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Tarpy's Roadhouse

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2999 Salinas Hwy, Monterey, CA 93940-5706 (Canyon Del Rey)
+1 831-647-1444
Today
16:00 - 21:00
23:30 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
23:30 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I met my friend for lunch at Tarpy's and we both got the quinoa salad with kale, sun dried tomatoes, almonds and feta. We ordered a side of chicken breast and shared it. It was all delicious!

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Thank Robin V
Arlington, Texas
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Taken there on visit with good friend. He had been going there for years. I could tell why. Wonderful service and food. Steaks were delicious , but the calamari was the best. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Thank philarlington
Debbie E, Manager at Tarpy's Roadhouse, responded to this review

It's so great to hear that you thought our calamari was the best and had wonderful service too! We appreciate your comments and hope to see you soon, thanks for the nice review! More 

Monterey County, California
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for Sunday brunch. Varied menu selection, reasonable prices, COLD. We commented that the room was cold. Our waitperson stated that they had just opened and just turned on the heat. The room never warmed up! Two other tables asked to be moved to another room because of the cold room tempeture. We are quickly and left.

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Thank linda1482015
San Jose, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In town on business/pleasure for AT&T ProAM week. Arrived early on Tuesday evening and decided to give Tarpy's a try. Place was packed (in a good way) at 7:30pm on a Tuesday night, so I sat at one of the bar tables. Warm, friendly, and efficient service. Ordered the roasted cedar plank squash app...has chorizo sprinkled on top, very good.... More 

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Thank BargainHunter27
Debbie E, Manager at Tarpy's Roadhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We are so happy you chose to visit us twice and had such a delicious meal both times! We want all of our guests to have a wonderful experience and its nice to hear you had friendly service as well. We hope to see you next time you're in the area! More 

Winston, Oregon
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate dinner and dessert here last night with our adult daughter, and had a wonderful time. Food was prepared beautifully and deliciously. Dessert was out of this world. The restaurant is lovely.

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Thank thevandys
Monterey, California, United States
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to try some unique and great drinks and appetizers. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere is wonderful off of Del Rey. Knowledgeable bartenders and you can order off the menu from the bar too. Appetizers include Ahi Tina tacos, mouth watering jumbo shrimp appetizers with a great dipping sauce, ribs, great soup of the day and... More 

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Thank WillaminaS
Debbie E, Manager at Tarpy's Roadhouse, responded to this review

It's so great to hear you enjoyed some mouthwatering bites and friendly service from our staff! We look forward to seeing you again, thank you for the nice review! More 

Roseville, California
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446 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tarpy’s was recommended by friend Keith who moved to the area. Keith told us of this beautiful setting where dishes were handcrafted classics mixed with what they call a heavy helping of creativity. The old homestead sits among rustic stone backdrops. Patios lie next to lush gardens. It was winter and rainy so we dined indoors. Tables are well spaced... More 

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Thank Newsboymac
Debbie E, Manager at Tarpy's Roadhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! We're so happy you could join us and had delicious food and friendly service from Alfredo! We appreciate you sharing your experience and we look forward to seeing you again! More 

Seaside, California
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, very nice staff and good food. Sometimes they have good specials on steaks for locals during the week. Everything I've had here is delish, drinks are good too.

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Thank ST393
Sebastopol, California
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275 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We enjoyed the ambiance, service and most of the food at Tarpy's. Just not the meatloaf-it was more loaf than meat and had a texture neither of us liked. But the crabcake appetizer and artichoke were both good as were the desserts--especially the blackberry corn cake. We would go again if we were in the area.

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Thank MMMSebastopol
Debbie E, Manager at Tarpy's Roadhouse, responded to this review

We're glad you decided to join us and had good service and dessert! We are sorry we missed the mark and appreciate your comments regarding the meatloaf so we can look into this specifically as this is one of our signature dishes. We look forward to seeing you again, thanks for the review! More 

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92 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Attended a dinner including local history presentation. A special meal prepared by Chef Todd who also talked about his recipes. We also honored a WWII vet who talked about his recent trip to D.C. with Honor Flight Bay Area. Outstanding.

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1 Thank DonnaNPG
Debbie E, Manager at Tarpy's Roadhouse, responded to this review

It's so nice to hear you joined us for the Heroes and History dinner and had an outstanding time! We hope to see you again, thank you for the review! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 35
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
23:30 - 15:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2999 Salinas Hwy, Monterey, CA 93940-5706
    (Canyon Del Rey)
  • Public Transportation: Monterey Salinas Transit bus line stops in front of the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-647-1444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?