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Tarpy's Roadhouse

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2999 Salinas Highway, Monterey, CA 93940 (Canyon Del Rey)
18316471444
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11:30 am - 9:00 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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Altadena, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A regular stop over several years whenever I'm in the area -- and EVERY time has been a good one! And even better, Nick is one of my FAVORITE servers in ANY restaurant. Try it - for sure!

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Thank MichaelD996
Calif.
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45 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends and I came here for dinner. We all ordered something different and all our meals were delicious. I had the ribs which were very tender. The staff was friendly and helpful and the service was very good. I would recommend making a reservation as it was very busy throughout the evening. I will definitely return as well as... More 

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Ripon, California
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good times. We had the calamari, kale chips, and sweet potato fries. All good. A few drinks at happy hour prices. Finished with some great desserts.

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West Central Illinois
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this place on the internet. We were looking for a low-key place to grab dinner. The food was good and there was plenty of it. Just need to know going in that it's pricey and you really need reservations. Our server was wonderful! I had the meatloaf and would recommend that. I personally prefer my green beans cooked... More 

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

So nice to hear you had wonderful service and would recommend the meatloaf! We hope to see you next time you're in the area, thank you for the review! More 

Kansas
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a lot of delicious items on the menu at Tarpy's, often with a bit of a twist from what I'm used to. I had the stuffed portobello mushroom for dinner, and as I was watching the plates for the others at my table come out, was feeling a bit of regret for ordering that (compared to what I... More 

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

So happy to hear you enjoyed the best stuffed mushroom and excellent service on your visit! We hope to see you again to try another delicious item from our menu! Thank you for the review! More 

Redwood City, California
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367 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend took me to Tarpy's and Wow!.. Had never heard of it before but will be back. It is hidden away but worth the drive. There was seating inside and outside. A little crowded in a side room but still comfortable. Ordered the calamari, iceberg salad and sirloin. They were all nicely presented and the steak was wonderful. Menu... More 

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Thank 1GiantsMS
Debbie E, Manager at Tarpy's Roadhouse, responded to this review

It's so nice to hear you enjoyed a wonderful meal and attentive service on your visit with us! We look forward to seeing you again, thank you for the review! More 

Scotts Valley, California
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201 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a doctor's appt in Monterey and asked the doctor for a good place to eat to sit out commute traffic. Tarpy's was a very good choice. We started with a beer flight which was a steal at $9. My husband had an excellent meatloaf which I never cook at home over perfectly cooked green beans. I had a half... More 

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

So glad you chose to join us and had excellent meatloaf and tasty ribs! We want all our guests to have a great time and we're happy you had professional service too! We hope to see you again, thank you for the review! More 

Carmel, California
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tarpys is east of Monterey just past the Monterey airport if you are going east. Great atmosphere and fun food. Bring the dog. Like most restaurants in Monterey Carmel with patios its pet friendly. Casual rustic great food.

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Thank Sultan2
Debbie E, Manager at Tarpy's Roadhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review! It's so good to hear you enjoyed our dog friendly patio and great food! We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Salinas, California, United States
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218 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint spot for lunch or dinner. Service is typically good, menu is a bit on the pricey side. Food is good and usually nicely presented. Only drawbacks are parking can sometimes be a challenge at lunch and if you eat on the patio, you'll contend with frequent planes flying directly overhead. If you are having a business meeting, eat inside... More 

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Thank 556danaa
Debbie E, Manager at Tarpy's Roadhouse, responded to this review

So glad you enjoy dining on the patio and had good food and service! We appreciate your comments and hope to see you soon! Thank you for the review! More 

Manhattan Beach, California
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163 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited with family for a special occasion - there were 9 of us. Initially we sat inside but it was so noisy one end of the table could not hear the other end. So, we opted to move outside to the lovely patio area and it was perfect. Most of us had something different and all seemed to enjoy... More 

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

We're so glad you chose to spend a special occasion with us and enjoyed dining on the patio! We want all our guests to have a great time and we're happy you received good service as well. Thank you for the review, we hope to see you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, 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 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: 18316471444

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