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Sam & Ethel's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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120 E Main St, Tipp City, OH 45371-1962
+1 937-667-0113
08:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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Tipp City
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

WE have eaten here several times in the last month including yesterday 4-19-2017 .It is consistently good.My wife had burger and I had breakfast even though it was 3pm because breakfast is served all day. The eggs are always cooked perfectly and their link sausage is delicious.Many times I have the reuben sandwich which is the best I have had... More 

Thank Paul H
Oxford, Florida
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

It has been awhile since I last ate there, but when I used to work and live in the area, it was one of my regular and favorite places to eat--I tended to either eat breakfast or lunch there. Nothing fancy, just good plain simple food offered at a good price--great value for the money you spend. It is one... More 

Thank mpgarrity
Tipp City, Ohio, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We recently ordered take out consisting of a reuben sandwich and pancakes. My husband is a 'connoisseur' of reubens and he said it was really great. The pancakes are HUGE and we made the mistake of ordering several. One is enough unless you are really, really hungry. They are thick but not heavy. Really yummy.

Thank Melissa B
Troy, Ohio
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This is your very typical mom and pop place. Good, not great, food, okay service and good prices. Breakfast menu is good.

Thank djberr716
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178 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

My friend and I were in Tipp antique shopping and we decided to try Sam and Ethel's. I had heard about this place for years but had never gone. We were seated right away. Right after we arrived a lot of people showed up so we got there just in time, but it made service a little slow. There were... More 

Thank OhioSuzy
Tipp City, Ohio
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

everything on the menu is great! Service is great! Owner is always on site food ia like grandma made it YUMMY!!!

Thank butterfleyes
Dayton, Ohio
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102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Small town restaurant with small town food and prices. Wasn't impressed with either the food or the service. Would be a good place to go if you live in Tipp City and want to say hello to people...... walking down the street on your way there.

Thank DaytonWoman
Troy, Ohio
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

we got the chicken tenders and they was so flat and hard you could not chew them and the pop tasted nasty it was flat the fries was hard and burnt you could not chew them need list to say we will never eat there again for what we paid for that food it was 80.00 that it was not... More 

Thank lori r
Roanoke, Virginia
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

A nice little country cafe, but very average food at best. We were hoping for better because the name sounded sweet, and the old building looked quaint, but were disappointed. And our server was not very friendly at all. Wish I could say better.

Thank Paul E
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Tipp City on a Saturday in October and arrived at Sam & Ethel's about 12:15 PM. We expected to wait, we were the 4th party on the list, all were small parties. However we did not expect to wait almost an hour. When we finally were seated, we ordered drinks (3 waters and a tea) and two appetizers.... More 

Thank Rebecca R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 E Main St, Tipp City, OH 45371-1962
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Tipp City
  • Phone Number: +1 937-667-0113

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