The service was excellent. We had a group of 9 and they seated us very quickly and were very efficient and friendly in getting our orders.
We think of this restaurant as a hidden gem, for those visiting the Monterey Bay. The food was delicious, the service was great, and the structure of the building is terrific. Definitely would recommend this restaurant, for any occasion - it's special!
Ordered baby back ribs. Received them cold. Asked server to take them back. He was very accommodating to my request. The order came out again in about 10 minutes. Ribs were warmer but the sauce was non-descript - almost prepackaged frozen. Very disappointed in the quality of the food but service was good. Won’t return.
We ate on the side patio with a gorgeous view of the fountain and little wooded pond just across the parking lot. We all had great sandwiches and a wonderful visit with my aunt, who is a little hard of hearing and so we appreciated that it was nice and quiet on the patio. The service was attentive and fast, and I was able to get back to work in good time.
I love Tarpy's, can't wait til the next good excuse to meet out there!
We were a part of 12 with 4 young children who were quite lively. We sat outside in their patio and had a wonderful time. Our server was super attentive. Most importantly the food was delicious, just as I had experienced in the past. We will definitely be back.
Really enjoyed my visit to Tarpy's. I used to go there in the 90s when visiting the Monterey Historic Races. It has expanded a bit since then but still has the same charm. Food and service were great and the vibe was fun.
Food was good, people were friendly, I just wished our server was slightly less forgetful and a little more attentive. Not a fan of the overwhelmingly yellow decor in the room we ate. Overall a great experience though! Would definitely go back and recommend.
Our third visit. We’ve enjoyed each time. Friendly staff, varied menu, and delicious, generous portions make it a winner for us when we visit the area.
Birthday Dinner, food was amazing!
I left a special occasion note on open table- and told hostess we were celebrating an engagement. No recognition at all.
We had to ask for bread twice while every table around us had been served. The waitress apologized and said she put the order in but someone else took it.
Meatloaf was dried out.. tasted ok. The pretzel looked the best at the next table!
Great venue, atmosphere and food. Service was a bit rushed. If they could slow down just a bit it would be worth another star.
We sat outside, so noise level was low. This is obviously a popular restaurant, fun ambience, and a very good menu with many choices at fair price. We will return.
Excellent venue for lunch or dinner. A well balanced menu and very good value, as a quality meal and experience. Intend to return.
I had Shrimp and Grits, I suggest you avoid this dish. It’s like they put the grits in a blender as the consistency was more like mash potatoes. My wife had chicken, it was very good especially since she shared her plate with me.
Whenever we are in the neighborhood, we take advantage of dining at Tarpy's Roadhouse. We have been doing so, literally, for decades. It's our must do spot!
It’s in the Monterey airport flight path so planes do fly over occasionally. But I still love this place. The surroundings are beautiful and the service is great.
Great outside location and ambiance is great.
Food was good also and the service was fantastic. If you in the Monterey area, it is a must.
Always a great meal at Tarpy's! The Cobb Salad with Shrimp is great for a light meal...one of my favorites!
Few favorite items have been removed from menu since last visit.
Excellent service. Food was ok. good local wine selection.
Have been coming to Tarpys for 13 years. Never had a bad meal until tonight. Took over an hour for the main course to come (soup/apps came quickly, to be fair). When food arrived it was cold and tasteless. Waitress and apologetic and very nice, and tried to fix things. Free dessert. But at that point the evening was ruined. I will go back, but a couple more experiences like this and I will have to change my favorite restaurant in Monterey.
Ribeye was very rare, we ordered it medium rare. Sides with the sea bass was cold. However, this place has the most unique and beautiful atmosphere. If the food was served hot I would have given this place 5 stars. It is worth visiting and hopefully it was just a fluke that our food was cold because I would go back and try it again.
Had a reservation so seating was no problem. Server was all over the place, (as expected) but he pulled thru. Food was Very tasty!!! Prices are decent.
We've loved this place for years, so have been here many times. The fragrance of cooking/grilling food always makes me want to order everything on the menu! The service was very good, as always, and the only small negative was that the chicken on my daughter's Napa Cabbage Salad, and my own Wood Fired Salmon were a bit over cooked, but still delicious. Many thanks for being there when we want to celebrate something! We even enjoyed the yellow jacket who seemed enamored of my daughter's chicken----we watched as he sawed small pieces of chicken that looked like meatballs and then trundled off with his treasure:)
Perfect place to meet friends for brunch!!
Great food. A bit loud and some of the tables are very close. It can make it feel like you are eating dinner with them, but great food. Brisket was good!! Service is nice. A little pricey.
They were so gracious. We were meeting with family that we haven't seen in awhile. Talked for a very long time. They didn't kick us out. Will definitely go again. Not to mention the quality food. It was a great experience!
A go-to place for me whenever I am in town for social or business dining. Beautiful ambiance, outstanding food and service. Had lunch with friends on my most recent visit and the weather was nice enough to enjoy the outdoor seating (which is dog-friendly too). The hostess and our server were warm, friendly and accomodating. A great menu with varied selections. The food we ordered was delicious and presented nicely. Best of all, this place has been consistently excellent during my visits over the years. Hope to return soon.
food and service were very good we would return the next time we are out there
Tarpeys never disappoints ...delightful, creative dishes...always pleasurable and fun.
Consistently pleasant, good service, and good food. A place to go when you want to ensure a nice dining or luncheon experience
Visited Tarpy’s from an industry recommendation. Our server, Devereaux and all others who popped in the check on us were great! They had a great cocktail recommendation and the food was fantastic.
Service was up and down. Two of our dinners were served ten minutes after the rest of our party. We asked if we could have 3 separate checks and the server agreed but didn't deliver on this promise. Food was good.
Great staff and enjoyable atmosphere. The crayons and paper on the table is a great idea. We had fun.
As always, Tarpy's was just perfect. Great food, fine service and comfortable chairs!
Great meal and great service from Adam. Two thumbs up!
I had the Prime Angus Sirloin which was done to perfection and topped with a slab of bone marrow butter. My wife had the Maple Brined Pork Chop which was also excellent and very moist, not the typical dry chop served up by most restaurants. My only complaint, hence the 4 stars, was the bottle of wine I ordered was not in stock. Could have guessed it as the next bottle in that category was $15 more. MMMM!
Always have a great time when I come to tarpy's. This time was no different Sam was excellent she was very knowledgeable and courteous to me and my godmother. The passion fruit margarita was amazing and her recommendation on the Don Julio Anejo to complement our drinks was beyond my expectations. Always a good time and we'll be back.
The Chili-Crusted Chicken breasts were juicy and flavorful, and the ribeye was delicious.
Tarpy's was highly recommended and sometimes when that happens the bar might be set too high, but it was everything we heard and wanted. Thank you and see you again in November.