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Tarpy's Roadhouse

2999 Salinas Hwy, Monterey, CA 93940
831-647-1444
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Ranked #16 of 258 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $35
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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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Monterey, California
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We were driving by today and decided to stop for lunch. Tarpey's is certainly a one-of-a-kind very special place. Don't be mislead by the name Roadhouse. It is classy! Old world charm... romantic and comfortable. Tarpy's Roadhouse serves up great meals and has a great wine list too. The staff, especially one server named "Amy" is outstanding, Wow our lunch... More

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Fremont, California
Top Contributor
1,141 reviews 1,141 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
782 helpful votes 782 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Although it is inland and does not have a Monterey bay view, Tarpy's is one of our best and most favorite restaurants in the Monterey area. The atmosphere inside the restaurant is very warm and inviting. There is also beautiful outdoor seating when the weather is nice. The service here is very good. The food is in the "fine dining"... More

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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great service, indoor & outdoor seating in a pleasant little garden setting. Gourmet variety type foods and appetizers. Very picturesque. Only issue is flight path of Monterey airport is overhead.

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Issaquah, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The building and surroundings greet you as you arrive at Tarpy's along with the outstanding outdoor courtyard. This restaurant doesn't disappoint with the menu either. Our waiter was outstanding. We had the calamari appetizer, prawn pasta, salmon filet and the cobb salad. All were excellent. The apple pie was one of the best I've ever eaten. Just a beautiful setting... More

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

We are so glad you enjoyed the beautiful grounds as well as our updated menu! We hope you visit us again soon and thank you for the wonderful review! More

Naples, FL
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a large but very creatively laid out restaurant and it features a very creative menu. I had the rib eye with chimichurri sauce which was delicious and my wife had the brined pork chop, which was also very good. The beet salad was delicious and their special loganberry pie was out of this world. We ate on a... More

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

We are so happy you enjoyed a declious dinner as well as great service on your visit with us over the busy weekend! We hope you visit again and appreciate the great feedback. More

Naples, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

On August 2nd I made reservations for a birthday celebration dinner at Tarpy's. My family was visiting the Monterey area from Florida. My son lives in the area and said it was a wonderful restaurant which he had visited. I had made my reservation while I was still in Florida and noted on the online reservation site that it was... More

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

We completely understand how frustrating it would be to dine out for a special birthday occasion only to have it disappoint. It sounds as though we were not at all on our game that day. I would love to talk to you more about your experience and invite you in again as our guests to show you the way we... More

Manteca
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Food was excellent! We enjoyed our time there. You should make a reservation if u want a certain area. First timers we had no clue but it was still beautiful!

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

We are so happy you found us and enjoyed wonderful meals! We hope you visit us again soon! More

San Francisco bay area, California
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Lunch on the patio.....wonderful cobb salad and a burger and a bottle of wine, and a crazy good chocolate cake. A free air show (it is directly under the landing path for the local airport), gorgeous patio setting and great weather. Inside it can get very noisy if there are large parties...so we avoid inside and like to do a... More

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

The Cobb Salad is always a great choice! We are happy you enjoyed wonderful service from Alfredo and a lovely lunch on the patio. We look forward to your next visit! More

Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The food, the indoor, outdoor, stone setting, wine cellar and great selection of food and alcohol make this a MUST STOP for anyone coming to the Monterey area. Best part is that it is located near the airport and away from the hub bub of Fisherman's Wharf area. Go to their website and see the incredibly diverse menu. Great for... More

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

Thank you for the fantastic review! We truly appreciate the great recommmendation and hope to see you again soon. More

Monterey Peninsula, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

We are so happy you enjoy the ambiance (so many rooms to choose from, not to mention the wonderful patio) and that you had great service from Alfredo! We hope you will visit us again soon and thank you for your review! More

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