Tarpy's Roadhouse

4.5
2640 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 2640 people are saying
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Golfer48
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We are regulars at Tarpys - always a good time

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JudyA
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We received wonderful service. I believe his name was Andrew. He was really great! He was knowledgeable about all the food we asked about and was very helpful and friendly. He was respectful and professional. We sat outside and enjoyed the garden feeling. The guitar player/singer provided us with the perfect background. The menu has something for everyone’s taste. The sports tea added a nice touch to our meals. Can’t wait to go back.

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DaleA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Don’t allow to be seated by the room near the restroom. It’s not pleasant there.

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viptomnco
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were outstanding. Great ambiance sitting outside on a warm evening.

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vipMariaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Excellent service. Food is a little heavy but perfect for splitting. Excellent berries pie !

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AustinG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was incredible. Our orders were prepared to perfection and our server had no problems memorizing our modifications to the menu items. They also provided a complimentary birthday dessert which was very sweet. There’s a reason Tarpys is a local favorite

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Bigs
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jen was really great!!!

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DianaW
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and we were so glad we decided on Tarpy's. The food was excellent! Our Server Sam was outstanding! We will definitely be back soon!

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KevinS
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The artichoke was under cooked but had great flavor. My Husband had the lamb shank and I had the meatloaf for dinner. Both were great!

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BAMA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was very good. We made reservations and we were seated immediately.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Beautiful surroundings, landing air traffic is cool but noisy, average food

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JuanQ
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and good and plentiful servings. We were quite satisfied with our dining experience.

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Extremelypicky
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tarpy’s has great good! The onion rings are very thinly sliced—if you’re going to get any salad, highly recommend getting the onion rings (I used them as a delicious crunchy topping). The deviled eggs are amazing and the crab cakes also unique with their corn “salsa”—delicious! Solid wine list and drink list. Service was great!!!

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Lisa
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tarpy's is our go-to place for special occasions. We celebrated my Mother's 90th birthday and a visit from my brother and his wife from Florida. Of all the restaurants we took them to on their visit, Tarpy's was their favorite!

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Jark21
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for an anniversary dinner and ate outside. Casual elegant ambiance especially one it gets dark and the light are on. Cocktail and food were delicious. I cannot stress enough how kind and friendly the staff are.

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Larsey
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous setting and delicious food. Loved the calamari and the Cajun prawns especially.

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SueB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the outdoor dining. The patio is beautiful and everyone enjoyed their food. We shared a Bavarian pretzel and thought it and the cheese sauce were especially good. The airport is nearby and the planes were noisy when they went over.

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RonE
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and great meal but what made the evening was our waitress, Marina. Fabulous customer service, personable and her rendition of happy birthday for 3 of us in a party of 7, celebrating 3 birthdays was amazing. The area went silent listening to her wonderful voice. She was amazing.

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Ella
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Robby , our waiter was wonderful and very attentive!

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PatriciaN
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

food was terrific! We had the tuna tacos and the crispy calamari and loved them both. We will definitely be back.

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rchampaco
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted and escorted when we arrived for our reservation time and taken by the hostess and placed on a nice table for four in a nice location in the indoor dining room and our wait staff did a great job tending to our dinner and drink orders and were very efficient during our dinner get together with our friends and made our dining experience very nice especially for our one guest from out of down who was visiting us a great first time experience for him at one of our favorite local restaurants here in Monterey.

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vipPianoMan
San Francisco
159 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our "go to" restaurant for all occasions. Great service from Nick. He is the BEST. Food was wonderful. Tuna taco for appetizers. Half a rack of ribs with outstanding potato salad and coleslaw for me. Shrimp pasta for my wife. B52 Latte's and Peanut Butter Mousse cake for desert. All wonderful.

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JimS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent blackened salmon sandwich on ciabatta with very good sweet potato fries. Also the chocolate mousse cake with ice cream was delicious.

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WilliamC
New Orleans
34 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service creative dining equals 5 star dining

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food excellent service. A very enjoyable meal in every way.

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vipLocal
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I have to say we have eaten at Tarpys for at least 20 years. And not one have I had a bad thing to say. Service is always been top notch! Food has always been amazing.
We went on Sunday afternoon. Our server was gracious and so friendly. I’m not sure what management is doing in terms of table turn over but it felt very rushed. And we said we are not in a hurry. I could hear the other tables around also also commenting that they also felt rushed. The hostess were all walking around several times picking up empty plates even if others at the table were still dinning. It just felt really off and not at all how we have enjoyed Tarpys. I’m hoping this was a one off day.

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vipBradH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great outdoor patio seating with plenty of heat lamps. Great food, wonderful dinner.

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vipGlenn
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tarpy’s is our go to restaurant whenever we are in the vicinity of Monterey.

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JudyA
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tarpy’s has been one of my very favorite restaurants for many years! I like to sit outside when the weather is nice. It’s like being in Italy! There is a variety of great dishes to choose from. My only wish is that they served wild salmon. The sports ice tea is my choice but my friend enjoyed a glass of wine that was excellent. We shared the raspberry cobbler with ice cream! I am looking forward to returning again as soon as I’m able. Give it a try you’ll be glad you did.

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KeithY
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice post golf lunch on the the patio. Tasty burgers, crab cakes and wine hit the spot...

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JudyT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the salmon sandwich and the ambience of eating outside on this lovely patio. Though I live in Monterey I felt I was on vacation somewhere else. It was a lovely way to celebrate my birthday with 3 close friends.

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rodneyb
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant but the noise level is very high. Afternoon lunch was over powered by loud Reggae music. We finally had to ask our waiter to please turn it down. We couldn’t hear each other speak.

Service was excellent. Food was mediocre. Our calamari appetizer was tough, my chili chicken was so tough and hard I couldn’t cut it but everyone else enjoyed their food.

Lovely restaurant with a beautiful patio. I plan to return and hope for a more tranquil experience

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bearcubsmom
Palm Springs
51 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my husband's birthday - he picked the restaurant and we had a lovely meal outside in the courtyard. Took our dogs and they were welcomed with a nice bowl of water. I highly recommend this restaurant for the quality food and service!

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DanielV
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried chicken sandwich with the lettuce wedge is the best! Service was excellent.

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vipRobE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Not the best restaurant in an airport flight path. Small aircraft landing immediately overhear every 2-3 minutes, plus mediocre food. Actually didn’t finish crab cakes b/c they were flavorless and uninspired. Cauliflower “steak” seemed like it could have been cooked more. Tuna tacos were a highlight.

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Cymo
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, beautiful atmosphere, food good but a little bland in flavor and small portions for appetizers.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Tarpy’s! The great food, ambiance and service makes Tarpy’s our “go to” restaurant.

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BethP
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for taking care of my birthday party group. We had a wonderful time and look forward to coming again.

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MOMo
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful day, good music, great table, good service, delicious food but some wasps joined us....
Hard for you all to remedy that...

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review