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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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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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Sebastopol, California
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270 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Thank DonnaNPG
Greeley, Colorado
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During a visit to Monterey my family of 5 had something really special to celebrate. I asked around about the very best restaurant near Monterey. Tarpy's Roadhouse was recommended. We all had appetizers, entres, some sides, and desserts. All of the food was excellent in presentation, quality, temperature, and taste. Most notable was the service at Tarpy's. I have been... More 

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Thank PMR5
Debbie E, Manager at Tarpy's Roadhouse, responded to this review

Wow, we are so happy you had one of the best restaurant experiences with us! We want all of our guests to have a great time and it's nice to hear Alfredo made it a perfect evening! Thank you for the kind review, we hope to see you all again! More 

Monterey, California
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tarpy's is a great place to relax and enjoy good food. They also have outdoor dining and are dog friendly. Their beet salad is my favorite salad anywhere ever. Unfortunately the salmon is farmed, which means they do not meet the criteria of the seafood watch card for sustainable seafood.

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Thank Terry-Jolly
Debbie E, Manager at Tarpy's Roadhouse, responded to this review

It's so nice to hear that our beet salad is your favorite and that you enjoy a relaxing time while dining with us! We are happy to say that we buy New Zealand Alpine Salmon, which is a beautiful farm raised fish from a sustainable aquaculture. We look forward to seeing you again, thank you for the review! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service. Everything was fresh and cooked to perfection. Can't wait to come back. The location is beautiful and well maintained.

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Thank Vikinggirl327
Southern California
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164 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've eaten at Tarpy's several times but this was one of our best experiences. Terrific wait staff and very good food. May be more comfort food on the menu than fine dining choices but it just works. We tried the ribs, meatloaf, a burger and calamari. They were all good. Good wine selection and fairly reasonable prices.

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

It's so nice to hear you had terrific service from our staff and good food on your visit! We appreciate you choosing to dine with us and we hope to see you all soon. Thanks for the review! More 

Campbell, CA
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This is a favorite of mine, especially on a nice day. Inside is cozy and warm with fireplaces and a nice bar area on a cold winter day but I like to sit outside on the patio Spring-Fall. The food is very good, wine prices are not ridiculous. I love the atmosphere here. I know they do wedding receptions but... More 

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

It's so nice to hear that Tarpy's is a favorite of yours and you like dining out on our patio in the nicer weather! We look forward to see you again, thanks for the review! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Wow! Still the best overall home town comforts! Tommy our server was the best! We sold our family Property of over 40 years and it was a very sad day for us! Tommy made us laugh and remember the good things of Monterey! He reminded us it was a good time of family memories! Tommy even helped us remember a... More 

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

Wow! We're so happy that you and the fam had such a great time with Tommy and that the Chef was able to make you a special treat! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to seeing you again, thank you for the nice review! More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice table next to the fireplace with a roaring fire, served by a very cheerful person. The food was very good, excellently prepared served at a relaxed pace. All in all an excellent meal with an agreeable atmosphere.

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Thank Kirk P
San Jose, California
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Went on a Saturday, late afternoon with no reservations. We were seated immediately inside, though they did offer the patio dining. (They are dog friendly and have a doggie menu available). Our server was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Appetizers were very good (deviled eggs, bruschetta, calamari). The wine selection was ample. Meals were not delivered right on top of the... More 

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

We're happy to hear you enjoyed the boar special and attentive service from our staff! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to seeing you again sometime, thank you for the nice 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
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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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?