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Tarpy's Roadhouse

4.6
4.6
2900 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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Booked 48 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (831) 647-1444

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Ivan Guadarrama

  • Catering

    <br />As a Full Service Caterer we can handle the details of your event, including finding a location, contracting with florists, bakeries, photography & video experts, musicians and lodging. Think of us as your own personal concierge! We will help you create an event that will be remembered favorably and you will totally enjoy!

  • Private party facilities

    Tarpy’s Roadhouse offers a full-service banquet department. There are 3 private rooms as well as 3 semi-private rooms to choose from when planning your special event or function. Some rooms are subject to a room fee. We also have available the latest Multi-Media tools to add polish to your event.

  • Private party contact

    Banquet Team: (831) 655-2999

  • Neighborhood

    Monterey

  • Cross street

    Canyon Del Rey

  • Parking details

    Private parking lot is provided with plenty of off-street parking.

  • Public transit

    Monterey Salinas Transit bus line stops in front of the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,900 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    American

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Good for Groups

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Hot Spot

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Great for Lunch

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Outdoor Dining

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Most Booked

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  1. AE

    AnnE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. The staff was friendly and welcoming. We had delightful experience.

  2. m

    maryloug

    Naples

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5

    Appetizers were great. Service not so kept asking for water. Finally took a wine glass over to get water. Ravioli was meh as was the ribs. Story of the place was really interesting

  3. RT

    RobertT

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good service, good food (as always). Overall only gave a 4 becaue even though we were outwside a very large party next to us was so loud (no fault on Tarpy's behalf) it made it hard to talk.

  4. F

    Foodiekk2021

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great !

  5. CT

    ColleenT

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We all love Tarpy’s. It’s the go to place when I’m back in the area to see my local friends. Love Nick!!

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded 1 day ago

    Thanks for the five stars Nick!

  6. TO

    TracyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The Server Jen was one of the best ! I had guest with special requests and she smiled and said yes Best Pretzels Great Sunday Afternoon Ivan the chef came out to say hi Highly recommend

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded 2 days ago

    Thanks for the five stars! We're glad you had excellent service and enjoyed the food. We look forward to seeing you soon.

  7. SS

    SteveS

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day lunch

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded 2 days ago

    Thanks for the five stars!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is becoming one of my favorites! Highly recommend!!

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded 2 days ago

    Thanks for the five stars! Glad we're on your favorites list!

  9. d

    debrap

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Exceptional service, as always! The filet mignon and sirloin were both delicious. We really enjoyed the Spanish octopus, as well as the cappuccino that topped off our meal.

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you for the wonderful review! I love the octopus too. One of my favorite ways to start a meal here at Tarpy's.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience5

    Service was extremely slow. Food was mediocre. Nice ambience and friendly staff.

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you for the review. We are not a "turn and burn" style restaurant and do our best to allow space for our guests to enjoy each aspect of their experience. We train our servers to pace each course to compliment and pair cocktails, wine, or our non-alcoholic offerings with the food. With this being said, if a table notifies us they are looking for faster service, we are always willing to provide the desired service to the best of our ability. We hope to welcome you again soon.

  11. LS

    LibbyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Great time good food. They got the order mixed up a little but otherwise.

  12. f

    fred

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food has been fantastic every time I've been here. Service is always top notch. Stress level is non existent. Great place to relax with great food...

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you, Fred, for the five stars! We look forward to hosting you again soon.

  13. BM

    BenMarieN

    Central Coast

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tarpy's Roadhouse is where we recently celebrated our 43rd year wedding anniversary. The food was prepared to perfection, and the service was outstanding! Tarpy's is by far one of the best restaurants we have found on the Monterey peninsula. If you are looking for quality fine dining indoors or outside, Tarpy's is the perfect place to dine.

  14. a

    alioloco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4

    sat outside Heater made it comfy

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded 2 days ago

    Thanks for the five stars! Glad you enjoyed our patio and we hope to see you again soon!

  15. R

    Rose

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent! Love the outdoor patio!! Scrumptious food.

  16. JT

    JohnT

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Great food. Live music was excellent. Outside patio was very nice

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded on June 12, 2022

    Thank you for the five stars! We enjoy live music every Friday night, and Saturday and Sunday during our lunch service.

  17. SK

    SusanK

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere. Food was great. All staff were friendly and accommodating. We will definitely return when we are back in the area.

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded on June 12, 2022

    Thank you for the amazing review!

  18. JT

    JennT

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely eveing sitting outside on the patio. Food was excellent, Pretzel and deviled egg apps were so yummy. 12 hr brisket and meatloaf are amazingly good. We enjoyed the singing duo, rounding out the great service!

  19. GB

    GreatBrunchPlace

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Sat down at 6:25 and didn’t get main course until 7:20 pm and food was cold ….it was good, but not worth the $$$

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded 6 days ago

    Thank you for the review. We are definitely not a place that rushes our customers. It is always our top priority to deliver hot and delicious food. In the future, if something like this misses our focus, our chef will gladly correct the issue for you personally. Please bring this to our attention when on site so we can make it right for you.

  20. DF

    DeborahF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Mushroom and short rib ravioli was indulgent and worth every calorie.

  21. JG

    JonG

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a very nice time with existing business clients. The service was excellent and the food fresh and tasty. Thank you.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Joli cadre , bonne cuisine , très bon service

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded on June 6, 2022

    Thank you for the five stars!

  23. JS

    JimS

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Last moment occasion. Got in easily. Sat us early. Waited on promptly. Food hot but felt smaller portions and prices higher but appears to be status quo for dining these days. May have to learn some culinary skills.

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded on June 6, 2022

    Thank you for the review.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    My wife has a wheel chair, and it was difficult to get to and from the table from the entry. I had to ask several patrons to move out of the way. Once at the table, service was good. The waitress was helpful and not hovering. The food was warm and well prepared.

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded on June 6, 2022

    Thank you for the review. We're happy you enjoyed the food and service!

  25. DS

    DebbieS

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent. Shrimp and grits sooo good. Everyone was very happy with their orders. Can’t wait to go back again.

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded on June 6, 2022

    Thank you for the five stars! We're excited to have back sometime soon.

  26. LC

    LaurieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food! Great service. A definite must go and return to in the future.

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded on June 4, 2022

    Thank you for the wonderful review!

  27. ML

    MaryL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Jack was the best waiter!! Puff pastry w/mushrooms divine!! Calamari the best!

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded on June 1, 2022

    Thank you for the five stars!

  28. AT

    AnneT

    San Francisco

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We had a wonderful birthday party on Tarpy's patio with 10 people. The service was excellent and the food was great. The patio is very attractive with amazing flowers and plants. The pretzel appetizer, fried chicken and brisket are delicious. This is one of our favorite restaurants in the Monterey area. Consistently excellent.

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded on June 1, 2022

    Thank you, Anne, for the fantastic review! The pretzel, brisket, and fried chicken have been classics at our restaurant for some time now and are enjoyed by guests and our staff on a regular basis. We hope to welcome you in again soon to try more of our delicious menu.

  29. RH

    RachelH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner was amazing! We originally sat at the bar then sat at a table. Our waitor was kind and attentive.

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded on May 30, 2022

    Thank you for the five stars!

  30. L

    Lusheats

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a beautiful day with outside seating and music.

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded on May 30, 2022

    Thank you for the review!

  31. K

    Kat65

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely outside courtyard setting with acoustic guitar live music. Yummy food.

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded on May 30, 2022

    Thank you for the five stars! We enjoy live music every Friday night, and Saturday and Sunday during our lunch service. We hope to welcome you again soon.

  32. m

    mollyw

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The absolute best thing about Tarpy's is their world class server, Nick. Great place with great food, served by this fantastic human being and staff, always makes for a reliably wonderful meal.

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded on May 27, 2022

    Thank you for the five stars!

  33. TN

    TomN

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great food, great server (Andrea) and good drinks. We were seated next to a large graduation party but just two of us were hoping for a. It more quiet dinner. Maybe next time…food and service are always dependable!

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded on May 30, 2022

    Thank you for the review!

  34. JJ

    JustJJG

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    I returned to Tarpy's because my last meal there just 2 weeks earlier was impressive--a new menu with raviolis and other new entries. The first sign that things were amiss was I opened my rolled cloth napkin to retrieve the silverware and found a food crusted fork. My companion and I retrieved additional silverware in rolled napkins on an empty table, and found 3 of 4 with dirty silverware--particles of food remnants on the fork. I mentioned it to the server &amp; she said she would have done the same thing... The wood table felt sticky to the touch. It was not a good start to the meal. The server herself had a runny nose. I considered leaving before we even started but did not want to ruin a rare night out. The artichoke appetizer was under cooked and difficult to cut. The mushroom raviolis, the same dish I ordered 2 weeks earlier and raved about, were barely warm, and a little gummy from a lack of cooking. This time the sauce was an unappetizing green color that looked like a dark split pea soup, and had hard pieces of unknown chopped food, including some raw carrots. The previous time it was a yummy, melt in your mouth creamy sauce with some of the elements mentioned in the menu on top of the dish. My companion's rib rack, $38.00 was ok, though the potato salad was pedestrian--sort of like something from Costco. In fact, he would have preferred the cooked ribs from Costco because they did not have the smoke flavor and had a more nuanced barbecue sauce flavor. Will probably not be returning because of the inconsistent presentation of the vegetarian dish that on one occasion was really good...

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded on May 30, 2022

    While I thank you for the review, I was disappointed to read it. It is never our intention to miss details that you described, and always our objective to deliver a five-star experience each and every visit. I have shared this review with the chef, and we are continuing to work with our staff to ensure quality and consistency across our food and service. While mistakes can be made, I hope you don't judge us on this experience alone and give us another chance in the future.

  35. SN

    SusanN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my favorite restaurants in one of my favorite buildings. I have been eating there since the 1970s long before it was Tarpys. The menu has changed many times but it is always fantastic. My salmon was so moist. I loved it. I usually get meatloaf which is delicious. The best desserts and drinks.

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded on May 23, 2022

    Thank you, Susan, for the loyalty and fantastic review! We look forward to hosting you again soon.

  36. JG

    JavierG

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food great service

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded on May 25, 2022

    Thank you for the five stars!

  37. MC

    MichaelC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Wonderful food, very courteous staff. A bit pricy, but great for a special meal or get together. Lovely gardens.

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded on May 25, 2022

    Thank you for the review!

  38. GG

    GloGlo

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service. Portions seem smaller but still ample’

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great atmosphere

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded on June 6, 2022

    Thank you for the five stars!

  40. JS

    JayneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I don't remember our waitress's name but she was outstanding! Tiny, older, dark hair to her shoulders. She was fantastic! Great ambiance, great food, excellent service!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

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 2900 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Tarpy's Roadhouse

2999 Monterey Salinas Hwy Monterey, CA 93940

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Canyon Del Rey

  • Neighborhood

    Monterey

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private parking lot is provided with plenty of off-street parking.

  • Public transit

    Monterey Salinas Transit bus line stops in front of the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Ivan Guadarrama

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (831) 647-1444

  • Catering

    <br />As a Full Service Caterer we can handle the details of your event, including finding a location, contracting with florists, bakeries, photography & video experts, musicians and lodging. Think of us as your own personal concierge! We will help you create an event that will be remembered favorably and you will totally enjoy!

  • Private party facilities

    Tarpy’s Roadhouse offers a full-service banquet department. There are 3 private rooms as well as 3 semi-private rooms to choose from when planning your special event or function. Some rooms are subject to a room fee. We also have available the latest Multi-Media tools to add polish to your event.

  • Private party contact

    Banquet Team: (831) 655-2999

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