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Tarpy's Roadhouse

2999 Salinas Hwy, Monterey, CA 93940
831-647-1444
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Ranked #14 of 258 restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
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
Monterey Peninsula, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Tarpy's has it all- great atmosphere, amazing food and top notch service. Weather you want to sit out on the open air patio or tucked away for a private room- you feel the attention to detail. The menu is always accommodating to what your hungry for with great specials too! Alfredo took excellent care of us - very patient with... More

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Tarpy's is a great place to take a date or client, despite the silly name. The atmosphere is really nice and the staff is super nice. They have always been ver accommodating of my food allergies, and some of the staff even remember what I'm allergic to. The steaks here are incredible and the veggies are great, too. The kale... More

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

Thank you for the excellent review! We are happy to accommodate any food allergies and glad to hear that you've had wonderful experiences with the staff as well. We sincerely hope you'll visit us again soon. More

Hollister, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Tarpy's has been around for years. It always stays current with the food trends. Tarpy's has seating inside as well as outside under a covered roof. Everytime I eat there, the food and service is very good.

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

Thank you for the great review! We are so happy that you are a fan of Chef Todd's delicious new additions. We sincerely hope you visit us again soon for more delicious specials! More

Fremont, CA
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Tarpy's is the place we take visitors to NorCal be sure of a good meal, good service and a typical California atmosphere. Once again, it did not disappoint.

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

We're happy you visit us when you are in the area! We appreciate the recommendation and we look forward to your next visit. More

Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We decided to give Tarpy's a try based on Trip Advisor reviews. We stopped by about 6 pm on a Wednesday evening without reservations. The place was already quite busy, but we were seated right away. Because it was crowded and perhaps because we were near the bar, it was pretty noisy, but not so much so that you couldn't... More

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

Thank you for sharing your pictures! We are so happy you enjoyed the boar and decided to try it since you hadn't had it before. We are glad you both enjoyed a wonderful visit with us and hope you visit us again. Thank you for the great review! More

Northern California
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We have been here for both lunch and dinner, most recently for dinner. A plus if you sit outside is that you can have a dog with you. We did that at lunch but left the dogs in the car at dinner. Food is American food done quite well. Duck was particularly to be remarked at dinner. The wine is... More

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

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the duck as well as our inviting patio. We understand the iPad wine list is a little different and can take some getting used to, but we feel it is a fun addition to the dining experience. We do feature different local wines on Wednesday nights and hope you have the opportunity... More

Marina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Love this place! Recently took my honey for his birthday dinner. It was the first night of their new menu. We decided to order by our server Tommy's recommendations. The food was to die for! I had the sirloin steak and my bday boy had the wild boar. The food, drinks and service made for a amazing night. Will definitely... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

What a hoot. The dinner, service were over the top. Chef Fisher has put his signiture in the kitchen and in his food and with his staff. Top shelf Butch, Cowboy Sausage

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

Thank you for the awesome review! We're so happy that you enjoyed fantastic dinner along with great service. Chef Fisher definitely has some delicious creations and we're thrilled that you enjoyed them. We hope you visit us again soon. More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We just ate at this place 2 days ago. I'm so glad my cousin suggested this bec I had a reservation to Sardine Factory the second time. We had the pork shank that's is so tender and will melt in your mouth. The lobster and shrimp pasta is also amazing. The server had recommended the local berry pie with a... More

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

We're so happy that you decided to visit us and that you enjoyed the delicious pork shank. The Ollalaberry pie is not to be missed! We sincerely hope you visit us again and thank you for the wonderful review. More

NJ
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284 reviews 284 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
419 helpful votes 419 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Food was quite good. Service was competent. Ambiance was suitable. I would go back. But, don't come here if you want to linger at all. We were force marched through our meal at an unacceptable pace, and we had a reservation. Between appetizer to main there was less than 15 seconds, and we had eaten our appetizers relatively fast. The... More

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

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed delicious meals on your visit with us and sorry to hear that you were rushed through your meal. We sincerely hope you will visit us again and our apologies for the rushed service. More

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