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Tip Top Meats

6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-438-2620
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Ranked #5 of 277 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
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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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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
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English first
Temecula, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This place is a little off of the coast highway, but definitely worth the little side trip and if you are looking for value, you can not beat this one...... It is a butchery shop and the portion are huge, no way I could eat that whole sandwich in one setting, the German potato salad was as good as I've... More

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San Marcos, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We go here once a month. It is a piece of the old Bavaria and has a European grocery market attached. Its a lot of food for the month and you should not be on a diet this night. That said, you may want to plan on a doggie bag. You go to the restaurant counter and order your meal... More

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palm desert ca
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My wife had prime rib and I had chicken and lots of cabbage and potatoes. We stuffed ourselves and still brought lots home. We brought home our desserts too, Black Forest cake and a Napolean--great. Wine and soda pop completed the trifecta (my wife works at the racetrack). Go if you're in the neighborhood, it's an experience you cannot duplicate... More

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Nanjing, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a family favorite for us. We LOVE going for breakfast and getting pancakes and all-you-can eat bacon! You get huge portions and the prices are totally reasonable. The service is always great and it has such a fun atmosphere, with pictures of German castles all around and the attached German market and butcher shop. We love to wander... More

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great value and a lot of food. Located inside a meat market not where you would expect to find a restaurant.Service was good to take your order, You are on your own to refill your drinks,However it is worth it for the saving. When we went to leave we stopped by and bought some meats to prepare for dinner since... More

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Waterdown, Ontario, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Well, staying in Carlsbad, CA we decided to try some German home cooked food. Looking at the recommendations/ratings on various sites, we decided to give this place a try. The first night we got there at a little after 8PM. They close at 8pm sharp although they continue to serve customers who are in the cue, after that time. So... More

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Carlsbad, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Tip Top is primarily a butcher shop and delicatessen. I go there to purchase German food items as my Mother's family hail from the former East Germany. The meat and groceries are not cheap but they are all of the highest quality. Just recently I had both my German mother and German mother in-law staying with us at the same... More

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Carlsbad, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Good value for any meal. Bring a container to take home as there will certainly be leftovers. Breakfast is my favorite but lunch & dinner are great. Many selections of sausages. The grocery is mainly German but the meat counter is outstanding.

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Carlsbad, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you're hungry, this is the place to go for breakfast. Lots of choices and you will not leave on an empty stomach. The meats from the market are excellent. Great place for steaks to take home for the grill.

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Escondido, California
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140 reviews 140 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
440 helpful votes 440 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This German-style restaurant (and market) is very good. I ordered the Veal Cordon Bleu dinner and was not disappointed. For just under $10.00, I got a big salad, over 1/2 pound of stuffed veal covered with a hollandaise-type sauce, red cabbage, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes with gravy and a roll. My dinner was very good and I had enough left over... More

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