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