Tarpy's Roadhouse

4.6
2689 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

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 2689 people are saying
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BarbaraH
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very delicious and the service was delightful.

Tarpy's Roadhouse
Responded 18 hours ago

Thank you, Barbara, for the wonderful review. We do our best to make sure everyone loves our food and service! Hope to see you again sometime soon.

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StefanK
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, romantic ambience, especially outside. Excellent food (we had salmon) and service.

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vipLaurieW
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always.

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PaulB
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service1ambience4

The service from the waitress was extremely poor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meat loaf, sea bass and brisket were all absolutely delicious. Berry pie and lemon cheesecake were also top-notch. Friendly, attentive service completed a wonderful experience. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tarpy’s is always a joy to go to but this visit was exceptional because of our service. Pam was so friendly, efficient and knowledgeable about the food and wines. She was great!

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MeganH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a treat to eat at Tarpys. Dinner, desert and drinks were superb. Service phenomenal - including patience with our toddler who enjoyed exploring the restaurant throughout our meal. Thanks to a great team making this very worthy of a night out!

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BobM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tom out server provided friendly knowledgeable amazing service The food was exceptional.

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bobo
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It is not a place I would recommend if you want a quiet, personal dinner.

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Local
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food and service were good. Acoustics were not good, difficult to hear others at the table. They played the music loud and it was music more appropriate for an Applebee's type restaurant.

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Suzanne
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately at the time of our reservation. It was a lovely outdoor table on a warm sunny afternoon. I started with calimari as an appetizer. Absolutely delicious and then had the beet salad. Excellent. All members in my party enjoyed their entres. It was a perfect afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, excellent service

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CyndiLou
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Very disappointed in the food, service and prices/value. Crab cakes were poor portions, quality and flavor. Nothing like they used to be. Service was slow, we had to pay for bread, it wasn't hot, butter was cold, butter lettuce/beet salad was flavorless and small. Totally surprised at the change of portions and quality of the food.

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CindyM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Ridiculous to charge $4.95 for stale hard sourdough bread. I felt nickled and dimed. Loud screaming kids indoor dining near us. Service was slow and waitress forgot wine glasses. I am not coming back. Prices were high also
Hostess at front door did a good job greeting us and acknowledging our reservation.

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LisaH
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Tarpy’s was excellent. I like how one of the waiters realized we were cold and put us at a different table. The food is always excellent. I always love going to Tarpy’s.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our friends out to celebrate their 10th anniversary. We sat on the patio. Although it was a cool November evening, the patio heaters made it very comfortable, even for my wife who does not like cold. Our server Austin, was friendly and professional. We stayed four hours and we never felt rushed. Tarpy’s is our “go to” restaurant, and we are never disappointed.

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WilliamK
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quick service, food is always excellent and the ambiance is perfect. The parking leaves a little room for improvement but overall it’s worth it.

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ScottM
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and service was good as usual. But just like everything these days, the meal was pretty pricey.

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AnyS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was Nick, absolutely fantastic experience. He is attentive, entertaining and creates a spectacular dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best baby back ribs EVER!!!

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StevenS
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was overcooked from apps to main. Service was lack luster.

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Cheryl
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Since this was our first time trying Tarpy's, good thing we arrive early as it was not easy to find parking. Thankful that they allow us to sit earlier than our reservation, but we were cramped to a table in the corner of the dinning room. Maybe our experience will be better if we had come during lunch at an outdoor sitting.

$39 for a chunk of short rib with smashed potato was too expensive for my taste, but the salmon was fresh.

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Patrick
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Completely undercooked a $45 steak and then put it back into a pan to bring it to temp…..which of course burned the outside, yet they still tried to serve it! When it was dropped off the second time the waiter didn’t even wait to see if it was ok. Service was so slow that by the time I got management to the table my entire party was completely done eating. The mistake I made was that when I had to tell management how to fix it, was I let them off the hook by requesting a $20 sandwich to go. I should have made them make the $45 steak to go because they comped absolutely nothing, not even my drink.

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vipMauiDreams
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant outdoor setting. Good food & drinks, recommend the passion fruit matgarita.

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Kathy
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter had to cover many tables but he worked very hard to make sure we were happy. The food was beautifully prepared and presented. It was delicious.

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KiaunaJ
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, friendly and professional staff, most importantly very good food

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MarshaE
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Service was wonderful. Beautiful surroundings. Only negative, airplane noise.

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vipLocal
Central Coast
34 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Had the ribs. They were awful! So disappointing from a normally good place. Last night was a waste of time and money.

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vipColleenEats
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

We always look forward to lunch on the lovely patio at Tarpy’s and hosted friends from out of town during our recent visit. Our table top was weirdly sticky and the food below average in taste and presentation. $20 for a sort of Cobb salad that lacked the basic ingredients one expects and featured unripe avocado and tasteless chicken; $37 for 3 scallops in a bland sauce; unappealing beet salad for $14 and cheeseburger for $19. Dessert was apple crisp with salted caramel ice cream and probably the best part of the lunch. I am so disappointed because this was one of my dependable favorite restaurants.

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Lawrence
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. The salad, crab cakes, calamari, and filet were excellent. The service was great. Our waiter was friendly and attentive without being intrusive.

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PhilSr
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was excellent. I strongly recommend Tarpy's. It's a great place to go for a business or casual lunch, and special dinner events.

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LouM
San Joaquin
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Tarpy's is always our go to restaurant when we are in the Monterey area, however, this visit did not meet the norm of what we've experienced in the past. The service was hit and miss the entire night. I felt like the waiter had too many tables to provide the type of service we have experienced previously. For example, we paid $50 in corkage fees for 2 bottles of wine, yet the waiter (nor any other server) poured us a single glass. Self service??? My dinner was not correct and by the time the waiter came back to check on our meal I was almost finished. Needless to say, we all have a bad night. We will definitely return and hopefully things will have improved. Too many good places in the area to experience service like this.

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vip2HappyLocals
Central Coast
52 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tarpy’s is a great place to celebrate special occasions. We celebrated a birthday last week. The food was excellent, the service was wonderful. We highly recommend for special occasions and for every day dining.

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JoanieD
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor seating, great service, lunch was delicious. You just have to know that the airport is right next door and the plane roar overhead.

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KristyC
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love Tarpys, very consistent

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John
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great evening at Tarpy’s. Excellent service, good food, nice setting.

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vipBaseballMom
Sacramento
20 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, as always, was outstanding as was the service. Nick was our server and he was awesome!

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lorip
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

shrimp and grits were amazing always enjoy the cob salad!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews