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Tip Top Cafe

2814 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78201-4705
210-732-0191
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Ranked #495 of 4,103 restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Dessert
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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
Greenville,tx
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Guy Fieri over sold this one on triple D! We tried the country fried steak and the pork roast, eh? My son had the enchiladas and they looked like they were made with canned hormel chili.

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Tucson, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We visited SA this week 6/3/14 as part of a "BBQ" tour. We capped-off our SA tour with a trip to Tip Top. We hadn't been back to the Tip Top in 30 years. The chicken-fried steak was wonderful as always, cooked to perfection...needed more gravy, but good. The crowning glory was the buttermilk pie. OMG. Yes, you must have!... More

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Morelia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I visit San Antonio friends often and we generally have lunch at the Tip Top at least once during my stay. I have a great liking for good southern fried chicken. My last two visits I have had their fried chicken; both times it was over cooked. Just not good! Another visit I had their chicken friend steak and it... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Went to San Antonio to see Joel osteen and stopped here to eat around 4:30. Ordered fried chicken fries bubba salad and daughter got chicken and dumplings. All was good except fried chicken was either way overcooked or saved from lunch. Disappointed as I found out about it from diners drive ins and dives.

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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We visited here based on the reviews and Food Network feature on Triple D. The atmosphere is cozy and friendly. We saw several people ordering onion rings. They were huge! My husband developed onion ring envy as my daughter said. We ordered some. They were not greasy at all, but had very little taste. This was to be a theme... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is far from fancy. It is crowded always. They don't take any kind of credit cards, cash only. BUT boy do they know how to cook great food. I would swear they had my grandmothers recipes. And it is like having a family member wait on your table. Everyone that passes your table will check on you. You may... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

A very forgettable meal. My grandparents use to bring me to the Tip Top Cafe over fifty years ago. I'm not sure how it was then as I have no food memory of the place but was excited to eat there last month with family. It was poor at best. You'll have to like "fried" foods and "Texas" size portions... More

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Annapolis
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

After 76 years the Tip Top Cafe has things pretty well down pat. Chicken Fried Steak is huge and very well done (get extra gravy). Onion rings a must to start. Fried chicken rocks. Had beef enchiladas for the first time just to taste and share. Pretty dang good. Cash only. Be prepared to wait. Rockin' good. GB

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Louisville, Kentucky
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176 reviews 176 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Service was below average but that's the only negative thing I have to say. My Chicken Fried Steak was HUGE. It was tender and very tasty. My wife had a hamburger and it was old school good. Four of us shared an order of onion rings and there were left overs. This place was great.

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San Antonio, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Why the average rating? Well, because this seems to be on par for the course of old people diner food in Texas....but be warned that doesn't mean it's necessarily good. We went as a double date for Friday night dinner after seeing it on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives....starting to think Guy either has no taste buds, has slim pickings for... More

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