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Tarpy's Roadhouse

4.6
4.6
3058 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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 44 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 3,058 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • California Central Coast

    American

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Outdoor Dining

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Most Booked

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  1. N

    Norfolkvisitor

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and good service absolutely loved up to it’s reputation of being a great place to eat

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded 1 day agoThank you for the five stars! We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

  2. KC

    KeepitCasual

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tarpys is always good, can recommend appetizers: pretzel 🥨 and Deviled eggs, also the Kobe burger 🍔, short rib-mushroom ravioli and meatloaf.

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded 2 days agoThank you for the five stars!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have the best time at Tarpy’s! Food is always top notch and atmosphere is always relaxing!

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded 2 days agoThank you for the five stars!

  4. SD

    SheilaD

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nic from Nepal is the best waiter.

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded 5 days agoThank you so much we all love Nick he is the best. He was just awarded best server in Monterey County in a local news paper. Were all so proud of him. Hope to see you again soon. Thank you for the five star review also.

  5. SS

    SalfreeS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every workers in that restaurant are hard workers and seemed happy! Food was excellent! No doubt we will come back again for fine dine in!

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded 6 days agoThank you for the five stars! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  6. T

    Tate

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service and the staff were wonderful. Thank you

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded 6 days agoThank you for the five stars!

  7. LH

    LindaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very nice eating outside. There were bees, but I don’t think anyone can control that because they are outside. I like outside better because inside is ALWAYS noisy and the tables are too close together. I stopped going to Tarpy’s awhile ago because of this. Now that you can eat outside, it is so much better on the noise level. I did try inside about two months ago, only because we were with an older couple. The noise was horrible, we couldn’t even hold a conversation. When winter comes, I will probably go elsewhere. The food is good, but I can’t stand the noise.

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded 6 days agoThank you for the five stars! We do our best to control the noise indoors, and have sound boards installed. Unfortunately, we do get busy and fun experiences can get louder than others. Remember, even in the winter months we have an outside, heated dining space that often stays less noisy.

  8. LG

    LisaG

    Central Coast

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time meeting up with an old friend. Food was great, corner table was perfect and our waitress was awesome.

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded 7 days agoThank you so much for the 5 star review and taking your time to write the review. We strive to always put our guests first. Im so glad you enjoyed your food table and server. Thank you

  9. N

    Nata

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellent and service is prompt ☺️ very nice hospitality! Had a awesome birthday dinner with family.
  10. D

    Delicious

    West Palm Beach

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took some friends who were visiting to Tarpy’s bc. they have outdoor seating and allow dogs. The food was excellent this evening. Sometimes it is not this good. The only problem is the low flying planes that come directly over you as they approach the airport. Still a great place to eat with friends.
  11. T

    Tims

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Servers were attentive, outside seating was great. The we grazed, and the salad we ordered was a little underwhelming, as was the gorgonzola spinach. Everything else was great.

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded on September 22, 2022Hi Tims thank you for the four star review I'm sorry a few of the items you ordered were not as you like I will bring this up to the Chef. Thank you for letting us know. Hope to see you again soon.

  12. WC

    WendyC

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was better than I had remembered from the last time I had lunch there.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    We booked an 8 pm reservation on a Tuesday night. We arrived 15 minutes early and the restaurant was really quiet so we decided to sit at the bar. We start looking at the menu and ask what time the kitchen closes, 8 pm! I was a little annoyed because if we had arrived and expected to enjoy a nice long meal that would not have been possible. If the kitchen closes at 8, the last accepted reservation should be 7 or even 730.

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded on September 24, 2022Thank you for the review. While we do take our last seating at 8pm, our kitchen closes based on the business, not at a specific time. We often have a seating at 8pm and we approach the table the same way we would if they were sat at 4pm. We allow space for multiple courses and do our best to not rush any of our guests enjoying our space. I do apologize the this was not communicated correctly, and do hope you enjoyed your experience dining with us.

  14. TM

    ToniM

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was awesome. The service was great. We are going back for. A2nd time on this trip!

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded on September 21, 2022Thank you, Toni, for the excellent review! We always enjoy making new friends. See you again soon!

  15. HW

    HollyW

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Pleasant atmosphere, great food and service. I've had both lunch and dinner there several times and it has always been good.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Racing at Laguna Seca with family and friends annual tradition to come to Tarpeys Nick our water was so great!! Had a blast!!

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded on September 18, 2022Thank you so much for the 5 star review. hope you and your family had a good time at the track. And thank you for the complement on Nick he is great. Hope to see you next year. Take care.

  17. R

    Rosy

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    This was a birthday dinner for nine people and a baby. Overall the food and service was good but here's the thing. When I made my reservation through Open Table, I indicated that was a BIRTHDAY. The musicians entertaining the guests knew it was my husband's birthday but was there any recognition by the server or the restaurant? NO! No birthday cupcake with a candle, no comp of his dessert? What has happened. This used to be de regeur for fine dining restaurants. Since our bill probably approached $1000 not sure why a little bit of fuss could not have been paid to my husband for his birthday. Will I recommend this restaurant? Possibly but with the caveat, if you are expecting anything special on your birthday, forget it!

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded on September 17, 2022Thank you, Rosy. I was surprised to read your comments as we pay special attention to all special occasions and decorate the table and bring a sorbet to help celebrate. After some research, I was able to find the reservation you made. However, whomever made the reservation made no indication of a birthday when the reservation was made online through OT. Obviously, without proper communication, we are unable to properly recognize these special occasions. We hope to see you again in the future.

  18. LB

    LauraB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reliably delicious! Each course was superb, starting with the deviled eggs with fried capers, followed by the beet salad, and especially my salmon which was cooked (or not cooked) to perfection ("super-rare" as I requested). We had the chocolate cake for dessert which was worth the splurge. Service was top-notch and very accommodating as we were a late table and the kitchen was closing.
  19. LJ

    LisaJ

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service.
  20. DS

    DSmith

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience2
    Ordered a steak medium-rare and it came out overcooked. Asked for a new one and the second steak came back overcooked as well. Management then forced a dessert on me instead of offering to partially compensate my bill for the overcooked food. The dessert we chose ended up being slow to come out as well. During all of this, I waited for a refill on my water which never came. Absolutely will never be returning again.

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded on September 14, 2022Thank you for the review. I do apologize that this was your experience. We do our best to ensure a five star experience for each guest every time. I am sorry that we dropped the ball during your last visit and hope you reconsider and give us another shot in the future.

  21. HW

    HerbW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Service was excellent from the server to the manager that moved our party because of the sun. Food was ok for the price, I’ve had better meals. The duck had to be returned to the kitchen as it was too rare.
  22. RR

    RobertR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meatiest ribs I’ve ever experienced! Definitely coming back!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious and extremely nice ambience! We had the brisket and the beef short ribs. It was a amazing evening. Don’t be detoured by the funky sign. This place was packed and we felt under dressed a bot. It’s definitely casual but I’d say a bit more dressy casual. If you can eat outside it made the evening even more beautiful. We loved it!
  24. LT

    LeanneT

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, great service and great food! Outdoor seating was perfect.
  25. RJ

    RonJ

    Central Coast

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great! Very accommodating

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded 1 day agoThank you for the five stars!

  26. KD

    KatherineD

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have to say they out did them self we had the best accommodations ever and the best hostess. I would definitely recommend and go again. O food was fantastic
  27. c

    carmellady

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    Waitress got order wrong. Beet salad had only 4 bites of beet and very little lettuce. Hoping this was a one-off. Have always enjoyed Tarpy's.

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded on September 10, 2022Thank you for the review. I apologize for the miscommunication with your order. Hopefully, the correct order was communicated and you received quickly. Know that managers are always available on the floor to support when things out of the ordinary occur. Our focus is always to deliver a five star experience. We hope to welcome you again soon to show why we are one of the most sought after restaurants on the peninsula.

  28. DC

    DouglasC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The outdoor seating offered alight summer breeze. The bar drinks were unique and very good. The apple salad delicious and the entrees were absolutely wonderful. Our attendant offered a perfect balance of attention and privacy. With the airport several hundred yards away, hard not to have some noise. But the experience overall was wonderful. Highly recommend.
  29. S

    Saint

    Rome

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good Waitress. However, we only ordered Calamari and 2 Caesar Salads and had to wait at least 30 minutes for the salads (It’s only lettuce with dressing!).
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the food was excellent!

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded on September 7, 2022Thank you so much for your review. We strive to be the Best always. Hope to see you soon. Sincerely, Suzie Manager

  31. D

    Doubleup

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    Waitress this time couldn't read the room and was difficult to get her attention or service but Tarpys overall is normally a great stop.
  32. PR

    PerryR

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Our 7:30 reservation was not seated until 8. 30 minutes after ordering we hadn’t been served any part of our meal. Our waiter said things were so bad in the kitchen he had no idea of when we would see our food. We left. Tarly’s was a terrible experience.
  33. l

    littleeve

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to bring our house guest to Tarpy's for supper. Good thing we made reservations! The restaurant was really busy, but we didn't mind. We sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful evening. The food was excellent, as always.
  34. BC

    BillC

    Unspecified

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We were seated and received water immediately but waiting a significant amount of time for our ice teas. We ordered bread and artichokes for an appetizer. The appetizer, which was very good, came at the same time as entrée and the bread was forgotten until we reminded our waiter who apologized and removed the bread from our bill. My husband's steak was cooked correctly and was delicious, however my short rib and mushroom ravioli was confusing at best. There was very little flavor to the ravioli or the short rib and it was topped with cold pickled onion. I love them, but it doesn't work very well with a hot dish. The presentation of the dish was also not pleasing. Our waiter Skye was very attentive and did his best to make sure we had everything we needed including giving some good recommendations. I think I expected a little bit more flavor from my dish considering the price. While it was nice to try something new, Tarpy's will probably not be top on my list.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and will be back. Food was delicious and the servers Fernando and Trish were outstanding. The price is a little pricey but was about $120 for 3 people.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Did not like being seated in the bar. Too noisy.
  37. M

    Mccyawl

    San Francisco

    92 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Creative menus with many selections to meet everyone's tastes. Service on this holiday weekend was a bit spotty and could have been better given the upscale venue.
  38. DA

    DeAnnB

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious! One of my favorite places on the Peninsula.
  39. LD

    LindaD

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although I have been a customer at Tarpy's for many years, it is always reassuring to know that the quality of food and outstanding service remain consistent. I especially want to thank our server, Adam. I always try to request his service as his professionalism, knowledge of food, kindness and caring always enhance our dining experience. He never fails to make me and my guests feel welcome and special. I look forward to many future dining adventures at Tarpy's.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We went here after a day at the aquarium. Everything was tasteless and very expensive

    Tarpy's RoadhouseResponded on September 5, 2022I'm so sorry about your bad experience. We strive to always be the best all around. I will bring this to my chefs attention. As for pricing, we try to stay competitive with like restaurants and don't add that much to the cost of food prices. The prices have gone up recently for the food we buy, but we have not changed the prices in quite some time. I sincerely apologize for your time you shared at Tarpy's but please don't let that one experience keep you from coming back , Suzie Manager

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 3058 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 44 times today
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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