Tarpy's Roadhouse

4.5
1385 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
LUNCH~ Daily from 11:30

DINNER~Daily from 4:00

SUNDAY BRUNCH~ 11:30-3:00
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Phone number
(831) 647-1444
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef
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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
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Private party contact
Banquet Team: (831) 655-2999
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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!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Canyon Del Rey
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Parking details
Private parking lot is provided with plenty of off-street parking.
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Public transit
Monterey Salinas Transit bus line stops in front of the restaurant.
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
What 1385 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The experience was fantastic as usual! I had Nick again as a server, and he’s great! Love his jokes and humor which add to the meal experience. Definitely recommend it for all outings.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Your service is always impeccable and servers go out of there way to be helpful. The food is always good especially the meat loaf and the portions are more than adequate. Everyone in our group enjoyed the experience

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Once again Tarpy's hit it out of the park! Due to visiting friends, I had a late lunch, and a relatively early dinner, so I wanted to go "lite". I started with the roasted squash as a small plate. OMG, it was to-die-for! For main course I opted for another small plate, 3 scrumptious tuna tartare tacos, coated in sesame seeds. Wow. Again, I could not have been more pleased. Tarpy's can tame a huge appetite, but to my joy it also offered a non-filling but tremendously satisfying dining alternative.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food and great service. The wine list featured many local vineyards. We enjoyed the ribeye steak, the meatloaf, and the chicken sandwich! Everything was excellent!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We celebrated a Father's Day late day Brunch but go there several times a year. Food is always excellent and service great.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

I live in Berkeley , but we happily drove down to Tarpy's to celebrate my birthday with an old friend. It is a spectacular restaurant. As many good restaurants as we have up here, it is still worth driving for. The ambiance, the delicious and generous food and the space--you can actually have good conversation here. The service was excellent and we had a great time.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Were to sit outside but it was foggy and cold. The hostess happily moved us inside to a lovely table in the front room. Good service. Food was good but not great.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Great food, service and atmosphere. Great value for the quality of meal, especially with wine half priced for Wednesday evenings.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The food and service was perfect as always.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

We discovered Tarot’s thanks to Open Table while were visiting the Monterey area. Delightful departure from the tourist experience!

Wonderful food, very fun atmosphere with unique charm, excellent service. Caution: portions are hearty!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Excellent food and service in an unsual setting with interesting history (provided on flyers). Very nice indoor and outdoor seating.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Late weekday lunch: perfect comfort food with fresh ingredients and great taste

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Thanks for the private room!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

The ambiance was wonderful, the service spectacular and the food divine!!!! Thank you so uch for the great service, will return the next time we need an awesome dinner.

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1.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Consistently outstanding service and food. We like to sit outside in the covered area, and thoroughly enjoy the experience. Really beautiful surroundings and nice ambiance.

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2.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Service was not that great this time. Maybe it was because we did not order alcoholic drinks? Who knows why, a little disappointed with this experience. Usually are very good!

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

My colleague and I were seated promptly, and we enjoyed our beverages and our meal. The service was pleasant and professional, and, aside from the occasional airplane landing just beyond our table, the ambiance was excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Have eaten there many times and never disappointed, try the Duck Dirt Tots and the siracha Blazed Ribs

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We’d not been here for a while and it exceeded our memories. Service is outstanding. Will be back sooner rather than w!

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The food is always good and service is as well. This time service lacked attentiveness slow to get beverages and apps. Waiter walked by several times but did not check on us. Water arrived at table near end of meal. Overall just seemed okay and needed some help..

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Second time in the past 6 months we've chosen Tarpy's for a birthday celebration. It's beautiful. Service is great and the food is very good! I always enjoy my time and my meal there.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We had a party of 6 and were all delighted with the service , the ambiance and the food. I had shrimp and grits which was the most delicious dish ever! All my guests were very happy with their menu choices. This is a really good place for foodies!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Always great food and service.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We've been dining at Tarpy's for several decades now. Food and service has always been excellent! Looking forward to our return.

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1.0Dined on May 18, 2018

The food was terrible especially for the price over cooked dry. Will rethink going back there

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Always a good experience. The bar area is rather noisy, but the other dining rooms more quiet.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Wonderful lunch specials!

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Tarpy's is a great spot--especially on a sunny afternoon, for a long lunch on the patio.
They're a little pricey, and the quality of the food and service vary. Always ok, occasionally really good, or even great. This was, unfortunately, not one of the 'great' times. Service was fair-to-good, but the food and presentation was 'meh'. Seemed like the kitchen was too busy preparing for a large party to do a good job with our meals.

Tarpy's is not a great choice for paleo, keto, gluten- or sugar-free...but it depends a little on the server. If you're lucky enough to get one who cares, it seems they can convince the kitchen to wrap a burger in lettuce, and substitute a salad for fries, etc. (If not, you get a dry something, and they charge you $3-4 EXTRA to leave off the fries or rice or potatoes and substitute with greens.)

Still, (and despite the occasional planes RIGHT overhead), the Tarpy's patio is one of the prettiest spots in the area for lunch on a sunny day. And, usually, they're GREAT about letting you linger over your lunch in peace, which adds to the relaxing experience, and is greatly appreciated. I go with one or more friends or business colleagues fairly regularly, and have since they opened.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s day, great food great service.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Place was recommended from a local diner. We had an early dinner for Mother's Day
Front of the house: (-) 3 hostesses and only 1 of them was friendly
Server: (+) friendly (-) requested a refill beverage that took awhile
Food: (+) Came out fast (-)kids got the ribs and they were dry. Shrimp and grits were ok. Sirloin was ok.
Outdoor seating was nice. From the outside the place looks great but I wouldn't come back.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day lunch.
Food was excellent.
Service was poor in every way.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We made a reservation for Mother's Day brunch. They had a special mother's day menu, which was NOT a pre-fixe menu or a pricey buffet. That was much appreciated as there were a good number of delicious options. Everyone in our party got what they wanted and the final ticket was not insanely high. I think we will make this an annual tradition for mother's day.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It’s Mother’s Day and even through the restaurant was crowded the noise level was low, the service was great and the food was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I have never been to Tarpy's before but I have heard good things about. I wanted this mother's day to be special we all agreed to go out for lunch. We were seated right away. The food was wonderful. I had a chicken pasta, my sister has a grits, my mother had a salad. we all champagne and desert. Everything was flavorful. The server was great very attentive. I would recommend to my friends

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Everything was great, aside from the limited menu for Mother’s Day. The only item appropriate for my 18month nephew was the grilled cheese, which wasn’t offered that day due to leaving space for other more important food items.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We go every Mother’s Day for brunch...always a wonderful meal and great service

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went for Mother's Day brunch. I had the chile crusted chicken. The apricot chipotle sauce was delicious. Mom had the meatloaf and loved it. Dad had the brisket hash and said it was wonderful. The service was great and we did not have to wait a long time for the food. There is a variety of seating options and it lends itself to both casual and formal dining.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Other than the hostess attitude and rudeness everything is outstanding!!!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We celebrated my husbands birthday. Amy took very good care of us. Our food was great. Steak
For him...salmon for me. We enjoy the food and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Food was excellent. They had balloons and a nice little birthday dessert for my boyfriends birthday. Portions are so generous, we had enough (yummy) leftovers for another meal. One of our favorite local restaurants.

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