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Tip Top Meats

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6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760-438-2620
06:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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324 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Since this place was so highly rated, we decided to give it a try. It is an amazing business with a market with an amazing variety of items not normally available and an awesome meat market for fresh meats of all varieties. The menu itself is very impressive. We ordered the prime rib (a weekend special) and the lamb shank.... More 

Thank SrGrammyLinda
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a butcher shop/grocery/bakery attached to a order-at-the-counter-and-have-food-brought-to-your-table restaurant. The motif seems to be German food, and the well-made dishes are meat-heavy, large, & "comforting". So if you are partial to tapas and vibrant, mediterranean flavors, this is not the place for you. And if you do not eat meat, your choices may be limited. But the ambiance is... More 

Thank Rebecca C
Buffalo, New York
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped in Tip Top Meats for lunch after reading about it online. It did not disappoint. There was a long line but it moved fast. We arrived just as breakfast was ending. Our meals were fantastic. The sandwiches were huge. Nothing fancy here just good food. After our meal we checked out the shop that has a large variety of... More 

Thank Elizabeth G
Carlsbad, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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 92008
  • 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?