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John Haedrich, Owner "There is no substitute for quality."
4.5 Out of 5 Stars
Best Ethnic Restaurant
Best German Restaurant
Hall of Fame

Authentic German Restaurant, Butcher Shop, and
International Specialty Market in Carlsbad.

Carlsbad’s Legendary German Butcher Shop

Herzlichen Willkommen! Tip Top Meats has been Carlsbad’s top-rated butcher shop for over 50 years. We pride ourselves on providing our community with the highest quality meats at some of the most competitive prices in San Diego County. Our location offers an authentic German experience with our classic German restaurant, European deli, meat market, fish market, and our specialty grocery store. As a family owned and operated business, our tradition of specialty processing, in-house smoking, and handmade sausages has earned us titles such as Best German Restaurant by the San Diego Union-Tribune. Everything is fresh—never frozen. Tip Top Meats even offers custom processing for your convenience.

European Delicatessen and German Restaurant in San Diego County

Our European delicatessen and German restaurant have been providing San Diego County tourists and locals an authentic experience since 1967. Stop by for breakfast, lunch, and dinner or swing by our butcher shop to pick up the highest quality meats to host your own BBQ or picnic.

Our specialty deli meats include suckling pig, head cheese, liver, ground duck, veal, stuffed Tur-dec-hens, and much more. Our offerings are not limited to meat. Our European deli has an unparalleled display of German specialty foods, beer, wine, cheese, spices, and much more.

In addition to our renowned selection of meats and European delights, we house our specialty seafood market and eatery, Top Choice Fish, at our Carlsbad location. Our wide variety of fish is locally sourced and always fresh. We believe in knowing where your food comes from. That’s why our fish market is designed for transparency. Visit us today to see what our “Catch of the Day” is. With our legendary quality and exceptional selection, Tip Top Meats is proud to be a Southern California destination. Our convenient location has unbeatable prices on the highest quality meats and seafood you’ve ever had. Our traditional German butcher shop has something for the whole family. Call us today to see what our holiday specials are!

Legendary qualityfor over 50 years

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(John Haedrich, Butcher)

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