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Need Good Butcher Rec.

RobertM Jun 21, 2008 06:10 AM

Hey it's BBQ & Grill time.

Where in the general Metro DC area can I find a great meat butcher.

Prime beef, good Lamb & Pork.
[If you can come up with a dry age beef seller, great]
Oh yeah sausages too.
They don't have to all offer all the listed meats,or be in the same place, but a list of where each may be found for what would be nice.

Fish Mongers would be a nice extra as well.


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    isabellaflynn Apr 16, 2009 12:26 PM

    Agree on Lebanese Butcher in Annandale. I have driven many miles from where I lived in AA County in Maryland to buy items there. They have this ground meat mixture with spices and herbs already added that is perfect for making grilled meat patty kebabs and there are many other meats that are excellent. A great places!

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      Sean D Apr 14, 2009 02:13 PM

      In my very humble opinion:

      Canales Meats in the Eastern Market - absolutely a cut above the rest

      Halal Meats on Rockville Pike, in Rockville

      Costco - For country style spareribs and large beef cuts. (Their sausage isn't bad, either.)

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        LucindaLC Oct 9, 2008 04:20 PM

        I would second the suggestion to My Butcher and More in Crofton. I need to get there this week to pick up some ground lamb. Anyway, the place is clean and a good selection of meats. I really like this place and I am happy its close to my house in Bowie. Plus, they make sandwiches on site.

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          Jason1 Apr 15, 2009 11:35 AM

          I'm not sure what's going on with this thread, but the owner was on here yesterday to point our that My Butcher and More is moving next month to Annapolis. I think area residents would want to be aware of it. I won't bother with my further questions for the owner, because I guess he would not be allowed to answer them in this formum.

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            baltimoregirlz Jun 23, 2008 05:49 PM

            I travel 1/2 hr to go to Treuth's - always worth it.

            1. BigEats Jun 23, 2008 06:23 AM

              Lebanese Butcher in Falls Church -- I never saw better lamb, not to mention other meats.

              Springfield Butcher in Springfield -- pretty good assortment of cuts, and more than happy to accommodate your desires.

              1. chaofun Jun 22, 2008 07:55 PM

                In va there is Let's Meat on the Avenue in Del Ray. http://www.yelp.com/biz/lets-meat-on-...

                1. RobertM Jun 21, 2008 09:41 PM

                  Well, I took some time to read older post on this topic.
                  And went to "My Butcher" off route 450 in Gambrills Maryland.
                  He had Dry aged USDA Prime, and surprise!!!!
                  Yagu Kobe beef. That was so good,
                  I gave my neighbors one of the Yagu steaks, their eyes rolled back in their head in pleasure, so I guess my lawn will be mowed for the rest of the summer. Hell of a bribe huh?
                  And they also have Moxie, for those of you that want to taste what used to be the best selling soda in the US before Coke and Pepsi.

                  Once I let this pass I will try the next suggestion for butchers.
                  Much much better than Wegman's BTW

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                    skipper Jun 21, 2008 08:18 PM

                    You might try a Wegman's. Seems to have everything you are looking for as well as counterhelp to discuss it with.

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                      treetop tom Jun 21, 2008 06:08 PM

                      The best beef slaughterhouse I have found in the Washington/Baltimore region is Treuth & Sons in Oella, MD. They have been at their location for more than 100 years, process more than 100 head of cattle a day and have the absolute freshest beef you will find. Their retail store also sell poultry, veal, pork etc. but their bread and butter is beef. Well worth the drive, and you can spend the rest of the day walking around my home town of beautiful Old Town Ellicott City. http://www.jwtreuth.com/

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                        MrsWheatie Jun 21, 2008 05:59 PM

                        In Maryland The Laurel Meat Market, There have been several recent chains with these topics so you might want to search for your particular location.

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