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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%
Travellers talk about
“sauerkraut” (45 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 5 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Denny S
Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tip Top not only has excellent meat, they're SO NICE and HELPFUL! We looked all over town to find authentic Italian Sausage for homemade pizza, only to find our favorite German meat place has Italian Sausage! Who knew!

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for Breakfast. Good value and portions. Get there early if on weekends. Has a menu item called Big John's breakfast that is very good value. All you can eat meat with eggs. On weekends it gets crowded so get there early

Thank cmperdue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prices were good, the food was good, the surroundings were a little crowded, but no one there seemed to mind. I just like a little more room between our table and the next one.

Thank P7288ZNrussells
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently got some filet here for a special occasion and everyone agreed it was the best steak we ever had at home! Great German and European foods as well!

Thank J R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go there very frequently for breakfast, lunch and dinner, since 1980. Big portions, good variety and reasonably-priced. Friendly personnel, especially the owner, Big John, who always make you feel very welcome. We highly recommend.Tip Top Meats. We live in Carlsbad, California, and also Colorado...More

Thank jes927
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome steak and burgers. Don't live in san diego county anymore. Was glad it's still there. Planning to visit soon.

Thank Airline L
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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
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.
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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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