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“Best pancakes” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tip Top

Tip Top
Ranked #10 of 116 Restaurants in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$7
Cuisines: American, Diner, Hawaiian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Grand Island, Nebraska
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best pancakes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

Well if you think plain pancakes are good, then you will die for the banana, mac nut pancakes with coconut syrup on top. The taste is a bit of heaven. The atmosphere is very local, clean and you may be the only tourists there. Worth every bite

Visited June 2014
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great local style breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Another favorite breakfast spot on Kauai....best fried rice on the island. We go to Tip Top every visit to Kauai for excellent local kind food....the Ox Tail Soup is one of our favorites. It's all good, no bad meals here.....the wait staff push around carts with the food on them, feels like a dim sum restaurant.. Busy, understated and delicious!

Visited May 2014
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Thank RosieA428
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Michigan
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101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A great locsle diner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

we were taken here by friends .. it is not on beaten path so someone who had been here before would have to take you .. lots of good local food and best pancakes ever ... it is hard to describe,but is local diner probably visited by mostly locals .. prices are real regular and there was a line both times we went .. you have to experience it if nothing else for the local cooking ... great food .. try the pineapple pancakes you wont be sorry

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank holtdmg
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Englewood, Florida
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Banana-Pineapple-Macadamia Nut Pancakes - WOW!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

Upon a recommendation of a friend we went to the Tip Top Café for breakfast. This is a place that you would pass right by....big mistake. The banana, pineapple, macadamia nut pancakes with their coconut syrup was to die for. We ended up going back two more times during our stay. The service was quick and efficient.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Teakwood96
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London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“My first Loco Moco”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

Came here as recommended by our hotel. Arrived early at the island but hotel room wasn't ready and was hungry for some good breakfast. Wanted a good local place and this was recommended.
There was a queue but it went quite fast. Apart from another couple, we looked like the only two tourists in there which was perfect for us. The menu was just extensive - everything sounded good and smelled good too.
Order was quick and easy and had to get the loco moco as apparently it's a local special. Portion was massive and it was soooo delicious. We ate so well that we managed to go through the entire day exploring the island without being hungry again. Excellent recommendation !!!
It doesn't open the whole day though so make sure you check its opening times. We arrived just in time when breakfast was still available.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wiriask
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