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Tip Top Meats

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6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011-1157
+1 760-438-2620
06:00 - 20:00
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great choices of every kind: quail, venison, veal, all kinds of pasta choices! Here you will enjoy shopping for groceries that you can't find in most major grocery stores! Imported cookies, candy and breads! Choices are too numerous to mention! They do not have fresh produce though. There is a restaurant here also! Nice for families too! Some German fare... More 

Thank Jimaurbotz
Murrieta, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food, great prices, and some really nice beers. We came in for lunch on our weekend getaway had a Ruben (could only eat half) and a nut brown ale. I will be back the next time in the area.

Thank chrisanderson14
Carlsbad, California
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

For weird stuff and meat. Special beers and great wines. And the restaurant ??? Be very careful as you will eat too much. Do not count calories, just enjoy. Must see when you are in Carlsbad and never been there.

Thank Evertosterman
Fallbrook, California
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102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a really fun spot in Carlsbad. Not fancy, and is usually pretty crowded, but the breakfasts that I have had have always been really good. The attached store is fun to browse if you have to wait for a table. Reasonably priced and near LegoLand and beach.

Thank Laura A
Indio, California
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food in the restaurant, economically priced. Great service! Lots of European unique food to buy in the store area.

Thank RosesintheDesert
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Holy cow! Pork chops.that came with my eggs were enormous and so tasty and perfectly done. Such care goes into preparation. And they have the best possible meat you can find in southern California. Yea, everyone down here knows it.

Thank dudeman8
Oceanside, California, United States
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Big John and the staff at Tip Top are always duteous and attentive.The food is amazing, the portions are big, and the deli and butcher sections are truly "Tip Top'! They also have a freezer section with exotic meats (buffalo, quail, boar, etc.) and the house made sausage selection is second to none! I highly recommend breakfast and if you... More 

Thank Josh B
Dublin, California
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441 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You get a lot for the money. The menu is huge with many intriguing things like oso bucco, lamb shank, and schnitzel, but we were there for lunch and didn't want anything that big. The portions are huge and there is $1 charge for splitting a plate. We got the Big John Cheeseburger with fries and soda. At $6.95 the... More 

Thank EveSp
Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a find! This place has groceries I haven't seen outside of Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland or Poland. They had specialty meats including rabbit, duck breast and an endless choice of sausages and herring.They have mixes to make sauerbraten, knodels, schnitzel and other delicacies. The dessert case is a show stopper. We found a good variety and f tasty beers... More 

Thank gingercollier
San Marcos, California
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1,035 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was great, you order at the counter then they bring it to your table. Mostly self serve, so if you are wanting to be waited on not a great choice. This is attached to a German Meat Market, with some great meats and imported German specialty items.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 20
American, German, European, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011-1157
  • 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?