since we always order Crème brulée for dessert, we were delighted to find out from Britteny that is "homemade". Once again, the best we have ever enjoyed! Dana from the management staff made sure our experience was enjoyable and was thrilled that her wait staff and chef had exceeded our expectations. Give the Brown Derby a try! So glad we did!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
10 Thank Laura B
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