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Tip Top Meats

6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-438-2620
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Ranked #3 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
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Carlsbad, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This used to be so much better than it is of recent genre. Don't know what is going on. Big John? Help! Tip Top used to be the go-to place for good food and a good time -- I have recommended it to countless tourists -- but for the past several months, the food being served has the distinct stale,... More

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Fremont, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a combination German market and restaurant. We had dinner and breakfast there. The menu contains German specialties and typical American food. The food was excellent and the portions hugh. The price was very reasonable with most dishes under $9.00.

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Fullerton, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My son and husband are both big eaters and they walk out with take out boxes most of the time. we have had terrific breakfasts and great lunches here. Early dinners also. Crowded and noisy. Sometimes waiting is 30 minutes. You order at the desk and then be seated. They will bring the food to you. Very tasty and prices... More

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Karlskrona, Sweden
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Wonderful with real food and not fritters. All that was missing was the dumplings, otherwise the food was superb. Pleasant staff aswell.

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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

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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115 reviews 115 reviews
53 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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