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Tip Top Cafe

85 North Main St., White River Junction, Hartford, VT 05001
802-295-3312
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
Homer
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had been to White River Junction about 12 different years for the Fall Foliage and our old standby is not in business anymore. But there were two different restaurants in downtown White River Junction that were excellent places to dine. The Tip Top was a fabulous place and the other one Elixir was also a great one. The food... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I travel to this area frequently for business and Tip Top is a frequent stop for me for dinner. The food is reliably good and they change up the menu on a regular basis so there is always something new for me to try. The garlic fries are a must!

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Quechee, Vermont
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

My son suggested we have lunch here as he had enjoyed eating here a month ago. I was pleasantly surprised. The menu was very innovative, lots of creative entries. My glass of red wine was very good and the prices were quite reasonable.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This was our first visit here but we were with family that frequent the restaurant. Gary, our waiter was super helpful and his suggestions were wonderful. The meal was fabulous and the kitchen did not mind any changes that we made.

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Marilla, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Food networks and cooking channels have raised the bar in areas of what American restaurant consumers expect in dining out (food presentation, creativity and preparation etc). The Tip Top Cafe is no exception to this phenomena. The decor of the restaurant is contemporary: plain and simple and not distracting to the diner. I had the shrimp and sausage gumbo. Served... More

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Dundee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Have been here several times during the past two years attending baking courses at King Arthur Flour. Focus is on fresh, local ingredients and exceptional service. Decent wine list, a joy to be here.

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Islesford, Maine
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We were there opening night years ago, and we've been dipping into it for years. Now Tip Top has come of age. Wonderful thoughtful menu. Inventive preparation of meats and fish. Extraordinary root vegetables (at least in this early Spring time). Perfecting some of their original offerings such as meatloaf, and cod. (Not your Mom's!). Great Rum Drinks. TIp Top... More

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

My husband and I stopped in here for a quick lunch midweek while driving up to spend a few days in Burlington. The restaurant is in a fun and quirky building with a few other businesses. I ordered the "Half & Half", half of a sandwich (I picked their delicious pastrami Reubens. ) and a bowl of soup (I chose... More

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Andover, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We had eaten at the Tip-Top many times before, but had not been there in a while. They have really stepped up their food. The smoked trout fish cake appetizer was creative and one of the best dishes I have eaten anywhere. The mislabeled "gumbo" ( it was actually jambalaya) was also excellent. Prices are very reasonable. Service was prompt... More

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White River Junction, Vermont
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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A restaurant manager needs balance: kitchen, bar, waitstaff, front end. The Tip top has a great kitchen. Appetizers are superb. Bread and french fries are simply outstanding. Entrees are beautifully presented, creative, and tasty. But: On our most recent visit the wait person forgot to bring one diner's soup. When this was made clear what should the wait person have... More

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