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2814 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78201-4705
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Ranked #441 of 4,137 Restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Dessert
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Great Diner style restaurant, with authentic seats at the bar! Also a cant miss if you can get some of the home made pies this restaurant specializes in. Burgers, chicken and vegetables are all consistent and tasty.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The food was a great value - huge portions and very well prepared . We were lucky on our first visit and managed to get a piece of coconut meringue pie...to die for!! I would have preferred a little more seasoning to my food, but I can understand the less is better concept. Beware...though it doesn't bother me at all,... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Our son told us that this was a great place to eat and that it had been on Food Network. We had the onion rings as an appetizer and chicken fried steak. The portions are huge and everything delicious. The service was also excellent.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

It used to be a great place to eat, last couple of times I've gone; they have changed there chicken fried steak recipe or something. It was more bland and the service has always been mediocre at best. But again, the last couple of times; they are at a new low. I've been eating there for 20 years and the... More 

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Amarillo TX
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We had seen this on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives and thought it looked good. It was even better in person than on TV. All food is prepared fresh and hot. We will definitely eat here again.

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Sanford, North Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I have to start by telling you I first went to Tip Top Cafe in 1980 on a visit to San Antonio. I lived in San Antonio twice (last time 1988) and any trip back has to include a visit to Tip Top Cafe. This is definitely not fancy but it has been around since 1938 and they know a... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We have eaten at the Tip Top a few times before it was renovated but won't be going back. I had the chicken fried steak sandwich and the wife got the fried chicken. It took almost a half hour for the food and the chicken was over cooked (very tough and over crisp). I asked for more mayo and the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My 2 business colleagues and I went to the Tip Top today at lunchtime. One had the chicken fried steak- this is their signature dish. Another colleague ordered the cheeseburger while I had the club sandwich. Even as we sat down we were asked for our drink order - these was maintained full throughout our time there. We enjoyed the... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It's been 40 years since last there and it's as good now as it was then....... You have to order the Onion Rings if nothing else. The Chicken Fried Steaks were almost falling off the plate (you better be hungry), the Fried Oysters were great, none of those dime size here. The deserts were great. You have to go there... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

On a recent trip to San Antonio I had the pleasure of dining at one of the cities restaurant landmarks. Tip Top Cafe which has been in business since 1940. The exterior is styled in art decco and has retained is exterior all these years. This is were the locals go to have old fashion home cooking. The prices are... More 

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Additional Information about Tip Top Cafe

Address: 2814 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78201-4705
Phone Number: 210-732-0191
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American

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