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Tip Top Meats

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6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760-438-2620
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Fort Worth, TX
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I found this place via TripAdvisor and we loved it. It is a small grocery store that has a deli and restaurant. Great breakfast that we loved. It was about 2/3 the price of the hotel and much better. Kids loved it and we would go back again. I would love to try lunch or dinner. Highly suggest and close... More 

Thank mdr9
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Step into "Germany" for a delicious and authentic German meal or shop their meat counter or German grocery. A truly delightful and relaxed dining experience.

Thank Quilter sew
Carlsbad, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for good meats or European food products this is a great place. Nice produce place next door with a SoCal vibe.

Thank G0_Kings_G0
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

High quality meats. Reasonable prices. Wide variety of fresh and frozen hard to find products. The real deal.

Thank Victor L
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a locals best kept secret! The big johns all you can eat bfst meat is such a great deal. The bacon rocks and the sausage is excellent also. It's also the place to go for your Turducken! You can buy a steak and have it cooked. The food is always fresh and if there's a line (always) it's... More 

Thank anastasias379
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff is friendly and food portions are huge! Each of us gobbled down our dinners in this counter service grocery store/butcher/bakery. We came back for meat and desserts for Christmas. Butcher made us feel super welcome. Checkout guy was very friendly too. This place is highly recommended for the octoberfest platter and schnitzel. Go for it!

Thank CHinSoCal
Carlsbad, California
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tip Top meats is a well known restaurant around Carlsbad. In addition, their food is always top quality for a reasonable price. If vacationing withing 30 minutes of Tip Top Meats this is a must go to restaurant that you will not regret doing to. Lastly, they have an AMAZING meat counter.

Thank Sophia V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Filled with locals and touristas, this is gut busting portions at reasonable prices. Breakfast and dinner are the best. Look up at the menu, get in line, place your order. Food is brought to your table. Pleasant service. Great deli and meat shop to stock up.

Thank DBKuper
Carlsbad, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was not tasteful at all, after sending back Sirloin Steak because it was not cooked as requested, they brought me back a plate which did not have any of the sides which I ordered...given they were busy but one would think that the food would be cooked as requested. Waiter could have cared less about my missing side orders.... More 

Thank rorlando618
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best place to buy meat. We did not eat here but bought a Turkey Breast and Ham for our Thanksgiving dinner. The butcher was very helpful and the meat was so very good. I would highly recommend this shop.

Thank Nolafay

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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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
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 92008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-438-2620

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