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About Turn 12 Bar And Grill

Turn 12 Bar and Grill waved the green flag on October 1, 2013. The modern and sporty decor surround a spectacular 50 foot custom zinc bar top with tire tread inlay. Vintage motorcycles, historic racing artwork, and multiple televisions capture your attention upon entering. With a menu that serves a little of everything, from steaks and pasta, to pizza, burgers and salads Turn 12 is a casual American Bar and Grill with something for everyone.


The name Turn 12 is related to the famous Laguna Seca Raceway that has 11 turns and meant to invite guests to visit us at the corner of Tyler and Franklin as the last turn of the day.

400 Tyler Street
Monterey, CA 93940
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday Lunches 11:30-4:00 p.m. Dinner 4:00-10:00 p.m.
Late night menu 10:00-12:00 a.m.

Saturday-Sunday Brunch 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Lunch 11:30-4:00 p.m. Dinner 4:00-10:00p.m. Late night menu 10:00-12:00 a.m.

Cross Street:
Franklin St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(831) 372-8876

Entertainment:
Live music every Saturday night and select Fridays.

Parking Details:
There are two parking garages across the street.

Executive Chef:
Miguel Cuevas

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch

Turn 12 Bar And Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (5)
Bar Seating (4)
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Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Good for a Date (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Live Music (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was great!! I love the food and service! I will be back. 😃

Tags: Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Best sand dabs ever. We sat in the back and it was quiet.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Waited 10 minutes after seated for someone to come to the table. No body came to refill the water glasses. Asked for dessert menu and took over 5 minutes to get it and then 10 minutes for someone to check what we wanted to order. We ended up not ordering dessert and left. Food was fine and waiter was friendly, just need training on promptness of service as it was not busy when we got there.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Despit we had a reservation, the restaurant host put my family in the bar area next to the door. I told the host my husband was sick and we preferred not to sit in this area. However, th host insisted the restaurant was booked and could not move us. On the other hand, I saw the host continued to take other customers into the restaurant inside. Therefore, I decided to check out myself and found plenty space inside the restaurant. Is there a race discrimination against Alain in this restaurant? I will never take my family to this restaurant ever again.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I wanted to love this restaurant because of the location (downtown Monterey) and theme (Laguna Seca and auto racing) and extensive menu. Perhaps it was an off night in terms of getting the regular wait and kitchen staff....perhaps not? The hostess and manager very kindly got us a table when we arrived early for our dinner reservation. That was the best part of the evening. Our waiter was harried and inattentive. The dinner entree of Clams and Linguini was mediocre and did not arrive as described in the menu. Another waitress took care of that because our waiter was nowhere and did not check back after we were served. Two other dinner entrees were satisfactory but did not deliver in terms of taste and presentation. We will give the restaurant another visit and hopefully service and food quality will be better.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Some dishes were good (lobster corn chowder, salmon) others did not come as ordered, and kids pizza was burnt on bottom. Entrees took an incredibly long time to come to table. Other guests came in after we had ordered, ordered their meals, and were served their food first. Waiter would not admit anything was wrong, but we waited 35 minutes for a kids meal to get to table, then it came burnt. Service was lacking and we only saw our waiter a total of 3 times the whole service. Disappointing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We love this restaurant. We just had dinner there with ten family members. The food is very good, and our server, Katie, was exceptional.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The menu is great with lots of choices and the dishes all looked great. Unfortunately, the service did not match the options. The service was very rough and our waiter answered all of our requests with "no problem"....which we found to be a problem. Also, depending on where you sit, you will have a different experience. The main area of the restaurant is vibrant while the back area is somewhat dark and quiet.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was great and our waitress was very good. The only issue was a manager who got upset when we asked if they could change the game on the tv in front of our table.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Turn 12 serves good food and has an impressive variety of craft beers. I was impressed by the speed of the service on a busy Saturday night. My salmon entrée was perfectly cooked. Donald provided attentive service and was helped me with my beer selection.

Tags: Casual, Live Sports, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Good meal. Very friendly place. Large portions. Decent beer menu. I didn't love my sand dabs, but everyone else was happy with their meal. The spinach was pretty bitter. I'd switch to creamed spinach.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This place is just mediocre. The Caesar salad was forgettable and the second round of drinks we ordered were horrible. We asked them to be remade and they still weren't good. Very disappointing since we just ordered margaritas. The mushroom pizza was delicious and the roaster chicken salad was tasty. The bar was full due to the World Series game on so it did get loud a few times but nothing out of control. Probably won't be back.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Just like last time, good food, good service, good menu options. This time I had the Turn 12 Sandwich, which is a thick chicken breast, bacon, avocado, lettuce & tomato on a nice crusty bun. The fries were good, but too much Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top (I do not like Parmesan cheese, my fault, should have asked them to omit it). My husband tried the Prosciutto Pizza, loved it. He's not a big fan of arugula but he ate it all, so it must have been good. Good selection of beers on tap and bottle. My only "complaint" is that they didn't bring a glass for the bottled beer. Otherwise, great dinner before we saw Howie Mandel at the Golden State Theatre. I'm sure we'll be back again.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Casual, Bar Seating, Live Sports
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

This restaurant has a very casual atmosphere. Sport oriented, Very friendly. Many of the locals hangout here. The food is much better than you might expect in a sport oriented grill. I ordered the braised short ribs. Outstanding. I would recommend this as one of the better casual dining experiences.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Un buen restaurante de comida americana. Pedimos hamburguesas bien preparadas y ricas. La camarera fue amable y servicial. El té muy pequeño, se agradecería una taza más grande o algo de agua caliente extra. Bien de precio.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great service and great food. Bartender was really nice as well.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Interesting venue, outstanding theme & decor. Food was pub-like plus, but very good. Overall good experience.

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·Dined on September 5, 2017

First time customer. Food, service & great atmosphere. Sports bar with multiple games. Great place. Will return.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Fun, Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

The chef was not willing to accommodate a very simple request to give me 2 different vegetables since I don't eat white rice due to a restricted diet I'm on. He refused to do that which has never happened to me before anywhere.(they ran out of the box choy which was supposed to come with it). Instead he doubled up on the brocoloni.It was disappointing and set a really bad tone for the meal.The portions were small and the food was just ok.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The manager was doubling as a hostess and was very rude. Pretty much told us we should leave when I asked about the wait.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 21, 2017

This is the first time that we've had a reservation and our table wasn't ready on time. We had to wait 8 minutes. That's it, we're not mad. It happens, they must have kids too. Food and presentation was fantastic. Time to order to table was about 15 minutes. About what you'd expect for the quality of the food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Turn 12 is an awesome restaurant to grab a quick bite to eat. Our Server was fantastic, she was always on top of things and very friendly. The food was delicious and the decor was even better. I honestly don't have any real complaints about this place. 10/10 would recommend to a friend

Tags: Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Although our Lyft driver arrived late and took the long way, making us 30 minutes late for our reservation, the owner couldn't have been more gracious--we felt very welcome. Service was prompt and outstanding!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Overall happy we went there. We got seated in the back where it isn't as cool as in the front. We had to ask for bread which odd for a place noted for its bread. Teenagers loved it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 29, 2017

First time here after coming on the recommendation of a friend. Absolutely loved the restaurant and will visit again when I'm in Monterey!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Would definitely return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Delicious food great drinks. Plan to take out of town guests there when we vacation in Monterey and of the month.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Loved this place! As a longtime race enthusiast and Laguna Seca fan, it was fun to see all of the photos and memorabilia. Menu had more variety than I was expecting from a bar and grill. I had the sand dabs special, it was amazing. My husband raved over the lobster corn chowder, and we both loved the wine selection. We will be back for sure!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We sat outside in the patio, nice Fathers Day get together. The brunch was great, good portions and tasty. The service was excellent and we will be back soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The service was good, place was nice, but the food not so good. The ribs were overlooked and dry.

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 (Portland)·Dined on June 10, 2017

So good! Food was the quality of a high end restaurant, presentation, taste, quality, everything! But the prices were that of a standard bar&grill. Such a value! Service was great! If you're anywhere close to Monterey, this is a must-stop!!! Delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Third time here, same dinner each time, Chipotle Chicken, third time enjoyed the meal. This last time the chicken was heavy on the chipotle so maybe ask for it less spicy if you don't like too much heat. Chicken was cooked great, juicy, not dried out. Husband had an onion & mushroom pizza and loved loved loved it. Crust was cooked and chewy.

The restaurant has a racing theme and it adorned with great photos and items from racing history. F1 fans will especially like the decorations. Turn 12 has a large room other side of the bar that will accommodate large crowds. I was there on a Friday night and there were at least 3 parties of 10-20 people each.

Multiple TV screens in the bar showing live sports. Not a large bar area, so if you really want to see a game or match, make sure you get there ahead of time to stake out your seat.

They have a varied menu, most people can find at least a few things they might enjoy. I've been there with a large 10-12 people group and no one had an issue choosing a meal. I dinged 1 star for service as they aren't as attentive as I'd like. Reponses on requests were just a tad slower than I would have liked, but otherwise good service. All orders were correct, even with 12 people ordering various drinks from the bar.

Overall a great meeting and eating place. Convenient location downtown. Street parking if you can find it, garage parking nearby.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day family get together over good food and able to talk with everyone

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 13, 2017

One of my favs in the Monterey area. Great meals from the wide range of salads to delicious steaks and ribs. My friends had the ribs that falls off the bone and the salmon special, both well prepared and presented. I enjoyed the steak salad that had a smooth vinaigrette dressing. The environment is a cool motoring theme with vintage motorcycles and tasteful artwork adorning each room.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Authentic, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Live Sports, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fun, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Good food, stayed for a while and was not rushed out by the staff which was nice. One suggestion would be for waitress to check back with us after check paid if we wanted any additional drinks.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Flatbread appetizers with choice of pizza toppings great deal - prosciutto arugula was great. Kid's menu is nice -good value. Fun decor and ambiance. Good service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Food was great but our service was terrible. We were forgotten about a couple of times and waited a very long time to order and for food. We were charged incorrectly as well and when we informed the manager he just kinda laughed and said sorry.

Tags: Casual
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Always good food and drinks

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Turn 12 is an interesting mix of a restaurant trying to be a sports bar and a family restaurant. The menu has a good variety of options and the cocktail menu is also enticing. There were 6 of us for dinner. Service was very slow in the beginning, but got better after we received our food (a little late in the game if you ask me). We started with cocktails, which took a long time to get. Once we did get the drinks it turned out that the bartender left out a few components in two of the cocktails, which took extra time to fix. Once the drinks were fixed, we enjoyed them - they were quite good. Most of our group ordered salads or the fried oysters followed by burgers with sweet potato fries or the flat bread pizza. All of the food was quite good - the bison burger, sweet potato fries, and fried oysters were exceptional. Would I eat there again? If I were in the neighborhood or lived around the corner, I might. It's probably a better pick for lunch than dinner.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Barry was an excellent server! The food was delicious & the ambiance was perfect. It's in a great location and walking distance to everything.

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