From buffalo blue cheese beef sticks to cheddarwurst summer sausage, venison to filet mignon, meat markets (also known as butcher shops) are known for high quality products full of flavor while providing top level customer service.

I took to my Facebook and Twitter pages and asked Minnesotans on Reddit to see which meat market or butcher shop in Minnesota (or western Wisconsin) is their favorite. This list of 19 shops is just a small fraction of the dozens of markets nominated. Find a couple close to you and support locally-owned businesses. Or take a tour and see how you would rank these shops.

Don’t see your favorite on the list? Think a shop is underrated? Feel free to comment at the bottom of this page. Shops are listed in the order of number of votes received.

Considering the large number of meat markets in the area, I unfortunately can’t feature them all. However, I encourage you to like my Facebook page or follow me on Reddit so you can vote in future polls so your voice is heard in my future Best of Minnesota guides

While you’re here on Give Me The Mike, check out my other articles, including the 5 best coffee shops in Minnesota, the 17 best restaurants for breakfast in the State, and the 5 best meat raffles in Minnesota.

 

TL;DR I didn’t pick these shops. People voted for them. This article also isn’t called “The best butcher shops in Northeast Minneapolis”. There’s no requirement to have a specific region covered. Offended? Comment at the bottom of the page.


1. Schmidts Meat Market

319 Pine Street, Nicollet 56074

Schmidts Meat Market Google rating: 4.9/5.0


2. & 3. Thielen Meats of Pierz & Thielen Meats of Little Falls

310 N Main Street, Pierz 56364

300 13th Street NE, Little Falls 56345

Thielen Meats of Pierz Google rating: 4.9/5.0 

Thielen Meats of Little Falls Google rating: 4.9/5.0


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4. Hackenmuellers

4159 W Broadway Avenue, Robbinsdale 55422

Hackenmuellers Google rating: 4.9/5.0

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5. Louie’s Finer Meats

2025 Superior Avenue, Cumberland, WI 54829

Louie’s Finer Meats Google rating: 4.9/5.0


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6. Greg’s Meats

6028 250th Street E, Hampton 55031

Greg’s Meats Google rating: 4.8/5.0

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7. Mike’s Butcher Shop

1104 S Robert Street, West Saint Paul, 55118

Mike’s Butcher Shop Google rating: 5.0/5.0


8. McDonald’s Meats

8601 Main Avenue, Clear Lake 55319

McDonald’s Meats Google rating: 4.8/5.0


9. RJ’s Meats

1101 Coulee Road, Hudson, WI 54016

RJ’s Meats Google rating: 4.8/5.0


10. Pekarna Meats

119 Water Street, Jordan 55352

Pekarna Meats Google rating: 4.9/5.0


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11. Osseo Meat Market & Deli

344 County Road 81, Osseo 55369

Osseo Meat Market & Deli Google rating: 4.6/5.0


12. Mackenthun’s Meats and Deli

4275 County Road 92, St. Bonifacius 55375

Mackenthun’s Meats and Deli Google rating: 4.6/5.0

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13. Everett’s Foods

1833 E 38th Street, Minneapolis 55407

Everett’s Foods Google rating: 4.8/5.0

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14. St. Joseph Meat Market

26 First Avenue NW, Saint Joseph 56374

St. Joseph Meat Market Google rating: 4.7/5.0


15. Grundhofer’s Old-Fashioned Meats

15449 Forest Boulevard N, Hugo 55038

Grundhofer’s Old-Fashioned Meats Google rating: 4.7/5.0

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16. Brine’s Market

1790 Washington Avenue, Stillwater 55082

Brine’s Market Google rating: 4.7/5.0

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17. Welcome Meats

515 Bidwell Street, Welcome 56181

Welcome Meats Google rating: 5.0/5.0


18. Wick’s Meat Shoppe

209 Fourth Street, Kandiyohi 56251

Wick’s Meat Shoppe Google rating: 4.9/5.0


19. The Herbivorous Butcher

507 First Avenue NE, Minneapolis 55413

The Herbivorous Butcher Google rating: 4.7/5.0

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  1. I lov Welcome Meats. It is in. Very small town of 700. We travel to go there. We love their different flavored Bratwurst. My favorite isWild rice cranberry. My husband likes philly cheese steak. Their are so many different flavors. We like their summer sausage too. And Maverick dogs are good too.

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