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Sam & Ethel's Restaurant

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120 E Main St, Tipp City, OH 45371-1962
9376670113
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very Average, But...worth it!

Everything about this place is average. However you will not find a better place to mingle with local Tipp City folk than Sam & Ethel's. The service is hit or miss, the food will not impress (but will fill you up) and the decor, although improved, is not impressive. My son loves the place on a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Everything about this place is average. However you will not find a better place to mingle with local Tipp City folk than Sam & Ethel's. The service is hit or miss, the food will not impress (but will fill you up) and the decor, although improved, is not impressive. My son loves the place on a Saturday morning due to... More 

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Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have eaten here many times, and the food is always good at a fair price. Daily specials are the best! The pie selection is huge, and they are always delicious.

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Ohio
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The food is great (try one blueberry pancake!), especially breakfast. Great ambiance located in downtown Tipp City. All reasonably priced. It can get crowded during peak meal times (which is a good sign). Don't miss this gem on your visit to Tipp.

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West Milton, Ohio, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

When in for lunch today. First nobody act like we was there. Finally was seated in front part of the restaurant. Not a good spot if they are busy, people will stand next to you while you eat. Staff was not friendly, unless you are from Tipp City and they know you. Order hamburger and fries. Fries was cold. No... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Great food and great service! A group of 10-14 bike the bike path from Dayton to Tipp City and have breakfast on Sunday mornings a couple times during the summer. They always give us great service and food is nothing short of delicious!

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dayton
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76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Biscuits were light and fluffy, gravy was to die for. Service was awesome, I couldn't find the bottom of my coffee cup as they kept filling it before I got there. Would highly recommend this place. Its small and don't expect to just walk in and have a free table....when the food is this good....you gotta wait.

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Piqua
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160 reviews 160 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

We'd not been to Sam & Ethel's in years but stopped in the day before Thanksgiving for lunch...right about 12:30. The place was packed with people waiting but we got a table for two quickly and really had a nice time. The fare is rather basic but quite good. We each had sandwiches and enjoyed them and the personable service.... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Today we decided to go to this local place for the first time. It took them a while to figure out where to sit a party of 9 people between kids and adults. The service wasn't even ok, the waitress looked like she was about to give birth to a baby, in constant pain and not even wanting to serve... More 

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Howell, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This restaurant was kind of nostalgic. It is in an older building downtown, and it isn't fancy, but the breakfast was great, though we had to wait for a table. Figured that was a good sign that it was worth waiting for, and we were not disappointed!

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Tipp City, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Like eating in Grandma's kitchen, with all the smells and tastes that go with it. Never had a bad meal and the prices are great! If you want fancy, this is not the place. If you want to eat real food made by people who care, stop on in. Front parking can be challenging, but it well worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 E Main St, Tipp City, OH 45371-1962
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Tipp City
  • Phone Number: 9376670113

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 9
  • Cuisine: Diner
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?