Welcome to the ultimate guide to satisfying your carnivorous cravings in Dallas-Fort Worth! If you're a meat enthusiast seeking the finest cuts and premium quality proteins, you're in the right place. Come with us on a mouthwatering journey through the top butcher shops and meat markets in DFW. From succulent steaks to flavorful sausages, and everything in between, we've scoured the region to bring you a curated selection of the best places to source your meat. Whether you're a grill master, home chef, or simply someone who appreciates a great meal, prepare to discover a meat-lover's paradise right here in DFW.
1. cooper's meat market
Looking to feed a pack of wolves (or maybe just your friend group)? Cooper’s in Trinity Grove is both an amazing steakhouse and one of the best meat markets in town, PLUS it has a catering service complete with meat entrees, appetizers, sides, casseroles, spices, rubs, and of course adult beverages. Browse the extensive selection of custom cut meats, gourmet foods, and spices before seating yourself and ordering a beverage from the beer and wine list. It's the best of both worlds at Cooper's.
If you’re driving around Dallas in the Snider Plaza area, then you can’t miss this iconic Dallas staple. Kuby's is an authentic European meat market where you can find unique European grocery items you can’t find in a regular grocery store! Plus they have house-made sausages and a full deli along with an ENTIRE RESTAURANT inside. If you’re a big game hunter they even offer wild game processing so you can keep a fridge full of the best tasting sausage, bacon and jerky!
3. Country Meat Market
This local butcher's shop in West Fort Worth is a favorite among area residents, especially those hunting for prime cuts for special occasions. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the selection is ENDLESS. If you've got a larger order, they can put together a value pack for you with different cuts — and you might be surprised at how affordable it all is!
4. Rudolph's Market
Rudolph's has been serving East Dallas for more than a century, and this full-service butcher shop cuts meat to order for whatever your needs may be. Steaks, sausages, and even sweetbreads make up just a part of the total selection. Rudolph’s also slow-cures its own ham and turkey over hickory embers for an amazing, smokey flavor.
5. Sara's Market & Bakery
Take a step up to the butcher counter at ara's Market & Bakery in Richardson, and one of their friendly butchers will help you select one of the best cuts in town! Sara's features a premium selection of lamb, goat, chicken and beef, in addition to an AMAZING onsite bakery. The superior quality of their meat is noticeable from first glance — from the consistent, flavorful marbling of the steaks to the cuts of their farm-fresh poultry.
6. The Butcher Shop at B&B
Fort Worth has another winner in The Butcher Shop at B&B — located in the Shops at Clearfork. Like others on this list, it's attached to a full service steakhouse as well. They specialize in A5 certified Kobe beef, Texas and Japanese Wagyu and in-house, dry-aged USDA prime cuts. If you're sitting down for a meal, the patio is a total vibe, too. The Butcher Shop provides a complete butcher and delicatessen experience featuring some of the finest and most thoughtfully sourced products within Texas and beyond.
7. Hirsch's Meats
Family-owned Hirsch's is THE spot in Plano for all the essentials for your next cookout — they've been doing it since 1992. They might make the best sausage in Texas. Their experienced butchers cut fresh meat daily, grind ground meat, produce handmade fresh and smoked sausages in a variety of flavors. They will gladly cut to your specifications on the spot. Looking for tips on how best to prepare each cut of meat? The staff at Hirsch's knows all the secrets, and they're more than willing to divulge.
8. The Meat Shop
The Meat Shop is a European-style butcher shop and eatery located in Dallas’ West Lovers Lane neighborhood. From cowboy to consumer, The Meat Shop’s entire beef selection is certified all-natural, hormone-free, antibiotic-free, grass-fed and grain-finished Wagyu Beef from Rosewood Ranch. Other offerings include hormone and antibiotic free pork, all-natural chicken, and a selection of smoked and cured meats and cheeses.
9. The Meat Board
The Meat Board in West Fort Worth is a carnivore's dream. Not only are they one of the best spots for strategically sourced meats and great service, but they also hold barbecue and charcuterie classes periodically, so you can up your game and impress your guests the next time it's your turn to host. They also feature an elegant private event space called The Board Room, and it's perfect for luncheons, business meetings and other social gatherings.
10. David's Meat Market
David's Meat Market in Garland reminds us that not all heroes wear capes — sometimes they wear aprons. Which makes sense because, after all, an apron is just a cape turned front-ways. The butcher shop that David Harris has owned and operated since 1982 may not win many style points, but David's lets the product inside the retro meat cases do the talking. Choose from a variety of USDA Choice, corn-fed Iowa beef, or pick up some chorizo, andouille, bratwurst, or any of the other specialty sausages that are made in-house.
11. American Butchers
American Butchers inside the Dallas Farmer's Market is a veteran family-owned business that makes ranch-to-table its mission. You can take it home or have it grilled right there for you to feast on. The onsite eatery at the Farmer's Market specializes in comfort foods like burgers and brats and features six Peticolas brews on tap to go along with your meal.
12. Deep Cuts
Deep Cuts Custom Butcher Shop in Far North Dallas is a traditional butcher shop featuring freshly cut meats, charcuterie, specialty items and more! D Magazine named them "The Best of Big D" in the Butcher Shop category in 2019, 2021 and 2022, so they've got a well-earned reputation for delivering the goods. They carry pork from Chubby Dog Farm, Four U Farms, and Windy Hill Farm; duck and chicken from D’Artagnan Foods; fresh elk and venison; and bread from La Spiga Bakery in Addison. All sausages are made in-house from whole-muscle pork shoulder and the shop’s own spice blends. Its two primary beef vendors are Texas-based: 44 Farms in Cameron and Flatonia’s HeartBrand Beef. Both ranches emphasize open grazing, with no antibiotics and genetic traceability of the stock.