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Mark about 2 months ago

Big John Bacon Burger (w/French Fries & Soda)

For about the same price you would pay at any of the nation's fast food chains you get a 1/2 pound freshly ground beef burger with fries and a drink that is immeasurably better.

Guest 2 months ago

Big John Bacon Burger (w/French Fries & Soda)

best burger !!!!

Nick 3 months ago


The prices and quality are top notch. Can't wait for this pandemic is over so we can enjoy dining in.

T & G 3 months ago

Liver & Onions

Tender and flavorful... My husband and I loved it... Will definitely order again.

Clb9011 3 months ago

Liver & Onions


Mike 3 months ago


With the freeways wide open it only took 75mins. from Pico Rivera. When restaurants are closed you can have excellent Meals at home with Tip Top meats. My favorite Market.

Mikeschroder94 4 months ago


Great deal on filet steak, excellent size, bacon wrapped and always a great choice of sides (broccoli or German potato salad or red cabbage or cole slaw or fries)! Thanks for making my Take-Out-Tuesday a highlight during Covid time at home. Can't wait to dine in again for a meal there.

Rsb123 4 months ago

Prime Rib Dinner

Delicious, large portions. Very pleased!

Joeyhotto 4 months ago

Oktoberfest Platter

Best dish at Tip Top by far

Capucinesgood 4 months ago

Big John Breakast

Wow. Where do I start. Have been coming here for ages. Wonderful place. Fantastic assortment of food, deli assortments and a wonderful meat counter. Love, love, love the Beef and Barley soup!! The Staff, The Best!!!

Bakerbabe760 4 months ago

Big John Breakast

When we come to dine at Tip Top Meats there are so many wonderful selections you want to try them all. Everything we've had from their Osso Bucco, BBQ Beef Ribs or Cabbage Rolls we've enjoyed. You wont be disappointed with their prices or portions. Our go to for breakfast will always be the BIG JOHN BREAKFAST. We love their wonderful ham and sausages selection that you can pick with your meal. Can't decide? Try them all, it's all you can eat. They have wonderful service, a cozy atmosphere and you can also do a little shopping on your way out too. The selections they offer store wide with their meats and specialty items and in the restaurant is a really unique experience.

Alohaball 4 months ago

Beef Osso Bucco

The best I've ever had! Delicious! Can't wait to have this again!

Grace 5 months ago

Breakfast potatoes

These potatoes are sooooo good. We love visiting Tip Top Meats for breakfast and exploring all that the store has to offer!

Martha 5 months ago

Breakfast potatoes

OMG love these potato so good and yummy. always a good portion.

Martha 5 months ago

Big Johns Cheeseburger (8oz)

Love the hamburger very good and juicy never dry. Enough for 2 people to enjoy. French Fries are also very good.

Mandynday 5 months ago

Prime Rib Dinner

I love Tip Top! I've been shopping and eating here since I was a kid. Sandwiches are huge, delicious, and well-priced. But my absolute favorite is the prime rib dinner. A steal at under $15 and perfectly cooked.

Andre 5 months ago

French Dip

I've tried a lot of items here. From the restaurant to the meat department, everything is amazing. The french dip is amazing and that's my go to at the restaurant. For the meat department, I've tried the rib eyes, back ribs, brisket, tomahawks, and pork shoulders. The meat quality is amazing and I go out of my way to stop here.

David 5 months ago

Liver & Onions

I've eaten this dish whenever I find it. I tried it about 3 years ago when we heard about the deli. We didn't realize that they have a complete restaurant in the back. I had to order! This place knows how to do it right. Mine was med rare, my lady had hers medium. Both were cooked perfect!!! Hats off to the chefs! We both agreed that we will be coming here more often. We've been in for early dinner, lunch, but haven't been able to get there for the breakfast. The menu is great! Makes you feel like you are in Germany enjoying the great food!!! Now, I did find out they have a very well stocked Bavarian grocery store. I spent more in the store than on dinner, but I was able to find more great food in the grocery that we've not been able to find anywhere. I've been importing Bavarian food from the German food website, but now I don't have to wait! We've also found many other wonderful items from other countries in the northern Europe area! They also have a great fish store next door & can't wait to try that also.

Sabrina 5 months ago


Thank you

Clb9011 6 months ago


Had your Valentine's Day special that was choice of steak, potatoes, cabbages, dinner roll AND a bottle of wine! Wow! So enjoyed this meal That I seldom choose ❤️

Mike 2 months ago

Big John Breakast


Linda Mc Guffin 2 months ago

Oktoberfest Platter

So authentic and delicious! A must try, especially with a very cold BitBurger Pils!!!! Yummy!

Radloff 3 months ago

Big John Breakast

I cannot say enough about how awesome the Big John Breakfast is. You get a massive amount of fresh food and the price is unbeatable. All the meat is high quality. I love this place.

Cody 3 months ago

Deli Custom Meat

The name tip top is the proof in the pudding. These lovely people have the highest quality, and variety of meat, cheese, seafood and all the goodies you could expect at a top tier deli. As an avid chef I'm in heaven when I come here. I recently picked up a tri tip roast that I seasoned with their homemade dry rub. After cooking it to a perfect medium rare with delicious crispy edges, I must say it was up there with some of the best steak I've had in my life. So very tender and juicy with unmatched flavor that would be shamed to put any sauce or topping on. It's always a pleasure when I choose tip top and their excellent team. 11/10.

Donald 3 months ago

Chicken Cordon Bleu Dinner

What a fabulous dinner...WOW!!! The soup was exceptional! The chicken cordon bleu was gourmet! The potatoes and sides were yummy!!! We highly recommend this meal and Tip Top Meats restaurant. So glad it is in our area...we can go often and try other dinners.

Jan 3 months ago


This was yummy as always. It was so large that it was cut in 3rds. Two of us ate it and have the other 3rd to much on later. If you haven't been there - GO!!!!

Cindy 4 months ago

Assorted Cold Cuts, Cheese and Rolls

I always order this at breakfast. Feels like I'm on vacation.

Capucinesgood 4 months ago

Quart Soup

My sister and I met up at Tip Tops for our Big John fix. Turkey and Swiss sandwich for me, super lean pastrami on marble rye for her. Loaded up at the dessert counter. Two huge containers of lentil soup, several pounds of, lebanon baloney, baby swiss, turkey and several other cuts of meat. Delish and fresh loaves of bread and rolls, spicy mustards and deli salads. We are set for a few days in our homes. We really do appreciate you and your staff being open and always having a wonderful selection of comfort foods served with your smiling faces. Be back soon.

Kathee 4 months ago


Prime rib special 4 Easter served 4...outstanding We love the mashed potatoes & gravy, rolls, steamed veggies, prime rib done med rare perfectly with au jus Serve 4 but health portions so we ate on few days. Have had their burgers & lots of reg meals along with sandwiches. Love Tip Top foods and appreciate they are open for carryout til stay home order. Thank you

Tania 4 months ago

BBQ Beef Ribs

The BBQ Beef Rib dinner is Superb. I drive all the way from Orange to get my fill of this amazing dish. The Ribs are big, thick and beefy with just the perfect amount of bbq sauce. I actually order and extra meal to go because the meat is even tastier on day 2. The potatoes and Sauerkraut make this a very hearty and filling meal. Always a winner.

Awadleigh 4 months ago

Lamb Chops

Best lamb I've had in years and the price cannot be beat anywhere else. Tip Top is our favorite restaurant in North San Diego County with consistently outstanding quality and service. Their market offers the finest quality meats and the largest variety of imported teas, bakery and dessert items . Thank you!!! I can hardly wait to come back.

Deering 4 months ago

Eggs Benedict

I am a big fan of eggs benedict in general, and the breakfast version from Tip Top did not disappoint! Everything from here is good, but if you like eggs benedict and haven't tried theirs already you are missing out big time!

Newlyweds4ever1210 5 months ago


Every time my husband and I come to Tip Top we order the steak and stein. It's such a great combination and the beer selection is always good. My parents often drive with us for 40 minutes on special weekends we get together. Totally recommend this place!!

Martha 5 months ago

Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheese is good. Big serving for a grilled cheese sandwich and comes with french fries. Very good!

Kaelinmuse 5 months ago

Holsteiner Schnitzel

We tried several items including the holsteiner schnitzel and osso bucco. The food was amazing. The Holsteiner was two complete meals. The osso bucco was so tender and the gravy was amazing. We also grabbed a couple of desserts. I am not even sure which cakes we actually got, but the chocolate icing was to die for.

Gary 5 months ago

Braised Short Ribs

Love the braised short ribs, it's my go to and favorite comfort food. Consistency and service is always amazing.

Morrisray23 5 months ago


We stopped by after a Costco run because I knew I was ready for a steak and stein special. My guest had the filet mignon and I had the sirloin steak special. I took the recommendation and had a nice "heinken" type beer which went perfect with the meal. It came with a baked potato and salad, with veggies, and roll with butter. It was love at first sight, and even took half of it home. I was not expecting such huge potions. I think my meal was only $13, and it really was something I would of expected to pay almost twice that at a traditional restaurant. The meal was tasty, and I even tried my friends filet. The staff was very helpful, and the counter man even double checked what was still available at that hour. The place is almost "diner", so no need to get overdressed. The crowd there was "older" at 745pm, which surprised me as I thought most of those people were in bed by then. Normally I was a breakfast and/ or lunch pop in, but this certainly qualifies as a GREAT dinner spot as well. Congrats to Big John, as he has been a local legend forever. Best to him and the staff, and do not forget to try the counter for special selections, and the grocery portion as well. ENJOY

Cruzrd 5 months ago

Big John Breakast

best breakfast ever!! alway get it when here.

Crissyibe 5 months ago

Club - Turkey, Ham & Swiss

Tip Top is the best ... it's worth the drive from Pacific Beach. :)

Elizeu 6 months ago

Big John Bacon Burger (w/French Fries & Soda)

Very delicious. Best burger around the area.


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