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Tarpy's Roadhouse

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2999 Salinas Hwy, Monterey, CA 93940-5706 (Canyon Del Rey)
+1 831-647-1444
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Alexandria, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice table next to the fireplace with a roaring fire, served by a very cheerful person. The food was very good, excellently prepared served at a relaxed pace. All in all an excellent meal with an agreeable atmosphere.

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Thank Kirk P
San Jose, California
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a Saturday, late afternoon with no reservations. We were seated immediately inside, though they did offer the patio dining. (They are dog friendly and have a doggie menu available). Our server was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Appetizers were very good (deviled eggs, bruschetta, calamari). The wine selection was ample. Meals were not delivered right on top of the... More 

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

We're happy to hear you enjoyed the boar special and attentive service from our staff! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to seeing you again sometime, thank you for the nice review! More 

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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Usually I get a table when eating at Tarpy's but I've recently been sitting at the bar. Service seems a bit quicker and atmosphere is nice. This is always a good choice for lunch or dinner.

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

We're glad you had a nice time sitting at the bar with service and the ambiance. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to your next visit, thanks for the review! More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Went early to take advantage of happy hour specials in the bar before dinner. Cocktails and small appetizers better value than on full menu. Tasty new items on menu and great service. Enjoyed everything and had enough to have leftovers for next day's lunch.

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

It's nice to hear you enjoyed our new menu items and great service too! We hope to see you for another happy hour, thank you for the review! More 

Walnut Creek, California
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Maybe we just hit them on an off night, or just had bad luck. But after having visited Tarpy's for years, we were disappointed. We went on a Saturday night, and there was a very positive vibe/buzz. Lively, but not so noisy that we couldn't chat. We still love the building and decor. But you go to a restaurant to... More 

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

We're glad you've been dining at Tarpy's for years and very sorry that your recent visit was disappointing. We dropped the ball with your dinner and apologize that this happened, we will be sharing your feedback with our staff so we can improve. We hope you'll join us again for the experience you've grown to expect from us all these... More 

California
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Romantic atmosphere at night.....lots of twinkle lights and fireplaces. We were comfortably seated and had good service.

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Thank Kathryn D
Salt Spring Island
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102 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

We were expecting a "roadhouse", instead we got Tarpy's! Everything was done with that classy, California, comfy chic that we Northerners love...the hacienda feel of the architecture and gardens, the white stucco walls.... but best of all the friendly efficient service bringing really delicious food to our table. Well done!!

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

It's so nice to hear you had friendly service from our staff and delicious food on your visit! We appreciate you sharing your experience and hope to see you again! Thanks for the review! More 

Saint Joseph, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We had a small wedding reception here and we were treated like royalty. Great food and wine pairings made for a great evening.

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Thank 800judith0527
Debbie E, Manager at Tarpy's Roadhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review! We are thrilled you chose to celebrate such a special occasion with us and that you all had a great time! We look forward to seeing you again, congratulations on the wedding! More 

Palm Desert, California
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We had dinner here. The waitstaff was wonderful, happy and very professional. We selected one of their fine wines on their "wind down" Wednesday (half price) and it was wonderful. Our dinners were very tasteful and the servings were very ample. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is visiting the Monterey Bay area.

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

We're glad you could join us for our wine-down Wednesday and had a a tasty dinner with wonderful service! We appreciate you recommending us to others and hope to see you again! Thanks for the review! More 

Walnut Creek, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner there on Friday night to see how the food was and the site for our potential nuptials next year. The food was wonderful, the staff was very nice and the location on the inside is beautiful. However, its proximity to the airport made for some noisy interludes.

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Thank Jill H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $35
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 pm - 3:00 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2999 Salinas Hwy, Monterey, CA 93940-5706
    (Canyon Del Rey)
  • Public Transportation: Monterey Salinas Transit bus line stops in front of the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-647-1444

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