View Full Version : Looking for a Real Butcher in Charlotte, NC

03-04-2015, 05:38 PM
I have used briskets from Costco, Sam's, and a local meat shop called The Stock Market.

I would like to find a butcher that:

1: Is not overpriced

2: Processes and sells meat from farmers they know very well - not just wholesale distributors

3: Can take phone orders and have it ready on a specified date

4: Can get full packer briskets that are good quality (not just "whatever they get in"

Any ideas? I have tried calling a few meat shops around the area. They either sell whatever they get from distributors, or they are a grocery store with limited selection.

Happy Hapgood
03-04-2015, 06:02 PM
If you posted this in 1956, there would be one on the corner from your house.

03-04-2015, 06:14 PM
In that area I need to know what overpriced is. To be able to hit all your needs I'm afraid that the price will be substantial.

03-04-2015, 08:05 PM
In that area I need to know what overpriced is. To be able to hit all your needs I'm afraid that the price will be substantial.

Overpriced is $30 / lb for ribeye steaks

03-04-2015, 08:20 PM
Find a way to make friends with a beef farmer.
Get 1/2 angus on the cheap.
Then process it yourself.
It is gratifying and easy. Got a knife and a sawsall?
And some tables?
You create your own cuts, like pulling off the tri-tip, if you wish.
Bone-in rib roasts, or deboned fillet. You Tube. Do it.

03-04-2015, 08:28 PM
I use The Stock Market frequently due to location. If you're looking for high end meat, try this place... http://www.meatandfishcompany.com/

I have bought some good quality meat here but it isn't cheap.

03-04-2015, 08:34 PM
Not a butcher but I have bought a few full packer briskets from Mills Family Farm in Mooresville. They have lots of other cuts and you can get on their mailing list to see how many pounds they have in stock each week.

Not cheap though... last year it was $6/lb and with cost of beef up, I can't imagine what it might be this year...


03-04-2015, 08:40 PM
Have you tried The Peach Stand or Reid's?

I've had stuff from both and was very happy. HOWEVER, I haven't been to either in a couple years so I sadly can't vouch on their current prices. From memory alone I seem to remember Reid's being higher.

Joe Black
03-04-2015, 08:42 PM
If you find one, please post it and the address. I'm only 1-1/2 hours from Charlotte and for good meat, that ain't too far. I have heard about a butcher that I need to check out here. I will let everyone know how it looks.

03-04-2015, 10:38 PM
Seems you are looking for a Mercedes Benz at a Pontiac price.

Good Luck!



03-05-2015, 05:21 AM
These guys are just outside of Asheville, NC. That's about a 2hr drive from Charlotte and about an hour drive from Greenville, SC.


03-05-2015, 06:42 AM
Well, if we are going that far out I'll drop my butcher's name as well. Foothills pasture raised meats. They are in Black Mountain and their meats are great. Their deli serves (among other things) a pulled pork sammich on local City Bakery bread that is the ONLY local bbq sammich I will recommend that doesn't come off my smoker even though they cook it in an electric smoker. But it's a great way to try several of their meats.


03-05-2015, 09:07 AM
If i need chicken or butts this is my go to place.


03-05-2015, 09:53 AM
I'll add one more in Forest City, NC.

Wells Jenkins and Wells. They are a meat shop and slaughter house. If they ain't got it you don't need it. They'll process your cattle or game as well. They are a higher volume place, so there will be less artisan style breeds, but their prices aren't too terribly bad. If you are wanting ribeye prices a good bit below $20/lb this is the place. I'm picking up a couple pork bellies from there sometime next week.

03-05-2015, 12:51 PM
Thanks everyone. You have suggest a few that I have not heard of.

Keep the suggestions coming.