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2814 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78201-4705
210-732-0191
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Ranked #402 of 4,157 Restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

After watching this restaurant on TV I thought it must be great because the host made it sound amazing. I ordered the chicken fried steak, onion rings, tacos, and burger. The fried steak was lacking in flavor but significant in size. The fries and onion rings went well. The tacos don't bother. Over seasoned with cumin and under stuffed. Taco... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Had heard about the Tip Top for years. This is my first time to eat there. It was about 11:15 on a Tuesday. No wait at all. Sat at the counter as I was a party of one. Everybody was friendly and conversational. That covers both staff and other customers. I had a pork chop, okra, carrots, and mashed potatoes.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great place, we went on a Sunday afternoon. No lines. The staff is incredibly attentive and the food is really to die for. They are known for their chix fried steak, so that's what I had... Wasn't disappointed. I have heard that the meatloaf was great too (that wasn't an option that day). I have heard the line goes around... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We visited the Tip Top on a Saturday night. We went early 6pm, anticipating a big crowd. Although it wasn't too crowded when we arrived we had to wait for about 20 minutes since every booth and table is geared toward a party of four. We could have sat down immediately but we would have had to sit separately. This... More 

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Carrollton, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

An institution in San Antonio that fries nearly everything. Don't worry about the fat intake - order onion rings for the table and everyone should get the gigantic chicken fried steak. Their meringue pies set a new world record for height. The coconut custard under the meringue was nothing great, but the meringue made up for it. You will leave... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We have been dining here for many years and it is still the same, good service and food. They recently started taking credit cards, which is something new. We try to come here when we are in San Antonio and have our favorites, onion rings and chicken fried steak. Most all of the entries are very good. Just old school... More 

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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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PEARL RIVER
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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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Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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