Turn 12 Bar And Grill

4.6
255 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Due to limited seating during this time we are only accepting phone in reservations.
Our outdoor patio is open and we are doing take-out.

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.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 255 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HeatherO
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, delicious food, and our service was outstanding. It’s always on the top of my list of go-to spots as a local.

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SandraC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I received a $50 gift certificate from my employer, so I thought I would treat my boyfriend to an afternoon ballgame.
Then I had to add $30 more to cover +tip.

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Ballerz
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything. Keep up the good food . We found you on open table. A great find.

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vipElisaF
Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great portion of tasty food! Staff are friendly and helpful.

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vipdebrap
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Perfect low key evening - celebrating a birthday. Service was great and food was very good. one of our favorite spots in Monterey.

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ClarkC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The right place at the right time. It was very hospitable.

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MartinH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I was a little disappointed the brunch menu was limited to what the online menu has listed. Also the brunch menu online mentioned all items except for the breakfast pizza came with additional sides, this wasn't the case. other than that the food and service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service no wait time , good food and clean service .

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vipItsok
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Ok, but expensive and unremarkable food.

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KerryR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great service. The salmon with risotto was tasty. The wedge salad was a little bland.

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vipAnnaMarieH
Palm Springs
81 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Server was very attentive. Appetizers are enough for a meal. Even though they do not have everything on their regular menu yet there are plenty of options to choose from. Calamari is very good as well as the lamb lollipops.

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vipScottM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great to get out for the first time in months. All the staff wore masks, seating was spacious. Food was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good casual place to get good food and great drinks . Always a locals favorite

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Miguel
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great place to carb up, I'm going back for the pizza and fries!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Greeting was inviting. Bartender was good. The waitress needed more customer service training! She seemed like she didn’t want to be where was.
I had the soup, tomato bisque, one of my favorites that I order when an establishment has it. I told her it wasn’t good she didn’t ask any questions just took it away. Didn’t see her again until the check arrived. We were charged for it with no explanation.
The rest of the meal was exceptional.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere... clean with cool racing stuff everywhere. Good Food. Fish tacos and salads.

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vipsfgirl
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a super cute racing themed restaurant. The menu had quite a few options. We had the ahi tower and Turn 12 pizza. Both dishes were outstanding and the staff was attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast Service and very good food

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vipCyndy
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This is a good place for a quick bit or a seat at the bar to watch the game. Menu has the regular fare, burgers, salads, pizzas and ribs. We went on a Sunday night and the place was very quiet. Server was very attentive. Reasonable prices. Good cocktails.

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MaryK
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re locals and love Turn 12. Great food, not your typical bar fare. Decent beer & wine list, lots of TV’s, good energy. It’s great.

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Csssie
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service, it was a busy night and the staff was really kind. Thank you!

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ClarkN
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love the food here, and the staff is great! It is our favorite place to bring out of town guests.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, it’s our go to restaurant when we can’t decide

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
239 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This place was just okay, not sure if it is better in low season or when there aren't any big golf tournaments taking place. The food was good, great selection of drinks (especially beer), and service was fine. The other patrons is what spoiled our experience. Too loud, obnoxious, too many of them. Shame, otherwise we would come back. We also had to wait for about 15 min for our table to be ready, although we had a reservation. We were told we were put on a "waitlist". Not sure why that was necessary. The lamb chops were delicious as was the short rib burger. The PB&vanilla milkshake was also good but had melted too much by the time it got to me. I would have preferred it more ice-cream-y.

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PennyF
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have been to Turn 12 more than several times and it is always a treat. The racing memorabilia is a definite plus for my husband and it is a passion for the owners. The menu is always good and I try different items each time I go but my husband loves the seafood paella.

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vipElisaF
Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. I can always expect a tasty and fresh meal. I am never disappointed. Lots of choice for gluten free eaters!

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NicoleL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exercise food and service.

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vipTomB
New York Area
166 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Turn 12 serves good food and has an impressive variety of craft beers. I enjoyed the Roasted Beet Salad with Grilled Chicken. Erik C. provided attentive service and helped me decide on a draft beer selection.

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suzyR
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food arrived so hot! We actually need to wait a minute or two for it to cool down before we did it that never happens and restaurants anymore everything was amazing

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Nala
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server was superb. He anticipated our needs, suggested splitting salads, and kept track of wine glasses.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Poor service. We had to repeatedly flag down other servers to find ours to get water, refill on beverages, and check. We eat get monthly. This was not how it usually is.

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TominCA
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We were there for brunch on the day of the Monterey Half Marathon. The restaurant was busy but not packed. Our table was ready at the reservation time. Service was slow - there was a significant gap between getting our drinks and being able to order lunch. Our wait person seemed to disappear for 20-30 minutes. Our lunch/brunch choices were all good.

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vipElisaF
Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had family in from Canada and took them there to celebrate a birthday. They loved it and were asking to come back during their next visit.

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vipNatalieR
Miami
58 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very cool atmosphere. Great service and great food selection. Cool location. We were here for a track event at Laguna Seca. Will go back!

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JosephinaW
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic Motörhead admosphere
This bar restaurant is beautiful on the inside with motorcycles, car parts and automobilia.
The service and the food are very good and nice. Beautiful place to sit and have dinner.

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DorisC
San Joaquin
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Usually one of our favorite places to eat at in Monterey, but this time it just was a disappointment. Service was great, but the food didn’t hit the spot.

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vipbrianw
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

They were a little late seating us, and we sat at a small table over on the small side of the restaurant closer to the kitchen, not the best seats. However the service was great and food was fantastic. Best risotto in town hands down! I had a great steak and my fiancé had the salmon, both were perfect and a good price. I would recommend this place to everyone and will return there again

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LindaL
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

yes I recommend We have visited your restaurant a few times. We always look forward to it.

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Salz
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was fine but nothing special. Took a while to get food eventhough restaurant was slow when we ordered.

FAQs

Turn 12 Bar And Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 372-8876.

Turn 12 Bar And Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 255 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.