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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 198
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  • 97
    Very good
  • 33
    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 carlsbad san diego institution.

this place should be preserved as a historic landmark. its been around for 50? years. doing a fantastic job of bringing germany to san diego for decades. big john rocks !!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
ndepndant
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carlsbad ca
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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355 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
carlsbad ca
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

this place should be preserved as a historic landmark. its been around for 50? years. doing a fantastic job of bringing germany to san diego for decades. big john rocks !!

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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This German restaurant/deli/market was recommended to us by friends who live in the area. When we visited Carlsbad this past week, my husband and I had both dinner and breakfast there. It's a good thing we checked the menu online; otherwise we would have been overwhelmed by all the choices! You order your meal at the counter; the menu was... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Short distance away. Family has owned for many years. A very family, friendly atmosphere. Lovely meat counter in a small grocery store with tables and chairs for dining.

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Roseville
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Loved the large selection of meat and food, not just a restaurant but a meat market as well. We bought peppered bacon and a couple of meals to take back to our timeshare. Both meals were under $10 and came with soup or salad, mashed potatoes and gravy and vegetable. We ordered the stuffed pork chop and the second time... More 

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San Diego, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Come early or be prepared to wait for breakfast. The burgers here are far better than we've had at many places and we also find something to get from the butcher side to take home. Our dog LOVEs the raw food in the freezer section.

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

For ten years I go shopping in Tip Tops because he has everything I need .He has an excellent European Product-line. But the Restaurant-Food is declining. In all this years I eat maybe 4 times there and the Food is not 50% close to what it should be. When John would have the right People in the Kitchen the Store... More 

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San Diego
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Fantastic German Food and LOTS OF IT - at unusually low prices. This place has become an all time favorite of ours. The dining area is very casual. They will do complete takeout orders for you as well. The Cordon Bleu and Jagerschnitzel are favorites. Sides of Spatzel, Sauerkraut, or Red Cabbage, salad, roll, choice of potatoes and exceptionally large... More 

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MN
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209 reviews 209 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Enjoy a Big John Cheeseburger with French Fries and a soda for only $6.98. It doesn't get any better or cheaper than that. Be sure to pick up some 'goodies' at the adjacent Tip Top Meats European Delicatessen. What a great selection!

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Murrieta, California
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We went here for Mother's Day and it was terrific. The restaurant is very nicely decorated and you feel at home there. They have a great menu. You order at the counter, choose a seat, and servers will be bring your food to the table when it is ready. They make their own sauerkraut and sausage and such. My husband... More 

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Roseville, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Juan Andrade provided us trays of food to feed 47 hungry travelers on a bus trip to Carlsbad, CA. The food was terrific with all of the veggies, breads, spreads to go with it. We used the hotel (which doesn't serve meals) lobby area to spread out all of the array and our group thought it was terrific. Food was... 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 20
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, German, Barbecue, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, 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?