Myth busting and The Secrets of City Butcher…


By now, you’ve probably at least heard about us at City Butcher.  If you haven’t, Welcome!

We opened in November of 2014 and have been producing the freshest barbecue you can find in the Ozarks ever since.  For all those folks out there that haven’t had the chance to make in in yet, we wanted to take the time to dispel some myths and fill you in on the secrets of how you can get your hands on some of this awesome barbecue.  If you’ve already been here or you’re a regular, keep reading.  There might be something in here you don’t know yet…

Myth #1: We “run out of barbecue” by noon every day.  Not even remotely true.  Yes, we do sell out of barbecue every day.  Sometimes it IS before 3 PM. This is the only way we can guarantee the freshest and best around (see our blog post about why we sell out).  We certainly make it past noon though.  For the most part, we are a lunch restaurant and we typically make it through the lunch hours.  There will pretty much always be a line.  Don’t want to stand in line? Can’t be here at 11 am to get your carryout food? Read the pre-order guidelines below.

Myth #2: We close up shop and go home after the BBQ is sold out.  As good as that sounds on some days, we always keep the shop open until 6 pm.  In case you didn’t pick it up from the name, we also operate a small butcher shop.  We hand cut steaks and chops, grind our own custom blend ground beef and handcraft a full line of sausages and bacon.  We source only the best local beef and pork that is always free of hormones and antibiotics.

Myth #3: It is expensive to eat at City Butcher.  We will start by saying this: We are not, and probably never will be, the cheapest barbecue in town.  Here, we use only the best meat and produce we can get our hands on.  I think it probably goes without saying but, if you start with the best ingredients, you’ll end up with a superior finished product.  We have designed our menu to be as easy to navigate as possible.  It’s as simple as grabbing a drink, deciding whether you want just meat or meat on a bun, side dishes are a la carte and our pies are usually irresistible.  You can very easily get your whole lunch for under $10.  We leave it up to you just how much you want to indulge.  Go on, treat yourself!  You’re worth it!

So, about skipping that line and/or getting barbecue for dinner…Here are the guidelines for pre-ordering:

Monday-Thursday—–All pre-orders must be called in no later than 10:30 AM.  You can skip the line and pick up your order any time up until 5:30 PM.

Friday and Saturday—–All pre-orders must be called in no later than 10:30 AM.  ****VERY IMPORTANT NEW RULE*** Pickups on Friday and Saturday can only be done between 10:30 AM and 11 AM unless you have pre-ordered whole muscles (whole brisket, whole turkey breast, whole pork shoulder, etc.)

Just remember, if you want City Butcher for Dinner, call us in the morning and pre-order it for a later pickup. You can call as far in advance as you’d like.  Holidays and Holiday weekends are big ones so get your orders in early!

We certainly hope this post sheds some light on how things work here at City Butcher.  We really look forward to having all of you in our shop some time very soon!

-Jeremy J. Smith and Cody Smith-


One thought on “Myth busting and The Secrets of City Butcher…”

  1. Oh my gosh we purchased the brisket and turkey for the 4th, we have never eaten better bar b que in our life. Thank you for making our event the best ever.


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