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“Good food poor service”
Review of The Derby

The Derby
Ranked #4 of 13 Restaurants in New Market
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time visit . Heard great things about this place so wanted to try it out. The food itself was good some food was not what I expected but that’s on me.
Service was a whole other thing. First wait was about a half hour and we were told to wait by the outside bar. The music was load and the singer botched up some really classic rock songs. Unfortunately the table we were seated was outside in same area. We were told indoor dining was closed however I saw several people seated indoors. Outside was load and got cold as it got latter. The food took a long time to order and longer to come out. When the order came out they brought the appetizers soup and main course out at the same time One member of our party was diabetic and ordered a unsweetened tea but was given a root beer instead. My wife asked for no rice and was offered extra asparagus but was only given small portion. One person ordered a pizza with Cauliflower crust. When the waitress came back and said they were out she reordered swordfish but receiver AHI Tuna instead. Even that seemed undercooked.
This may not be the typical experience but with the long wait..load music..botched songs wrong orders and cold our first experience did not go well

Date of visit: April 2021
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Thank Kaz091957
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Reviewed 13 March 2021

Food is great and the Staff is wonderful. Any time of day is fine, always good quality. The regulars are a fun bunch to talk with. Sunday breakfast is wonderful.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Thank 529tomz
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Reviewed 29 July 2020

Started with a Cocoanut Lime Crush and Caprese salad.
Both fresh and delicious. Moved onto grilled Grouper with a sweet pepper relish. Absolutely awesome. I’ve had lots of grouper in Florida. This is the most flavorful dish of grouper I’ve ever had. Superb. Casual dining. Not fancy but very quaint and friendly.

Date of visit: July 2020
2  Thank Chickythechick
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Reviewed 5 January 2020 via mobile

Very good food. I got the salmon with the lemon butter capers, jasmine rice and spinach. If u go as a couple eat on the dining room side if you don’t like a noisy bar atmosphere. We ate in the bar side on two different occasions. One night the noise wasn’t to bad the next it was very noisy. But it’s a bar so we knew it would be loud. Next time we will eat in the dining room then go to the bar after dinner. Very friendly staff and good service. The wine selection is good and beer menu has local beers from breweries in the area and lots of other beers. From miller to IPAs on draft and bottles. They also serve up mixed drinks. Have tried any deserts.

Date of visit: December 2019
1  Thank Hebber47
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Reviewed 13 October 2019

We tried The Derby again after walking out after it first opened because they were so incredibly slow to serve us. Really. Slow.

Still very slow service. We ordered the calamari for an appetizer and after waiting a VERY long time it arrived. Barely room temperature.

I ordered the BLT. Others in our party ordered burgers and chicken tenders. One of the burgers (it arrived open face) had to be sent back to melt the cheese on top. The bottle of mustard that was delivered to our table still had the inside seal on it.

The temperature of the food was not hot. The service was VERY slow. Very slow.

Nothing was outstanding. Not good enough to get us to come back. Two tries and you're out...

Date of visit: October 2019
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Thank judytucci
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