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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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Carlsbad, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've been dining at Tip Top for over 30 years, and find it to be a great value. Quality has been up and down over the years, but their "Steak & Stein" at $15.99 ihas always been good. I order NY steak, medium, baked potato, red cabbage, and soup, with wine instead of stein. Very casual atmosphere, almost cafeteria-like. If... More 

Thank Lorinda P
Carlsbad, California
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What an awesome little meat market! It has everything you could possibly want, as far as food goes. Gourmet! Plus, it has a restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner! Gourmet! Plus, the food is so amazing, you almost don't want to eat it. You just have to stop and LOOK at it! My favorite is the BLT, so far.... More 

Thank kasadalace
Carlsbad, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have lived in Carlsbad the last 6 years and in north county my entire life. Everyone says how wonderful Tip Top is for breakfast. I disagree. Food is very bland. They need to remodel, way too small, feels like you are in Big Bear instead of by the coast. The way that you have to wait in line to... More 

Thank Angela G
Carlsbad, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

High brow, great quality steaks cooked great and pretty much downhill from there. If you want to see a bunch of disgruntled food servers and bussers - this is your place. Solid garden salads - then scrunched like a snowball beneath cellophane so they can toss your one packet of Paul Newmans very average dressing on top? Or go for... More 

Thank Mark T
Fort Worth, TX
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114 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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20 reviews
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
84 restaurant reviews
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

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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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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?