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Tarpy's Roadhouse

2999 Salinas Hwy, Monterey, CA 93940
831-647-1444
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Ranked #13 of 257 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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San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Ate in the Library with 33 other friends. Service and food terrific! Their Signature dish--Chili Chicken was really good! Will definitley return here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We loved the unique and tasty dishes. Server Jorge G did a tremendous job bringing the food super fast (as we had children) and was exceedingly kind and gracious.

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

We are so happy you enjoyed a delicious meal and great service on your visit! Wonderful service is so important to us and we are glad that it shows. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again. More

Seaside, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have relied on Trip Advisor reviews for dining and have never been disappointed with the recommendations. Thanks to all who have contributed! Tarpy's Roadhouse is set in an old stone compound on the Monterey/Salinas highway. It's just a gorgeous property with indoor and outdoor seating. On a sunny day there is just no better place to be then dining... More

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

Thank you for the wonderful review and the recommendation! We are so happy you enjoyed the delicious Shrimp & Grits and your daughter liked our Maple Pecan French Toast....great sweet and savory choices! We hope you visit us again! More

Monterey, California
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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

We are so happy you enjoyed a great lunch and finished it with a delicious peice of cobbler and coffee....doesn't get better than that! More

Fremont, California
Top Contributor
1,227 reviews 1,227 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
845 helpful votes 845 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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

We are so happy to be one of your favorite restaurants! We hope you visit us again next time you are in the area! More

Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Debbie E, Manager at Tarpy's Roadhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are happy you enjoy the beautiful patio and our delicious appetizers! We hope to see you again soon! More

Issaquah, Washington
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
32 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
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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