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Tip Top Cafe

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American, Diner
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2814 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78201-4705
210-732-0191
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Copperas Cove, Texas
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Really good chicken fried steak and the onion rings are outstanding. Can't ask for more, is a little crowded though so expect to wait.

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Thank Steve S
San Antonio, Texas
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172 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here with a friend last week, on a Friday "fish" day. We both had grilled tilipia, which was pretty good. However, the salad was swimming in the dressing and the side dish was soon to be forgotten. The rolls were burned. After dinner, I had to go outside to go the ladies room....it was like a hot box,... More 

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1 Thank Sandy H
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Tip Top Cafe on Saturday evening, July 2nd. The restaurant came recommended by a friend of ours, who suggested their pies and the Chicken Fried Steak. There was a short wait when we first arrived, approximately 15-20 minutes maybe. When we were seated, our waitress (Tonia) immediately came to our table to take our drink order. I saw... More 

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Thank Doug S
Spring Branch, Texas
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I happen to see the Tip Top on Fredericksburg Road and thought "Oh an old diner"...I thought it look a little bit worse for the wear but the parking lot was plum full and everyone knows what that means. I wasn't hungry at the time and coincidentally my Sister in Law said the Tip Top on Nachodoches has some of... More 

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Thank Ilovearainynight
San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I have been going to Tip Top for years,but recently the food quality has gone down,when I was there it was about 8:30p when the waitress place my order I could hear the kitchen staff complaining about how long my order was going to take. Another thing that seemed very unprofessional was the manager yelling at the employees,I go out... More 

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1 Thank martinezg10
San Antonio, Texas
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704 reviews
573 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I really like this place for its never changing ambiance and comfortable cafe feel. And the chicken fried steaks and onion rings?, Well, this place already has a city-wide choir singing their praises since the 1940s. I have strayed a number of times from my usual to try their chicken tenders. fried shrimp, burger, fried chicken,and lately, the Mexican food.... More 

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Thank OmniEpicurean
Roanoke, Virginia
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

If your looking for good old Texas grub with great service then this is the place. The onion rings are amazing and the country fried steak was just as good if not better. The service is fantastic and quick. The picture in the app is not the right one for this location as this one is older than I am.... More 

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Thank Roanoketraveler888
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Since when? I think 1930 something! Now with the third generation in charge it doesn't miss a beat and still cooks up the most and the best onion rings and pies in San Antone. This is the original Mom and Pop's style Diner with really good high quality food. Here, everyone seems to know each other and the waitresses feel... More 

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1 Thank Paul D
San Antonio, Texas
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

I tried the onion rings, chicken fried steak, and chicken salad sandwich. All three items were bland and need more seasoning. The bread used for the chicken salad was rye and it was delicious. The tea tasted like it had baking soda which some restaurants add but you're not suppose to taste it. Great portion sizes. The blueberry pie tasted... More 

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Corpus Christi
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

This was my first time at this local eatery and the place was covered with tradition. The waitstaff were extremely friendly that not only showed but proved what Southern hospitality was all about. Our waitress was especially a sweetheart. As soon as you walk in, it's very diner-esque and brings the comfortable feeling of home. Menus state that this place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2814 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78201-4705
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: 210-732-0191

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?