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Tip Top

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American, Diner, Hawaiian
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3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1196
+1 808-245-2333
Today
06:30 - 14:00
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Tue - Sun 06:30 - 14:00
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Caruthers, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was a bit skeptical when I first walked in, but friends had said this place was great. It did not disappoint. Amazing banana pancakes and hot wonderful coffee. In fact some of the best coffee served on Kauai. Of course the spam, eggs and rice were delicious also. A definite breakfast stop for us while visiting Kauai.

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Thank janndelee
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very sparse rooms. Kind of gives off a prison cell vibe. White painter cinder block walls. Bed is not super comfortable. King size bed has only two standard pillows. Dark brown sheets were soft. Light blanket over them was not quite so comfortable. No curtains over the windows so parking lot lights shine in all night. No mini fridge or... More 

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Thank Hannah S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best breakfast hands down. true local experience. The food was so good my family ate here twice. It's a must

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Thank Deb M
Rohnert Park, California
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A good local place to eat. Fast service to move everyone in and out. Food was good and priced low. Would come again.

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Thank Holly_C_2011
Canada
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138 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first meal out on Kauai is at Tip Top! Hubby's fave Oxtail Soup was delicious. I had Brownie's Special ~ hamburger steak with excellent fried onions, 3 wing ding, mac salad, fried noodles (LOVE the sesame oil flavour) and rice (side of gravy included). OMG, I love it here so much that I "ahhh-ed" when I took my first... More 

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Thank another_mother
Atlanta, United States
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place for pancakes! We love the macadamia nut pancakes. We tried several other places for breakfast but keep returning to Tip Top. The restaurant is nothing fancy, but clean and comfortable. They have a good menu with variety and reasonable prices. The restrooms are clean.

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Thank Sheri N
Chicago, Illinois
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tip Top is well worth the trip. As stated, it is NO FRILLS. We shared loco moco and banana mac pancakes. Both dishes were delicious. I am not normally a heavy breakfast eater. There is no question that loco moco is a meal fit for a lumber jack. It is not a pretty plate, but it tastes great. I am... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decent food. Reasonably priced. Lots of locals eat here. Good coffee. It's not amazing or fancy but the service decent breakfast.

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Thank drock3029
El Paso, Texas
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is THE place to eat if you want to go where the locals go! We got there in time for lunch. Don't wait, they close early! No thrills or frills and the locals are the ambiance! I couldn't have choosen a better place to try the infamous "loco moco" dish and it was DELISH! Who knew a hamburger, brown... More 

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Destin, Florida
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food and great service . We have eaten here twice now . Lunch we had the burger and a ham and bacon sandwich. The bacon and ham were great! Next we had to go back for breakfast to try the pineapple pancakes which were yummy as well. The service is the fastest you have ever seen and don't worry... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$7
Cuisine
American, Diner, Hawaiian
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 14:00
Thursday
06:30 - 14:00
Friday
06:30 - 14:00
Saturday
06:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1196
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: +1 808-245-2333

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