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Tip Top Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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2814 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78201-4705
+1 210-732-0191
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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the chicken fried chicken and the coating on the chicken was so thick that there was hardly any chicken once you got to it. Service sucked. Waitress were more involved doing standing around than waiting on customers.

Thank chicasue v
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Dewese's Tip Top Cafe has been around since 1938. Great comfort food. Plus they have great daily specials. It has great character. Look at the picture of the Chicken Fried Steak. Huge plus it's good. Have to check this place out next time you are in San Antonio.

Thank Dave S
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Food was Good , service was excellent, price was fair. Had Onion rings they were good. Chicken Fried Steak was no better than most. Won't go 30 miles out of my way next time, but would probably return if nearby.

Thank popwolf
San Antonio, Texas
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Came in on a Saturday and was seated quickly. We ordered a half order of Onion Rings for starters and our Chicken Fried Steak came with a salad so I was already almost full before the meal but I managed to finish my meal. The point is: come with an appetite. They have always had good portions and could not... More 

Thank Carlos P
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 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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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

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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335 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 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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266 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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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93 reviews
75 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

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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: +1 210-732-0191

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?