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“Eat with the locals”
Review of Tip Top

Tip Top
Ranked #9 of 120 Restaurants in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $7
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Oak Point, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Eat with the locals”
Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

Excellent breakfast spot. Good food - especially the loaded pancakes - and good value for money. Diner atmosphere with efficient and friendly service.

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English first
Palm Springs, California
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Wonderful hole-in-the-wall”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

Don't be put off by the location...a nondescript cafe in a nondescript hotel in a residential area. But step inside and enjoy the atmosphere of locals and tourists mixing it up while enjoying a wonderful yet inexpensive meal. We were there for breakfast and thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would highly recommend it.

  • Visited November 2012
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good local atmosphere...”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

You know you're in for a treat when you see a full parking lot and a dining room filled with locals. BEST PANCAKES EVER.... can add bananas, pineapple, or mac nuts (my favorite is the banana mac nut). Also really good loco moco. If you want a fancy place, look elsewhere. But if you value good food and local atmosphere, this is your place.

  • Visited November 2012
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Snohomish, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast Location”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

I had the "Loco Moco". It was excellent. Lots of locals eat here. Saturday morning was very busy and it was difficult to find a parking place. Service was great (and fast).

Visited November 2012
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Level 6 Contributor
89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Worth a trip for the “local” experience at breakfast”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Do not expect anything formal or fancy. This is a bare bones kind of café that you might go to frequently if you lived here and were not a visitor. The food was well prepared, simple, and hearty. Traditional breakfast dishes, good pancakes, and even ox tail soup.

I personally think that a vacation is wasted if you go somewhere and don’t try anything new or meet people who are different than you. Even if the food wasn’t as good as it was, I would still recommend this great little dive (meant to be a compliment) for the cultural experience.

  • Visited March 2012
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