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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.
Monterey, CA 93940
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
As a Full Service Caterer we can handle the details of your event, including finding a location, contracting with florists, bakeries, photography & video experts, musicians and lodging. Think of us as your own personal concierge! We will help you create an event that will be remembered favorably and you will totally enjoy!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Private Party Contact:
Banquet Team: (831) 655-2999
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Tarpy's Roadhouse Ratings and Reviews
We went for dinner and again two days later for just drinks in the bar and really enjoyed both experiences. The food is ridiculously good. Dirty Duck Tots were a favorite among many dishes we tried, but all stood out. Drinks were excellent.
My only real "complaint" was the pace of the food was pretty quick. Dishes came very fast and entree landed before we finished apps. Not the worst deal as the food was so good, but it felt a little rushed. Still, I would HIGHLY recommend the place!
We live in the area and decided to go back to Tarpy's to give it another try as the last time we were there the food was just average. Unfortunately it's very hard to even get a read on the food when you are doing nothing but trying to drown out the extremely loud environment. The noise level in the dining room we were in was so bad that my wife and I literally had trouble hearing each other even though we were seated directly across from each other at a 2 person setting.
I do have to admit the waiter noticed our aggravation to the noise level and asked if we wanted to try another section of the restaurant, but at that point in time we had enough and decided to leave. Look, I am not saying that you might not have a different experience than we did if you decide to dine here as I fully understand its not always perfect.. I sincerely hope your experience was better than ours if you decide to dine here. But all I can do is be honest about the actual dining experience at the time it took place. We didn't ask for a discount, didn't make a scene, just had our meals wrapped up, paid full price and left and will maybe give it another try later this year.
It was a fun dinner for my daughter and I. Hard to choose what to order as there were many items on the menu enticing us. I had the shrimp and grits which were delicious. She had the portabella mushroom over grits with "steak sauce". She said she liked it, don't think she "loved it" tho. I had the corn cake and corn icecream for dessert - it was amazing!!! She had a chocolate/peanut butter dessert and loved it! Paper "tablecloth" and crayons kept us entertained as we waited for our food. Every room in the place was packed so it is a loud and lively place - which we didn't mind a bit.
Food was really good... fries truly amazing/best part of meal. Strawberry lemonade wonderfully tart and both flavors stood out.Left overstuffed. A little noise but not jarring like Rio Grill. Kobe burger was HUGE... but bun made it TOO BIG/more bun than burger. Recommend putting it on butter/garlic grilled sour dough bread instead... would be a killer entree then!!!! Service as more than excellent! (not sure name... was Latino, might have been Jose but woman serving at next table jumped in too when we looked up to ask something and he was in kitchen... VERY pleased with service!) Bacon and maybe grilled mushrooms should be options on both burgers.
When we arrived we were greeted warmly, taken right to our table. The wait staff was prompt and graciously responsive throughout our evening.
We enjoyed Todd's tater tots as an appetizer. Crunchy right from the pan, the dish was tasty but I have a few suggestions: Chorizo for the meat (provides smaller chunks), sharper cheese and perhaps an option of diced jalapeños?
My companion had the salmon and gave me a taste. Done perfectly: moist, rich flavor, not too much sauce as often happens.
I had the Kobe burger and enjoyed it. The fries are crisped nicely along side it.
All in all, we had an excellent experience. The menu is fun and creative, yet retains choices to satisfy standard comfort tastes.
Way to go Tarpy's staff, Rock on Todd!
We usually go to Tarpie's for company dinners upstairs always great. This time as well, the food was outstanding, I have many allergies and they catered to them all. I am very happy and will go back again and again. I had steak and garlic mashed potatoes, perfecto! The waiter was excellent even though it was Valentines Day and very busy.
Thanks for discount on the bubbly!
I have been coming to Tarpy's for more than 12 years. I know that there are always changes with restaurants as they continue to evolve, but I was especially disappointed in the ambiance (extremely loud for dinner hour) and poor service (my server was more interested in serving and conversing with the former employees sitting at the table next to mine to the exclusion of service to our table). Our dinner was to celebrate a special occasion and both my husband and I were disappointed especially since the "former" hallmark of coming to Tarpy's was fabulous service and great atmosphere. I can say on a positive note, that dinner was exquisite, exactly as we have come to expect from Tarpy's. However, given my experience with the other factors, I would prefer to go to another restaurant in the future despite the wonderful food.
COLD. The room we were in was very cold. The explanation from the waitperson was that they just opened and just turned on the heat. Two other tables that were seated in this room asked to be moved to a warmer room! We stuck it out hoping it would heat up. It did not. The food was good, the waitperson not very attentive. Bundle up if you plan on going when they first open.
First time at Tarpy's. The service was good and we were seated right away for our reservation. There are several rooms in the restaurant with open breezeway windows into the other rooms. Our table was in a smaller, quieter room - which was a bit awkward because we felt we needed to have a whispered conversation. The food was definitely good, but not fabulous. Portions were plentiful. The ambiance was lively - a lot of people there after the AT&T, so it appears the restaurant is a local favorite. The outdoor patio, which was not open for dining, looked like it would be a nice place to dine during the warmer months.
I'd had several people suggest Tarpy's on my visit to Monterey. Glad I took them up on the suggestion. Simply the best meal in a very long time. The starters were pleasant, the wine list was substantial (as well as the whiskey list) but it was the seafood special of the night. A truly special halibut on a bed of grits topped with prawns. Beautiful and tasty. I'll be back next time hoping that it will be in the menu again.
Alfredo was our server and was very very attentive. I wanted black ice tea and he brewed especially for me. He knew the menu backwards and forwards . I had the game sausage and was delighted as was my husband with his steak which was grilled to perfection. Portions were plentiful and nicely presented. We were never hurried and felt comfortable having a slow coffee and desert.
Tarpey's has been a long standing favorite. It's an absolute must when we visit Monterey/Carmel. The food is absolutely delicious. The choices are outstanding. The staff is great, very helpful and friendly. It is always hard to decide what to order. Favorites include the chili-crusted chicken, gruyere potatoes, and of course dessert. Enjoyed the apple crackle with salted caramel ice cream and the vanilla creme brulee is to die for. Excellent wine selection. 5 yums up for Tarpy's.
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