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Derby Lane

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10490 Gandy Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702-2395
+1 727-812-3339
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Wonderful day

We were a party of eight. One of our group called ahead for a reservation. We were seated right... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Homosassa Springs, Florida
via mobile
A fun way to spend your day!

We visited the Park twice on our vacation. The first day was for the professional races and then... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Bay Village, Ohio
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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 10am-4am, 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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“dog track” (27 reviews)
“dog races” (25 reviews)
10490 Gandy Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702-2395
+1 727-812-3339
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 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...More

Thank kennweezie
Reviewed 12 March 2017

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...More

Thank jkilby13
Reviewed 11 March 2017

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...More

Thank smilingtrips
Reviewed 9 March 2017

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
Reviewed 8 March 2017

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...More

Thank Liane C
DerbyLaneFL, Manager at Derby Lane, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2017

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...More

Reviewed 5 March 2017 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...More

Thank Allie M
Reviewed 2 March 2017

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...More

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I have played poker at Derby Lane at least 5 times a week for a few years now. I live 3 miles away and now have to drive 30 minutes to 4 other rooms. Management needs to make the player experience a priority if that...More

Thank chadr515
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I have stopped at Derby Lane many times when I'm down here on vacation to play poker. It's a very nice and clean place if you like to play poker. The dealers are very good and the other players seem very friendly. I would recommend...More

1  Thank Jim M
Reviewed 29 January 2017

It was a little chilly today so we thought we would take in the races. Saturday matinee. Matinees are M and Wed-Sat. We were able to get a good table inside by luck only. You can reserve a table online on their website which i...More

1  Thank Anne T
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20 April 2017|
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Response from DerbyLaneFL | Property representative |
Hello, Sallyrenaud. If it is a true service dog, yes. If it is a companion dog we ask that they not be in our clubhouse restaurant. Sincerely, Alexis Winning
12 April 2017|
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Response from DerbyLaneFL | Property representative |
Wednesdays the Poker Room opens at 9am and closes at 3am. We have live greyhound racing on Wednesdays at 12:30pm and 7:30pm. The Gates open at 11:30am for our main entrance and 11:30am for our Simulcast floor. To answer... More
ralph r
29 March 2017|
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Response from DerbyLaneFL | Property representative |
Ralph, I am sorry but we can not allow dogs into Derby Lane for the safety of the greyhounds on the track. -Alexis winning