Dinner at Derby in SODO

If classic cars and good food are your thing, you've got to dine at Derby. Located in Seattle's SODO neighborhood, this off the beaten path place is an Ethan Stowell spot. Derby is located inside The Shop, which houses tons of cars and motorcycles that you can check out. They offer tours and I was told they were ten bucks. But you can also just stand behind a rope and see a lot of the cars from there. That's what we did and my son was more than impressed with the cars. He also loved the box of Hot Wheels in the lobby that kids are encouraged to play with while they dine. He ended up donating two of his cars to the box on the way out.  We have way to many at home and they seem to be multiplying before my eyes. There was a kids menu with a small container of colored pencils. We've been to most of Ethan Stowell's restaurants and they're always very kid friendly.

 It was happy hour so I chose a couple of items of the menu for $8 each. I also ordered an Old Fashioned which was only $8 for the happy hour price. I had the Fried Brussels Sprouts and the JalapeƱo Cheese Curds. The Brussels Sprouts were tender and crispy. The cheese curds weren't very cheesy and were more like fritters. My husband had the Beef Brisket Sandwich which was huge but somehow he managed to polish it off. He enjoyed how tender and flavorful the meat was. Our sons shared the Chicken Strips with Fries. Their dessert options were limited with only ice cream and cookies. They offered to do ice cream sandwiches, so we chose two Mint Chocolate Chip and one with Vanilla. They were presented really cute and looked like car tires to me.

Derby was a nice change from places like Red Robin to go with the kids. There was plenty for them to do, between checking out the cars, playing with the Hot Wheels and coloring on the kids menu. If you're tired of the same old places to dine out with the family, and you want high quality food and good service, check this place out.


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