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Saturday, December 8, 2012

D. C. MEAT



This meat adventure was not a planned excursion. We just stumbled across ‘D.C. Meats’ tucked away in the corner of a small shopping center in San Pablo California. I have been driving by this establishment for years and never new of its existence. D. C. Meats needed to be explored and experienced in the name of meat research. This meat market is in the shadows of a large discount retail store. We walked through the doors and were surprised how big this market is.


  Inside D.C. Meats a clean and fresh smelling market greeted us. Several walls are lined with meat lockers and the main display case is flanked by a large meat preparation area. Half a dozen employees are busy dissecting and packaging large cuts of meat. I get the impression that this is a family run operation. Immediately we were approached and asked if we needed guidance in our meat decisions. We needed several minutes to get the lay of the land.


There was a huge selection of all things meat here. D. C. meats carry hams and bacon from ‘Prime Smoked Meats’. These are bonus points in my book. We noticed quit a few customers coming and going.  There seems to be a high turnover of meat products. One wall of refrigerator cases display meats that were prepackaged. Numerous brands of sausage, steaks, chops, soup bones and roasts. If you did not find your selection up front the butcher would custom cut and wrap your selection.


We asked the butcher several questions and made a selection. The highlight of this excursion was the bill. D.C. Meats has very reasonable prices; in fact to Bay Area norms it is darn right cheap. No pretense or attitude here. Friendly service, fresh meat, huge selection, and great prices are standard here. D. C. Meats why have you been hidden all these years.

D. C. Meat
2077 23rd Av.
San Pablo Ca. 94806
510 215-0394

13 comments:

Zoomie said...

I will have to check it out. Sounds like you struck gold.

Chilebrown said...

Zoomie, We are leaving the house right now to return to Belcampo for bacon. There is also a farmers market on Saturdays in the parking lot.

Kailyn said...

I drive along 23rd all the time and have never seen the place. Going to have to check them out next weekend when I'm in the area.

Chilebrown said...

Kailyn, It is right next to the Grocery Outlet near the intersection of San Pablo and 23rd. Do you remember Wally's BBQ near there? "You need no teeth to eat Wally's beef."

Kailyn said...

I was just thinking about Wally's the other day. There was also Wally's Catfish.

Greg said...

I love surprise impromptu finds like that

cookiecrumb said...

Man, this looks like the real thing. Wunderbar!
Cranky is all about Belcampo, because it's so close to us, and the meat is seriously good. We already ordered our Christmas roast from them.

Chilebrown said...

Greg, I wish I had found this place years ago.

cookiecrumb, We were just at Belcampo today for bacon. We ordered our (Prime) Prime Rib Roast from Willowside Meats Santa Rosa several weeks ago.

panthers76 said...

I love finding little places like this. Better than spending your cash at the mega-chain markets for sure...

meathenge said...

No shite? Egads man. You're awesome and thank you for this! I should be able to go on Monday. Oh yeah baby! xo, Biggles

Chilebrown said...

panthers76, We love finding them too, especially when they are practically next door.

meathenge, You could ride your bicycle to D.C. Meat. You will need a car to bring home the meat.

meathenge said...

Oh! Friend gave me a waycool bike a while back, it's got a nice basket on the handlebars. Prolly just take my truck though, bikes take effort.

Chris said...

What a great little/big place!