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Tip Top Meats

6118 Paseo Del Norte (Palomar Airport Rd.) Send to Phone
760-438-2620 | Menu
European deli with a focus on specialty meats serving affordable breakfast, lunch and dinner in Carlsbad.


Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily

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Tip Top Meats Restaurant Review

: The lines form early at lunchtime and dinnertime for huge sandwiches, hearty soups and generously garnished German specialties, many of them made from recipes handed down to the family that owns this delicatessen and market, and all of them are reasonably priced. You order and retrieve your meals at a counter and then head over to one of the small dining areas or the even smaller outdoor terrace. Mashed potatoes cratered with gravy come with many dishes, including hot sandwiches made with roast beef or roast pork. The sausage plate has it all, with the choice of bratwurst, knackwurst or smoked Polish sausage served with German potato salad, red cabbage, sauerkraut, mustard and a dinner roll. Owner Big John's Breakfast includes three eggs any style, home fried potatoes, toast and all of the smokehouse bacon, pork link sausage, or Polish sausage, bratwurst or ham that you can eat. Save time to browse the market, as there are endless food treasures at this old-school gem.

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