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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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“german deli” (21 reviews)
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American, German, European, Deli, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011-1157
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came back and are glad we did. The food has improved since our last visit over a year ago. The food is tasty and cooked beautifully. The service counter were friendly and helpful. The prime rib special portions were generous.

Thank Derek L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried this restaurant for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. This is a German restaurant with a deli and market (food and meat). All of the food items in the market section is from Germany or some other European country. To order your...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this place because it was close to our hotel and on the way to our meeting facility. The service was good - the food was great!! The place has a lot of character!!

Thank Ginni M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been in Carlsbad plenty of times but never had needed or wanted a bigger meal so Tip Top wasn't on our radar. Glad to say it is now. Easy location off the freeway and the outlets. A long building houses Tip Top with parking...More

1  Thank flashncrash
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place via TripAdvisor reviews. They were spot on. Once you walk through the store and reach the last meat counter, you find a great variety of food from steak dinners to sandwiches- all with a European flair. I had the Oktoberfest platter with...More

Thank Frank C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have known the owner Big John for over 30 years and have used his services both on walk in eatery, bringing food home and even doing large food concessions and all were well done

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not only do they have the items you want but you'll get it with a smile. They fabricated a large batch of boneless chicken thighs for me in 40 minutes. You can't find a supermarket to do that. They're Thanksgiving turkeys are outstanding as well.

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Picture in your mind what a combination of a German Deli, old fashioned meat market, and old time cafe would be like and Tip Top is it. Friendly meat market staff, and good selection of steaks. As one might expect in a German meat market...More

Thank Dpaulson1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tip-Top is many things. A specialty butcher, a specialty deli, a specialty grocery for ethnic food not available anywhere else. And you may join the line, order a fabulous, generously portioned meal. Great for teens and children and take-away boxes are freely available. If you...More

Thank ellenmuskox
Reviewed 10 April 2018 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

1  Thank Tom S
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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
11 July 2016|
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Response from RedFoodie | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not have gluten free options to my knowledge.
25 November 2015|
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Response from consolef | Reviewed this property |
Slice it up and gently reheat.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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
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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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