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Old 07-05-2008, 07:52 AM
 
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Default Best Beef: Publix or Winn Dixie?

What do you guys think? Which market has the best beef for hamburger and steak? Publix or Winn Dixie? And, while we're at it...other options? I really would like to find some good corn fed beef!
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Old 07-05-2008, 08:18 AM
 
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I can't believe that in Florida the best choice for beef would be two chain supermarkets. What happened to butcher shops and fish markets in Florida?
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Old 07-05-2008, 08:23 AM
 
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Talking Costco

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What do you guys think? Which market has the best beef for hamburger and steak? Publix or Winn Dixie? And, while we're at it...other options? I really would like to find some good corn fed beef!
The best beef by far is Costco....at least up here in NY....but I believe they use the same supplier for all their stores....about the only negative thing about Costco is that it is sold by the pounds not ounces......
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Old 07-05-2008, 08:28 AM
 
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I agree...Costco beef is wonderful...and I'm in Jax!
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Old 07-05-2008, 08:51 AM
 
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I think that hands down, Fresh Market has the best beef. I think there are 3 Fresh Markets here in Jacksonville, but we usually go to the one on San Jose Blvd. My fiance buys his hamburger meat there. The quality is far better than Publix and it's cheaper!
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL, USA
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You might try Tillmans Meats, Produce and Bakery on Old St Augustine Rd.

tillmansmeat - Tillman's Meats, Produce & Bakery
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:28 AM
 
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Of the two I'd choose Publix, cleaner packaging, cleaner look. Their butchers is friendly and able to help on suggestions.
But Costco's got great beef too at reasonable price all the time when Publix/WD's not on sale.
Another alternative is to find your local butcher shop and get to know them. Tillman's was a great suggestion, try their apple pie when available.
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Old 07-05-2008, 10:50 AM
 
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Default beef

Thanks for the replies. I live on the south side of town, off of 210 in northern St Johns co., so Old St Augustine Rd is a good option. I was asking about Publix and W-D since they are the two closest Supermarkets. Not that I prefer to buy beef there. I would prefer a good butcher shop with great meat, not run of the mill. I am originally from the midwest, where good corn fed beef is the norm. I would like to find that here in Jax.
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Old 07-05-2008, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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I will go out on a limb and say Publix,at least there stores are nicer and more expensive than Winn-Dixie,however they do call Winn-Dixie the 'Beef People'
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Old 07-05-2008, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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By the way, Fresh Market has a real butcher if that's important to you. I'd highly recommend stopping by there if you ever get the chance.
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