After 111 years, the line between butcher and therapist gets blurry.

Bringing Love to the Table

Established in 1913, Maxbauer’s mission from the start has been to bring superb meats and friendly service to everyone who walks through our doors. We do this by providing superior cuts of beef, pork, chicken, fresh seafood, and succulent smoked sausages, all with a smile. While our specialty is meat, we also supply wine, craft beer, delicious seasonal soups, fresh produce, and other gourmet groceries to ensure we’re your only stop for preparing the perfect meal.

For over a century, we have created industry-leading standards and established a reputation for having superior customer service, a homey atmosphere, the highest quality products, and outstanding dedication to the citizens of Traverse City.  We have a passion for what we do and it shows. Read about what locals and friends from afar are saying about us on our 5-star rated Yelp review page.

Maxbauer is proud to be partnered with the Northwest Michigan Food Coalition, donating protein to 70+ pantries and kitchens across Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau Counties. Maxbauer also partners with Food Rescue, an organization who distributes food that would otherwise go to waste to shelters and pantries. To date, we have donated well over 100,000 pounds of protein which we believe offers a hand-up to families and children that all of us in northwest Michigan can be proud to call family.