Tarpy's Roadhouse

4.6
2224 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 2224 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Bill
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Tarpy’s. The outdoor dinner was very nice. Food and service was excellent. Highly recommend.

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LindaG
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure and most sociable staff. Not easy during these times!

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JavierG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food and the environment the staff is friendly and the food is delicious

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John
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good experience, but due to COVID stuck outside in a tent at the end of the airport runway and side of the highway. Very loud with airplanes landing and motorcycles driving past. For the money, better to wait for indoor dining to resume.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the pear salad, freshest greens I had in a very long time, large and filling, added some grilled shrimp, glass of white wine, it was a perfect afternoon outing.

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PriscillaC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Love coming to Tarpy’s and always will! We came the weekend prior and had an outstanding time. Unfortunately this visit had a few opportunities that gave it a few strikes.

The booking time- a reservation was allowed for closing time, 7:30p This would have been okay if the level of service would not have been impacted.

The service: Had we arrived earlier I believe our server would have been excellent. He had a large party and was more attentive until they left. Once they left we barely saw him until food arrived. He began to focus on tasking more than anything. It made us feel rushed and we did not realize they closed at 7:30p until later.

Food: Perfection normally but again due to the time it felt rushed as well, my salon was not fully cooked by a lot. I ate it because it was quite sometime before I was the server again. It also arrived cold because it was waiting to be brought to us.

Also loved the upstairs room, I was Married there and it was great to be back in that space after 10 years!

Sidenote: I work in customer service/food service and understand the new COVID guidelines. It is a little annoying to have them stated to you when you ask for a different drink or when they explain the kitchen is closing. We understand there are new protocols, life has changed for many. Adapt and don’t overly justify to your customers if they don’t ask.

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vipRobinB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and interesting menu ranging from bar bites to sophisticated seafood

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Bria
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance and wonderful food, and we had attentive service from our waiter we felt like family!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food, our server Jose was very nice and attentive and the patio is very sheltered.

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DavidA
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, great food, never have been disappointed

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CynthiaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I could eat here every day if I had the time and money! Everything is always so perfect and tasty, and the best thing about this restaurant is that if something is wrong they fix it immediately and perfection is restored. There’s no restaurant I’d rather give my money to then Tarpys! It felt great to be meeting with friends in a restaurant setting for the first time in a year. Super safe seating, Excellent cocktails, delicious main course and don’t even start me in on the desserts… Their lemon cheesecake is spectacular.

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MaeC
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Valentines lunch. It was nice, service was great! Food was mediocre.

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KarenJ
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lunch! Been dining at Tarpy’s forever, but the food was spectacular with beautiful presentation. Heading there again next weekend for a family celebration.

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vipyumyum
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining here and the food was outstanding!!! We will be back for sure every time we are in town. We had the short ribs, prawn pasta, and the beet and pear salad was so amazing... I ordered it with Romaine lettuce instead of arugula. We dined outdoors in the patio at one of the fire tables ... so very nice! Food was excellent, our sever, Trish, gave us excellent dining service! We highly recommend Tarpy’s!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and great drinks!

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happycamper
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was outdoor dining and the heaters kept us warm and the service was excellent. The food came quickly to our table and it was also excellent.

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LindaC
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant had great food, great atmosphere, and great service! We can't wait to go back!

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localspecial
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

hi,
been a guest dozens of times over the years.....
staff has always been exceptional.
food has always been very good and good value.
only thing i noticed this visit (new kitchen staff perhaps? ) the food presentation wasn't the usual "pretty".
the serving was "larger" than it had ever been but just seemed to be tossed onto the plate.
still tasty though.
will be back.
can't wait for maskless indoor someday.
thanks.

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vipKB11
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding meal with incredible service. We always enjoy our visits.

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CandyZ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was terrific, cleared out plates as necessary, filled our water glass and never had to ask for a refill, very attentive and pleasant to talk to! Hosts stopped by table to ask how food was and thanked us for visiting them. Only thing that would've been nice was to have a little better view seating outdoors upstairs.

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BigD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff it would be nice if they had happy hour

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BobR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was tremendous! The menu and the wine list were well balanced. We had a heater nearby and we enjoyed our meal immensely. We will go back, take that COVID!

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JolynnC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great scenery! Went here for a valentines dinner and it was beautiful. Even during covid this place is beautiful. The food was great and our waitress was very attentive. 10/10

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NinaP
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Tarpy's and we will be back! Outstanding in every way! Scott was our server and he went above and beyond. Wish we lived closer; we'd make this a weekly go to.

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SongulA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

This is our second time to your restaurant. After the first time we thought we found our favourite place to go but our last experience was rather ok. The wait staff was outstanding as usual, the ambience was amazing as was the live music. We were seated outside of course but there were heaters and we were very comfortable. Unfortunately this time we didn’t like the food at all. Both the appetizer and the main dish were bland. We had the tuna tacos and the sirloin with spinach and mashed potatoes.

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TaraP
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful. They gave us a table upstairs and it was an absolute wonderful place. Food was great and we had quick service. Loved it

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AlesiaM
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was delicious. $100 for lunch for 3 a little much, but there was one very good passion fruit margarita involved. Great setting in the courtyard and they always take special care to put us in back corner with our pooch, which is appreciated. Waited a bit for third person and waiter was very accommodating. We always enjoy coming here.

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mmunch
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Terrible service. Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner. Food was delicious and our server was amazing!

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Tarp
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Keto options can be offered without making big changes to the menu.

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BethL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful. The shrimp and grits are amazing!!

Tarpy's Roadhouse
Responded on February 9, 2021

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vipJamieJ
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want to dine in a beautiful, comfortable setting with covid safety practices in place. This is the restaurant for you. The service is excellent and the food is outstanding! My favorite place to dine.

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vipselectivediner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice location. Food is good but not exceptional
as reported by some diners. Service today was slow. The courtyard is charming

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NancyS
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous and the staff did a great job having a smile on their face and running things back and forth in the rain on the last night of dining for the county.

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Keely
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m going to be dreaming about the shrimp and grits until you guys reopen! The service was the best I’ve experienced dinning. Staff went out of their way to provide the most comfortable outdoor dining in the rain as they could. Even running to our table to prevent rain from ruining our experience. I can’t wait to return I found my favorite restaurant in Monterey!

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Nathalie
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Meatloaf was served raw, and I ended up sick from it. Really disappointed, as Tarpy's has been my family's go-to restaurant in the past, and while the server was apologetic, I think an apology from the manager should have happened as well in this case as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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vipAliciaEatsWell
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Tarpy’s for the first time today. We had heard great reviews from friends, but I must say the experience exceeded our expectations! From the moment you walk in you feel welcome. The staff is there to offer suggestions on food and wine. We had a fabulous lunch and a wonderful afternoon in the courtyard. We will definitely be back!

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NancyM
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our server had too many tables to cover. Also one of our ladies order a glass of white wine tasted it and told the server didn’t like it. She order another glass and gave the original one back. Normally the glass would be removed from the tab. Didn’t happen.

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 2224 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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