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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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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Started out will onion rings . I ordered chicken fried steak , husband ordered seafood platter . The cornbread muffins were a bit dry . Other than that the food was good . Will get the rolls next time instead of cornbread . They looked really good .

Thank Karen6464
San Antonio, Texas
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The original De Wese's Tip Top Cafe on Fredericksburg Road has been there for 78 years. There's a reason for that longevity: they do S. Texas comfort food beautifully. This is not "cuisine," it's cooking. We have lived in S.A. for 53 years and had never gotten around to going here, but did so recently. When we told our waitress... More 

1 Thank Fred O
George West, United States
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

When my siblings and cousins met here for lunch, I have to say I was not impressed from the outside. As soon as we went inside, the atmosphere was friendly, they were set up for us. I had catfish and it was really good. Everyone was happy with there food, the service was quick and happily given Nice place without... More 

Thank Glynis S
Roswell, Georgia
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328 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

This old time restaurant serves homemade comfort food. The sandwiches and onion rings are delicious. They are well known for their pies. There are new owners so there may be changes coming.

Thank Barb125
Marble Falls, Texas
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242 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Lunch on a weekday. Ordered Grilled Tilapia. Tilapia very lightly breaded and very good. Greenbean casarole good. Cornbread a bit dry. Tea very good. Got pie to go.

Thank OWL78654
san antonio
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84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

I went there twice this week since it was so good ! I had the fried cod the first time . it came with a nice side salad and a generous side of French fries . Their tartar sauce seems freshly made as it has a nice lemony zest to it . Later this week , I had the meatloaf... More 

Thank martin c
San Antonio, Texas
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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262 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

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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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?