About Tarpy's Roadhouse
Relax in this 1917 Roadhouse and enjoy creative, Five Star American Country Cuisine. The wood-burning grill provides wonderful flavors for wild game, the freshest seafood and prime steaks. Set on five landscaped acres, the patios and extensive gardens provide a refreshing backdrop for hearty sandwiches, vegetarian entrees and tempting salads. This restaurant in Monterey has seven private and semi-private rooms available for banquets, meetings and celebrations. The full bar, award-winning wine list and knowledgeable professional service ensure a terrific dining experience. Reservations are recommended. Tarpy's also offers affordable full-service, off-site catering.
American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
LUNCH~ Daily from 11:30
DINNER~Daily from 4:00
SUNDAY BRUNCH~ 11:30-3:00
Canyon Del Rey
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Private parking lot is provided with plenty of off-street parking.
Monterey Salinas Transit bus line stops in front of the restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
Tarpy’s Roadhouse offers a full-service banquet department. There are 3 private rooms as well as 3 semi-private rooms to choose from when planning your special event or function. Some rooms are subject to a room fee. We also have available the latest Multi-Media tools to add polish to your event. Email: email@example.com
Private Party Contact:
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
Tarpy's Roadhouse Ratings and Reviews
We had broiled salmon and meatloaf. Entr ...
We had broiled salmon and meatloaf. Entrees were perfectly prepared and seasoned. The salmon was just the right level of "done". The vegetables and au gratin potatoes were perfect. I've eaten in fine restaurants in many parts of the world and it's been a long time since I've had food this good. Our waiter was very personable and willing to engage in conversation about the food and wine.
Tarpy's is a regular place for me to lun ...
Tarpy's is a regular place for me to lunch with friends. The service is always outstanding! The menu changes with the seasons ..... that can be good or bad. Love the new items but of course miss the old favorites. Wednesday is extra special; every bottle of wine on the menu is 50%. A great value for two or more friends to order a bottle instead of a couple of glasses. Looking forward to my next outing.
My grandmother and mother in law were vi ...
My grandmother and mother in law were visiting from out of town, and my coworkers had talked this place up, so this is where I chose. They stuck all 7 of us in the front of the house, which was fine but drafty. All in all we were there for nearly 2 hours. My food was unremarkable, my husband and children ordered ribs which were dry. My mother in law liked her fish, but my grandmother's dinner was inedible. She was too polite to send it back, so instead took it home as a literal doggy bag. Our waiter was inattentive. We asked if the bar could/would change one of the tvs off of college football and show the Giants at their championship game and although no one was watching the tvs, we were told no. I'm pretty sure my coworkers have only come for drinks and appetizers, so I can't comment on that - but going for a meal was a total bust.
Tarpy's never disappoints. We both enjoy ...
Tarpy's never disappoints. We both enjoyed delicious salads for this visit. Napa cabbage for me, with bacon and spicy peanuts, (had them hold the Gorgonzola). My husband had the Cobb, our friends the Apple Salad as well as the Shrimp Pasta. Delish!
Tarpy's was a great spot for outdoor din ...
Tarpy's was a great spot for outdoor dining and terrific happy hour drink and food selections. The hostess, Corbyjane, was very attentive, as was the waitstaff. I would absolutely recommend to anyone. It was also away from the tourist crowd in Monterey which was a plus for us.
Very nice and out of the crowds. Beautif ...
Very nice and out of the crowds. Beautiful patio if you are inclined to eat outside. Brought our dog and he was treated to his own menu! I had the chefs special, a crested sea bass over risotto that was fabulous. Second trip here and both times I've been impressed.
We were seated in a room off the main re ...
We were seated in a room off the main restaurant for a birthday dinner/party of 10. The room was dark and off the beaten path. Our waiter rarely checked on us. No salt or pepper on table. Took awhile to clear plates. Really poor service.
We visited Tarpy's for my birthday with ...
We visited Tarpy's for my birthday with our two kids, 1 & 5. The kids were entertained with the fact they could color on the Kraft paper table topper. Food was excellent, speed of food delivery was excellent, our server would
go MIA for long stretches of time but there were others that we were able to ask.
One of my regular places to go for lunch ...
One of my regular places to go for lunch and dinner. Food is always delicious, service is great. Love the outside seating in good weather. Love the historical home that is now the main restaurant. Check out the shell fireplace in the front smaller dining room!
It's always great. Lovely patio. No bett ...
It's always great. Lovely patio. No better place to eat on a sunny day. They staff to accommodate their guests and that's becoming a rarity these days. Food is just delicious. I cook. I'm a foodie. When a simple hamburger comes out perfectly cooked it's a sign they know what they're doing. I said medium rare. It was medium rare. Not medium or rare. Medium rare as ordered. l Have to appreciate that. The Tollner group of restaurants, Tarpeys, Rio Grill, and Montrio do a fabulous job. Never been disappointed. I don't work there. Just a satisfied customer review. They support a lot of local causes which is great. I gladly patronise these restaurants.
Tarpy's is our go to for special occasio ...
Tarpy's is our go to for special occasions. We have always enjoyed it and loved the food. There was something slightly off this time around (8/27/16) though. I was not wow'd by the food like I normally am and it was very salty. To the point where I woke up in the middle of the night parched :( and my husband had the same issue... The green beans were not even cooked I don't think. I understand al dente but this was raw. And my daughter had a cookie with her sorbet and it was so hard and stale, it was inedible. Just little things to where you wouldn't think after spending $200.00 on a dinner you would come across. Not sure when we will be back...
This was my 3rd time at Tarpy's - last t ...
This was my 3rd time at Tarpy's - last time was in 2013 when we visited the area, and this was our first time back to the area since 2013-we took friends also visiting the area, and they loved it. Entrees are around $22-$35-presentation is unique and very nice. The service was good but not up to par for this restaurant. I would recommend Tarpy's.
My brothers and I, who came to Monterey ...
My brothers and I, who came to Monterey for the Classic Car races, ate at Tarpy's three nights in a row. I made reservations on Open Table at least a month prior, knowing how insane Race Weekend can get. We each had three beautiful meals, shared with other siblings, of course. And there were many leftovers (previously cooked??) to leave with brother who lives in the area. It is now family tradition: When on the peninsula, eat at Tarpy's!
Service was terrible for the 2nd time in ...
Service was terrible for the 2nd time in a row. I went here a few months ago on a quiet night and had terrible service and everything was slow. This past weekend, we had to ask 5 times for waters, no steak knives for the people with steaks until we finally had to track someone down, my steak was super rare, and just everything was amazingly slow. Same waiter, too. We sat in the front of the restaurant both times.
Very disappointing as I grew up going here so i really want to like it, but it was embarrassing taking my friends here and having such a bad experience. Food was decent other than my steak.
Our experience at Tarpys was just wonder ...
Our experience at Tarpys was just wonderful! We were seated in a carpeted room that really enhanced our dining experience. The service was professional and everything arrived at just perfect timing. We look forward to our next visit.
Our hostess and waiter were both very fr ...
Our hostess and waiter were both very friendly and attentive. We were seated for brunch in the large room with a window we could open which gave us a nice option for an inside/outside feel.
I ordered an Arnold Palmer because they had freshly made lemonade and Ice tea. My friend (who I hadn't seen in a few years) had a Mimosa. Both excellent. Both of our brunch items were very good. I had the spinach egg scramble. Robin had the chicken with pepper flakes which she said was succulent, cooked just right. Since I'd had the Baker's Bacon at Pebble Beach Food and Wine I thought I'd order a side of it. Turned out to be fairly inedible. I couldn't even chew parts of it. Had to ask for a sharper knife to saw through it and ended up leaving a piece on the plate. Maybe a bad batch? Overall the experience was great though and we'd go back again for sure.
Part of a local chain of successful rest ...
Part of a local chain of successful restaurants in the Monterey area
Great staff, lively atmosphere, not subtle food but fun and filling
Fairly expensive but it is also great quality ingredients
California style food, decent beer and wine selections and fun specialty drinks
Nice outside areas if you wanted that option
Very nice to my folks who live in the area for many years now
The food was tasty--not great--but a goo ...
The food was tasty--not great--but a good value. The place was not busy yet service was very slow. Server did okay but was just not very evident during much of the meal. Brown paper on the tables is okay for a roadhouse, just don't expect elegance.
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