Houston >Food & Dining > Pete's Fine Meats & Deli
5509 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX | Directions 7705629.731274 -95.474110
Neighborhoods: Great Uptown, Westside
not friendly – I just dropped in to get some bbq. I go to the back where the prepared cooked foods are. I ask if they have sliced brisket. the counter guy says all irritated like .......well, we've got this and we've got that.........you got to tell me what you want. here's a menu. ....////
like he is too busy to talk to me and just shoves a menu at me. really burned me up.
Crazy!!!! – They even sell Lion and Bear Back.........you can definitely find a large and crazy variety here.
Deer Processing not a good result from Pete's Fine Meats – I brought my deer here because of a referral and after viewing consumer comments.
Concern 1 - There are no signs anywhere guaranteeing it will be your deer meat versus a collection of deer being processed. Not all hunters dress out their deer right away.
Concern 2 - Review your order before leaving. I asked for 3 to 4 lbs of jalapeno sausage but received 42lbs - they wrote 3/4 of my deer to be processed into jalapeno sausage. This sausage is very very mild - safe for small children who may even be picky eaters.
Concern 3 - Even though they ask you to call 2 hours before you arrive to find your order doesn't mean they will actually do this. I had to wait another 20 minutes for them to find my order and they still got that wrong. I had to make another trip to pick up the forgotten package.
Concern 4 - I found plastic ground up with the pan sausage order.
Concern 5 - Tamales are very greasy, deer to pork ratio must be about 1to4 so no health benefit here and over kill on the masa. I will not be using Pete's Fine Meat's for processing any more deer.
One of the finest selections of exotic meats outside Africa – Throughout my World Cup Food Challenge, I searched high and low to represent some of the odd countries less known for their culinary endeavors. Thanks to Pete's exotic meats, I was able to find kangaroo and throw it on the Barbie just in time to watch Australia lose.
If you Google "eating kangaroo" you'll find everything from information on how eating them will save the polar bears to the entire world and likely just end up giggling aloud at the word "kanga banger." Needless to say, it took quite some time to discover our local 'roo importer.
Since Kangaroo is an extremely low fat, high protein meat (you've seen how they jump!) we soaked it in oil for a few minutes before searing on a hot cast iron pan. Carefully salted and peppered, we also opted to slightly bread the 'roos so as to further retain moisture and add flavor.
An adventurous and well-traveled omnivore with a resilient stomach, I'll try anything once - and I've eaten it all from bull's testicles to a Kenyan churrasceria style feast that ranged from Hartebeast to Zebra, and the kangaroo filets neither impressed or appalled. While I'd love to save the polar bears, so that perhaps one day I can try eating one of them too, I will take Texas beef over 'Roo any day.
If feasting upon the loins of adorable marsupials fails to entice you, Pete's offers a fantastic selection of more conventional meats in their old school butcher's repertoire, but if the exotic calls to you, I recommend the ostrich.
go here for BURGERS!! and steak. – Pete's fine meats....and deli is so awesome! you go in and you notice to your right, sodas and other stuff like sauces and junk. To your left....THAT's where you want to go. you see the thickest, reddest, most amazing looking steaks and meats you've ever seen. Its crazy...then if you keep going left, you'll find the little "restaurant" part where they will make you the best burger you will have in houston. (as far as i know) The bacon burger is.....sooo good....dare i say even orgasmic? so yeah get it. Also get one of those fancy looking cream soda/root beers they have. the place is on richmond one or two lights away from sage. (if you're heading away from the galleria) Enjoy!
Good For Lunch, Great for Meat – I like going to Pete's for lunch. The steak tacos and steak hogies are my favorite, but everything I have had has been good.
Great beef jerky, and the Pork and Alligator Sausage was fantastic
OK Steak – Not really a restaurant but it is ok for a quick lunch
Deer Sausage – Sausage not consistent....they come packaged all different lengths. In addition, they do not use freezer paper to package the sausage. They come packaged in a clear plastic bag with the end taped. Not good for storing for long periods of time. Had to spend $60 more to purchase freezer paper online and repackage myself. For the same sausage and amount/pounds they cost about $20 more than Midway in Katy and that does not include the $60 cost for the freezer paper. Not impressed by their service at all from customer service to the overall experience.
Best cheeseburger ever – I honestly have to say this was one of the best cheeseburgers I've ever had. The meat is thick and full of flavor. The steak hogies are also excellent. In fact, anything I've ever tried here is great! Try the deer jerky too! I come here often for lunch and I have yet to experience the more exotic meats.. but it would be a shock if they were anything less than satisfying. Just give it one try and you'll be hooked.
Galleria-area meat market for exotic meats, handmade tamales and lunch hour buffalo burgers. – In Short
This longtime family-owned butcher shop provides loyal customers with some unusual meats including buffalo, bear, whole suckling pig and snake in addition to aged prime beef cuts, fresh made sausage and jerky. The meat market and also shares space with a bustling lunch counter that serves up juicy burgers, sandwiches, barbecue and tamales. Order your meal at the counter and take a seat in the ultra casual dining room. The deviled eggs are worth a try.
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