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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
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 12
    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
Best breakfast around

This is my favorite breakfast spot in the entire area. I always get their fantastic corned beef hash fixed extra crispy, scrambled eggs, and biscuits & gravy. It's always so good!! My parents love their salisbury steak, so we usually try to get there around lunch time. The pancakes are awesome... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Tipp City
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Basic food choices you love. Cooked to your liking by a crew that loves what they do. The kind of place I try to find when I travel. No big chains for me.

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ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is my favorite breakfast spot in the entire area. I always get their fantastic corned beef hash fixed extra crispy, scrambled eggs, and biscuits & gravy. It's always so good!! My parents love their salisbury steak, so we usually try to get there around lunch time. The pancakes are awesome here too. Coffee is your standard, nothing fancy. Service... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Additional Information about Sam & Ethel's Restaurant

Address: 120 E Main St, Tipp City, OH 45371-1962
Phone Number: 9376670113
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Tipp City
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
Average Prices: USD 9
Cuisine: Diner

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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 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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