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About Tarpy's Roadhouse

Relax in this 1917 Roadhouse and enjoy creative, Five Star American Country Cuisine. The wood-burning grill provides wonderful flavors for wild game, 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. This restaurant in Monterey has seven private and semi-private rooms available for banquets, meetings and celebrations. The full bar, award-winning wine list and knowledgeable professional service ensure a terrific dining experience. Reservations are recommended. Tarpy's also offers affordable full-service, off-site catering.

2999 Salinas Hwy
Monterey, CA 93940
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH~ Daily from 11:30

DINNER~Daily from 4:00

SUNDAY BRUNCH~ 11:30-3:00

Cross Street:
Canyon Del Rey

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(831) 647-1444

Website:
http://www.tarpys.com/

Catering:

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!

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.

Executive Chef:
Chef

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. Email: alethea@tarpys.com

Private Party Contact:
Banquet Team: (831) 655-2999

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Tarpy's Roadhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (31)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Special Occasion (29)
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Creative Cuisine (29)
Good for a Date (28)
Casual (27)
Good for Groups (27)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Great for Lunch (26)
Comfort Food (25)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Romantic (22)
Cozy (18)
Business Meals (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Fun (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Bar Seating (11)
Kid-friendly (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Seasonal (11)
Authentic (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Hot Spot (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Scenic View (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 2 days ago

The salads we ordered were excellent; very fresh produce. I had the Salmon salad, cooked to perfection. My friend had the Cobb salad, I think it's the best on the peninsula.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Most in my party 6 were happy with their food. I , however ordered a steak that was tough and fatty and lacked seasoning. The best I can say is that it was cooked medium rare which is how I like it. I was very disappointed. I should have said something at the tiime but usually you get out of sync with the rest of the dining party.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a wonderful dinner with stellar service. Our waiter was charming and stayed on top of all of our orders, without even writing anything down! Food exceeded expectations, as always, and the great company was the cherry on top of a perfect night out.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was good, service was friendly but spotty.
Bread was not offered, as other tables, waited 25 minutes for our Caesar salad. It was a Birthday dinner the experience didn’t feel special.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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·Dined 7 days ago

Always an enjoyable experience. Comfortable, menu variety and specials. The staff is attentive and friendly.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Fantastic, As Always! We always celebrate our birthdays there, and it never disappoints. The food is delicious, the service is great, and the ambience is fun. I highly recommend it!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Friends from over the hill paid us a visit. Tarpy's offers great food, service, ambience, and time to catch up with. We weren't rushed and enjoyed every moment.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Nice atmosphere and great food. Look forward to going back soon and trying something new!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great for tasty comfort food. Good ribs, meatloaf, chicken, burgers and dessert. Reasonable wine list, including some good wine-by-the-glass options. Friendly staff.

Tags: Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Fun, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent food and service. We had the salmon, mashed potato pot pie, meatloaf, cheeseburger, ribs, and the deviled egg appetizer and everything was deeeeelicious! That pot pie special was to die for! This restaurant is no where near our home but we will definitely be back to try other things on the menu. They even have a doggie menu!

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Early New Year’s Eve dinner. We felt rushed. We were in and out in 45 minutes....,

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was our second time eating here. Food was great both times. The only disappointment was that our server didn’t tell us that our lemonades refills are each a separate charge. We’ve been to plenty other restaurants and for the high price on the meals, they give us free refills. Our bill was higher than normal due to the refills we had on our lemonades.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Ate at Rio Grill, a sister restaurant, the week before. Had the same entree.
Sat at a nice table in the main dining room
Greeted by the server promptly and asked if we wanted bread, which never arrived. I had to ask the busser.

The cauliflower soup which was a special was EXCELLENT. Great flavors and nearly as good as the soup at Shadow Brook in Capitola.

I had the buffalo ribs for a second time. I compared them with the ones I had at Rio Grill. They r had a slightly more tangy flavor and it looked like they forgot to remove the membrane.

Our entree arrived just as I was finishing my soup. It would have been nice to have a little time in between the service. Felt rushed.

They have a good selection of wines by the glass

Overall I prefer the service of Rio Grill along with the food quality there.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We love coming here. Everything on the menu is delicious, and the service is always friendly and helpful.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Been going here for many, many years....amazingly dependable. Go!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I have been going to Tarpy's for years. Love this little Gem in Monterey.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 28, 2017

It was enjoyable evening with family. Our grandkids were treated like adults and the overall service was wonderful. They really make you feel comfortable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

We were so impressed with the private room that we did not request. I suspect it was the two babies we had in our party. The servers and waiter were on target with our needs and received a 20% tip. Over the years I have yet to have a poor experience at Tarpys.
Louis Vallejo

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Healthy, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Our waitress, Lori, was great- she kept the outside door closed. Any time it was left open a cold blast of air shot to our table, necessitating putting on coats while eating. She had several tables also.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Airways good! Reliably good service and fare. Never regret stopppng in with friends, family, or for biz!

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent waiters and staff. Thank-you! Always so fun to visit and enjoy the ambiance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Always great food and service

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vip
 (Yosemite)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Half price wine night is great as it allows you to taste wines you might not otherwise do. Steak and the ribs were great. Tables are a little too close.....heard the business meeting next to us which was not good.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Delicious food and very attentive service. Would go again!

Tags: Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

The brisket was delicious but the sides were not. Sides tasted of low quality. Service was great.

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

The food, as always, was excellent. The noise at lunch made it hard to hear at out table, so puck a quinter time if needed. Only complaint is that I called ahead to see if the would offer individual checks for a work lunch, and though assured on the phone that it was possible, our server was unwilling or unable to help do that for us. Caused a bit of a scramble to use several cards/cash combos, which made the end of an up to that point enjoyable lunch a little frustrating. I would come back again for an intimate lunch or dinner, but not likely for a work gathering.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was good and was fast. Service was terrible. We were seated next to the bar where it was full and loud. We asked to be moved and we’re told they would ask the manager. The inner section of the restaurant was half empty and we were seated there. Our party was ready to order except for one person. The server was asked to come back - he said he would just wait by the table until he was ready. Really? Sever checked on us once when we got out food but didn’t come back for a while. We had to ask another server for assistance.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The kobe burger with brie, bacon & lobster was delicious. It was juicy & decadent.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great place for the occasional gathering of larger group of friends, with relaxed atmosphere and no-pressure dining while we all catch up on the past year.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Food was amazing! Definitely recommend the shrimp and grits and how can you go wrong with a Kobe burger with brie, bacon and lobster!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was a great date with my girlfriend. We met two other couples there and we had a great time with the exception of the little kids seated next to us that we loud with noisy toys. I would recommend to others because it was a good experience.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Like always, we had a wonderful experience celebrating a birthday. Our server Nick was great, and the night was memorable.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The cheese sandwich was yummy, but I make better potato soup than Tarpy's. Nice ambiance.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Romantic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Always enjoy Tarpy's. Dog-friendly patio. Excellent food. A tad on the expensive side but probably have to say 'worth it!' Great stop on the way to or from the airport.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent food, great holiday decor, very friendly staff, Wednesday wine tasting was a surprise and the wine was excellent. Keep doing the 1/2 Wednesday wine. We will return again

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We have been coming to Tarpy's formally years and returned for a special occasion last week. We were very disappointed in the food. Steaks were fatty and full of gristle. Reamining items, including desserts, were mediocre- certainly n9ot wonderful as in the past. Service and ambience were fine.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food. Burger was cooked perfect!! Highly recommended.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

we loved watching lear jets and commercial plans fly over the patio where we were dining for lunch. The indoors is nice at night and the food has daily specials and lots of variety.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I ordered meatloaf and didn’t eat to much because i had appetizers so i asked for my meal to be boxed, I never received my box to bring home. I asked my server about I️t and she said she saw the kitchen throw I️t away. She had the kitchen prepare a child’s serving and when i went to eat it the next morning i realized it was a bite size portion. I was extremely upset because what they tossed out was a huge portion. I will NEVER go back to eat there!!! Very dissatisfied !!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The duck tots were awesome, so was the lobster burger. Great service, great atmosphere, and a good selection of unique non-alcoholic drinks.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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