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Tip Top Meats

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6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011-1157
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tip Top uses items from their meat counter for main menu items. You order at the register and then they bring your food to the table. All items are great. I like there Sausage Plate the best with red cabbage and german potato salad. Not fancy, but good food at very reasonalble prices.

Thank TravelingMan2012
San Diego
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant in Tip Top Meats is casual but the food is top of the line, from authentic German sausages to prime rib roasted to perfection. Very satisfying and enjoyable. And that's just the restaurant! The grocery store in front features European specialties from Danish Almond coffeecakes to canned and packaged goodies from England, Ireland, Scandanavia, Germany, etc. surrounded by... More 

Thank 550JustaTraveler
Carlsbad, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tip Top, great food, and unbeatable value. When my son and I are ready for a meat fix, there is no better destination. My favorite is the lamb chops, very generous portions, and Brian gets the New York steak. Each for less than $10!! Fantastic butcher, their meat and selection is unbeatable. Feels like authentic Germany as you walk through... More 

Thank garykob
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my first time to try at an authentic german restaurant. Loved the polish sausage and grilled cheese sandwich. The staff are very friendly and accommodating.

Thank WhereToGlads
Louisville, Colorado
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great selection of quality meat and German foods . Very good menu selection for all meals. Great value and very friendly service. Self serve order counter but food is great, yes they are busy !! Buy to take home and prepare or order and eat in, also beer and wine available!

Thank Greg R
San Diego, California
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122 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place needs an update. Not only is the decor outdated but it also smells musty. You order before you get seated and there's actually a sign saying they'll charge an extra $1 if you share a meal?!? I ordered holsteiner schnitzel. The gravy is tasteless. The meat is overly cooked. The breading on the schnitzel is not crispy. The... More 

Thank SocaLakwatsera
Damascus, Maryland
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When our food was brought to the table, it was missing my son's bagel...after double checking, it was never wrung up on our order. The gentlemen saw the look on my son's...and quickly dropped off a bagel. Truly appreciative. Customer for life

Thank AdamMD
Bakersfield, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We Love Tip Top Meats! We eat there every time we visit Carlsbad. It has a wonderful European market, fantastic meat selection in the meat counter and great German food. The portions are very generous and you may choose from several side items if you aren't into sauerkraut. For a very reasonable charge you can choose a cut of meat... More 

Thank Winnie2469
La Mesa, CA
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270 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has been around for years, and it's always packed. Probably due to the great prices! I had 3 large lamb chops with mashed potatoes and cole slaw for less than $10! My husband had braised beef short ribs (prime rib cut) for $9! Both meals came with soup or salad, and their soups are a meal in itself!... More 

Thank Vacationers62
Walnut, California
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come here mostly for breakfast. Big servings and great tasting meats and sausages. Today for the first time I had their lox and bagels and it was a huge serving, easily shared by two. Cafeteria style service, although the food is cooked specially for you, not precooked.

Thank RMJorda1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, German, European, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011-1157
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 760-438-2620

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