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Tip Top Meats

6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011-1157
+1 760-438-2620
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sauerkraut” (42 reviews)
“german deli” (18 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 via mobile

I read about Tip Top on TripAdvisor and decided to stop if all possible. The ordering is a little weird, but its worth it. One person takes your order, then you get in another line to pay (it works for them). Four of us got...More

Thank Donald S
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is not a place that stands out from the road, but if you like German food and you have a hearty appetite, you must stop here. Very casual. Order at the counter, find a seat and soon a very large plate piled with brats...More

Thank BlacknGoldFoodie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful breakfast! I had the eggs Benedict and it was great! The potato’s are a must! Large authentic collection of food!

Thank apa028
Reviewed 1 week ago

food was good and they really fill your plate. surrounding are terrible and a bit dirty. It is cafeteria style eating.......surrounding are pretty bad.....prices are on the high side.....but you walk out of their full and you pay on the high side.....Breakfast 8 to 10...More

Thank george s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well if you want more bang for your buck your plate will be for portions are huge the food was delicious and the service is top notch come check it out you won’t be disappointed I like breakfast I love the Belgian pancakes delicious come...More

Thank saykenny
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem! Never heard of this before today. Fish market, German deli, restaurant, bakery! WOW!

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner, John, is fun, happy and they have fantastic prices, food and daily deals. Ours was a entree, 2 sides, salad and a beer for $15? Thats a deal and under priced(don't tell John). Go here, its right off the 5 Fwy.

Thank david k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traditional German food mixed with an American accent here and there. Breakfast is my favorite: Big John Breakfast is for the biggest of meat lovers. ALL YOU CAN EAT pork link sausage, polish sausage, bratwurst or ham. I've tried almost everything on the breakfast menu...More

Thank CSBD92008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All is well, and food is good, for sure. Quality is good and portions are very large. Good food and service. Joe.

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has the best quality meat in town - possibly in all of San Diego and the OC. They've also have traditional meals (schnitzel, bratwurst, etc...), breads, desserts and more...If you're dining in, expect ample portions and reasonable prices in an old school, basic...More

Thank onthelooselive
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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
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

Rating summary
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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