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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 - 10:00 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, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 143
    Excellent
  • 77
    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
Good food. Not your typical fare.

We enjoyed Tarpy's. The menu had inventive offerings and everything our group of five had was vey good. It's away from the hustle of cannery row and I felt like we were the only tourists so this is a local spot. The short rib special was excellent and the steaks were prepared perfectly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
emilyan
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Monterey, California
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We went to Tarpy's on Mother's Day, without a reservation, only to find it to be packed. Nevertheless the hostess was going out of her way to find us a table. The waitress as well very busy was attentive, charming, knowledgeable in every way. By the time we had enjoyed our Salad, a T-bone steak and a Ribeye steak, cooked... More 

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review and the kind words. We ar so happy you decided to join us for Mother's Day and that you enjoyed not only a delicous meal, but the friendly, warm service we pride ourselves on. We sincerely hope you join us again soon and thank you again for the wonderful review. More 

Sacramento, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

There were six in our group and we were visiting from out of town and staying in Monterey. One couple had eaten here before and recommended it so we all decided to go there for dinner. I had the Prawn Pasta dish. I enjoy prawn pasta dishes and order them whenever I find them on the menu. This was by... More 

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

Wow! We are so happy you experienced your favorite Prawn Pasta ever at our restaurant! We thank you for the wonderful compliment and look forward to your next visit. Thank you for the excellent review! More 

Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Old stag coach stop- obviously remodeled & charming. Very good fresh food, locals favorite! Cobb salad is excellent also. Airport is close by & planes fly overhead! Indoor dining in several rooms + outdoor patio dining in the sun & under umbrellas. Cosy small room for private parties.

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

Thank you for the 5 star review! We are happy to hear you enjoy the Cobb salad, we are proud to use fresh ingredients right from our on site garden! We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We enjoyed Tarpy's. The menu had inventive offerings and everything our group of five had was vey good. It's away from the hustle of cannery row and I felt like we were the only tourists so this is a local spot. The short rib special was excellent and the steaks were prepared perfectly.

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

Thank you for the great review! We are so happy you enjoy the delicious new menu- especially the great Short Rib Special! We hope you visit again soon and thank you for the great review! More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Great casual dinning in a beautiful historic setting. Wine down Wednesday's offer free wine tasting for showcased local wineries. Great full bar, interesting menu and excellent service

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

We are happy to hear you enjoyed dining at our beautiful property and excellent service on your visit with us! Wine Down Wednesday's are always a fun time and we are glad you could join us! Thank you for the 5 star review and we hope to see you again! More 

San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
309 reviews 309 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

For lunch, this is a beautiful place to eat al fresco overlooking the pond and beautiful gardens. We enjoyed dinner in the rocked room and our favorite part of our evening was our amazing server, Nick from Nepal. He is so genuinely interested in making sure your dining experience is spectacular. The beet starter is excellent as is the shrimp... 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 so glad to hear you enjoyed our shrimp with grits and bread pudding for dessert! We know how important service is and we are happy you had an amazing experience with Nick, we think he's great too! We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Oakland, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful fresh and tasty food. We had many small plates and all tasty and unique. Drinks are super and service so friendly and fun. Had our dog with us, so sat in patio. Dog water bowl brought out without asking and have dog menu.

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

Thank you for the 5 star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed fun, friendly service and our tasty small plates! We are proud to have a garden onsite that we use for fresh produce in our dishes! We hope you and your pup can visit us again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Had to make a run to Fish and game in the area, what a BEAUTIFUL surprise for lunch can't gush enough the Kobe beef burger with bacon and lobster was divine DO NOT PASS IT UP..... staff was very accommodating and friendly wine yummie ! Do go for lunch, the outside sitting was so nice

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

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the Kobe burger and our friendly staff! Having lunch on the patio is always a nice treat! Thank you for the 5 star review and we look forward to seeing you again! More 

Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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

Thank you for the great review! We are so happy you joined us after a day of flights- the burger is one of our favorites, from the bacon to the brie! We are so happy you enjoyed it and we hope you visit us again soon! More 

Fresno
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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

The Chili Crusted Chicken is a local favorite....we are so happy you enjoyed it as well as great service from Nick! We are happy to accommodate food preferences and dietary restrictions from gluten free to low carb whever possible. We hope you visit us again and thank you for the great review! 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?