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Tarpy's Roadhouse

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2999 Salinas Highway, Monterey, CA 93940 (Canyon Del Rey)
Monterey Salinas Transit bus line stops in front of the restaurant.
831.655.2999
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Today
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 152
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Even a terrific restaurant will occasionally falter, even Tarpy's in Monterey

Judy and I, celebrating our 42nd anniversary, dined at Tarpy's this past week. Everything we had ranged from good to awesome, with the exception of the $40 tenderloin filets I ordered. All the accompaniments (sautéed onions, mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus and a succulent wine-based gravy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
palshaw
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Carmel, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Carmel, California
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132 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Judy and I, celebrating our 42nd anniversary, dined at Tarpy's this past week. Everything we had ranged from good to awesome, with the exception of the $40 tenderloin filets I ordered. All the accompaniments (sautéed onions, mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus and a succulent wine-based gravy) were simply outstanding, but the beef was tough. The waiter did the right thing, offering... More 

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Salinas, California
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Tarpy's is the place we go when we want really nice food served with care in a pleasant setting. Our menu favorites are the herb-crusted salmon, classic meatloaf and the quinoa and arugula salad. The black angus burger is one of the best in the area -- with wedge fries that are perfection, nice and crispy on the outside, creamy-soft... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a business lunch here today to welcome a new employee to the area. The refreshed menu had several very appealing new dishes. My beet & arugula salad with added protein choice was perfectly prepared, light dressing and just-cooked, warm chicken. One colleague requested her salad to be vegan, and the server happily complied. Another colleague was pleased with a... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Had not been here in over five years as I moved out of state and this was one of the places I wanted to visit after moving back into the area. Opted for an early Sunday Dinner with a good book in a quiet corner. I was looking forward to an excellent dinner. My server, Andrea, was a real pro... More 

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

We are happy to hear you enjoyed friendly service from Andrea and sorry you didn't enjoy your meal more. The food should always be delicious and we apologize that this wasn't the case on your visit. We appreciate your feedback regarding the soup, entree and iPad, as we look into all of the comments we receive. Thank you for taking... More 

Hartford
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Fantastic. One of the best meals I've ever had, and that was at lunch. The atmosphere was great, with an assist from the beautiful weather in Monterrey. The menu had something for everybody and wasn't too expensive for what you're getting. I highly recommend it, and I'll definitely be back.

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

We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed one of the best meals you've ever had while dining with us! We are proud to offer a diverse menu and are happy you had a fantastic time! Thank you for the 5 star review and we look forward to seeing you again! More 

Vonore, Tennessee
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536 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 707 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My husband and I sort of stumbled on this place. We weren't optimistic getting a table on Mother's Day, but we were seated immediately on the patio--and we loved it there. We only wanted small plates and a drink. We shared a stuffed artichoke (coal roasted with basil pesto aoli) that was very good, but the star was the calamari.... More 

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

We are happy you could join us for Mother's day and enjoyed the stuffed artichoke and perfectly cooked calamari! We want all of our guests to have a wonderful time and are so glad you loved sitting on the patio! Thank you for the 5 star review and for sharing your photo! More 

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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I really didn't know what to expect from this restaurant. I ended up being pleasantly surprised. It was a bit out of the way from where we were, but when we got there the parking lot was packed. It was a busy place...a good sign. We both enjoyed out meals and would definitely go back when in the area. \... More 

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

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your meals with us and sorry to hear about the wait at the hostess stand and once seated. This isn't typical for us as we know how important an aspect service is and it sounds like we dropped the ball. We are glad the rest of your dinner was a good time... More 

Decatur, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

After a long day excursion in Monterey and Carmel I wanted to take my family to a very familiar spot. I use to do landscaping with a team of disabled adults at Tarpy’s back in 1994. I have such found memories of the place, and had eaten my share of meals there. Being a chef now, I always wanted to... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy to hear you had such fond memories of your past visits with us and that we still met your expectations with excellent food and service! Thank you again for the kind review and we hope to see you again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Great place to come after Laguna Seca . Great food great service thank you WENDI for the amazing service. We are definitely coming back.

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

Thank you for the 5 star review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed great food and amazing service from Wendi! We look forward to your next visit with us! More 

grass valley
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Chose this place for dinner because owners of Safari B&B down the road said it was their favorite. Boy were they correct!. lots of food, all tasted great and having had a bad "Eating Experience" with Octopus, Chef Todd Wilson made us up a fantastic sweet tasting Grilled Octo plate especially for me to forget that past experience. What a... More 

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

We are happy to hear you enjoyed a nice atmosphere and a special plate from Chef Todd! We want all of our guests to have a wonderful time and are so glad you could join us! Thank you for the 5 star review and we hope to see you soon! More 

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Additional Information about Tarpy's Roadhouse

Address: 2999 Salinas Highway, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: 831.655.2999
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2999 Salinas Highway, Monterey, CA 93940
    (Canyon Del Rey)
  • Public Transportation: Monterey Salinas Transit bus line stops in front of the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831.655.2999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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