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Tip Top Meats

6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-438-2620
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Ranked #4 of 276 restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue, Delicatessen, German, Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
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English first
San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

If I'm near Carlsbad and Tip Top Meats is open that means I'm headed to either a great meal or the best European delicatessen ever! The quality and variety of the meats is truly remarkable and they're happy to share cooking tips. The rest of the store has the most amazing selection of food, drink, and cooking supplies. The restaurant... More

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Imperial, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Tip Top Meats is a great place to buy excellent meats. It's really a hidden jewel in the North County. I buy my Corned Beef there every year for St. Patty's day. Also it's great to know the business supports local 4-H and FFA programs buy purchasing their animals at the fair. In addition they have an excellent little collection... More

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Colleyville, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Awesome food... Not the best atmosphere... But very good for a reasonable price. German potato salad was the best I have ever had.

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Temecula, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Over the years I know I can find any beer in the world, European food of every kind!! We eat breakfast here & then shop. This visit I had an outstanding lunch of Brotwurst & Polish sausage. You are able to pick 2 side orders & soup or salad all for under $10.00. Just delicious!! Better than my German relatives... More

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new york
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We eat here 4 times on a ten day trip Carlsbad vacation, two mornings one lunch and one dinner.Try it once and I'm sure you will go back again. It's TIPTOP

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

We went on recommendation from our Supershuttle driver and were not disappointed. You order at the counter in the back and then can sit down and they bring your food. We all ate very well, then shopped and brought dessert and candy back to our hotel. Everything was fresh and delicious and authenticly European.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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93 reviews 93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I wasn't expecting much of a lunch when my husband said we were going to a meat market that had sandwiches. It was a wonderful place and very hard to decide what to choose to eat. If I lived in Carlsbad I would definitely be a frequent visitor to the fresh meat counter. It was fun to look through the... More

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San Diego
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Sometimes when you go off the beaten path, you find a gem like Tip Top meats. This is not just a restaurant, it's a full on deli, butcher shop and European grocery store. You are likely to find things here that you will not find anywhere else locally. The restaurant is not fancy. It's deli style. You order your food... More

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Carlsbad, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Fun family style restaurant for all ages. Breakfast, lunch and dinner wonderful place to eat. Huge portions and great prices.

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Carlsbad, California
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171 reviews 171 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a German butcher shop with imported German food products and the restaurant on the side. Extensive menu with reasonable prices and large portions. The prime rib with red cabbage and mush potatoes is my favorite. Also roulade with German beer, just great. The weekends can be quite busy so the best time is during the week. Plenty of... More

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