Tarpy's Roadhouse

4.6
2555 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Relax in this 1917 Roadhouse and enjoy creative, Five Star American Country Cuisine. The wood-burning grill provides wonderful flavors for the freshest seafood and prime steaks. Set on five landscaped acres, the patios and extensive gardens provide a refreshing backdrop for hearty sandwiches, vegetarian entrees and tempting salads. Reservations are recommended.We are limited to outdoor seating. Please wear warm clothes for dinner. Not all tables have heat. All tables of 4 we allow 1 hour 30 minutes. Parties of 6 or more 2 hours. If you need more time please let us know. We require credit cards for parties over 6. All guests must wear a mask while entering the restaurant. You may take it off once seated. If your late for your reservation, please call we allow 15 minute grace period.
Tarpy's also offers affordable off-site catering drop offs

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2555 people are saying
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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LoriC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipMikeM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience2

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Service was horrible.

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KerryH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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TedU
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here for supper. Great waiter, food and overall price. I will be back with friends.

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EricLee
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice venue. Parking is tight.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great and fast service even with a full house

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

OK and convenient.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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DonnaH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Waiter was lousy! Prices are very high for amount of food you get.

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Luckylou
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Professional and friendly service, excellent meals and accommodating chefs for special allergies.

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Dede
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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kaii
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

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GaryN
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunil was fantastic as was the delicious food. We will be back!

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JonR
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch with excellent food and great service. We had a very nicely paced lunch and a delightful time.

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vipLoosie
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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?

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MaraC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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MichelleC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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!

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JeffF
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

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vipDonP
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambiance. Will come again

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipReneeH
New England
62 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MPlppp
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such great place to eat would go again and again.

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Rose
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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GurjeetS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, food and service. I wish we'd gotten a table outside, but it was quite busy.

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JediHorca
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Always love going here! Live musician was awesome, just a tad loud. But we were right in front of her.

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SaltySue
Salt Lake City
34 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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DanielV
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Fantastic fried chicken sandwich with lettuce wedge.

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KentJ
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to dine! Friendly staff and good reservation system.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CHRISM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great 1st experience at Tarpy's! Server Alyssa took excellent care of us and was super personable and friendly. Great Job Alyssa!!!

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SandP
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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Glory
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is oh do good. Service with a smile. Very popular for both lunch and dinner.

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DennisK
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Monterey
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

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.

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EricG
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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alang
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fun experience, excellent food. Casual and great place to enjoy food.

FAQs

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.

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