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Tipton's Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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127 W Depot St, Greeneville, TN 37743-4907
+1 423-639-4201
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Greeneville, Tennessee, United States
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Tipton's is located in the heart of downtown Greeneville and frankly is an old fashioned hole in the wall, railroad car, type of diner. They serve breakfast and lunch the old fashioned way with the cook and grill right in front as you enter. Setting is along a long counter with only 2 small tables. The food is good but... More 

Thank Thomas S
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

If you're in Greeneville, you must go to Tipton's. It's a tiny, greasy cafe that serves the best eggs and biscuits and gravy in town.

Thank JandLH_13
Morristown, Tennessee
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67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Nothing fancy in this hole in the wall, but friendly and accommodating service with the standard southern breakfast items available. Looking for bacon, egg and cheese sandwich? Biscuits and gravy? Fried eggs and toast? This is your spot. Belgian waffle, poached eggs or avocado anything? NOT your place. Unbeatable deal...5$ tip and still got out for under 10$!

Thank RunnerGirl28115
Nolensville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I recently stayed in Greenville for a weekend at the General Morgan Inn. After finding Tipton's Café, we ate three of our four meals there. Too much fun. If you want to sit at a table, pick one behind skinny folks at the counter. Not a lot of room, but some really good café food. BLT's were the meal of... More 

Thank don s
Elizabethton, Tennessee
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Nice people, but the food was nothing to tell anybody about. Very small restaurant that you have to sneak behind people to get to your seat and you will smell like whatever they cook while you are in there.

Thank Rick B
Knoxville, Tennessee
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547 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

With apologies to the good people of Greeneville, this place is absolutely disgusting. I could feel my arteries clogging as I opened the door. This place stinks, literally, of old grease which hangs in the air and likely enters your skin through the pores. I don't know how anyone could breathe in here. And the place was absolutely jam-packed. I... More 

Thank heyjudithz
Afton, Tennessee
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

great food and servers...just really crowded and cramped if they had a bigger place it would be awesome

Thank Rebecca A
Greeneville, Tennessee
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

Best gravy in town...hands down! Small...hasn't changed in 30 years! Not for children on Fri & Sat nights....locals get the munchies after hitting the bars....

Thank Tammy S
Greeneville, Tennessee
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

I'm almost 38 and I can't ever remember tiptons not being there. Many many many times Cutshaw has send me home with a good home style breakfast. Watch where and how you park barney is a sttickler about that as its hidden away downtown but if you're passing thru don't pass this place by for breakfast.

2 Thank tennesseepride
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

I only tried this place because of reviews I had read. No room, order came in two parts, disorganized crew...very disappointed.

1 Thank Julie Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
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Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 W Depot St, Greeneville, TN 37743-4907
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Greeneville
  • Phone Number: +1 423-639-4201

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