Turn 12 Bar And Grill

4.4
284 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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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 284 people are saying
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vipDudster
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on September 25, 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.

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vipIndyResident
Indiana
72 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LeticiaN
1 review
Dined on September 11, 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!

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Jebissell
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for the IMSA sports car race at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca (11 turn race track hence the restaurant name Turn 12) We had the calamari appetizer and it was delicious. My wife had the halibut special and I had the baby back ribs. We shared. They were both excellent. For a fairly casual dining restaurant the food and service we wonderful. We will be back again.

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Gigi
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service was really great. It’s too bad the food was just okay (we did enjoy their cooked oysters). Stay away from the risotto! And our drinks were pretty awful. I didn’t know you could mess up a martini. Either that or I wasn’t given the vodka I asked for.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Calamari and baked Mac n cheese were good. Burger, warm goat cheese and butterscotch pudding were average. We sat indoors in the back area and it was a little too dark for our liking and a mild funky smell. Server was gracious and attentive.

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vipKimS
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good - service was outstanding!! Been a very long time since I’ve experienced such great service!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really delicious. We went there on a whim and so glad we did!

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vipServehot
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steamed clams had chopped clams, delicious vegetables and even flower petals on them. Yum! We asked for a white pizza with no goat cheese it was delicious.... and they accommodated our request. Happily surprised by the sophistication of the food and simplicity of the good service and surroundings.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food was very good. We had issues with those delivering food. Was given main entree incorrectly prior to the rest of the e receiving appetizers and being informed we just ordered. One server poured water into my ginger ale. Spouse’s meal was incorrect however we asked for modifications to the entree sided which they allowed. Food taste and proportions were of good value. Our server was friendly and attentive. Would eat there again.

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Zach
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, really cool decor, the noise was a little loud for a private dinner but a great place for groups or to watch a game.

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BobP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice selections on menu, friendly staff, very quick service.

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DaHapa
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

While on vacation in Monterey we had dinner here one night. The food was good and not badly priced. Our service was just ok and unfortunately they were out of the Russian River beers that we had hoped to enjoy when we made the reservation. My cocktail, a Caribbean Old Fashioned, wasn’t very good but overall we enjoyed our meal. The ambience was cool and the location was great

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JenniferE
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Asked for a pizza with no peppers and olives. It showed up with both. Was sent back to be redone and they just pulled the visible peppers and olives off it it. Not acceptable. It still tasted like peppers and there were actually still some under the cheese. Also asked for water 6 times before we got it….waiter, manager, person that delivered food.

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AlanH
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good service, food was good. Wine choices were local and good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We were on vacation. This place was recommended by bartenders at a local establishment. We arrived 10 minutes early, but another hostess had given away our table. We were seated at a table in the bar area. We waited over 15 minutes for a server to approach our table and take our order. She came back with a soda but not the cocktail. The bartenders were not busy. She stood at the table next to ours chatting with them for at least five minutes. She then went to the bar and brought my cocktail. We ordered an appetizer and two entrees which came out at the same time. The calamari did not taste good and was overcooked. The vegetables on my plate were completely undercooked. During our meal, the woman at the hostess station who gave away our table was loudly scolding an employee about making mistakes. At one point she said she was “effing done with this.” She continued to loudly complain about customer and order issues. Very unprofessional. Overall, this was an extremely disappointing experience, and we will not return here on our next trip.

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vipAnnaMarieH
Palm Springs
88 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is always a great place to dine. Barry, our server, was excellent. We had calamari appetizer that was just ok but their lamb is great and so was the eggplant parmigiana and the chili verde skillet.

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joeg
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice place with great ambiance for motorsport fans. Clean and nice selection of food and drinks.

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CarlissH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious pizza! Enjoyable experience.

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HenryL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time dining here, and not disappointed. We had salads and they were very filling.

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MatthewK
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

You walk in and see 8-12 motorcycles along a shelf on the upper walls, steering wheels and other racing artwork. The ambiance was pleasant. Service was fine. The food was very good and priced fairly, especially for the area. I would definitely come here again.

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RichardM
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place, good food. Service was a little slow but certainly acceptable.

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CeeN
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect. The service was a bit slow but only because they were short staffed. Other than that our server was great and took care of us. For sure recommending it.

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vipPatrickP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Date night

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SteveW
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great setting. Give it a try. You won’t be sorry.

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MikeD
Memphis/West TN
18 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was awesome at Turn 12. We ordered two pizzas for the table, pesto chicken and RP’s white pie. Both were awesome. The service was a little slow, but given the under staffing during COVID and the holiday weekend, it was acceptable.

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Charme
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service. Drinks were excellent. Definitely doing date night here again !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was very disappointing! Might be a lack of servers and he had to many tables to attend?

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HeatherO
Central Coast
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
20 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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

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

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vipdebrap
San Francisco
29 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
15 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Ok, but expensive and unremarkable food.

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vipKerryR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

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

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 4.4 stars by 284 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.