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Tarpy's Roadhouse

2999 Salinas Hwy, Monterey, CA 93940
831-647-1444
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Ranked #21 of 259 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Canyon Del Rey
Transit: Monterey Salinas Transit bus line stops in front of the restaurant.
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English first
San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We have eaten here a number of times and have always enjoyed it immensely, and this time was no exception. Our server, Alfredo, greeted us with a smile and even handled my sometimes quirky humor without a blink. He was attentive and very efficient throughout the meal, and made our visit quite pleasant. And of course the food was great,... More 

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Mountain View
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Excellent venue for business meetings, accommodating 30+ people in their upstairs banquet room. The food was good and the staff was on top of everything. Afterwards, we had lunch in the main restaurant. Again, very good food, and Alfredo was a great waiter!

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Berkeley, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

There is some construction going on near the entrance, so we passed by the place even though we have been there a couple of times before. Once inside, however, we got happy. The shrimp pasta was just really really good. The arugula and quinoa salad was only ok, even though the chicken addition was nice. The dining room was quite... More 

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

Thank you for the 4 star review! We are happy you enjoyed the shrimp pasta so much and sorry to hear about the dessert. We sincerely hope you will choose Tarpy's again, happy holidays! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Good restaurant but spoilt by up-charging on everything. As a matter of principle, I hate to be nickel and dime'd when I'm out for dinner. Prices should be adjusted to accommodate various tastes. Very popular restaurant and noisy as a result. We asked to be seated in the quieter area, but it eventually followed us in!

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

We are sorry to hear you didn't have a better experience while dining with us. We truly strive for a wonderful experience for our guests and look into all of the feedback we receive - we hope you will consider dining with us again. Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The food is interesting with fine ingredients. I've never had bad service there. If you are a wine drinker it can go from moderate to pricey quickly. Tarpy's has a number of separate rooms which contribute to an intimate atmosphere. The outside patio is a comfortable dining venue on a nice day. And staff does not fail to accommodate when... More 

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

Thank you for review! We are happy you enjoyed our menu and the atmosphere at Tarpy's! We strive for excellence and are glad to hear you receive good customer service on your visits with us. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Las Vegas
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Most complaints are due to bad service but this is a case of bad chicken dishes. My chicken sandwich came with fries and a rosemary aioli sauce. The hard bun had a bamboo stick in it instead of a toothpick. I ended up getting a splinter in my finger from the bamboo and nobody had a tweezer to help me... More 

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California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I recently had a Sunday Brunch at Tarpys, it was a birthday lunch and I was looking forward to the same lovely experience I had had many times before. Unfortunately when we arrived at 11:30 loud acid rock music was blaring and the waitress acknowledged that she would ask them to change it, she agreed it was awful, however it... More 

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Novato, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Really excellent food. Wine we ordered turned out to have gone bad, but they replaced it without a whimper. Our waitress was charming and attentive. Berry pie was luscious. Cozy stone house atmosphere. We sat in the room with lots of windows that over looks there front garden. It was lovely.

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

We are so happy you had excellent food and attentive service while dining with us! The berry pie is always a great choice and we are glad you enjoyed the atmosphere as well. Thank you for the review and we hope to see you again! More 

Eastvale, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Very good food, and outstanding service. We had an issue when food came out, but the responsiveness of the staff was outstanding. They resolved the issue very quickly, and went above and beyond. Food was awesome!

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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 glad you had outstanding service and awesome food! We strive for excellence and are happy to hear our staff was able to resolve your issue promptly. We hope you choose Tarpy's again! More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

Very poor service. Found hair on the food and they never apologized for this. Waitress disappeared for half an hour after giving dessert menu and said she was in the meeting with the manager. This shows don't care of customer attitude.

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Additional Information about Tarpy's Roadhouse

Address: 2999 Salinas Hwy, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: 831-647-1444
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse

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