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Tip Top Meats

6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011-1157
+1 760-438-2620
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“sauerkraut” (43 reviews)
“german deli” (19 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, German, European, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011-1157
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Tip Top Meats is a cute German Deli and Restaurant. The food is good and the portions are extremely large.

Thank kathysellers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My niece and cousin suggested Tip Top for breakfast, but we went for dinner. Not dissapointed... In fact I'd go back there for breakfast, lunch AND dinner. Nothing fancy, just really good food and lots of it. Had the "Steak and Stein", came with choice...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Haven’t been here for anything other than breakfast and it is always good. We’re from out of town but have put it on our list of must “eat there”. Even if there is a wait, which hardly happens, you can stroll the isles of unique...More

Thank CP V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I eat at tip top probably 2-3 times a month. I alway have breakfast. The food is excellent and the price is even better. It is not a high end restaurant and it is more of a cafeteria style eatery. You order, they give you...More

Thank jmoloney1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No joke! Pork chops and eggs breakfast is my favorite west of the Mississippi River. Coffee is so good. So many superb breakfasts to choose, but I nearly always choose pork and eggs. Thank goodness they still have experienced and competent cooks and servers who...More

Thank dudeman8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fresh Fish is now served for lunch or dinner at adjacent restaurant Top Choice Fish. They have wonderful big tacos and you choose the fish, grilled or fried. Very good experience. It is a fish market too so the seating is basic meaning you can...More

Thank tango982015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tip Top of the Morning ! Has been my go to German or European fix since 1988. It’s a butcher shop, grocery store and restaurant all in one, led by Big John (Joachim) the way more business’ should be.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great restaurant/grocery store if you like traditional German food. The portions are huge and the entire place has a really authentic German vibe about it.

Thank Matt N
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you like delicious food, large portions and excellent service Tip Top Meats is for you. Meals are available for dine in or take out. Once you've placed your order, find a table and then wander around the store full of European food items. Mind...More

1  Thank KatBugs
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You will be amazed by this unique restaurant, butcher shop and small grocery store filled with everything from out of this country you could possible want.

Thank Scottielover5
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Questions & Answers
16 April 2017|
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Response from Jimeedee | Reviewed this property |
They are open today but state that Easter may effect the hours
10 July 2016|
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Response from RedFoodie | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not have gluten free options to my knowledge.
24 November 2015|
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Response from consolef | Reviewed this property |
Slice it up and gently reheat.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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 92011-1157
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-438-2620
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