Butcher shops are plentiful in Flathead County near Glacier Park. There are several that I have personally dealt with as a chef and longtime steak house owner. There are also numerous butchers specializing in wild game and beef jerky.
Two butcher shops I have dealt with as a restaurant owner and chef are Stampede Meat on Airport Road just south of the courthouse in Kalispell and Perfect Cuts at 1030 3rd Avenue East in Columbia Falls. Between these two companies, I have bought the equivalent of several large herds of beef. I do not remember ever having a complaint about a steak. They are both good to call for specialty orders. Perfect Cuts also has a storefront where they sell to customers walking in the door. I really like their homemade chorizo. It’s the best around. Both companies are open year around. During the summer they are open from eight to six Monday through Saturday.
This is a hunting area so there are a variety of shops throughout Flathead Valley which specialize in processing game. My family includes quite a few hunters who generally get at least one elk per season. We have dealt with Frey’s Meat on Old Highway 2 outside of Columbia Falls as well as Lower Valley Processing Company which is located south of Kalispell at 2115 Lower Valley Road in Rollins. Both places do a great job. It is so much easier and better in the long run to get game professionally processed.
For specialty bacon, sausage, and jerky Perfect Cuts in Columbia Falls is the place to go. I also recommend M & S Meats on 93 South in Rollins, Montana. One time we bought beef jerky there to give to friends we were going to visit in Idaho. We ate all of that delicious jerky before we got to their house.
Most grocery stores in the Glacier Park area have in house butchers. What they carry is fairly standard in every location. However, with the downturn in the economy the best quality meat also known as prime grade is often available at good prices because restaurants are not buying all of it.
We have great meat in the Glacier Park area. It is easy to order special cuts for weddings and other big occasions as well as thicker cut steaks and freshly ground burger any time.