Turn 12 Bar And Grill

4.5
201 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Turn 12 for numerous special occasions. It is best for us to get reservations unless we go early. The food is delicious, the servers are attentive and efficient, the decor reflects the owners involvement in the automobile racing community with artwork, actual motorcycles and old steering wheels, that were given to the owner, mounted on a wall. We recommend this establishment to guests and we often take guests to Turn 12.

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EC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a special dinner and this food was top notch. My family loved it and so did I! Thank you for amazing service and amazing food.

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PS
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great real food! The southern fried chicken was amazing and the honey sauce was perfect on top! Service could not have been better. 5 Star!

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BB
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cool atmosphere and decor, great bar area as well as dining area. Food and service both very good.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find!

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j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The atmosphere was fun, service was excellent & the food was very good! We had a party of eight for dinner and we all really enjoyed ourselves.

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RU
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food, reasonable prices, awesome drinks, great customer service, and relaxing vibes..

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RI
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had 6 in our party and all 6 raved about the food! The pizza, salmon, and pasta were excellent and reasonably priced. The service was excellent and our server was very accommodating. We'll be back!

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H
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

楽しい‼ 車好き,レース好きにはたまらない店.アメリカでセナの写真を見ることができるとは思わなかった.ラグナセカをフィーチャーしたレストラン.ビールも料理もおいしい.

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S
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. We had the bison burger, Mac and cheese, the fries had a lot of truffle flavor I loved it my husband didn’t. The flat bread turn 12 was yummy. And of course my fav corn chowder with lobster. I should of got a bowl

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A
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was OK and convenient because I am a local. The food was tasty but extremely greasy. Our server was a nice person and that made the meal pleasant and of course it was Valentine’s Day so I enjoyed being with my husband but next time I might choose someplace else.

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j
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

great food for the price. They can accommodate different diets as well

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BR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great relaxed atmosphere, welcoming and excellent food.

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i
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

They were very attentive to our reservation, and saved us the perfect table as we requested. The burgers were delicious, and we came back the next day to enjoy them again.

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JS
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The waiter was extremely professional even with difficult customers. Good food, good service.

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SE
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent burger and pizza, loved the atmosphere. Whatever atmosphere you like depending on where you sit in the wrap around.

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DB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Service was great. Location and ambience very good. Food was poor/mediocre. Caesar salad was underdressed and came with far too much pepper. Baked macaroni and cheese was runny. Chicken parmigiana was heavily breaded.

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N
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing in helping my husband who has a food allergy find something to eat and enjoy!! Definitely going back

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LS
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The waitstaff in the bar really needs additional training. They routinely (we have experienced this almost every time we have been to the bar...probably 10 times) ignore patrons. It can also take an eternity to get not only acknowledged, but I’ve had to go back to the front desk and get my own menus. It is a real shame because we like the atmosphere and generally the food is good, and so we have given it many opportunities, but I think we are done.

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J
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a nice dinner, good food, good service, nice ambiance. More of a crowd at the bar, we sat around the corner, not too loud. Good evening.

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RT
Tahoe
77 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Stopped in for HH. Great service and the food was good. Tried the three different kinds of sliders, chile verde, lamb lollipops + drinks.

All very good

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g
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I ordered the Bison hamburger. The hamburger was delicious and soft. On the contrast, the fries were ok and dry.

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DG
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was great but the food is average at best. Good place to watch football.

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R
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good food. However, they were understaffed for a very BUSY Saturday night.Server was quite professional :attentive even though she had a lot of tables to cover.Kudos!!!,

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BL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun restaurant/sports bar. It has a great theme and solid bar food.

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DE
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time I've tried this place. Best feature is the back dining room where you can actually hear each other in a conversation while watching a live sportscast on a large screen. Food was fine, service very good, prices reasonable for Monterey.

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RP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Will go there again. I had the havarti burger and it was fantastic.

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J
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We were visiting the area, and I like to find local restaurants. Based on reviews, this sounded interesting, and wouldn't break the bank.
First, they were very nice when I called to change the reservation time. When I made it upon landing at the airport, I had calculated the time change backwards, but they were able to accommodate us. However, we were the first diners in the section of the restaurant they seated us in, although there were tables set up for a large group which arrived midway through our meal. I think that is why it took a little while for the waitstaff to come back to us. However, once she did get there service was great.
I had the Paloma and it was a very fine cocktail. The mac and cheese appetizer was very good.
I had the Honey Truffle Chicken. When the waitress described it, she said that there would be extra glaze, almost like gravy for the mashed potatoes. I didn't get that, but the meal was good. Hubby had Turn 12 burger and enjoyed it. Son had salmon, which he liked, but he didn't care for the risotto. I had a taste and liked it. Daughter had kids cheeseburger (2 sliders) which she liked.
Atmosphere is great. I did not walk around a lot to look at the pictures, but husband and son did, as they really like cars and bikes. There was a little stage in our area which had a big screen playing a ballgame.
The area we were in started out quiet, but it got noisier as the night went on.

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BC
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, service, value and good location in downtown Monterey

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v
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and services were excellent - We enjoyed watching the Thursday night football too

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NH
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great burger. I recommend the Corkscrew burger, it comes with truffle fries.

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NH
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I recommend the pizzas

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K
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Don’t judge a book by its cover. The motorcycles and 60’s rock music made me think one way about the restaurant but the menu and food was completely something else. Plentiful options. Quality food. Highly recommend.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was questionable, forgot to bring our salads, but the food was good and they did comp the salads so I can’t really complain too much. Liked the atmosphere

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great happy hour. Try the fried pickles - you won’t regret it. We had excellent service from our waitress Calee, who was welcoming, friendly, and attentive.

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RS
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

When it gets crowded the service slows down a bit, not a complaint. There always seems to be a fly around. Food was EXCELLENT! Prices on average for the area, still felt like a steal based on quality of food.

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NK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed my pork chop. Well cook d to my liking.
Thanks

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really good food and fast, polite service. We had good space around the table which was welcome. I'm so used to tight spacing I didn't realize how welcome this would be. It may be otherwise on nights with live music.

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R
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Everyone enjoyed their entrees. The lobster corn chowder was delicious and the cheesecake was just the right size for a dessert. The ribs were sauced perfectly - no extra needed and tasted great with the buttered bread.

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HL
Central Coast
30 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly Place to eat. The food is delicious and reasonably. The servers are terrific. We would recommend Turn 12 for everyone

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