The Best Butcher Shops In Miami

Whether you want some A5 wagyu or a wild boar steak, Miami’s best butcher shops have what you need.
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Personally, we think that everyone should be on a first name basis with their local butcher. But at the very least, you should know where to find them. Because whether or not you want a big ol’ ribeye to celebrate a special occasion or just some fresh chicken from a Florida farm, the butcher can help you out. We have some great meat purveyors in Miami—and some of them are going way above and beyond the average job description.



Miami Shores

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As you can probably tell, this Miami Shores butcher shop specializes in sausages—and they’re outstanding. They have different varieties stuffed with things like lamb and harissa, fig and blue cheese, and beer from Wynwood Brewing. But you shouldn’t just think of this as a sausage shop. Proper has a ton of other excellent meats, from outstanding ribeye to wagyu brisket. There’s also wine, beer, and various pantry items like house-made chili oil, chimichurri, and pickled jalapenos. Oh, and then there are the deli sandwiches—which are some of our favorite sandwiches in Miami. For a shop the size of a walk-in closet, you can spend a lot of time here picking out things that’ll make your kitchen 1,000% more delicious.

Babe’s is another butcher shop with a lot more to offer than just cuts of meat, although they’re quite good at that too. This Palmetto Bay shop sells some great sandwiches—including one of Miami’s best Cuban sandwiches—as well as a fantastic burger, bacon banh mi, and poutine. Of course, if you’re just looking for a big steak, some bratwurst, or freshly cut bacon, they’ve got that too.

Before it was a brick-and-mortar in Coral Gables, the team behind Shadow Wagyu sourced wagyu beef for NBA players with a lot of calories to burn. Now, it’s a butcher shop that doubles as a restaurant and offers wagyu everything: burgers, hotdogs, oxtail, picanha, and more. You can take all that to cook at home, but they'll also cook some of it for you to eat there. The shop only has about nine stools and a high-top table outside, so it can be hard to find a seat on weekends. But it’s worth a shot if you want to try crispy queso frito that’s been dunked into a fryer full of wagyu tallow (everything is cooked in wagyu fat, even the excellent fries).

Josh's is the steak equivalent of the VIP section at E11even. Celebrating a promotion? Check out their fine selection of Australian wagyu. Want to put the other dads to shame at the neighborhood cookout? Buy a few wagyu hot dogs. Just won the lottery? Take a look at their olive-fed wagyu “umami” menu, specifically the $130 ribeye. There's a reason a lot of clubstaurants around town offer cuts from this place. This South Miami spot is the place for Miami's most over-the-top proteins.

Meat N’ Bone has a really big selection—everything from wild boar to elk to A5 Japanese wagyu. Their Coral Way location is particularly easy. You browse the selection on a big tablet and then just let them know what you want. Next door to the Coral Way shop they have their own restaurant too called The Wagyu Bar, in case the thought of cooking an A5 wagyu yourself is just too stressful.

Gaucho Ranch is mostly a delivery operation, but they do have a small store in Little River where you can come browse. They have wine, cheese, some grilling equipment, and a decent amount of meat. A lot of their beef comes from South America (specifically Uruguay) and, according to the skirt steak we brought home and made into tacos, this is a very good thing.

Ricky’s is a big market and butcher shop in Allapattah that’s been around for over 20 years. You can buy more than meat here—the market has lots of fruit, vegetables, and various pantry items. But there’s also a ton of meat to choose from, with everything from wagyu vació to pork butt. They also have weekly specials worth checking out if you’re trying to stick to a budget.

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