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Tip Top Meats

6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011-1157
+1 760-438-2620
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sauerkraut” (41 reviews)
“german deli” (21 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours
American, German, European, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011-1157
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped on for lunch on advice from a traveling colleague. Was not disappointed. It’s a grocery store with a restaurant. The ordering is strange, you walk up to the side of the meat counter and place order from a menu that if your not paying...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here for breakfast and lunch. Always great portions at reasonable prices. The market has unique, delicious food. It is fun trying new items. One of my fav North County places to go!

Thank Trina R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We buy all our lunch meats here for our stay in Carlsbad. Great selection and lots of other unique goodies to choose from.

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can not beat their Big Jim's breakfast (seconds and thirds on the bacon or sausage) or the Big Jim's Bacon Cheeseburger special (served all day). The other dishes are good but these two specials are my "go to" meals. Both are tasty ... cooked...More

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The truth is I have never actually eaten here...but my husband brings home food from here every time we have company. Everything is always wonderful. Sometimes it’s fully prepared meals, sometimes it’s the fixing so we can cook at home. Either way I know it’s...More

Thank OCTraveler2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If your heading to Legoland, or the beach for the day, this place will fill you up for the entire day! Get there early to avoid the line and the breakfasts are awesome! The waffles are the size of your head and have a great...More

Thank ExploringViking96
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Great German food. Parking limited. Serves Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Cafeteria style dinning. Worth the visit.

Thank Denny S
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This place doesn’t try to be anything fancy. Just great food at reasonable prices. If you like European sandwiches, sausage or just like German style food just go and visit. This is one of those hold out places from years past that just keep doing...More

Thank mountainpete
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Tip Top Meats advertises itself as a meat counter, deli and restaurant. In a 'less than impressive setting' it presents itself well on all three accounts. As we just experienced the restaurant for lunch for the first time we were impressed with the range of...More

Thank Terry D
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We went for a Sunday dinner expecting too much. We saw the high Trip Advisor rating and arrived with high expectations, but we didn't read the comments well enough. We should have read them carefully (and we would advise some of the TripAdvisor reviewers that...More

Thank T_the_TA
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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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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