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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.
Monterey, CA 93940
American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
LUNCH~ Daily from 11:30
DINNER~Daily from 4:00
SUNDAY BRUNCH~ 11:30-3:00
Canyon Del Rey
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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 parking lot is provided with plenty of off-street parking.
Monterey Salinas Transit bus line stops in front of the restaurant.
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: email@example.com
Private Party Contact:
Banquet Team: (831) 655-2999
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Tarpy's Roadhouse Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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 !!!!
Thank you to everyone at Tarpy's who helped make my friend's 65th birthday celebration a success. We had wanted to sit outside, but the weather didn't cooperate. You accommodated our party of 5 at a nice table in the shell room and we had wonderful service, food and wine. We are from Kansas but love dining at Tarpys!
I've been going to Tarpy's for at least 20 years, although it's been about 3 years since I was last there. What a change! The food quality has dropped off considerably; the service was indifferent; and the prices are much too high for the small portions and poor food quality. The Chinese Cabbage salad had no punch, no real flavor. The crab cakes were small, very bread-laden and over-fried. Terribly disappointed.
I was at Tarpy's 20 years ago with my parents, God rest their souls. I will always remember the restaurant. It was a special time for my folks, their 60th wedding anniversary and my wife and I gave them a trip of a lifetime...traveling up and down the coast of California from Paso Robles to Napa. What a trip. Tarpy's was one of the great restaurants we went to. Fast forward 20 years and my wife and I were again in the area and this time we brought friends from Minnesota. Tarpy's did NOT disappoint. The food is absolutely AWESOME. The weather was fantastic so we sat outside. You could not ask for a better experience. I will make sure my next visit to Tarpy's is NOT 20 years from now. You should either. Go there today.
All the best!
Service was iffy. Ordered a second beer which never arrived. Pretzel the best thing we ate. Iceberg salad average and ribs were dry. Waiter inattentive. Have been here serval times over the years. Very disappointed this time.
Once again, we had another great meal at Tarpy’s. We loved our waiter, Nick S. He has to be the friendliest waiter we’ve ever had. He is great with recommendations and is also very efficient and professional. He makes our dining experience even better. The food as usual was wonderful. We tried the pretzel appetizer for the first time and really enjoyed it. We couldn’t resist ordering the deviled eggs again, having enjoyed them so much on a previous visit. The short ribs and sirloin entrees were great as usual. We did order dessert this time and thoroughly enjoyed the chocolate cake. We’ll be back!!
We had such a delightful lunch out on Tarpy's cool outside stone patio with teak tables; the oldies music was a nice touch. The food was delicious; great calamari appetizer (spicier than most) and the adult grilled cheese sandwich was something I'll have again.
We have been to Tarpeys probably 20 times and the first 19 were all excellent. This time was not so good. Hope it is an aberration. Service was attentive for 3/4's of the meal then it seems our server forgot us and it took FOREVER to get the bill when we were done. We think this had to do with what looked like each server handling random tables, rather than only one section of the restaurant. We had a few flys buzzing around our table and landing on food the first half of the meal- then they disappeared. Open doors and windows because it was warm? We had the dirty tots for appetizer - which seemed like a good idea - tater tots with duck confit - but it just wasn't what we thought it would be. My wifes' prawn pasta was excellent and tasty with great tasting prawns - almost like lobster. My half rack of ribs - smoked- were underdone and it was hard to get the meat off and hard to get the ribs separated. I should have said something but I didn't. They were also very very rare- but that's typical of smoked ribs. The Peanut Butter mousse cake for dessert was excellent- highly recommend that. Whisky sour was good and a good price. Excellent wine selection - I had the Big Ranch 32 cabernet - never heard of it - but very good. We'll go again soon and hope we get a better experience.
We had a wonderful experience at Tarpy's for our girls night out. Our server was excellent! Three of us had the steak special and they loved every bite. I had the Prawns and Grits, which I found a little bland and my friend had the prawn pasta which was very filling and rich. We enjoyed the recommended drinks and appetizers. I go to Tarpy's frequently for lunch and I sometimes forget how fun it is for dinner. We'll definitely remember to go back.
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