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85 N Main St, White River Junction, Hartford, VT 05001-7134
+1 802-295-3312
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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85 N Main St, White River Junction, Hartford, VT 05001-7134
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Reviewed 20 August 2011

Loved lunch at tip top cafe. Tomato bisque and grilled cheese for the kids, salads, pulled pork, and blt for the adults. Food well prepared and service was exceptional. Would stop by again if ever in wrj.

1  Thank Int_Bus_Travel
Reviewed 25 July 2011

White River Junction seems like an odd little town with not much going on other than an Amtrak station. My wife and I had made hotel reservations to stay in WRJ based on where we were traveling. From now on we will stay in WRJ...More

Date of visit: July 2011
3  Thank Russ D
Reviewed 14 July 2011

I travel a lot a try to avoid the chains. So when I stay in small towns you rarely find a quality place like this. I had a staple on their menu - Ginger Pork Meatloaf. It came with fresh asparagus and smashed sweet and...More

1  Thank PBFloyd
Reviewed 2 July 2011

White River Junction is an eclletic little town so I guess one should expect a restaurant of this quality still, it was a surprise. Had the big eye tuna which was served on a bed of salad and was cooked sushi style with a ginger...More

1  Thank mammageek
Reviewed 16 June 2011

A total gem in White River Junction. A meal you'd expect in NYC, not here. The food is so delicious and the service was good too. Not overpriced. We tried the caesar salad, carrot coconut soup, lamb and the chicken with parsnips. I seriously wanted...More

Date of visit: June 2011
2  Thank PlanetR
Reviewed 14 June 2011

Delicious!!! Wonderful service, amazing, fresh, local food. Dinner is romantic but not stuffy. Linen tableclothes but it's ok to show up in jeans. The location is easily overlooked but do not just drive by or think it is a simple cafe. The food is complex...More

Date of visit: February 2011
1  Thank foodey
Reviewed 11 June 2011

I was driving form Lake George en route to Woodsville, NH and wanted to meet a friend for lunch in White River Junction. She lives in southern Vermont, so since she lives in the state, it was her job to find the restaurant. She did...More

Date of visit: May 2011
1  Thank RustyRock
Reviewed 19 May 2011

My wife and I stumbled upon this place on time in 2009 as we were exploring Vermont. We LOVED it. Everything on the lunch menu (never been for dinner) is a great, light, lunch-sized portion at a very appropriate price. You are full and VERY...More

Date of visit: February 2011
1  Thank lsjostrom
Reviewed 31 January 2011

Have been to this restaurant 4 times over 3 years now and this is the first review posted. Food continues to be very fresh and tasty. If you are in the area, this is the place to go. You may need reservations because it is...More

Date of visit: January 2011
Thank OutCruising
Reviewed 5 December 2010

Stopped in with my daughter for lunch who ha heard good things about Tip Top. How right she was. I had the Cobb Salad which was delicious and she enjoyed the soup and half-sandwich. We shared a roasted banana cheesecake which was unreal! Service was...More

1  Thank AJBobs
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Response from Elaine B | Reviewed this property |
I agree with what has been already said. You can have a great lunch for about $12 to 15 depending on how hungry you are. Dinner is more expensive with some entrees at $25. They always have daily specials for lunch and... More
Don F
21 March 2017|
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Response from Liz-Karl | Reviewed this property |
Aww, that's a bummer. I hate that, and I often move on if I see that. You shouldn't expect to pay top dollar here. I would say around $20 an entree. I can almost guarantee you'd have a good meal and experience if you... More
26 August 2016|
Response from MCNMP |
Eileen, I stopped in to talk, but you were busy. I want to bring a Rotary group from Portland, OR in for pre-show dinner on October 10th. Can you accommodate a group of 22, and can we pre-order for the group to make it easy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 N Main St, White River Junction, Hartford, VT 05001-7134
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Hartford  >  White River Junction
  • Phone Number: +1 802-295-3312
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Eclectic and creative menu featuring local ingredients. Located in the Old Tip Top Bread Bakery building which is home to numerous artist studios and retail shops in downtown White River Junction, Vermont. Outdoor seating when weather permits.
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