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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
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 156
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  • 83
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Deliciously Awesome

We made reservations for a party of 11. We were seated right away. The waiter was excellent :-) He took our drink order then they brought us sourdough bread--put it right on the table--no basket or plate, weird I thought... Drinks came straight away. We then ordered lunch. We had pulled pork... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
TCWatson
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Modesto
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  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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English first
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65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Arrived 15 minutes before closing. Got seated right away by an extremely friendly server. Ribs and steak were very good. Very good wine list. Just what we needed after a five hours round of golf,

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Frisco, Texas
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

If you are looking for an amazing meal where the locals dine, this is it! The menu is fresh and inventive. The wine list is amazing! Everyone enjoyed their meal. We made reservations through open table and were seated immediately.

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Newhall, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Never been to a 5-acre "roadhouse" restaurant before so I wasn't even sure what to wear to Tarpy's Roadhouse for our dinner ten minutes away in Monterey. The menu and photos online looked great though! When you arrive in the parking lot you will see - and think, wow this was gorgeous - a pond, a non-working well and the... More 

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

We are happy to hear you enjoyed spicy tuna deviled eggs and friendly service on your visit! We are glad you chose to join us and also got a tour of our property with some of its history! Thank you for the 5 star review and we hope to see you again! More 

Victoria, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A group of 11 family members and friends were very excited to celebrate the upcoming wedding of our friend. We had heard rave reviews about Tarpy's so we were excited to enjoy this restaurant. We made reservations well in advance and let the restaurant know it was a special occasion, however, our waiter provided the worst service from the get-go.... More 

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

We are very sorry about your recent experience with us, the service you received is unacceptable. We understand how frustrating that would be especially on such a special occasion and we sincerely apologize. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention and we have reached out to your party to discuss this further. Thank you for taking the time to... More 

Modesto
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We made reservations for a party of 11. We were seated right away. The waiter was excellent :-) He took our drink order then they brought us sourdough bread--put it right on the table--no basket or plate, weird I thought... Drinks came straight away. We then ordered lunch. We had pulled pork sandwich with wedge fries and purple cole slaw,... More 

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

Thank you for the review and for sharing your photos! We are happy to hear you enjoyed delicious pulled pork and our beautiful grounds! We know how important an aspect service is and are so glad you had an excellent waiter! We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Austin, Texas
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Loved sitting out on the patio with a glass of sparkling wine and delicious appetizers. Albeit a bit on the pricey side...still worth it. Ask for the bread to be warmed.

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

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed delicious appetizers and loved sitting on the patio! Warming the bread is always a great idea! Thank you for the review and we hope to see you again! More 

Monterey, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

recent business lunch with 7 people, menus included halibut, pulled pork steak, scallops, etc. I have been here many times over the years for dinner with the wife, big gatherings, birthdays, business lunches, etc. Some old favorites are gone have been replaced by better new favorites. If you sit outside on a nice day be aware that the airport landing... More 

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

We are so glad to hear you've been visiting Tarpy's for many years and enjoy some new favorites on the menu! We hope to see you again and thank you for the 5 star review! More 

Carmel, California
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140 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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

We are so happy you chose to celebrate a special anniversary with us and enjoyed outstanding accompaniments with your dinner! We are sorry to hear about your filet and apologize that it was tough, we understand how frustrating that would be and we hope you will join us again so we can make sure everything is perfect. Thank you for... More 

Salinas, California
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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

We are happy to hear that you consistently have good food and enjoy the service from our accommodating waitstaff! We want all of our guests to have a great time with us and appreciate your patronage! Thank you for the 5 star review and we hope to see you soon! More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 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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Debbie E, Manager at Tarpy's Roadhouse, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed our new menu choices and vegan options! The beet and arugula salad and grilled cheese with asparagus are both great choices! Thank you for the 5 star review and we look forward to seeing you again! 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: Large groups, Special occasions
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?