Whether you are looking for perfect baby back ribs, roast, brisket, pork loin, or chicken breasts, you will find it at these top rated butcher shops and meat markets in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, area. I have found these three locations to be top rated for their cleanliness, excellent cuts of meats and outstanding service.
The prices are competitive and service comes with a smile that guarantees satisfaction. A few even include little grocery stores and eateries inside. There are many meat markets in the DFW area but these three are my favorites.
301 W. Parker Road, Ste #10
Plano, TX 75023 | View Map
Store Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM Tues – Fri
Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Closed Sunday & Monday
“The meat people at Hirsch’s are real butchers. They actually have whole sides of meat come in through the back door and then their own butchers carve and cut to make the steaks you see in the display cases. They don’t just open a cryovac bag and cut steaks from what’s inside.” This is typical of the type of review Hirsch’s Meats receives year after year. Their generous award wall displays the framed wins from over their 30 years in business.
Known for their corn bread stuffed pork chops, crusted tilapia, country ribs and Vienna beef, Hirsch’s Meats can be found in Plano, Texas. When you approach the market from the parking lot, you are treated to a full range mural painted on the windows of the store. The different scenes feature cartoon landscapes of the four seasons with cows, pigs and chickens doing holiday cooking. This introduction lightens your mood as you step inside a pristine market. White tile floors, white walls and crisply white cases filled with luscious cuts of fresh meats of all kinds greet the eye. The owner, Gary, pops his head out from the back (complete with handlebar mustache and apron), smiles and comes out to take your order. I kid you not. It’s wonderful.
The cases are full of all cuts of chicken and beef, only Grade A Iowa pork, sausage made on the spot daily, links, lamb and even seafood and duck. The selection is amazing. The beef is always USDA Choice, with plenty of cuts in the counter ready to go. Prime Beef is cut to order and freezer packs are available on request. On the floor in different boxes is every kind of wood chip known to man, mesquite, oak, hickory, etc for smoking any cut of meat you like. Even rack of lamb and veal are ready to go. The prices are competitive, the service is great and the butchers know their meat.
Country Meat Market
6899 E. Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas
Phone 817-457-9781 or 866-222-3350
Monday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday 9am-6pm
This is one of the most popular meat markets in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The owners center on customer satisfaction 100%. When you walk in, you’re greeted pleasantly then you fill out a short questionnaire asking which cuts you are thinking of purchasing. After discussing it with the butcher, you follow him to the freezer where sides of meat are hanging from hooks in the ceiling. You pick your side then watch him cut it, package it, and then you label it one package at a time so you’ll know your cuts in your own freezer at home. They even offer to carry your order to your car. They are the old fashioned butcher shop that I remember from my childhood, only clean and updated.
Country Meat Market has been in business for over 28 years. They offer all cuts of beef, pork, chicken and will order lamb if you request it. They are known for their homemade sausage as well. They carry only the heaviest aged prime and choice cuts. To give you an idea of the prices, around $85.00 will buy 10 fresh T-bone steaks, 1 fresh Sirloin, 5 pounds of fresh ground beef, 10 pounds of fresh chicken breasts, 3 pounds of chicken legs, 3 pounds of chicken wings and a box of Homemade East Texas Hot Links. Not bad! They offer bacon, pork chops, pork loin, all cuts of beef and chicken. You can even buy seasonings and vegetables there. When you first walk in, ask for Chad or Lou.
They are a member of the Better Business Bureau and have received outstanding reviews. I love this place.
La Michoacana Meat Market
(Grocery, Meat, Produce, Dairy, Bakery and Taqueria)
2330 South Cooper, Arlington, Texas 76013
Monday-Sunday 8:00am -9:00pm
If you’re in the mood for Tex-Mex or authentic Mexican food, then head over to La Michoacana Meat Market in Arlington Texas between Dallas and Forth Worth. Their cuts of meat and special Hispanic seasonings will turn your dish into a winner. The market started as a family run business in a small building of only 1800 square feet in Houston, Texas in 1986. The Michoacana Meat Market has spread to all major towns in Texas and has one store in Oklahoma. They are now the largest chain of Hispanic grocery and meat markets in the United States. But they haven;t lost that small hometown appeal.
Their clean meat cases are filled with traditional cuts of pork, beef and chicken. In addition, they offer marinated meats, seafood, and cold cuts. The grocery offers fresh produce from celery to xoconostle to apples and peaches. The dairy section has milk, butter, cheeses, eggs, cream and yogurt. Mexican spices and rubs are plentiful. The bakery features traditional and Mexican breads, rolls and cakes.
I love the little dining area included in the market. If you want to kick back and enjoy some freshly prepared Mexican dishes, you can do so to softly playing Mexican music. The Taqueria prepares fresh Tacos, Tortas, Pozole, Menudo, Barbeque and even Tripe daily at each of their store’s kitchens.
For truly traditional, authentic Mexican food, I shop at Michoacana for top rated meats and seasonings to prepare my dishes. My family thanks me for it.
All these meat markets have stood the test of time because they set into practice the two most important rules of running a business. Great product, great service.