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Tip Top Meats

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6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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La Costa, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Tip Top is a great place to go if you're looking for German cuisine. They have quite the selection on their menu. They also have a European store and a butcher shop attached to the restaurant. It's a fun place to shop around before or after your meal and the meats are great!

Thank KKnose
Papillion, Nebraska
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent 2 years in Germany; far below ANY German restaurant. Beef dry/leathery; if you want QUANTITY visit; QUALITY; nope.

Thank David H
dana point, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have the absolute best food in Southern California if you like Germany food. We come down monthly for great food to eat here and then take an ice chest full home.

Thank Lee D
San Diego, CA
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tip Top Meats is without a doubt my favorite breakfast place in all of San Diego County. Everyone I have taken here raves about it and can't wait to come back. The food is outstanding and prices are so reasonable. In a lot of ways it feels like you've stepped back in time. Just has an old school feel and... More 

1 Thank Jay K
Bucharest, Romania
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was here for late lunch. Was my first time to eat here and didn't know what to order,but then the guy from the cheese Dept. Helped me to make the best decision. Staff was friendly, the time of waiting for food was short. The food is one of the best that you will have. Prices are decent and the... More 

Thank Alexandru C
Southern California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard of this place through several online services including TripAdvisor so we decided to give it a try. And we're glad we did. Both of us like German food having lived in Germany and/or grew up in a German community. I had the stuffed cabbage and my fiancé had the sausage and lamb. The servings were huge and spiced... More 

Thank PurpleKid
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today we went to tip top's deli to eat, and the service was beyond terrible. Usually we look forward to eating here. We even drove up from chula vista to make the trip because we enjoy the food, but they complete screwed up my order, then for some reason acted like they had no clue what I was asking for.... More 

Thank Toni L
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is great if you want a hearty (and I mean German-portion-hearty) breakfast. You basically won't need lunch. The food is fantastic. As good is the meat counter and market. I order all of our holiday meats here. The butchers are so helpful even when they are serving lines of people. Rounding out the meat counter is a large... More 

Thank Josephine G
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For the reviewers believing this is a great reflection of European food and German food, this place has nothing to do with European food or good food in general. This is a great place for a cheap meal all you can eat style and get into a sugar comma including with the sauerkraut, all with no quality. Worst food I... More 

1 Thank wwtravellerSanDiego
Westlake Village, California
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Huge breakfast for very affordable price. You won't leave hungry. We go here for breakfast every time we visit Carlsbad. Come early but if there is a line don't worry it goes fast as they are super efficient in service. Dinner menu is amazing authentic German food. The deli has excellent meats and good sandwiches for he beach or picnic.... More 

1 Thank Tamara H

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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: 760-438-2620

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