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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
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here because it's been open for a long time so figured it must be good and it was on triple D (granted that was 10 years ago) and something must have changed since Guy showed up and old time regulars have to be keeping it open because it was nothing to write home about. The food lacks seasoning... More 

Thank pilesoflaundry
Henderson, Nevada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

friendly homey great fun love abounds women surround guys hunting great location food galore ambience

Thank crawcin
Canyon Lake, Texas
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I drove into town to this restaurant because I had been wanting to try their food. I ordered the chicken fried steak which was heavily breaded and so large that it covered the plate. Not too much flavor to the breading or to the white gravy which was underneath the steak. There was a choice of sides but apparently only... More 

Thank Ninevin
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had not visited Tip Top Cafe in probably 20 years or so. It was a weekday night and although fairly busy, we didn't have to wait. Our server was outstanding! Overall the food was good and plentiful. The only thing we didn't care for was the chocolate meringue pie. It was more gelatin based and sort of tasteless with... More 

Thank TexasMerlot
San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

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.

2 Thank chicasue v
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 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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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 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 30 October 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 13 October 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 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 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 

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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?