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Tip Top Meats

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6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-438-2620
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 192
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A Real Authentic Deli

Tucked away in Carlsbad is a real meat market and the bonus is it's a Deli too! Place your order and it'll be brought to your table. The Reuben was overflowing with all the right ingredients and proportions. The slaw was a bit rich for me, but fresh and flavorful. The staff is super friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Lydia G
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
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San Diego, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Tucked away in Carlsbad is a real meat market and the bonus is it's a Deli too! Place your order and it'll be brought to your table. The Reuben was overflowing with all the right ingredients and proportions. The slaw was a bit rich for me, but fresh and flavorful. The staff is super friendly. Expect to take some home... More 

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Redondo Beach, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great plates of food for a great price. High quality meats, real potato salad, a full meal including a beer for less than $15. we ate here twice. They also serve breakfast

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Ontario, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Found this place by chance. It is a cafe in a deli/meat market. This place is not fancy but the food is good and plentiful. You order at the counter they bring your food to you. My son and I ordered the 14-16 oz sirloin stein and stein (beer or soft drink), Extra large baked potato, and huge piece of... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I love visiting quirky little "hole in the wall" restaurants on our travels. Actually, some of the best meals I've had are in those types of restaurants. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case on my recent visit to Tip Top Meats. On the surface, the signs were all there for it to be a great lunch stop -- kitschy atmosphere, highly... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Decided to go here based on positive reviews, however after standing in a mid-morning line that didn't move one inch in 15 minutes, we decided that we'd go elsewhere. If you want to spend your time waiting in a slow line for a meal - go for it. If you want to spend your life in more productive pursuits, you... More 

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Corona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We went here for breakfast. They have a good selection for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They give large portions a great value for the price. The store and meat market have a good selection and a lot of hard to find items.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I have to say that this restaurant and Deli shows the heart and sole and pride of the owners John and Jennifer Haines. I came in from Canada and drove over 75 miles to meet them and eat at their restaurant in Carlsbad, California last week as we belong to the "Lyoness Loyalty Family" and "Together we are Strong"! I... More 

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Carlsbad, California
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I was going to give this deli/store/restaurant a higher rating, but, the food - which is what a restaurant is all about, in the final analysis - is actually pretty pedestrian. But that's not the end of the story: The portions are large. Actually, might be considered very large. What is offered are traditional German food. There is no pretension... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Expect a line if you go for breakfast, but its worth the wait! Plentiful portions of old fashioned comfort food that my German grandma used to make on the holidays. If you don't want to wait, just give yourself enough time to wander the deli for imported cheeses, fruit, candy, chocolates and much much much more! It's a great experience!

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Dana Point, Ca.
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76 reviews 76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My family have been dining and shopping at TipTop for many years! Such a great import grocery selection, fresh baked pastries, smoked sausages, and meats. The diner was one of my Dads favorite places to eat when in his later years we were in the Carlsbad area. Yesterday on St. Patty's I drove south just to have lunch and reminisce... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 760-438-2620

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, German, Barbecue, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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