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Turn 12 Bar And Grill

4.4
147 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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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.
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Phone number
(831) 372-8876
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Miguel Cuevas
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Franklin St.
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Parking details
There are two parking garages across the street.
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Entertainment
Live music every Saturday night and select Fridays.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch
What 147 People Are Saying
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4.2
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We arrived at the restaurant for lunch later than we planned to & didn't think we would have time to eat & get to our 12:30 appointment. The server, who was very friendly & efficient, assured us that we would have time to eat - and she made it happen. We both had burgers, which were very good. We chose green salads for our side dish & it was great that they were served first, not with the burger. The restaurant wasn't crowded so it was quiet when we were there but I imagine that it would be very noisy when it is busy.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Everything was great!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The bison burger was amazing a must have so juicy and full of flavor

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great live music! Fun atmosphere. Priced appropriately. Would definitely go again.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Good atmosphere. Great music. I enjoyed eating and listening to really talented musicians. I appreciate the opportunity.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Everyone was good. Just the server was not attentive at all

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Definitely coming back! We had a last minute reservation for a party of 8, for my nieces 12th Birthday. She loved turning 12, at Turn 12 she had the Turn 12 pizza! They were able to get us in with a great table. The server was wonderful, the food was excellent (as usual). The birthday girl couldn’t have been happier. THANK YOU Turn 12 the whole family was happy!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Fun spot with nice menu - good burgers. Lots to look at on the walls too.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We have our favorite dishes here and they never disappoint!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Great service!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on January 1, 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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1.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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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3.0Dined on December 30, 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.

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3.0Dined on December 26, 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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5.0Dined on December 21, 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.

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3.0Dined on December 9, 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.

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4.0Dined on December 2, 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.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 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.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 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.

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3.0Dined on October 27, 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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5.0Dined on October 20, 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.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on September 27, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on September 15, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 4, 2017

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

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1.0Dined on September 3, 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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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on August 20, 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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5.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined on August 4, 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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4.0Dined on August 4, 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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5.0Dined on July 28, 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!

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2017

Would definitely return.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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