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Best butchers/sources of great meats in Philly region

mondog1 Jan 11, 2010 08:53 PM

I've been trying to find a source of high quality steaks in the region, but can't seem to find great filet and other meats.
I'm up for driving for great service and selection.

  1. FriskLamb Jan 17, 2010 06:29 PM

    Joes Deli on Jenkintown Road - just north of Edge Hill Road is very good. Family run - will order / cut whatever you like, and very reasonable prices.

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      FlyerFanX Jan 17, 2010 12:24 PM

      Harry Ochs in Philly. In South Jersey Arnies Prime Meats is Cherry Hill.

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      1. re: FlyerFanX
        mschow Jan 18, 2010 12:01 PM

        another vote for Arnie's. I've been going there for years and have sent many people his way. Great butcher, pricey, but not outrageously so.

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        Bridget1720 Jan 15, 2010 04:29 AM

        If you're anywhere near the Main Line...there's the Main Line butcher shop in Ardmore. Very pricey, but very high quality.

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          OM42Braz Jan 15, 2010 05:30 AM

          Not sure which shop you are refering to, but if it is Main Line Prime, it closed in May of last year.

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          marma Jan 12, 2010 04:47 PM

          These people come to local farmers markets. You can order ahead of time and pick up your order at the farmers market.

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            ChSkinnay Jan 13, 2010 08:56 PM

            Esposito's in the italian market is pricey but is by far the best. Every good restaurant in the region gets their meat from espositos.

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              Boognish Jan 14, 2010 11:47 AM

              The reason so many restaurants use Esposito's is due to their distribution system. Futhermore, don't count on getting the same quality meats retail that they wholesale to restaurants. I've never had bad meat from them, but IMO it pales in comparison to other retail operations.

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                Buckethead Jan 14, 2010 12:02 PM

                I agree. Their stuff is above average but I've never had anything spectacular from them. And the store itself is a pain in the butt to navigate.

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            Bigley9 Jan 12, 2010 08:31 AM

            2nd Harry Ochs (RIP) at the RTM. Also, D'Angelo's in the Italian Market

            1. CindyJ Jan 12, 2010 06:13 AM

              In center city, Harry Ochs in the RTM. If you're trekking out to Chester County, the Country Butcher in Kennett Square.

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                Ellymae Jan 12, 2010 05:08 PM

                I second the Country Butcher in Kennett. Local, prime grade meats.


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