Looking to host a large event or just an intimate dinner date for two? Tarpy's Roadhouse has got you covered! Just off of Highway 68 lays the historic hitching post with a nook and cranny suitable for just about party size ranging from a small business lunch meeting for four to a full-on wedding reception for 200.

The rustically charming restaurant is surrounded by lush manicured gardens and a pond below where several migratory birds including gulls, ducks, and geese can be found frolicking on any given day.

Tarpy's location is situated in what we call "Monterey's Sun Belt" which offers some of the best weather in the county. The eatery's outdoor courtyard and "front porch," as they call it, are superb for basking in some rays and Vitamin D. The comfortable and kick-back setting is perfect for those looking for a casual lunch, brunch, or a quick cocktail.

Twisted Greyhound at Tarpy's Roadhouse

The restaurant's main dining room is classy yet playful with coloring crayons on the tabletops to spark the creativity for those sitting around the table. The décor flows with the rustic theme with various paintings of local farming scenes and various wood fireplaces throughout.

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Several semi-private rooms are located within the main dining room including the Vintner's Room, the Shell Room and Sarah's Room. These quarters are perfect for groups ranging from 4-90 allowing for privacy without losing the same ambiance as the cozy dining room.

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The upstairs Library just above the courtyard is perfect for larger meetings or a wedding ceremony looking for their own sectioned off space. The expansive ranchero style room, complete with its own fireplace, seats up to 120 and opens up to its very own back patio, perfect for a cocktail hour!

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If these comfortable digs weren't enough then the "Creative California Country" cuisine is sure to win you over. Whether you order off of the regular menu or choose from their banquet offerings, your taste buds are sure to thank you. Their staple dishes like bruschetta, polenta gnocchi and spicy tuna tacos encapsulate the tastes of comfort while using fresh and local ingredients.

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Chef Todd Fisher, you may know him as the host "The United States of Bacon" on Discovery Networks, recommends their T-bone steak served with bone marrow butter and cast iron-seared sea scallops wrapped in bacon and served with sweet cream grits; now that's comfort food!