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Aug 23, 2006 11:15 PM

Butcher in Lake in the Hills/Algonquin area...

I'm visiting my brother this weekend and I don't want a 'Jewel' steak, anyone have a good rec for a decent butcher in the area?? Preferably featuring Prime cuts???

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  1. We lived in Cary for a few years and I always used to buy my meat at Orchard Prime Meats right on Main St. in Cary. We've since moved and are now closer to their Lake Zurich store. Everything I've gotten from them has been stellar.

    Let me know what you think!

    Orchard Prime Meats Inc
    847-639-3991 • 133 W Main St, Cary, IL

    1. There are two other options in the vacinity.

      Kalck's Butcher Shop
      71 E Woodstock St
      Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4364
      (815) 459-0016

      Prime Meats-Barrington
      227 N Northwest Hwy
      Barrington, IL 60010
      (847) 382-0835

      1. There's a great butcher on Algonquin Rd, west of Randall called Butcher on the Block

        1. Tom's the best butcher. We drive up from Wheaton to go there. I highly recommend any of his beef (love the strip steaks, porterhouse and filet). His brats are made fresh and are great on the grill. I highly recommend the habanero brats if you can stand the heat. If not, the garlic and cracked black peppercorn should suffice.

          Butcher on the Block....tell them their FedEx guy's wife said you should go there.

          1. Butcher on the Block is 1/4 mile from my brother's house, so it looks like I have a winner. I truly appreciate the information from all---I hope to try all of them eventually.