Darby's American Cantina

1 E State St, Redlands
(909) 792-2119

Recent Reviews

Soren K.

I've always enjoyed Darby's. It's like a "Chili's" equivalent, but with some great local authenticity. The dishes are expert prepared, and come out tasting great. (Presentation is nothing to write home about; sorry Instagramers.) The food comes out swiftly, even when packed. That kitchen team must be well-trained. The servers are efficient, but I don't think "personable" is the word. They are good at their work. The bartenders can be great, but it depends. The pours are fair, and the prices are as well. The personalities of the bar tenders 100% determine your service quality and experience. I have had two guy bartenders tat were borderline awful--but every other female bartender I've had, even if she completely jammed--have always been the superior bartenders. I think the guys think they're too cool or something. I don't know. Generally, I really like this place, but if there's a guy bar tending, I'll probably just choose a spot in the dining room instead.


Food is good, but the service does not communicate with each other. The hostess sat us and it took 20 mins to get helped, it wasn't until I walked up to them to ask.

Melodie Scott

Fun choices from appetizers to main entrees. The atmosphere is fun and energetic and the service was good.I definitely recommend this great place.

roxanne savage

Food was good. Service was good. Place is very loud though.

Lacey Walswick

Food and service was great. Nice open spot. Will be returning

Quinn C.

We love this place. I don't give many 5 star reviews but there's nothing to complain about here. The menu is great, along with the food! Good happy hour deals and service. I love all the TVs for sports fans. This is one of our favorite places around!


Darby's offers a varied food menu complimented by a wide variety of beers, not to mention wines and spirits. There are rotating beer taps which is a draw for people like me seeking new beers to taste.


It's a good pub, but they do not serve any salads in the late evening, it's kind of a bummer.

Elizabeth S.

My go to spot. Probably eat here a couple times a week. Love the the friendly energetic staff. Food is excellent. To date my fav is the Ahi salad, spicy and fresh. Onions rings are also o excellent. Can't go wrong with the burgers The ranch is Amazonian. Fantastic place to watch and catch up on sports. Tvs galore !!!!!

Ernesto C.

It was very packed night we came in. Im not sure if it was just the restaraunts sarcasm, but everyone from the the doorman to the hostess seemed a little rude. It took a while to get service although it was very busy. The food was really good and hit the spot and it has a bit of a college hangout vibe. Will give this place another chance, perhaps during the week when its less busy or show up earlier on the weekend.

Cathy S.

We like coming here for get togethers and never have a bad time. We like the food and drinks and both are always good. Can get a little loud but it's part of the fun. It can get packed so if you have a group it's best to make reservations.

sergio ramirez

Fun place and good service also chill atmosphere

Bill W.

Best service! Great R/B sandwich!

Roxanna M.

I ate here with my family yesterday and I got violently sick. Do not eat here!! I ordered the BLT and I had a the berry mojito that our sever recommended and it didn't taste very good not to mention the food is over priced. I will not be going back and will not recommend this place to anyone.

W P.

We always say we're going to try this place, but somehow we never have, this time we made it on a Sunday between football games. No wait for a seat service is fast, place is busy with plenty of screens. Plenty of game day items for a table to share, but nothing stood out.

David Mormann

Great menu, food tastes great and the service was good. Beer selection and drink list was pretty good to. If I could improve on one thing it would be the parking for this area but cant hoka that on the restaurant. I'll be back.

Mario Del Angel

Very good energy at this place, it always seems to be at least half filled if not more. Wait staff was very friendly and quick to provide service. I've been here twice and both times I've had the nachos and and both times they have not disappointed. I especially love the fact that they offer the option of fresh jalapenos or fried jalapenos. They are actually offering a new service that lets you use your phone to pay your bill. Very convenient. Will eat here again.

Mikey Acuba

The steak here is fantastic it's so good you can cut it with a fork

Angel R.

Rude bartenders and staff. Food is ok at best. Will never return. Don't waste your time !!

Scott R.

Don't know why exactly but this place reminds me of Cheers?!? Anyway, been here a few times and never disappointed. Great food and beer selection. Great "friendly" smack talk between NFL fans on Sundays and Mondays. I'll be back!!!

Charles Bailey

Was ok.. Bartenders were decent but if it wasn't the one that helped you originally the other bartender would walk by and look at your empty glass and not say anything. Had wings, chips and salsa and pretzels... Salsa ok but I'm guessing they don't make their own chips like it says on the menu... Also blue cheese was VERY watery .. Decent enough place just need to tighten up couple things.

Elle R.

You can't beat Darby's breakfast menu on Sundays. The breakfast nachos are a MUST! Great place to hang out and watch football. Kids are ok since there is a separated area from the bar.

Cynthia A.

This place was amazing, with amazing service. Their pizookies and nachos are SO good! Luke was our server and he was probably the nicest person I've met! I would definitely go here again just for the service! Someone give Luke a raise! Looking forward to my next visit here!

Monique Perez

Great place to eat, drink and watch your favorite sports. Food is delicious, drinks are great and the staff is wonderful especially Alex! Alex was super nice, helpful and fast! Can't wait to go again!

Adam Hughes

Ana is an excellent waiter, this is the best service I have had in redlands. And during a football game too. Thanks a bunch. Turned my darby's past experiences around. Food was affordable. Drinks are average price. Good environment though. Worth it.

michael morse

I think the waitress was having a bad day, which all have. Believe me in going through a breakup, but I went in during lunch hour. I had to wait 10 min after getting my water to order, which put me there at 20 minutes. Got my food pretty fast. A buffalo chicken sandwich with no sauce, I ordered it with onion rings. I got a whopping 6 rings, 3 of which were too hard to eat. I had no choice but to eat the dry sandwich cause I was hungry. Then had to wait another 20 minutes for her to bring my check while I was watching everyone else around me leaving.For what they are serving the cost of it should be half priced, let alone the cook on a chicken breast and a few onion rings on a not so busy Monday lunch. It cemented in the fact that I've been three 3 times, since it's opening, and would rather go to Denny's.

Doug Holden

Good food lots of t.v. service was slow

Yon Okorodudu

Great food and service!!!

LeslieandTerry Gregory

Fun place! Good menu and interesting locals.

James N.

Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Food was off the charts, full of flavor. Definitely be a place to come back to.


Always great service, good atmosphere and tons of TVs to watch any game. -1 star for the food, hopefully the owner changes chefs (met him a few times, super nice guy). Place can get busy as you would expect, I steer away when the college kids pack in. Great beer selection!

norma monge

Great food, drinks and service! Prices are pretty reasonable and atmosphere is fun or cozy depending on what area you decide to sit in. Just a great place for folks of all ages!

Conchita A.

From providing versatile environments like going to have a quick lunch, drinks with some friends while watch some good sports tv and/or even a nice dinner with some family... even a night out. ALL GREAT. Their food presentation is just a good and the taste, DEFINITELY LEFT SATISFIED EVERY TIME. To the high quality employees they have hired. That make you feel welcome and provide spot on customer service. I applaud the owners and management for achieving to create such a location that is such an enjoyment to be at.

Brian Robin

It's bar food that truly punches above its weight. Darby's combined neighborhood watering-hole atmosphere with very good food and drinks. the service is also very attentive.

Rachel M.

Tried to take our family this Sunday morning at 10 o'clock to watch the Chiefs game. The hostesses were unaccommodating and most of the tables were reserved. The only tables we could find with the Chiefs game playing near by were " too big for our family" according to the hostess and they told us we couldn't sit there because the table is too big for us. Then we asked if a TV could be changed to the Chiefs game in the back where no one was watching the server said the tv was "locked" and could not be be changed even though no one was watching it. Don't bother to go here

Cindy Brokman

Nice late night menu. Loud so it is hard to tall at times.

Monica P.

I would like to give Darby's 5 stars my husband and I love it here, the staff, the people, the food, the great service, TVs everything is great everything time. I would recommend this place to everyone.

Wendy Van Savage

Great food, decent prices and the Cucumber signature cocktail is awesome!

Julie Emery

Good food. Good help. Very clean..

L. M.

We came across Darby's Friday night, unplanned looking for a family friendly restaurant with good food & cold drinks. We hit that motherlode! We were greeted by a cheery hostess & immediately guided to our table. We were a party of 6 including a teenager & 11yr old. We were seated near a family far enough from the patrons enjoying Friday night spirits. A+ on that call because I know it can be a bit uncomfortable when kids are too close & I have to watch my Ps & Qs. We ordered drinks & they were perfectly chilled bottles. The kids drinks were not your typical small cups. We ordered a few appetizers to share: Pretzels (warm & soft) buffalo wings, shrimp wrapped in bacon skewers, fried zucchinis & chicken quesadillas. Every dish was perfect temperature (if its meant to be hot, serve it hot). The presentation was top notch & the sauces were original & perfectly paired. I was tempted to try the Cool as a cucumber drink. Its similar to a mojito but with vodka. It was delicious. This place is not close enough for my family to make a stop anytime. But considering the great service, delicious food & cold drinks, its totally worth the drive.