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Tip Top Restaurant

American, Greek, Diner
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1420 Richmond Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22911-3509
+1 434-244-3424
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Toano, Virginia
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I and a couple of my family members stopped here on the way out of Charlottesville for an early lunch. The restaurant wasn't busy at the moment and we were quickly seated; the service was very good and our waitress was very friendly and efficient. The menu had a lot of selections to choose from, and the decor had a... More 

Thank LindaE576
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have you ever wondered what happened to the GREAT restaurants of yesteryear of great economical food served fast by a extremely friendly waitresses? Well, that still exists in the one-of-the-kind Tip Top Restaurant! This restaurant is well known to most people in Charlottesville, including contractors who eat here every morning. We visit C'ville a couple of times a year and... More 

Thank Richard H
Savannah, Georgia
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the perfect little diner. The staff is very friendly, but always very busy. I have breakfast here almost every time I travel to Charlottesville and I have never been disappointed. The portions are very generous.

Thank nr22
Mooresville, North Carolina
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396 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At home we have a local diner where everyone in our small community seems to be in the mornings. When I arrived at Tip Top, I felt like I was home! Friendly servers who greet everyone warmly. Freshly prepared food with lots of menu options priced just right! Would definitely visit again!!!

Thank Amy T
Chesterfield, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At 1015, Sunday, 9 April, 2017 my missus took me to the Tip Top Restaurant in Charlottesville, VA for breakfast. She had been a couple of times before and said it was great; I had never been. We pulled into the parking lot and it was packed, but we quickly found a spot. When we entered I did not see... More 

Thank Mike M
charlottesville, va
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109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been coming here for years and food is consistently good Greek diner fare. They're packed every time we visit but always manage to seat us quickly and serve the food fast. My only complaint is that, even though they have a back foot to the parking lot, it's locked. Not a problem unless it's cold or rainy.

Thank j p
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with a family of 6, everyone loved their food: eggs, bacon, french toast, omelette, potatoes, fruit, strawberry pancakes, and chocolate chip pancakes were all a hit

Thank Mina S
Charlottesville, Virginia
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there on a Saturday morning for breakfast. At 9AM there was already a line out the door and by the time we left 45 minutes later it seemed like a mob. The food was typical diner food. The service was OK, although they were stressed by the crowds. I would either go very early on a Saturday morning or... More 

Thank Stephen R
Minneapolis, MN
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117 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

My sister, niece, and I went here for breakfast with a friend who lives in Charlottesville. Tip Top isn't fancy, but the food was very good and prices were outstanding. The four of us had more than enough to eat for about $20. I was especially impressed with the eggs. My niece wanted hers scrambled and cooked dry - but... More 

Thank Carib0906
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

On a Sunday after church we were looking for a lunch/brunch place. As we drove by we decided to try Tip Top. Immediately seated! Wait staff were great. They did not have GF but were more than willing to alter an entire' to my satisfaction! More than many places have been willing to do! The shrimp was fantastic. TipTop is... More 

Thank Richard K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Greek, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1420 Richmond Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22911-3509
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-244-3424

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