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8pointer 03-09-2015 07:02 PM

DFW area meat processing recommendations
 
It looks like I'm going to have to start using a different processor to take my deer from now on. I've been using cinnamon creek (used to be Syracuse custom meats). I typically get 2 deer done a year and process the rest myself. I just put a call into them today asking if my meat was ready. This is a deer I killed during the extended season and dropped off the second week of January:eek:

The lady told me on the phone that they were running a little behind and it would be another 3-4 weeks. That is absolutely ridiculous! I started going to them about 7 years ago when they were recommended as being the BEST in the area. I think they are good but not that good to wait 3 months to get meat back. I've had taxidermy work done faster than that.

What other places do y'all reccomend in the Dallas/Ft Worth area?

WCB 03-09-2015 07:05 PM

Kuby's

Best bar none

And CCR is good. Not ragging on them at all as I've used them as well.

BloodSpiller 03-09-2015 07:06 PM

Kuby's Wild Game Processing in Dallas.

DRT 03-09-2015 07:10 PM

I've been using Plantation Meats between Springtown and Azle on 199. Fast, good products and you get your deer. Even on the products. Good folk.

wellingtontx 03-09-2015 07:14 PM

Was a huge Kuby's fan until last year when I saw them mixing everyone's meat up in a general batch. No thanks. Don't want someone's half gutted, back of the truck for 5 hours deer mixed with my quartered deer on ice immediately prepared. Never again.

All the rest of our deer went to Rockwall Deer Processing and couldn't have been happier. I think the quality was better than Kubys and they do your deer, one at a time.

Guerrero88 03-09-2015 07:19 PM

Try Hunters Choice in Sanger. CCR is good as well. Never tried Kuby's but always heard good things them

breese 03-09-2015 07:21 PM

Joshua meat processors is a little out of the way but they are good.

mtw40 03-09-2015 07:25 PM

Dans smokehouse in weatherford. Little bit of a drive but well worth it. Great people and easy to deal with.

ultralite09 03-09-2015 07:30 PM

Kubys is DANG good. Sorry to hear about your CCR experience, I love the stuff they do And will continue to use them.

Ye ol butcher shop here in plano is excellent as well.

LWD 03-09-2015 07:33 PM

I've used Kubys for several years and been very happy. I'd also give a thumbs up to Joshua Deer Processing. I've heard Rendon Meats is very good.

Boyd1212 03-09-2015 07:34 PM

Mas Meat in Bridgeport. Had my deer back in 4 days.

Boss Buck 03-09-2015 07:39 PM

Kubys here. Stephens in Abilene I like his work.

Sparkles 03-09-2015 07:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ultralite09 (Post 9844344)
Kubys is DANG good. Sorry to hear about your CCR experience, I love the stuff they do And will continue to use them.

Ye ol butcher shop here in plano is excellent as well.


Ye olde butcher really dropped the ball this summer with me.
Mislabeled sausage, freezer burnt looking meat in the ground and took two months in June to process 1 axis doe minus tenders and backstraps and grind two pigs into breakfast sausage.
It's unfortunate too as I was their biggest fan after 4yrs of great track record.
Unfortunately this season I opted to give Ricks outpost a shot, while decent and turn around was ok in the dead middle of season, not a fan of their summer or link sausage.

Richard M. 03-09-2015 07:47 PM

I use Old Town meat market in Lewisville. They limit you to two different grinds, but that's because one guy does it and it's your deer. The sausage is awesome! I usually have them season and bacon wrap filets with the backstraps.

Fischer's in Muenster is good too, but would be quite a drive.

ultralite09 03-09-2015 07:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sparkles (Post 9844379)
Ye olde butcher really dropped the ball this summer with me.
Mislabeled sausage, freezer burnt looking meat in the ground and took two months in June to process 1 axis doe minus tenders and backstraps and grind two pigs into breakfast sausage.
It's unfortunate too as I was their biggest fan after 4yrs of great track record.
Unfortunately this season I opted to give Ricks outpost a shot, while decent and turn around was ok in the dead middle of season, not a fan of their summer or link sausage.

Bummer :(

I will probably be back to using CCR or Kubys again since my new lease is along the way.

most of the time I process my own animals anyways. I drop one maybe 2 a year just to get pan sausage, hunter sticks and jap/cheese sausage made.

Maybe I need to start learning to make my own after hearing all these stories. I have all the necessary machinery already.

Ironman 03-09-2015 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Richard M. (Post 9844402)
I use Old Town meat market in Lewisville. They limit you to two different grinds, but that's because one guy does it and it's your deer. The sausage is awesome! I usually have them season and bacon wrap filets with the backstraps.

Fischer's in Muenster is good too, but would be quite a drive.

I've often wondered about Old Town. But I ain't giving my backstraps to anyone.:D

hooligan 03-09-2015 07:50 PM

Cinnamon creek always does a great job for us

k9trainer 03-09-2015 08:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 8pointer (Post 9844240)
It looks like I'm going to have to start using a different processor to take my deer from now on. I've been using cinnamon creek (used to be Syracuse custom meats). I typically get 2 deer done a year and process the rest myself. I just put a call into them today asking if my meat was ready. This is a deer I killed during the extended season and dropped off the second week of January:eek:

The lady told me on the phone that they were running a little behind and it would be another 3-4 weeks. That is absolutely ridiculous! I started going to them about 7 years ago when they were recommended as being the BEST in the area. I think they are good but not that good to wait 3 months to get meat back. I've had taxidermy work done faster than that.

What other places do y'all reccomend in the Dallas/Ft Worth area?

Even with that wait, they are the best in town. Things happen. I love how some folks are so quick to jump ship these days. Ridiculous.

ttubudd 03-09-2015 08:25 PM

Kubys

WCB 03-09-2015 08:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wellingtontx (Post 9844284)
Was a huge Kuby's fan until last year when I saw them mixing everyone's meat up in a general batch. No thanks. Don't want someone's half gutted, back of the truck for 5 hours deer mixed with my quartered deer on ice immediately prepared. Never again.

All the rest of our deer went to Rockwall Deer Processing and couldn't have been happier. I think the quality was better than Kubys and they do your deer, one at a time.

You got to watch them process in the back?

Dakota7493 03-09-2015 08:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by breese (Post 9844317)
Joshua meat processors is a little out of the way but they are good.

x2

RascalArms 03-09-2015 08:32 PM

Another vote for Kuby's.

RRagan83 03-09-2015 08:32 PM

Tims deer processing in Burleson off 35s is good but cant beat Ranch house in Menard aka Devine Outdoors Tommy does a real good job

TxTechBowhunter 03-09-2015 08:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hooligan (Post 9844414)
Cinnamon creek always does a great job for us

Same here. I have no problems waiting two months to get my deer back from them because it is worth it.

Humper 03-09-2015 08:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by k9trainer (Post 9844550)
Even with that wait, they are the best in town. Things happen. I love how some folks are so quick to jump ship these days. Ridiculous.

Yep.;)b

El Viejo 03-09-2015 08:37 PM

My son takes his to Kuby's and has always been pleased with them.

WCB 03-09-2015 08:37 PM

Y'all need to do a blind taste test with Kuby's and CCR. I'll lay money Kubys wins...

WCB 03-09-2015 08:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Humper (Post 9844607)
Yep.;)b

Your a CCR groupie.:D

Buckshot-73 03-09-2015 08:38 PM

I would have a bigger problem getting taxi work in 3 months.

Please tell us who can do this...

Humper 03-09-2015 08:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WCB (Post 9844619)
Your a CCR groupie.:D

Back at ya Kuby boy;)

BrianW 03-09-2015 08:41 PM

ANother vote here for Plantation Meats in Sprintown...Had 2 doe done there and it only took 2 weeks to get them back.. And I'm very pleased with the meat..

k9trainer 03-09-2015 08:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WCB (Post 9844619)
Your a CCR groupie.:D


And you're a Kuby's groupie

Electrican 03-09-2015 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by breese (Post 9844317)
Joshua meat processors is a little out of the way but they are good.

This is who I used before I started doing my own. Did a good job for me!

WCB 03-09-2015 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Humper (Post 9844628)
Back at ya Kuby boy;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by k9trainer (Post 9844646)
And you're a Kuby's groupie

:D

Actually not. I use both but Kuby's is better. CCR is good, just not GREAT!!

k9trainer 03-09-2015 08:56 PM

I beg to differ. Definitely the best I've had

sooner00 03-09-2015 08:56 PM

I've had good luck with CCR and Kubys. Used Ricks Outpost a few times but their hot links aren't as good as CCR.. Might give Rockwall a try next year.

SFAbowhunter 03-09-2015 08:57 PM

Do it yourself. Easiest and fastest way possible.

scott.str 03-09-2015 08:58 PM

Lewisville meat market. AMAZING

8pointer 03-09-2015 09:07 PM

Thanks for the recommendations everyone! Looks like I have a lot of options to choose from.

BO-N-ARO 03-09-2015 10:11 PM

Kuby's is good, but high. Great sausages for sure. Another choice with a huge selection of sausages is Hirsch's Meats in Plano. Good ole butchering is Ye Ole Butcher Shop close to down town Plano. They processed my sons elk this year and did a great job, the hot links are to kill over!!

k_clarida 03-09-2015 10:16 PM

i had a mulie buck processed at Joshua meat processing and it was well worth the money. That was a few years ago but if you're wanting to try something else? I had 2 WT processed at CCR this season and they were really behind with mine too but it's worth the wait IMO.

DoveBlaster 03-09-2015 10:20 PM

Another vote for Joshua.

bbqfan5909 03-09-2015 10:56 PM

Another vote for Old Town Meat Market, they only accept quartered deer in coolers!

gmac 03-09-2015 11:00 PM

I took a deer and an Elk to Gormans in Terrell this year. they had it all done in four days. Jalepeno and cheddar link and summer sausage is ridiculous. Will continue going back there.

Puggy625 03-09-2015 11:04 PM

Here's a list of one's I've used over the years and what I think.......

Kuby's.........expensive, good, but not expensive good.
Ye Old Butcher Shoppe...........OK, decent prices. Average.
Gorman's..........won't ever process another animal of mine, nothing else needs to be said.
Po Boy's (Merritt)........very good, quick, average price. Definitely would use them again.
Rockwall..........haven't used them, but heard good things. Close to home (2 miles away).

WCB 03-09-2015 11:15 PM

Who has the best sausages is subjective. Just like who has the best chili/beans/hamburger/bow/truck. What I like may not be your cup of tea and vise versa.

Some of you like me, some of you don't.:)

dac6933 03-09-2015 11:18 PM

Kubys here

mooney_ag 12-08-2018 08:10 PM

Will Kuby's take in deboned meat for sausage? Do they have a minimum qty?

Royal 12-08-2018 08:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WCB (Post 9844250)
Kuby's

Best bar none

And CCR is good. Not ragging on them at all as I've used them as well.

X10

Price is comparable to CCR but quality is by far better. Especially the sausages.

Hunting4fun 12-08-2018 08:20 PM

I have always done it myself but I have a few questions.

How in the heck does it take weeks or months to get your deer back? Do they freeze the meat and then make the jerky, sausage ect ect later? If they dont then why cant you get it back sooner?

And are their really community batches where peoples meat go into one batch to be grounded?


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