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3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1196
+1 808-245-2333
06:30 - 14:00
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Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Thx for good food & good service. Parking lot is full, but we parked along the road. We shall come again.

Thank AngelsMassageKauai
San Francisco, California
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been coming to Kauai almost every year for the last 25 years. I only started going to Tip Top a few years ago and now we try to make as many meals there as we can when we are in Kauai. Yes, it's that good. It's a local spot (not fancy by any means) with solid food! Best loco... More 

Thank TravelBuggi
Venice, Florida
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here during our last stay and had to visit again! Great pancakes!!!!! A classic- they've been here for over 100 years- wow not sure how many restaurants can claim that...a must stop for anyone visiting Kauai.

Thank KarenRWilliams
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jeff from the Jack Harter Helicopter Tours recommended this place and we returned to it every day we were on Kauai. Excellent food, varied menu and charming service. Hometown cafe atmosphere!

Thank sjacobsen4
Marlboro, New York
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had pineapple pancakes with coconut syrup totally awesome. My husband had sausage and eggs with toast. Have fun with lots of locals and the price was very reasonable for Lihue. It is what I expected for Hawaii.

Thank ccc2698
Lihue, Hawaii
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Little hole in the wall that's been in business for 100 years, I think but the banana pancakes for $5 melt in your mouth. So ono!

Thank LeeannStarinieri
Aiea, Hawaii
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620 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I haven't been here for probably 20 years when I was traveling for work. It doesn't seem to have changed much in that time. Although they serve all meals, I always looked at it as a breakfast stop alternative to McDonald's. It's very roomy inside the restaurant, arranged as a series of booths. A divider can be removed to put... More 

Thank Shaka_Frank
Hesperia, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place fofullr the local food and atmosphere.. with super nice staff. Come hungry and leave

Thank krackerjacks
Grande Prairie, Canada
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88 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great breakfast place for "big breakfast" bacon & eggs & pancakes! Efficient service. Atmosphere is more like a diner and seems to attract the locals so good food.

Thank SALS-eh
Bismarck, North Dakota
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We eat breakfast at Tip Top whenever we are in Kauai. The pineapple pancakes are the best, and the loco moco is just great! This place is always packed, which means you are going to get great food

Thank Harley K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$7
American, Diner, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
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?