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Old 04-20-2015, 01:57 PM
 
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The quality is okay, but my biggest "beef" with Omaha Steaks (pun intended) is that once you order anything, you wind up on their mailing list. At one point I was getting 2-3 mailers a week.
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Old 04-20-2015, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Personally, I like the offerings at the DeBragga site...

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Old 04-20-2015, 02:49 PM
 
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Check and see if you have any local farmers that sell beef. We have a few in the Nashville area that have an on farm butcher shop. It is more expensive than costco but cheaper than Omaha steaks.

I'm lucky; I let a guy cut the hay off my property and he gives me 1/2 a cow butchered every year. It's the good stuff - grass fed. The local farm butcher shop sells grass fed beef as well.
."it's the good stuff ".....

cow is to beef what sow is to pork

Both are older female animals who have had off springs and the cuts are quite tough.

He should have given you a steer or heifer as those are the cattle that get made into beef cuts and are displayed in the show case.

terminology makes a huge difference
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Old 04-20-2015, 04:00 PM
 
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my grandmother use to buy Omaha steaks for new years eve... it was something special,,,even us kids got fillets.

they were very good


but today , Omaha steaks are wayyyy too expensive to me...

im a butcher and Omaha is choice beef, that ive seen,,,an I can get that for much cheaper, in fact, I can buy prime beef cheaper than Omaha's choice (the grades go prime, choice, select)

id choose Omaha over cow beef anyday,,,
and ive cut up 100's of local critters
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Old 04-20-2015, 04:59 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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My neighbor order from Omaha steaks, and I saw her orders several times, but I was not impressed.
Quality is ok, but I don't care for frozen meat. Very expensive too.
I rather get fresh meat, from the butcher, my choice of cuts, and much cheaper.
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Old 04-20-2015, 08:03 PM
 
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The quality is okay, but my biggest "beef" with Omaha Steaks (pun intended) is that once you order anything, you wind up on their mailing list. At one point I was getting 2-3 mailers a week.
This.. And they call incessantly as well. Though, they are pretty good at obeying if you tell them to step off and not call back. But, if you order, they'll call you once a week. I regretted getting this as a Christmas present for my dad, because they called both of us constantly wanting another order.

I've been wanting for the longest time to order through Live Lobster, Steak & Seafood Dinners Delivered to You | Lobster Gram and have it sent to my dad and stepmother.. Simply because she would freak the hell out opening a box and a live lobster be in it. I haven't done it yet because I'd have to tell him so that he could setup the video cameras to record her reaction.
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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."it's the good stuff ".....

cow is to beef what sow is to pork

Both are older female animals who have had off springs and the cuts are quite tough.

He should have given you a steer or heifer as those are the cattle that get made into beef cuts and are displayed in the show case.

terminology makes a huge difference
It is, but he didn't go into particulars. My parents used to buy half a "cow" years ago. I don't know what they bought, but the steaks were very good.

Years ago, I was tempter to place an order an order with Omaha Steaks when I lived in an area where I couldn't find a butcher and the meat in the supermarket was nothing special. I resisted the urge because they seemed rather expensive to me.
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Old 04-21-2015, 01:06 PM
 
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Omaha Steaks are like the Monster Cables of steaks... overrated, overhyped, way more of the cost of your steak is going into marketing than product.

Most people near larger cities have a place where they can get prime cuts, this will be better than Omaha Steaks for similar or lower price.

There is an interesting video by Alton Brown on dry aging in the fridge then going high heat broil like a steak house:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4aI_O8kcN8
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Old 04-21-2015, 01:46 PM
 
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We have a store here and not impressed at all. We used a grand opening coupon deal and we ended up giving it to our dog. She liked it well enough.

I prefer the local butchers or stores that carries local meat/poultry etc. Prices were much better than Omaha.
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Old 04-21-2015, 02:08 PM
 
Location: The World
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Thanks for the input, peeps. I was sorta suspicious of it myself, but I received something in the mail about a sampler pack that actually seemed like a really good deal. You got filet mignon, sirlons, chicken breasts, hamburgers, hot dogs, twice-baked potatoes, etc. for like $60. Seemed worth a try, but I'll just keep getting my meat from the grocery store or meat market, I suppose.
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