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Tarpy's Roadhouse

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2999 Salinas Hwy, Monterey, CA 93940 (Canyon Del Rey)
Monterey Salinas Transit bus line stops in front of the restaurant.
831-647-1444
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 133
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 15
    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
Most recent review
Very good meal

We had our Valentines day dinner here and had a great time. They got us right in with our reservations. The area we were seated in was very nice and quiet. The food was very good also. Calamari appetizer was very tasty and not too much breading. The wife's steak was very well cooked and tender, my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Monte M
,
Sacramento, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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254 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sacramento, California
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had our Valentines day dinner here and had a great time. They got us right in with our reservations. The area we were seated in was very nice and quiet. The food was very good also. Calamari appetizer was very tasty and not too much breading. The wife's steak was very well cooked and tender, my shrimp was cooked... More 

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

We are so happy you decided to join us for Valentine's Day and that you enjoyed everything from the calamari to the steak! We look forward to you joining us again and thanks for the great review! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We enjoyed a very rich pasta with seafood (ravioli, shrimp and mussels) in a cream sauce that was excellent. Raw oysters were average at best... service was friendly and attentive. Nothing remarkable about Tarpy's just a long standing Monterey classic, now with a new chef and fresh decor so perhaps the reputation will improve. It was well attended on a... More 

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

We are happy to hear you enjoyed excellent seafood pasta and friendly service on your visit with us! Thank you for taking the time to review and we hope you will choose Tarpy's again! More 

Augusta, Georgia
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My wife and I love heading ire to Tarpy's. We have never had a bad experience, and all three couples we have told to go have loved it as well. Last visit was filled with great wine, great food, and great friends. Wendi was busy and hustled to take care of us. Well done!

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

We are so happy to hear you always have a great experience while dining with us! Wendi is an excellent server and we are glad you and your party had a great time! Thank you for the 5 star review and we look forward to your next visit! More 

ypsilanti
Top Contributor
234 reviews 234 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Tarpy's has it all. Laid back roadhouse decor with lovely outside courtyard, professional but friendly service and creative dishes made with extremely fresh produce. The miniature beet starter is a winner but the deviled egg with tuna is overpowered by the hot sausage sauce. Chili chicken and duck are both good choices as entrees but the salmon with cauliflower was... More 

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

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our creative dishes and friendly staff! We are proud to use fresh produce from our very own on site garden! The roasted beets and the salmon are both great choices! Thank you for the 5 star review and we hope to see you again! More 

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

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

We are happy you chose to join us for your New Years Eve dinner and had a terrific time from start to finish! We strive for a wonderful experience for our guests and are glad to hear you enjoyed the service, dinner presentation and a heavenly bread pudding for dessert! Thank you for the 5 star review and we hope... More 

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

Thank you for the 5 star review! Excellent service is very important to us and we are so happy you had a wonderful experience with Wendi as your server- we think she's great too! We hope to see you all again soon! More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Debbie E, Manager at Tarpy's Roadhouse, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoy great service and food on your visits with us! The patio is always a lovely place to have lunch! Thank you for the review and we hope to see you next time you're in the area! More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
Top Contributor
262 reviews 262 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
Senior Contributor
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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2999 Salinas Hwy, 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: 831-647-1444

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
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

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