About Tarpy's Roadhouse
Monterey, CA 93940
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
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:
Kelly Frasier: email@example.com: 8316552999x
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
Alfredo was our server and was very very ...
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 favori ...
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.
We enjoyed dinner New Year's Eve! The su ...
We enjoyed dinner New Year's Eve! The surf and turf was delicious. Love the scalloped potatos! Would definitely recommend dining there! What a great way to welcome the New Year. Thank you to the wait staff who gave excellent service! Amazing!
We're from out of town but come to the a ...
We're from out of town but come to the area about four times a year and always make Tarpys a place to eat. I celebrated my 65th birthday there, had a private room and could not have been more pleased. Wonderful food, great service and staff and we will keep coming back.
Tarpy's is very conveniently located nea ...
Tarpy's is very conveniently located near a crossroads and had plenty of parking for my guests. We were seated promptly and the excellent service began immediately. Drinks were great and the food was excellent. They had a reasonable corkage fee and my guests and I had a great evening there. Will definitely return!
Solid entree choices that left us with m ...
Solid entree choices that left us with multiple choices. Service was good, waitstaff was engaging without being bothersome. Fairly decent knowledge of their wine list. Easy to work with on Open Table. When I left my leather jacket behind they contacted me so that I wouldn't have to figure out where in the heck I left it.
I'd go back for certain.
My family was visiting from out-of-town, ...
My family was visiting from out-of-town, so we went here for a post-Christmas dinner. There were 11 of us, which included 5 kids (aged 2-8). They put us in a private room which worked out great, as we didn't feel like we were bothering the other guests when the kids were a little loud! I was worried at first about not being able to flag down a waiter if we needed something, but we definitely didn't feel ignored, and our server visited us with enough frequency. The food was delicious -- a bit on the pricy side, but reasonable for the quality of food. My husband had the brisket, which was the most tender brisket I've ever tasted. Rest of us had pasta dishes which were all great! The kids' meals were great quality -- substantial, yummy, and came with dessert (which they loved).
We have been going to Tarpy's for over 2 ...
We have been going to Tarpy's for over 20 years. We have had Mother's Day, renewed our wedding vows, held many Birthdays and other events. It is one of the finest restaurants you can visit. It is a great restaurant.
We eat at Tarpys a lot. The chef (Todd F ...
We eat at Tarpys a lot. The chef (Todd Fisher) has made a great improvement in the menu and food quality since he came to Tarpy's.
However, the past 2 times we have eaten there were very mediocre. I ordered meat loaf the last time we ate there which was 2 nights ago. The meatloaf was dry and the salad (Caesar) was tasteless. The food server brought our main meals before we finished our salads and our table was packed with plates. We felt hurried and did not find the evening to be pleasurable.
Excellent all around. My wife and I real ...
Excellent all around. My wife and I really enjoyed our meal and the surroundings. Staff was friendly and the food was excellent. We opted for four appetizers and desert instead of full meals and we were not disappointed! You should not miss this... it's a treat you deserve!
We had a wonderful staff celebration of ...
We had a wonderful staff celebration of multiple work anniversaries. They were very helpful with separating the food and alcohol tabs. The servers were very friendly. We lucked out with a 1/2 price wine special that night. It was very relaxed and we never felt rushed to move on
We have eaten at Tarpy's on multiple occ ...
We have eaten at Tarpy's on multiple occasions and this was another outstanding experience.
The food was great and the service was outstanding. The quarters are kinda close in the dining area, but worth the slight inconvenience.
Had not been to this restaurant for quit ...
Had not been to this restaurant for quite a few years. Menu was interesting and food was overall good. Noisy at first due to a family with toddlers in our room. Service was good, but could have been a bit more attentive. We would go back again.
The deviled eggs were awesome, the Chili ...
The deviled eggs were awesome, the Chili Crusted Chicken breasts were very good, and the meatloaf with mushroom gravy was delicious. Loved the beans, and everything EXCEPT the garlic mashed potatoes. They were not very good, and had a funny aftertaste. The ginger iced tea was a favorite, but THE BEST dish was the Pecan Pumpkin pie for dessert. Worth the extra calories.
The menu used to be more traditional (i. ...
The menu used to be more traditional (i.e. American roadhouse), but you can still find an old favorite like meatloaf or a ribeye steak, and their desserts are delicious...especially those that aren't salted. Wine is overpriced here, as it is in so many restaurants today, but mixed drinks are competitive, generous and tasty. A less eclectic beer list would be nice. Noise is an irritant, as the building acoustics turn any group's conversation into a shouting match.
Excellent food and service continues at ...
Excellent food and service continues at Tarpy's. I especially liked this visit - we sat in the room with the seashell fireplace which was very cozy for our party of 6. I had the best beef brisket outside the state of Texas. It had great flavor and very tender. We will be back next time we are in town.
We dined with friends last night at Tarp ...
We dined with friends last night at Tarpy's Roadhouse, and it was a disappointment. We have been eating at Tarpy's ever since they opened at their present location. Many years. We have always had excellent food. Now the menu has changed significantly and it doesn't have some of our old favorites. However it was a perfectly good menu. It had some down-home comfort items (Pork & Bean soup, which one of our guests enjoyed, and Tarpy's meatloaf) and some upscale and sophisticated creations such as the Kobe beef burger with brie, bacon, Maine lobster, truffle aioli, and fries. Okay, I know it's a hamburger, but lobster and truffles??? My daughter couldn't resist this, but she was disappointed; the beef wasn't seasoned, and all the additions masked the flavor of the beef. My prawn pasta was acceptable, except that it wasn't seasoned and the prawns were overcooked. My husband's quinoa and arugula salad was lovely with the fresh and sundried tomatoes, feta, green beans, and smoked almonds, except that it wasn't seasoned.
They have a lovely array of non-alcoholic drinks, and the wine list is extensive. It's a bit cutesy pie, but they have many of our favorite local wines.
The ambiance at Tarpy's is always pleasant. Almost always. Last night there was a toastmasters club in a room directly behind our table, and they were having a wonderful time. But we couldn't carry on a conversation with our guests.
So the evening was a mixed bag, but we will certainly go back. I couldn't bear crossing Tarpy's off our list of favorite restaurants.
Two of us dined for lunch; we decided to ...
Two of us dined for lunch; we decided to sit outside because it was a lovely day. The patio is always a nice spot.
Both of us ordered salads and it took quite sometime to receive them. The tables that were seated around us ordered sandwiches/or hot food and they received their entrees before we did. After probably 45 minutes our waiter brings our salads however, when he goes to set them in front of us they are NOT ours. He barely apologizes and then we proceed to wait another 10 minutes! Absolutely terrible service- the waiter should have compensated us in some way either taken a % off our bill or offered us a free dessert, something!
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.
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