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Tip Top Meats

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6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760-438-2620
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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BC
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99 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We got there at 11:45 after 3 hours on the road. First time visit so wasn't sure about what to expect. Firstly ,this is a huge butcher shop and a very large deli styled restaurant. There was already a long line as they serve full breakfasts until noon. We have a pastrami and a corned beef sandwich which was shared... More 

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Baker City, Oregon
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

a combo resaturant, deli, and meat market, all the best in one...the suasage and schnitzel are not good, they are great...don't ask about the liver and onions...I don't go there...

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Carlsbad, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very generous portions for meals at a very reasonable price, good location by Carlsbad flower field and Legoland.

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Greenbank, Washington
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great sandwiches are first day, enough leftover for breakfast the next 2 days! Got carne asada ready to grill for dinner and it was so good went back and got more for company this weekend! Wonderful people!

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Thank sandy3419
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Writing this makes me so hungry. Tip Top is one of my families favorite restaurants. Tip Top is a trio of casual restaurant, imported food and beverage store, and fresh meat market. Their theme is fresh farm and authentic Bavarian. The restaurant's ham n egg n potato breakfast plate is big man sized and omg yummy. They have true German... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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262 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mixed review.... I had the rouladen, (German beef roll) and it was very good. It came with delicious sweet sour red cabbage. Hubby had the strip steak and it was so full of meat tenderizer that it didn't even taste like steak. He didn't even finish it. So disappointing, since the meat market case was filled with nice looking steaks.... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The price is unbeatable. I've been having liver cravings during pregnancy, so lately I've been ordering the liver & onion dish. Not only do I receive your main entree, but my order also included mashed potatoes, choice of sauerkraut/red cabbage or steamed broccoli, dinner roll, and choice of soup or salad. It's almost impossible to hold the plate with one... More 

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Thank Sarah S
Carlsbad, United States
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside it doesn't look like much but once you get inside you are greeted by a very friendly staff. The meat department is located in the back where you will find a very fine selection of meat and poultry. Some days they have fresh fish too. The owner is very friendly and helpful. If you like fresh turkey... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

it was busy and bustling - as always! We've been there to buy cuts of meats and sausages as well as spreads and danish desserts. The steak was huge and cooked just right! Great food, good prices!

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Carlsbad, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a market & restaurant combo.Not much atmosphere, seating is quarkie.That being said,the food is good and the portions are large. Nothing real fancie, limited menu,just good old comfort at a great price. Take home what you can't eat.You can't go wrong here it's a no brainer.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, German, European, Delicatessen
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
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?