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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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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 163
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 12
    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 Ambiance

This restaurant is, presumably, in an old house because there are multiple rooms with fireplaces and an outdoor patio, in which to dine. Very popular restaurant, so be sure to make reservations. Food is okay, I will not say great. Avoid the Portabello Mushrooms. The meatloaf was decent. A little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Sue C
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Springfield, Missouri
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Springfield, Missouri
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restaurant is, presumably, in an old house because there are multiple rooms with fireplaces and an outdoor patio, in which to dine. Very popular restaurant, so be sure to make reservations. Food is okay, I will not say great. Avoid the Portabello Mushrooms. The meatloaf was decent. A little pricy for what you get. The berry pie and apple... More 

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Crockett, Texas
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I loved the experience. The weather was perfect and we ate on the patio. It is right under the flight path to the little airport but it really wasn't a problem for me. The food and surroundings made up for the occasional air plane.

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

We are so happy to hear you "loved" your dining experience with us! We want all of our guests to have a great time and are glad you enjoyed the food and sitting on the patio! Thank you for the 5 star review, we hope to see you next time you're in the area! More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Best hamburgers ever to quote my brother and I agree. Outdoor seating is great but the inside of the place is nice too. We loved the angus burger. And the fries are very good. They are wedges but not too thick. They must be deep-fried because they have a nice crunch to them but they are not at all greasy.... More 

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

Thank you for the 5 star review! We are thrilled to hear our burgers are the best you've ever had! We want all of our guests to have a memorable time and are glad you had a great experience with us! We hope to see you again! More 

Carmel, California
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We went to wine-down Wednesday for dinner.....where you can taste wines served by a local winery and then order it with your dinner for a good price.....the wines were wonderful....dinner and service, not so much....we got our wine served after ordering it in a relatively timely manner....and waited almost 45 minutes for our entree....were never offered or received any bread....our... More 

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

We are glad you enjoyed wonderful local wines and very sorry to hear about your disappointing dinner. The food and service should always be excellent and we apologize that wasn't the case on your recent visit. We appreciate your patronage over the years and hope we haven't lost you as a customer. If you would like to discuss this further... More 

Post Falls, Idaho
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a very fun place to go but RESERVATIONS are recommended! Beautiful setting, inside or patio, good bar and lots of fun people watching. Avoid the meat loaf but steaks are good and the burger divine! For four light eaters with 2 cocktails each, the bill was $207.00

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

We are glad you enjoyed our beautiful setting and a divine burger! We agree reservations are a good idea as we tend to get pretty busy at times. We are happy you all had a fun time with us and hope to see you again! Thank you for the 4 star review! More 

Calgary, Canada
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Tarpy's was recommended to us by a couple of people. The food and atmosphere was good. The restaurant had lots of seating inside and out. Food was good. The quinoa salad with the arugula was flavourful. Love the roasted almonds. The prawn and lobster pasta was nice and creamy - but a little too much cheese... Made it too rich... More 

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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 you decided to join us and enjoyed our atmosphere and good food! We hope to see you next time you're in the area! More 

herts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

we are a family of 4 from the UK, and we visited the roadhouse based purely on its name being our surname. We were glad we did however, as the meal was excellent, the service very good, and we will happily return in the future. Highly recommended if you're in the Monterey area, just a couple of miles from Highway... More 

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

We are so glad you and your family enjoyed an excellent meal and good service on your visit! We want all of our guests to have a great time and are so happy you could join us! Thank you for the 5 star review, we look forward to seeing you again! More 

San Carlos, California
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Celebrating something? NO? Go anyway. This is a beautiful restaurant that serves amazing meals. The food is lovely to look at and pleasant to eat. The service is ALWAYS great. There are small dining rooms with a few tables and a big dining room to eat in. You can request a room, but it's always nice to be surprised. The... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely 5 star review! We are so happy you always enjoy great service with us and amazing meals! We are glad you like the surprise of which area you will be seated in and we appreciate your patronage! We look forward to seeing you soon! More 

Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is part of my vacation on the Monterey peninsula for the Concours D' Elegance. This resturant was suggested by someone who had been there a number of times. Looking at it from a distance-it sort of rambled around. We made our way in, and went to the heated patio,which was very nice on a 60 degree evening. The wine... More 

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

We are so glad you enjoyed fresh salmon and perfectly timed service on your visit! We want all our guests to have a nice time and are happy you decided to join us! Thank you for the 4 star review, we hope to see you again! More 

California
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Consistently good. Interesting menu with nice variety of entrees - both large and small plates. Excellent bar and great staff that goes the extra mile. One of three restaurants owned by the same group here on the Monterey Peninsula the others being Montrio in downtown Monterey and Rio Grill in Carmel. Can't go wrong at any one of them.

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

We are so happy you enjoy our variety of menu options and consistently good food! We know how important an aspect service is and are glad you received service that goes the extra mile from our great staff! Thank you for the 5 star review, we look forward to your next visit! 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: Special occasions, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?