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Tarpy's Roadhouse

2999 Salinas Hwy, Monterey, CA 93940
831-647-1444
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Ranked #18 of 262 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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Carmel, California
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Several of us enjoyed an early New Year's Eve dinner at Tarpy's, and the fact that they did a terrific job from start to finish -- on a holiday when they were quite busy -- was both gratifying and a bit surprising. Our server had numerous tables to cover, but never seemed to falter, food presentation was elegant, table busing... More 

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Encinitas, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My family and I had a wonderful experience at Tarpy's recently. The menu is not the most extensive but it definitely has great options. What really stood out during our experience was our server, Wendi. She was very friendly and helpful. We had two very young children in our party, and she made every effort to keep them happy. We... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had a wonderful lunch on their patio. Tarpy's has been a regular visit when we are in the Monterey area. Great food, great service and very pretty. The only negative is it was a bit noisy as planes fly over to land at the airport.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
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218 reviews 218 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My wife and I had dinner here with another couple on a busy Friday night. We had reservations, but there was a 10 minute delay to get our table. I consider that acceptable. Our server was very professional and knowledgable, but seemed to be a bit over tasked. Service was not as attentive as it should have been. Most of... More 

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

We are happy to hear you enjoyed the lamb shank- it's one of our specialties, as well as our wine list. We strive for excellence and are happy to hear your server was very professional and knowledgeable. Thank you for taking the time to review and we hope you will join us again. More 

Redwood City, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Our dinner was catered upstairs from the regular menu. We had a great steak with a pomegranate glaze and chicken with a marvelous mango BBQ sauce. Vegetables are fresh, many grown at the restaurant garden. You get unusual vegetables here, like collard greens, kale, and chard. Next door is the Ventana Vineyards tasting room.

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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 the chicken with mango Bbq sauce as well as the pomegranate glazed steak! We are proud to grow many of the veggies we use right here in Tarpy's very own garden! We hope you will join us for your next dining experience. More 

Salinas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I have eaten at Tarpy's more than once, I am never disappointed. The food is always delicious and the servers friendly. I had a salad this time and it was a very large one. The dessert was very rich, it was wonderful! We were well taken care of and never had to look for our server. I plan on going... More 

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful 5 star review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your salad, service and dessert! We hope you choose Tarpy's for your next dining experience! More 

San Jose, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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

We are so happy you enjoyed wonderful service from Alfredo (he is great!) along with a delicious meal- can't go wrong with the BBQ Beef Brisket Sandwich. We hope you will visit again and happy holidays! More 

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

Thank you for the the recmmendation for lunch meetings! We are happy to offer our guests several options for private dining- from weddings to working lunches- and glad you and your group had a great time. We hope to see you again and happy holidays! More 

Berkeley, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 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
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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 

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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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