Long's Meat Market
81 E 28th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
06/13/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I moved here from Portland and didn't really have a particular butcher that I went to. I did go International Meats on Foster and Butcher Boys in Vancouver most often though.
I grew up in a butcher shop. My grandmother owned one actually so my standards are pretty high, plus I'm a NYer so I'm a huge REAL hotdog fan.
I know I know you don't think hotdogs when you think of butcher shop, but let me tell you the ONLY way to have a dog is at one because they use natural casing for bite and its a way for the butchers to get rid of those left over parts that most of use wouldn't eat.
The kind of dogs I grew up on are pretty close to Andouille Sausage which this place didn't have anything even close to that.
The steaks looks pretty frikin good though, they actually have dry age cuts! Apparently in the freezer they have Kolby Beef, but that didn't look ANYTHING like it too me. Not enough marbling.
To me this butcher is more like an expensive grocery store butcher that happens to have some weird meats that you can only get in the freezer.
There is no smoked meat smell!
No ""Take a number"" system.
They have small amount of wine and cheese which is cool but I noticed no one seemed to care about it.....so WHY bother???? Focus on the meat....thats obviously why people are there.
Come here for meat you can't just go get at a grocery store, but dogs, steaks, and ground beef I'd go else ware or do it yourself.