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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tip Top Meats & European Delicatessen is awfully disappointing. I have had the good fortune to have eaten superior German fare. One place, not too far away from this location, called Irena's and located in Oceanside, serves very tasty German food. The place is a bar, and one would not expect such quality German food be available in this setting,... More 

Thank Luke17
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I enjoyed this restaurant. This is an authentic German restaurant. We both had the Oktoberfest and thought it was very good. I also tried to carrot cake and that also was very good. Very reasonably price too. You order at the register and they bring you your food.

Thank valdc
Carlsbad, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The store and butcher shop are well worth the visit. Great selection of rubs and specialty products. Tip Top Meats is a cut above when it comes to quality meats. Haven't been to the restaurant yet...but it looks like a lot of locals make it part of their weekly routine.

Thank HeckBreck
Carlsbad, CA
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want an excellent cut of meat, this is the best place. The restaurant needs a bit of advice with dinner rolls (hard, stale), French toast (dripping with grease) and eggs (greasy again), but the Big John's breakfast is a great value. As much meat as you want with a eggs made to order. Truly, a hit-or-miss for meals... More 

Thank CB Asker
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Somehow I liked the place but one main issue is that the recipes used are not in any way up to date and it is like a trip to Germany in the 70th and that wasn´t the best imes for god fod from germany, Spices used are outdated, nobody in germany would eat those recipes. Meat wasn´t cooked to the... More 

Thank Larsary
Carlsbad, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have enjoyed plenty of breakfasts and catering events by Tip Top Meats, the food is amazing and plentiful, both in the restaurant and catering. The staff is awesome. I highly recommend them for catering and restaurant. Oh, their meats are awesome too! I get my Thanksgiving Goose there.

Thank Wendy W
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22 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You go in, browse through shelves of German condiments and other items, then stand at the counter and pick your meat. It's cooked and delivered (along with a small salad that is in a paper bowl wrapped with Saranwrap, and a small container of dressing. On the plate with the cooked meat is a pile of cooked red cabbage. Too... More 

Thank Westwood1der
Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have ordered sandwiches to go from the deli and had dinner at the restaurant and both were fantastic. I lived in Germany for 5 years and this is authentic . Try the prime rib if you go on the weekend, The veal cordon bleu is also excellent. Great draft bier andsave room for dessert. Prost !!

Thank panama4573
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been a customer for at least 5 years and my folks recommended Tip Top as their "go-to". If one is looking for top quality meat and poultry this us the place to go. Their brochure tells the story...the proof is in the product..and it has always been the best.

Thank Lynda E
El Centro, California
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great breakfast, very reasonable prices. Steak & eggs for $10.95, includes 2 eggs any style, hash browns, toast. Steak was very flavorful, excellent for price. Only drawback to this eatery is that it is self-service: you order at the counter, food is brought to your table, but you must get your own coffee/drinks. They also have a breakfast with eggs,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, 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?