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The 12 Best Local Meat Markets for Your Summer Grill Needs

We've got plenty of options to make sure you're stocked up.
By Christopher Cartwright |
Jonathan Zizzo

As the coronavirus pandemic has forced restaurant shutdowns across Dallas, it has also caused many to cook at home more even as restaurants are open at 50 and soon 75 percent come this Friday. Luckily, local Dallas butchers have adapted to various changes—shocks in the meat supply chain, for one—and kept offering as many types of meat as possible. Even though they cannot always guarantee certain meats will be in stock, these shops continue offering a wide selection with curbside, delivery, and other pickup options. For an extra-special Father’s Day, order grill boxes now. 

American Butchers
They remain open seven days a week, offering curbside pickup, drive-through, and delivery options. They source from family farms, which allows them to continue offering fresh meats. Call to order burgers, hot dogs, brats, or one of their famous cheesesteak sandwiches. 20 S Harwood St, 214-655-6328; Downtown

Bone-In Butcher Shop
John Sayklay and his son, Jake, are delivering custom-cut meat through their newly launched, web-based Bone-In Butcher Shop. They source beef primarily out of Texas, the bulk of which is corn-fed, corn-finished, and wet-aged 28 days. But you can also spring for wagyu or grass-fed and grass-finished beef, along with lamb, pork, and chicken, in a panoply of options that range from burger patties to combo boxes ($200–$876) with impressive tomahawk steaks. Online only

Burgundy’s Local
They remain open with regular hours Monday–Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offering 100 percent grass-fed beef and lamb, pasture-raised pork and chicken, rabbit, eggs, and cheese from their family-owned farm in Grandview, they have been able to kept most items in stock. Either walk in or utilize their curbside pickup option for orders. 3314 Ross Ave, 972-707-7241; Old East Dallas

Cooper’s Meat Market
Online ordering is halted, but you can still call ahead to order or check what is in stock. Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., they typically have all the standards plus chicken, salmon, and shrimp. There’s a small Texas beer selection, unique Oregon-focused wines, and a freezer case full of house-made casseroles and side dishes. 778 Fort Worth Ave, 214-200-4128; West Dallas

David’s Meat Market
Although they only offer curbside pickup currently, their hours remain from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. If ordering, call several hours, if not days, ahead to ensure availability. They cannot offer their regular freezer packages, but don’t fear — the market can order whole pigs fresh from Mississippi with a week’s notice. 4010 N Jupiter Rd, 972-495-8315; Garland

Deep Cuts Dallas
They are currently open and busier than ever while operating as a curbside service only. Orders can be made via phone or email, and any order placed after noon will be available for next-day pickup. Since their primary beef vendors are Texas-based, they are still able to provide sustainable meats during the shortages. 7989 Belt Line Rd, 469-906-6420; Far North Dallas

Hirsch’s Meats
They are not able to offer call-in orders or freezer packs at this time. And due to shortages, they cannot guarantee any specific meat availability from week to week. Despite that, they have continued to supply a variety of sausages, deli items, meats, seafood, and smoking woods each week. 1301 W Parker Rd, 972-633-5593; Far North Dallas

Kuby’s Sausage House and European Market
The meat market remains open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call or email to find current selections, ranging from homemade sausages to their own corned beef and pastrami. 6601 Snider Plaza, 214-363-2231; Park Cities

Local Yocal Farm to Market
The only change in their services has been their adjusted hours, which are now 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Having recently rolled out local delivery services, Local Yocal continues to offer this along with curbside pickup. For either option, just call ahead or order online. Delivery fee is $10 for residents of McKinney and $25 further afield. Free delivery is available for orders over $300. They are currently offering a summer grilling box for $150, and they just relaunched their Steak 101 series for June, which includes a guide to grilling and a sampling of more than 17 meat cuts. Reserve your seat for the three-hour meatapolooza; it’s $400 for a table of six. 213 N Tennessee St, 469-952-3838; McKinney

The Meat Shop
After a remodel, they are open for business with altered hours, which are now Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. You’ll find a fine selection of Rosewood wagyu beef, Windy Meadows chicken, and Tender Belly Duroc pork, in addition to a limited selection of cheese, house-made sausages, house-smoked meats, and beer and wine. Call or order online for delivery up to a 10-mile radius, or stop by in person for one of their house-made sandwiches. 4410 W Lovers Lane, 972-850-9959; North Dallas

Rudolph’s Market and Sausage Factory
Rudolph’s is currently open Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., for curbside pickup only. Since there are not many grocery store options near their Deep Ellum location, the market now offers produce boxes and eggs. Be sure to check out the $35 Butcher Box for meat orders, which includes a variety of vegetables to complement the meats. 2924 Elm St, 214-741-1874; Deep Ellum

Sara’s Market & Bakery
Open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sara’s Market offers antibiotic- and hormone-free meats, along with an incredible selection of fresh produce. In addition to the basics, you can find sweet limes, fresh green almonds, and herbs by the handful. At the meat counter you’ll see every conceivable cut of lamb, and the on-site bakery serves up fresh pita and pastries. Call ahead or walk in for orders. 750 S Sherman St, 972-437-1122; Richardson


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