Restaurants offer diners both a delicious reprieve from the kitchen and a secure environment that makes it virtually impossible for the dish to run away with the spoon. Keep your eating implements obedient with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of American cuisine at The Green Derby in Newport. Boasting wood-paneled walls festooned with Hank Williams Sr. memorabilia, The Green Derby is one of Newport's oldest restaurants, and its menu brims with classic American eats, including steak entrees, sandwiches, seafood, and homemade cream pies that are baked daily. Unlike an infant politician campaigning against toy redistribution, an appetizer of wing ding chicken wings ($5.99) encourages sharing among compatriots, whereas the wildly delectable halibut dinner (half portion $9.99, full portion $16.99) endorses solitary savoring of Icelandic halibut cut from the fletch.
The Cinncinnati Post reviewed some of its old favorites from the Green Derby menu. TripAdvisors give the Green Derby's vintage atmosphere an average rating of 3.5 owl-eyes. Five Yahoo! Travelers give the restaurant an average of 3.5 stars.
- Even better in the pork department is a big slab of fried country ham, not too chewy but still very flavorful. The red-eye gravy in a cup alongside is genuine, intensely flavored by the ham. – Amy Culbertson, Cincinnati Post
- I've been going to the Green Derby since I was a kid, and every time I'm back in NKY I always go back with my Dad. – govinda8, TripAdvisor
The Green Derby
The Green Derby has been open for more than 65 years. What's the secret to its longevity? It might be that the kitchen prefers to get hands-on with the food—the chefs hand-skin their famous fried halibut, hand-make their Angus beef patties, and produce items from meatloaf to salad dressing in-house. The result is a menu of classic meals that never go out of style. Entrees include grilled pork chops, seafood platters, and Southern fried chicken, often served with old-school sides such as green beans and stewed tomatoes. The ever-popular lunch specials include fried grouper sandwiches and teriyaki chicken wraps, and customers are also wowed by seafood specialties like the baked stuffed grouper and the pasta del mare. The game changes on Sundays, when the restaurant serves up golden waffles and homemade goetta for breakfast.
846 York St.
Newport, Kentucky 41071Get Directions