Tarpy's also offers affordable off-site catering drop offs
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
garlic mashed potato, green beans, Madeira-mushroom gravy
What a lovely experience!! This spot is absolutely gorgeous - I wasn’t expecting such a beautiful ambiance and was just delighted! The food was delicious, and they were so gracious about working with my food allergies. The staff were all kind and friendly as well. 5 stars all around!
Nice table outside, lots of ambience. Food and drinks were good; would recommend any dessert except the apple crisp. The waiter was delightful. We will definitely go back when we’re in Monterey.
The only positive thing was the star was friendly and the service was excellent. The food, however, was another thing. First, we ordered the onion ring haystack and they were out of stock at 6:00pm on Saturday evening. We got the calamari, which was okay. We also ordered the sriracha spare ribs which were extremely over cooked. It got worse. Of our four entrees, three were overcooked, including an angus sirloin, a pork chop special and shrimp and grits. The fourth entree was a pasta dish. I think the issue was that our entrees sat prepared under a heat lamp or in an oven, because when they came out, the plates were
Service was horrible.
Tarpy’s never fails to deliver a lovely dining experience. A great menu and delicious food.
Love the ambiance, either on the patio or inside, of this historic building. At a time when many restaurants on the Peninsula have closed or cut back, thanks to Tarpy’s for serving lunch and dinner daily.
Second time here for supper. Great waiter, food and overall price. I will be back with friends.
Nice venue. Parking is tight.
Great and fast service even with a full house
OK and convenient.
Service was very slow although our waiter was great. Food was mediocre at best. Ribs were too sweet and over-sauced. Wines by the glass were not great and minimal options.
Waiter was lousy! Prices are very high for amount of food you get.
Professional and friendly service, excellent meals and accommodating chefs for special allergies.
Cobb salad with a special request for the chili-crusted chicken was outstanding! The grilled salmon sandwich with a request for the haystack stack onions was delicious!
Overall a nice evening. We sat outside at a cozy table. It was pleasant outside. Our server was descent however forgot several things ordered. The menu had lots of different options for all. One menu item we ordered was the cauliflower steak. It was actually very tasty and had a bunch of vegetables included-filling item. Our appetizers were a good size. You could really order several appetizers and share them and not have to order a main menu item. Our food and drinks were served hot and in an appropriate amount of time.
Sunil was fantastic as was the delicious food. We will be back!
Fantastic lunch with excellent food and great service. We had a very nicely paced lunch and a delightful time.
We opted to sit on the porch off the main dining room, as opposed to the large patio out front, or inside. Sadly, the tables are very close together and it filled instantly. Our waiter told us there was one special, the waiter at an adjacent table told her diners there were THREE specials? Our meals took an awfully long time to be delivered, everyone around us (a with a different waiter), received their food much more quickly. And no, we had no appetizers, or cocktails to dissuade him from bringing food?
Tarpy's has one of the loveliest dining settings in Monterey with choices of indoor, covered patio, and garden seating areas, making you feel like you are in a Mediterranean environment. The garden, with its stone walls, flowering shrubs, and shade provided by umbrellas creates a cozy and romantic ambiance. The food and service are consistently excellent; the wait staff are polite and helpful with their suggestions. I always take guests to Tarpy's to celebrate special occasions. Again, it was a delightful experience!
The service and restaurant itself were amazing. I had the grilled cheese which is my favorite and hubby had the brisket sandwich which he wasn’t thrilled with. But it will not stop us from returning!
Other than the drunk people next to us who were loud and were drinking a bottle of Hennessy they snuck in and then a fight fight and knocking out someone in their party. It was good. Food was good. We come here alot. Don't know why we would be seated next to that group. There was alot of seating and you should have kept that party separate or kicked them out when the waiter discovered the bottle of Hennessey. But well probably go back.
A great place for a solid meal in a laidback atmosphere. The outdoor seating area is beautiful and cozy. For those dog lovers who can’t leave their fur baby’s at home, they’re dog friendly. They even have a little menu just for dogs which is thoughtfully cute. We brought our corgi and we sat in the patio and felt right at home. The staff was very friendly and attentive to our needs and they gushed over our corgs.
Great food, great service, great ambiance. Will come again
It was crowded but we were seated on time and the service was excellent. Their menu, while still good, is missing a few Pre-pandemic favorites. Hope they add a few more choices. The food is always top natch. Ditto on a reduced wine list. Hope it builds back. A favorite place for sure.
Wonderful visit. Delicious Food! Excellent Service! First time to the area and discovered Tarpy's on the web. Very pleased and did not disappoint! Would definitely return next time in the area!! Highly recommend.
Such great place to eat would go again and again.
Tarpy's was fabulous, as always. The cobb salad was great - not chopped up like they usually are. Our waitress was truly wonderful - her name was Gabriela, and she actually sang (briefly) for us. Very upbeat, positive, and focused on providing great service.
Our reservation was messed up with seating preference but Marie and uncle nick really encouraged us to stay we got our preferred table outdoors and had a fabulous experience thanks to uncle nick and Marie we would definitely return
Great ambience, food and service. I wish we'd gotten a table outside, but it was quite busy.
Great spot. Always love going here! Live musician was awesome, just a tad loud. But we were right in front of her.
We had a fine lunch with good service from an interesting and varied menu. One member has eaten at Tarpy's for decades and we were only on our second visit. The salad choice was excellent with extremely fresh mixed lettuces and an add-on of grilled fish. The special house salmon sandwiches were equally good and the side of house sweet potato fries with aioli disappeared fast! The food made us happy to think about the next return visit.
Excellent service. Fantastic fried chicken sandwich with lettuce wedge.
Great place to dine! Friendly staff and good reservation system.
I loved loved loved the outstanding waiter that took care of us yesterday . He's name is Nick. He made our experience at Tarpy's unforgettable. He:
had strong communication skills. He was cordial and hospitable. He was also very observant, attentive and accommodating. Always with a smile even when under pressure.
Great 1st experience at Tarpy's! Server Alyssa took excellent care of us and was super personable and friendly. Great Job Alyssa!!!
We were on a tight schedule and informed our server. Although they were very busy, she appreciated that I told her that and was very attentive in getting our order to us quickly. We were able to get a table outside in the beautiful patio. Very nice experience.
Food is oh do good. Service with a smile. Very popular for both lunch and dinner.
The woodfired Seabass was to die for...The rack of ribs was excellent and finally, the lamb shank left my friend "stuffed" and waiting for his return trip to visit here again. I know this is short however it is an experience you need to have and then share with your friends. Just make the reservation and find out yourself when you experience Tarpy's Roadhouse and have your story to tell others.
I normally am a fan of this restaurant, however this was a disappointing meal. The artichoke appetizer was undercooked which made it very tough. The cauliflower steak was charred yet undercooked and rather tasteless.
My wife and I were married in the upstairs library 11 years ago and have an anniversary dinner every year. The food is always outstanding as is the service. Our server Claudia was an absolute sweetheart. Highly recommended!
Fun experience, excellent food. Casual and great place to enjoy food.
Tarpy's Roadhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 647-1444.
Tarpy's Roadhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 2555 OpenTable diners.
Tarpy's Roadhouse does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://egift.clutch.com/downtowndining.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.