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Tip Top Cafe

American, Diner
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2814 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78201-4705
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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San Antonio, Texas
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice local Diner. Good food reasonable prices. Good service. Would definitely return again. A local Icon among San Antonio diners.

Thank RobertBrews
Corpus Christi, Texas
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252 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is well known for its chicken fried steak and onion rings. It lived up to its expectations. The plate was huge, no way I could finish the dish and for only a bit over 10 bucks including a salad and side. The onion rings were great as advertised. The service was also fantastic. Our server couldn't have been... More 

1 Thank sstexasham
Moreno Valley, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Honestly fried food is their specialty and they do it very well. The chicken fried steak is very good...not the best I've ever had but pretty close to it. The onion rings do need salt but they are delicious. The fried okra was nothing special. The fried chicken did not disappoint. I will say that the mashed potatoes did not... More 

Thank April E
Copperas Cove, Texas
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 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.

Thank Steve S
San Antonio, Texas
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184 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 

1 Thank Sandy H
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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 

Thank Doug S
Spring Branch, Texas
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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 

2 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 

1 Thank martinezg10
San Antonio, Texas
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711 reviews
580 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 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 

Thank OmniEpicurean
Roanoke, Virginia
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

Thank Roanoketraveler888

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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San Antonio, Texas
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?