Rachel on the Road: Tip Top Grill

BLUFF PARK, Ala. (WIAT) — Tip Top Grill is now a popular hole-in-the-wall restaurant overlooking Birmingham from Bluff Park. The view is incredible – you can see Robert Trent Jones Golf Club from the old gas station.

The owners will celebrate their 14 year anniversary as Tip Top Grill on October 7th.

While I was there, a daily coffee club was enjoying breakfast. The “Tip Top Think Tank” comes for coffee every single morning.

“They are great guys,” Ralph Ajlouny, the manager said. “I consider them honestly as like my grandfathers. I’ve known them for so long, real respectful, good guys.”

When I asked Ajlouny if he filled their coffee for them, he said the store regulars do it themselves.

The group consists of between six to ten men who are mostly retired. They gather to talk about any and everything – football, politics, religion, etc.

The “Tip Top Think Tank” considers themselves as free marketing for the restaurant because they sit right out front every morning. They all raved about the service, location, community, and food.

“Everyone knows it’s here and I think it’ll be here for a long time,” Ralph added.

Tip Top Grill is open Monday through Friday, from 6:30am to 4pm, and then on Saturday from 6:30am to 3pm.

Don’t miss Rachel on the Road next Friday morning right here on CBS42!

To submit an idea of where Rachel should road trip to next, e-mail her at Rachel.Lundberg@wiat.com.

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