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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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups
Special occasions

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  • 136
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 25
    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
Great Food

We ate here for lunch and the food was wonderful. The crab cakes were fantastic. The outside patio is delightful if the weather permits. Service was good and will go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
suzmca
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Nipomo, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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262 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Tarpy is a great little spot just out of town near the airport. We decided to have lunch there due to its proximity to it. They have a nice little outside courtyard where you can also bring your dog if you like. Since I was looking at a long day of flying I decided to get the outrageous sounding lobster... More 

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Fresno
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We tried this out after reading such good reviews. This place is a winner. Fantastic service from our waiter Nick and wonderful food! Who could ask for more? I had the chili crusted chicken and my friend had the salmon. Both were delicious and they were happy to accommodate us on low carb substitutes. The drink menu was tasty and... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Loved every bit and every bite of Tarpy's Roadhouse! Upscale goodness with a downscale home grown mellowness. White tablecloths and wine glasses atop white paper on all the tables. Crayons are provided in glasses on each table. You can eat good solid pretentious food without having to get uncomfortably dressed up for once! The spice rubbed steak is very tasty... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Expensive fine dining. $7 - 9 for beer. Some of us had a great entree for $25 to $30. Some of us had the worst ribs known to man. We should have left when we saw that the name is deceiving. It is fine if you want to pay for fine dining and be careful with what you order. The... More 

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Nipomo, California
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173 reviews 173 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We ate here for lunch and the food was wonderful. The crab cakes were fantastic. The outside patio is delightful if the weather permits. Service was good and will go back.

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

We are so happy you enjoyed wonderful food and our outdoor patio on your visit with us! The crab cakes are an excellent choice! We want all of our guests to have a great time while dining with us and we are so happy you had good service as well! Thank you for the review and we look forward to... More 

Santa Clara, California
Top Contributor
236 reviews 236 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

A beautiful day helps! Nice outside garden setting. The "Frickles" were great! (Fried pickles and only 2 quarters of a pickle). Don't worry about your salt intake :-) The Apples and Pecan salad was great. The Gruyere scalloped potatoes were good but heavy. The Polenta Gnocchi was good.

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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 to hear you enjoyed the Frickles and the Gnocchi! The patio is always a great place to dine on a beautiful day! Thank you for the nice photos and we hope you will choose Tarpy's again soon! More 

Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

In Montery over the weekend and being late planners, this was all that we could get for lunch at 2 pm 2/14/15 before heading off to wine tasting in Carmel Valley. A large open place with tables inside and out. We requested outside via open table, but it was full. Got a table next to window which was great. This... More 

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

We are happy you could join us for a Valentine's Day lunch and enjoyed the clam chowder as well as the flat iron steak! Both great choices! Thank you for the 4 star review and we hope you can join us again! More 

Salinas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I was invited out to lunch for my birthday. My friend and I were seated quickly. We were given menu's and ordered our drinks I ordered the apples and pecans salad. My friend ordered the special. The food was delicious! The only thing missing was my birthday dessert.... I have been here on previous birthday's, mine as well as friends.... More 

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

We are happy to hear you enjoyed delicious food on your birthday visit with us! I am so sorry to hear you didn't get your birthday dessert, I can understand how disappointing that would be. I'm not sure how this got missed but I thank you for your feedback so we can ensure this doesn't happen again. Thank you for... More 

Sacramento, California
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
133 reviews 133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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 

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