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Turn 12 Bar And Grill

4.5
4.5
316 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Late night menu Daily 10:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (831) 372-8876

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Miguel Cuevas

  • Private party contact

    Eli Severson: (831) 372-8876

  • Neighborhood

    Monterey

  • Cross street

    Franklin St.

  • Parking details

    There are two parking garages across the street.

  • Entertainment

    Live music every Saturday night and select Fridays.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 316 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • California Central Coast

    American

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Great for Brunch

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Good for Groups

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. DS

    DanielS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food, great service very nice staff and will definitely go back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing customer service at Turn 12! Julian was courteous and brought our food out with a very short wait time! Delicious food with large portions, so make sure to come with an appetite.
  3. BO

    BarbaraO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best server and the food and cocktails were great. Except for the crying baby it was very quiet where we were sitting. I’ll be back.
  4. EF

    ElisaF

    Central Coast

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy retirement to me! Great service, fantastic food!
  5. DR

    DianeR

    Portland

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food good with generous size portions. Decor interesting. Server not attentive to refill of beverages and had to flag down another server to get parmesan cheese for pasta dishes. Overall a good experience and would go back.
  6. B

    Barry

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My paella was surprisingly spicing and I have a very low tolerance for spicy. I did survive the meal and would ask for significantly less spiciness next time. My wife's baby back ribs were outstanding.
  7. YQ

    YvonneQ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The food was mediocre in taste though I appreciate the variety of dishes offered. The restaurant is a little dark and some of the customers were very loud, including one couple who was Facetiming someone else for 30 minutes. Could even hear them in the bathroom. We were seated for about 20 minutes before anyone even came to take our drink order and roughly the same amount of time to receive said drinks. Food was about the same too. Only once did the server come and check on us to see if we needed anything.
  8. EF

    ElisaF

    Central Coast

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Barry is a our favorite waiter. He provides a high level of service. He never disappoints! And as usual, the food was delicious.
  9. EM

    ElaineM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    High school student athlete received his first letters for letterman jacket
  10. U

    Unhappycustomer

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Terrible food with even worse service. From the moment we walked in service was bad. The hostess acted like we were an annoyance and we shouldn't even be there. The waiter told us we has to hurry up and put in an order because the kitchen needed to switch to dinner. The food was disgusting. The lobster corn chowder was canned clay chowder with some lobster and corn thrown in and the lollipops were so under cooked they were inedible. And lastly, the floors were so dirty and unvacuumed it was disgusting.
  11. TR

    TeresaR

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Early Mother’s Day celebration
  12. CM

    ChristopherM

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent contemporary american dinner—great burgers, pizzas, beer list—service friendly and efficient. We came here twice in our 4 day visit to the area because we liked it so much
  13. BL

    BruceL

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Out of the NY steak entree at 6pm. Wedge salad was a bowl of iceberg lettuce with stuff on it, lacking traditional presentation.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food good. This is not gourmet dining. For the type of place it is, the food was quite big. Some of the portions a bit larger than needed. Paella and chicken sandwich were very good. Calamari app as well.
  15. SM

    ScottM

    Central Coast

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very nice brunch. Tasty food at reasonable prices, broad menu of options. Friendly service. Thanks!
  16. L

    Lovejoy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Stately spot to watch a quiet game. Cool automobilia on display...but any sport you'd like to watch can be put on one of their many screens. Also: BEST BRUNCH on the Peninsula!
  17. H

    4Happydiners

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food and service was good. Good value. Good place to go with friends and family.
  18. SC

    SC75

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Never made it there. Called before I was to arrive to ask a question and the woman who answered was snappy and rude so I did not show
  19. DD

    DennisD

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service by Barry. Food was excellent. Wine list a little limited. Huge restaurant. Convenient to Alvarado St and Golden State Theater.
  20. N

    Neils

    Central Coast

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food here is consistently delicious. Never lets us down.
  21. l

    loomzoom

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place to start your evening before a show at the Golden State Theatre right around the corner! Try the white pizza and the lamb chop lollipops
  22. DM

    DonM

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place and experience!
  23. D

    Daniel

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall good experience. Waiter was great and the food was good and the atmosphere was lively.
  24. JB

    JamesB1952

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service and dinner were good and enjoyed the fried oysters
  25. CW

    ConnieW

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great place. Food was delicious. Great for kids. Will definitely come again next time we’re in town
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    They were short-staffed, so a little slow, but excellent service and food was delish.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great New Years Eve dinner!
  29. MP

    MichaelP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service good food! There is a negative though, the bartender should not express with anger that he dislikes a sports team (Dallas Cowboys) in front of paying customers... very unprofessional.
  30. EF

    ElisaF

    Central Coast

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server Barry was fantastic! And the food never disappoints.
  31. SJ

    SteveJ

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were first rate!
  32. M

    Mccyawl

    San Francisco

    82 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a good experience here. Exceeded our expectations. Salads were large and fresh. Entrees well prepared, and a good selection. Good value overall. Will return to try the pizza!
  33. L

    Local

    Central Coast

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Food is always consistently good. We had excelent service. Unfortunately, we were surrounded by very noisy tables with screaming children with ruined our meal with friends.
  34. DM

    DonnaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Jacob, was attentive and pleasant. Great food, great service.
  35. e

    enjoyfood

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The waiter knew everything about the food and drinks. He was very good at description and suggestions. The food was good but not great . The cocktails were on point.
  36. CS

    CharlesS

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere & courteous staff. Food was top notch……we’ll be back.
  37. D

    Dudster

    Vancouver

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The beer selection is good. A varied menu. The food is good and the service is good. Had some Mama's spaghetti and meatballs.
  38. IR

    IndyResident

    Indiana

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great vibe - memorabilia alone worth the visit, them combined with positive staff & menu selections a great downtown Monterey place.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An over due date with my beautiful wife, just what we needed, this is our go to restaurant
  40. LN

    LeticiaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is great. Excellent service every time and the food is all good no matter what you order. The drinks or cocktails are great. My husband loves the racing theme inside the restaurant and the motorcycles. Every time we come to Monterey we stop here for dinner or drinks and appetizers. We have never been disappointed and the brunch/breakfast is also very good. Always a consistent pleasure to eat here. Thanks for your great service and staff!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.5 stars by 316 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Turn 12 Bar And Grill

400 Tyler Street Monterey, CA 93940

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Franklin St.

  • Neighborhood

    Monterey

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Late night menu Daily 10:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There are two parking garages across the street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Miguel Cuevas

  • Entertainment

    Live music every Saturday night and select Fridays.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (831) 372-8876

  • Private party contact

    Eli Severson: (831) 372-8876

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