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Tip Top Meats European Delicatessen

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4 Ratings
Ratings: 4
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 4.47%
$$ - reasonable

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6118 Paseo del Norte
Carlsbad, California, 92011-1157
United States
phone: (760) 438-3184

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Reviews by Boilermaker88:
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4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

When I lived in Oceanside about a dozen years ago, my wife worked at a company just over on the west side of the I-5 from this fine European deli. We used to meet there after work to select some good meats and occasionally would stop in for breakfast on the weekend. Then I moved and forgot about it...
Well, now my brother lives only about five miles away and since I was visiting, I decided to check out Tip Top Meats again. What I found was a surprisingly good array of quality German, Belgian and British beers. The store is divided into a deli and a restaurant, with the deli in the rear section. On entering, you can find the beers to the right, some in coolers and some on rack-type shelving. I picked up an even dozen of a variety of German styles - Allgäuer's Cambonator doppelbock, St Magnus Heller Bock, Hefeweizen, Kristallweizen, and Bayrisch Hell, Aktien Brauerei's Kaufbeuren Hell, Holzhausener Landbier, and Steingadener Dunkel Weisse, and Weltenberger Kloster's Asam-Bock, Urtyp Hell, Barock-Hell, and Winter-Traum. I didn't even get to looking too closely at the Belgian and British selections though I did see a nice display of Fullers brews and saw Westmalle Tripel right next door.
The food was as I remembered, with a large deli counter offering a bountiful selection of meats, cheeses and baked goods. Also available is a huge range of top-grade mustards and other condiments.
The prices were pretty reasonable; between $2.70 to $2.90 per bottle of the German brews. If you're looking for a good place to stock up on some fine German beers to go with a good German-themed meal, check out Tip Top Meats.

06-06-2004 05:03:54 | More by Boilermaker88
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

10-13-2013 16:08:57 | More by jeiiVP
Photo of ocmpoma


4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Visited on 22 Jan 10:

I've often traveled to the Frankfurt area of Germany in the past, and often missed it since. This place really took me back. It's a restaurant that I haven't yet visited, and a small market that carries a large, very large, selection of German and European goods, including lots of meats (of course), snacks, deserts, etc. They've got a not-too-shabby selection of European wine.

And they've got a great selection of German beer: Spaten, Erdinger, Hofbraü, Ayinger, and lots of others that I can't remember. They had mini kegs of Köstritzer, Spaten, and Erdinger today. They also had some British and Belgian brews. Some of the beers were kept cold, most room temp.

All in all, a great place that I intend to regularly visit.

01-23-2010 04:21:54 | More by ocmpoma
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4/5  rDev -5.9%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

This place is a german butcher shop with a small gourmet market and small restraunt also. The beer selection is mostly european beers with the main emphasis on german beer and belgiums. The sell individual bottle so no need to buy a six pack and you can buy a beer in the market and drink it with your meal. On tap the offer macro beers in the restraunt with one german offering but the draft beer is usually nothing special. The restraunt offers a steak and stein special which is really cool because it under 10 dollars.

09-19-2007 06:33:51 | More by sfoley333
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