Bringing love to a table near you.

Meat should be three things: responsibly-sourced, high-quality, and easily accessible. However, some might argue to cut the fat from meat and call it what it is: Meat should be delicious, tender, and fool-proof. You’ve trusted Maxbauer with bringing love to your table for over 100 years. Now, we’re expanding our table and excited to bring you along for this journey in taking over the known meat world.

At The Butcher’s Block by Maxbauer, our vision is to help more people embrace the protein portion of their plate. Whether you’ve been shopping Maxbauer for years, or it’s your first time treating yourself to a true delicacy, The Butcher’s Block is here to shatter everything you thought you knew about a meat shopping experience – and more.

We understand time is valuable and some might be intimidated by a full-service counter. Plus, we’ve heard it time and time again: it may not be convenient for everyone to get to our flagship store in Old Towne. We’re listening.

Simply put: The Butcher’s Block has removed the barrier between you and your Butcher. Providing the same meat you know and love from Maxbauer products are conveniently packaged and ready to go from grabbing your favorite jerky to self-checkout stations. Don’t worry! Our team of experts will be there when you need them to help you answer the one simple question that boggles minds daily:  What’s for dinner?!

We’re just as anxious as you are to get the doors open! Check back for more updates as we near closer to our Grand Opening.




Tuesday through Saturday 10 am – 6 pm


425 West South Airport Road, Traverse City, MI 49686


Bay Life Magazine

“Meat” & Greet

With more cooking in the kitchen, there’s a real need for protein. Maxbauer is answering the call, bringing its unique brand to the east side of town with a new location and twist.

A 4,000 square foot production facility will add on to its meat empire, with cold storage, and online store and a “modern butcher” retail space they have named The Butcher’s Block by Maxbauer.

Record Eagle

Maxbauer’s to add second location

Maxbauer’s Meat Market, which started in 1913, will open a second location this spring at 425 W. South Airport Road. The Butcher’s Block by Maxbauer is targeting a May opening.

Co-owner Stephanie Wilson said Maxbauer’s has doubled its revenue in the seven years since she and husband Mark Wilson, who serves as the lead butcher, bought the market at 407 S. Union St. in August 2012.