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Tip Top Meats

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6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011-1157
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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La Mesa, CA
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268 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

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Walnut, California
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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.

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Thank RMJorda1
Glendale, Arizona
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were told this place knows meat. That maybe but they don't know how to cook. The building needs a little updating. We had the guy at the checkout tell us were to pick a steak from the meat display which they cook. My wife ordered a ribeye steak which they overcooked. I ordered the sauerbraten that looked like sliced... More 

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Thank harperjerry
Novato
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

German style meats, Kaiser rolls as good as New York, all American friendliness. Great place for an all day breakfast if you love European style deli meats and high calorie farmer's breakfasts. Better place for dinner if you think roast beef and red cabbage is comfort food. Surprisingly good deserts. (Surprisingly good because you'd never order a slice of torte... More 

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Thank Sarah N
Carlsbad, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Is there more??!! Breakfast not for the faint of heart or dieters, but plentiful and an array of meats to please everyone.

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Thank Carlsbad13
Carlsbad, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quickly becoming our go to place when we want to grill something good. Best steaks around. Very knowledgeable guys behind the counter as well.

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Thank billl484
Carlsbad, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i have been going there for several years now.the meats are fresh and the deli is a lovely spot to grab a hamburger,dessert and sandwiches. you will not be disappointed!

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Thank vanessa p
Athens, Texas, United States
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All things German! The food was authentic with large portions. Standing in line to order was a bit problematic but the food was well worth the wait. Went there twice, supper and breakfast. More food than a normal appetite can handle! Highly recommended!

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Thank Gary C
Carlsbad, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tip Tops is a great store and restaurant. It is like going to Europe for the day, they carry items from all over Europe especially Germany. And their breakfast is to die for, lots of delicious food!

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Thank Cheri P
Carlsbad, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A full-service, high-quality meat market with a full restaurant therein... Also speciality groceries for the gourmet chef. Whatever you need is available.

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Restaurant Details

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