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Tarpy's Roadhouse

2999 Salinas Hwy, Monterey, CA 93940-5706
+1 831-647-1444
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“meatloaf” (36 reviews)
“berry pie” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
2999 Salinas Hwy, Monterey, CA 93940-5706
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1 - 10 of 451 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the must visit restaurant when in Monterey. The service is friendly, attentive, with consistent anticipation of our every need. The food is beyond compare with the fresher of ingredients and unique preparation including original , wholesome flavors. Trying this place will bring you...More

Thank Patrick M
TarpysDebbie, Manager at Tarpy's Roadhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy you always have friendly service and flavorful food on your visits! We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to lunch here and sat out on the patio. When being seated there were ants crawling on the table, kind of gross. Our server showed up quickly she was very nice, she took our drink order and came back with our iced tea,...More

Thank lilmel459
TarpysDebbie, Manager at Tarpy's Roadhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're glad you both enjoyed the Cobb Salad and very sorry to hear the service was lacking. This is not the experience we want for our guests and we will be sharing your feedback with our staff so we can improve in this area specifically....More

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time tonight at this fine restaurant! The food was excellent in every way! Our meals were served piping hot full of fantastic flavors and aromas! I had the apple salad with perfectly cooked salmon; my friends had the meatloaf and the...More

Thank jamesmK505DF
TarpysDebbie, Manager at Tarpy's Roadhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for the nice review! It's so great to hear you had perfectly prepared dinners and amazing desserts on your recent visit with us! We hope to welcome you back again!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

I had one night in Monterey with my wife and three teenage boys, and something about this place caught my eye--I really wasn't interested in some generic meal, since we don't go out all that much. So we splurged and showed up here. We knew...More

Thank Charles A
TarpysDebbie, Manager at Tarpy's Roadhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

We're really glad you and the family decided to join us and had a memorable meal with good service in our historic setting! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and we hope to welcome you back again, thank you for the...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017

Well it was nice to drive in to the mountains to find this place nestled among tall trees. Walking up the the restaurant raised my expectations as it is beautiful. Fountains and patio lights make this quite the romantic spot. The wait staff seemed nice...More

Thank Gabe G
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Tarpy's is a charming pretty little restaurant tucked in at the edge of Monterey. It is just past Salinas and near the Monterey airport off Highway 68. If you're driving fast it's easy to miss. I have been to Tarpy's previously and hosted client dinners...More

1  Thank kebolden2009
TarpysDebbie, Manager at Tarpy's Roadhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

We are very sorry about the disappointing meatloaf and lack of service you experienced with us. We value your feedback so we can improve on these things specifically and hope we haven't lost you as a customer. Please give me a call at the restaurant...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017

I've enjoyed every annual visit for several years -- and this past August rewarded me again. The food is excellent -- and the staff are absolutely great! I hosted a large party of 12 people -- almost all NEW introductions to Tarpeys - and still...More

Thank MichaelD996
TarpysDebbie, Manager at Tarpy's Roadhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review! It's so nice to hear you have been visiting us for years and always have excellent food and great service form our staff! We appreciate your patronage and for sharing your experience and look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent menu complements this old / modernized roadhouse. A must-read when visiting Monterey. At the east end of the MRY airport. Amazing wall art as well.

Thank Randy P
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I have lived in Monterey for many years. Tarpy's is a local's favorite. The food and menu has changed through the years, but the quality of the food is very good, and the staff is very good as well. When the sun is out it...More

Thank gailrmonterey_CA
TarpysDebbie, Manager at Tarpy's Roadhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thank you for the nice review! We're so happy you have been joining us for years and always have good food and friendly service! We look forward to welcoming you back again!

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. Menu is very unique. Wine, beer and cocktail list expansive. Friendly and efficient service. Definitely would return.

Thank desro35
TarpysDebbie, Manager at Tarpy's Roadhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

It's so nice to hear you had excellent food and friendly service! We look forward to seeing you again, thank you for the nice review!

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Rtaoa129
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Response from Str8Review | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have always known it as Tarpy's.
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Rtaoa129
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Response from Braderhart | Reviewed this property |
Tarpy's has been there since the early nineties. Probably not the location you're talking about buttttt if your close I highly recommend eating there. Great place, Ate their last week- From San Jose area.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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