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“Great value for dinner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tip Top Meats

Tip Top Meats
6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-438-2620
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Ranked #11 of 279 Restaurants in Carlsbad
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
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews 98 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Great value for dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

We ate here twice on a recent visit to the area- once for breakfast and once for dinner. Breakfast was ok, the pancakes were large and filling, but the potatoes were weren't hot. The ham and bacon were great. Dinner is a great value. Can't beat a steak dinner and a beer for about $12. The food was cooked fresh and served quickly. The place could use a bit of updating, but would return again.

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Carlsbad, California
1 review
“Tri-Tip for your bbq”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Best pre marinated tri-tip in Cbad. All you can eat meat breakfast a bonus. Authentic German Market with great meat counter.

Visited December 2012
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San Diego, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Your Right Choice Everytime”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

It had been quite a while since I last dined at Tip Top Meats, but I became reacquainted with it when I was searching for another place nearby. I forgot how great this place is! I ordered a rare roast beef sandwich on rye, and must admit it was the best I have had in decades. The adjacent store is a treat as well. They have all kinds of things you will not find in the supermarket. If you have been there, you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't, get going. You will thank me later.

Visited November 2012
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Carlsbad, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great breakfasts and higest-quality meats (but very costly for the meat)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

This is a great place for a cheap but excellent breakfast. Eggs and loads of different breakfast sausage, meats (definitely don't go if you're a veggie) and sides, all top grade. Coffee is terrible, so bring your own.

Meats are as fine as you can get, mostly prime. You had better be rich to afford them, as the per pound prices are in orbit!! If I were worth
$ 3 million or more, I would get all my meats there, so you richies should hurry down there!!!

Also, the store has an amazing selection of other goodies, mostly German but other stuff too. Their strudels are "to die for", and reasonably priced. I pick one up every time I go.

Visited October 2012
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Montclair, Ca
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great German food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

I was stationed in Germany in the army about 34 years ago. The food in this place brought back those same great memories.

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