Reviews of Alwan & Sons Meat Company (Butcher Shop)

703 E War Memorial Dr, Peoria Heights, IL 61616, United States

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REVIEWS OF Alwan & Sons Meat Company IN Illinois

Kathy Wilcoxon

So disappointed in our turkey purchase this year. We have gotten out fresh turkey from Alwans for years. Today, as i was preparing our "fresh" bird I dug out 3 good sized chunks of ice. So....for a turkey I paid 50+ dollars for I could have gotten for $40 less at Schnucks. I bought my turkey from Alwans because i wanted a bird that had never been frozen, not one that you thawed for me. Don't trust Alwans claims. How many did you rip off this year? Won't be overcharged for a turkey by Alwans again. I will purchase mine from someone honest

Mike Burash

I haven’t been able to make it to Peoria for steak glaze brand that is only sold here. I spoke with Michelle via phone and they had it in the mail same day. Great place. Wish they had a place in Bloomington.

Betty Walters

Everyone was so friendly and kind. We came over from Canton in order to purchase quality meat since we no longer have our meat market after Cattle Drive closed last fall. Thank you Alwan Brothers.

J Horton

Great place. Been going there since 1977. Pat, Brian, Joe very friendly

carli smith

Always friendly and polite. Quick too!

George Miller

I ate lunch at the outside grille today. One word can sum it all up. That word is YUM! One bit of advice to would be visitors; Bring cash. They don't take credit or debit cards outside.

Mark Bickerton

Very large selection of fine meats and Hotel Steaks the main reason I go

Sue Brooks

Buying from Alwans is getting the true taste of beef. They are always prompt and courteous.

malissa rowell

Always friendly... Great food :)

D Stack

Great butcher shop. Also a nice market with a nice selection of products. The meat selection is fantastic, and the staff is attentive and extremely helpful.

Cary Cullen

Felt like part of the family and the service was outstanding the only place I buy my meat.

Mark Hocking

My favorite butcher shop! Great deals! Can be expensive if you don't shop the deals or buy the bundle, but always worth the visit! I love the grill during lunch! Fast and so good! So good they catered my wedding reception!

Ben Evans

Very helpful staff in the butcher's section.

Larry Johnson

My visit to alwans and Sons is always Pleasant courteous and outstanding service. Their Quality Meats are something you don't see in many places today. You get what you buy and you get the best.

Melissa craig

We love this place it has great meats,friendly staff and a really clean place! You can get so many different meat bundles!! I suggest this place to everyone! And oh my the porterhouse and the hotel steaks are so delicious and so tender!!!! Love love love this place keep it guys!!!

Tim Walters

This place has some of the best meat chicken cuts of pork in town. In addition to that you can sign up to have them send you hey text message when they have specials on Fridays which can be really good for those who are on a budget. I look forward to the times where I can stop and have something from there outdoor grill for lunch today I got two bratwurst and they were fantastic with tons of onions and ketchup and mustard.

Alex Alexander

Always a great experience. The BEST meat in Central IL with incredible prices to match! They even have an awesome deli!!

Dale Miller

Good choice of meat. Expensive!!

Paul Cunningham

Great quality meat and deli products....not overly expensive. Polite staff too !!

sally sumner

Excellent Customer Service !!! I ordered a prime rib for Christmas Eve. We have ordered meat many times from Alwans. We are always pleased with their quality. Very friendly staff managing the phone and taking your order.. Overall great experience ! Cheers !!

David Crawford

The pharmacist was very helpful and was also very quick...

Mimi Langie

This place is great for meats, lunch and deli. I go often for lunch take out!

Don Johnson

Biggest steak,z in town, and best tasteing.

Mark J. Hocking

Clean, very knowledgeable staff, the variety and quality of the meat case was fantastic!!! Value is at Alwans.

Nathan Fleming

Best meat around. Friendly and helpful staff.

Terry Evans

Great service and selection.


Always polite and fast. Their meat is above par on quality.

Gregory Berardi

I have been going to Alwan's for the last over 40 years. They have the best meats and service. A really great group of people.

Randy Iverson

We received great advice on our steaks we purchased. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff.

Madeline Salter

Very polite and helpful people and the best products of meat

Joyce H

Best place around to buy meat and other items. People in the Midwest need to get familiar with TriTip cut of beef. Cook it to about 135 on grill after marinating in your fave rub overnight. Slice meat against the grain after it rest for about 15 min. You won't be sorry. Better than prime rib. Alwan is the only place in Knox County that has this cut of beef. Like i said there the best meat market around. Excellent service, well staffed, and a wide variety of all different foods.

Jim Rowell

Very good meat all of it.

Chris Johnson

Always a great experience!!

Diane Wier

Great selection, and always prompt, knowledgeable and friendly service. I love that their meat has no fillers.

Nancy Groff

Always 5 stars! Prime rib for Christmas dinner!

jamie hopper

Best meat around always fresh

Monica Blair

ALL the folks that work at Alwans are on the go and ready to please! NEVER do I have to wait! EVERY steak is superbly cut and they know their product! In addition they sell Walnut cheese! Their deer processing is outstanding, and yes get some salami made. Can't wait to sport my new Alwan sweatshirt and do some serious advertising! Thank you Alwan and Sons!

Jamie Kawolsky

Great meat selection. Decent prices. Good deli choices. Very friendly and helpful staff. If they are grilling at lunch time, you gotta try the pork chop sandwich

Michael King

Great food,Ground round the best, Ranch dill dip is to die for. Very friendly and nice to there customer.Use to get all my deli and steaks at kroger's don't no more taste much better from Alwan &Sons Meat.I shop there all the time.

Bilal Naqvi

Excellent meat shop, one of the few places which offers all types of meat including halal/kosher chicken but has to be ordered a week in advance and they only sell it in 40lbs boxes!! Yes 40 lbs!!

Officer Mahal

Always friendly staff. Great meat selection.

Maria Ackerman

Great place to shop for meat. We always get the bundles for great prices.

Mike Rickey Media

Great cuts of meat and everyone is super helpful. They also have a grill in the Summer where you can grab a pork chop or steak sandwich.

Barb Mueheja

Wait on very quickly. Service was great. Staff very helpful.

TIM Heck

Stopped for a hot polish sausage at noon off the outside grill. Fabulous!!!

Don Farden

Love this place. Great quality, great prices

Steve -

Joe and the rest of the staff are top notch! Friendly, helpful, amazing meats, groceries. Stop buying chicken thats full of drugs, and try Alwans. Youll taste the difference.. Rabbit and duck are amazing

Judy Knappenburger

They have excellent meat got a ham and some pork chops hamburger patties

Theresa Appenheimer

The steaks were amazing and the pork chops are to die for. We will be going there all the time.

joel peterson

Their outdoor grill selections for lunch are delicious and reasonably priced.

Jesse Matthews

Very helpful . Good meat

Pamela Chester

The staff is always friendly and helpful not to mention the wide variety of items to choose from. Great quality meats will keep us coming back time and time again.

james hyde

Found a better deal from Raibars meat market

Candace Wise

Wonderful place, all different types of meats and cheeses. Very helpful staff!

Mary Kamp

Great meat choices and wonderful lunches.

Kelley Burns

I came in today to get minute steaks. Which are wonderful. I stopped and got an pork chop sandwich. Pork chop was good but the bun tasted odd. I had to take it home and put it on another bun.

Sharon Peters

This is the best Meat place on the city. Not to mention there grill open everyday from 11 to 1 is sonething i look forward to all winter. It is beyond delicious and way afortable. I cant say enough great thinks about alwans. All smiles and great great grwat service for me everytime for years. Thanks alwans for being the best and caring about your customers. Also there selection of the best meat arpund is unbelievable and everything you need tp make the family a meal all in one spot. Ps there mild bbq sauce is one of the best sauces in the world!

Rick Martin

Best in all of central IL just like they advertise! Can’t wait for the outdoor grill to open up this spring!! Nothing better in my opinion and I think my fellow workers would have to agree.

david Yocum

They have great stuff

Brandon Painter

Being going to Alwans & son for over 30yrs and NEVER have I been disappointed with what meat I have bought.. Wish I could give more then 5 stars

Kamel Rahmoun

Always have the best meat and great service.


This business was updated some time back and went from a decent place to an awsome destination place to make sure you stop by. You can even grab lunch off the grill in the summer. They have no shortage of meat selections and if you dont see what you looking for just ask as they probably have it in the back or will cut it for you.

Robert Oday

Great outdoor cook out,food was real good and prices not bad either.Also good meat inside

Jennifer Schmitt

Every employee I have ever encountered had been awesome! And their deli food and meat is GREAT!!!

Brenda Mcfadden

The cuts of meat are great and the deli items are always fresh and tasty. I enjoy shopping at Alwan & Son's.

Lilian Akumu

Love this butcher shop. Breeze in and out. Staff is fast and helpful with your cuts. A Peoria gem!

BigBoi Chuck

Good place to buy the best meat in town

Will Adams

One of my favorite places to buy meat. And Alwan's BBQ Sauce is to die for. Worth the trip from the Quad-Cities every time.

Andrew Rosinski

The workers here are always friendly. It's not a very big place, but always seems busy.

clark kesler

Always a good experience. All employees AWAYS ALWANS friendly. Thanks for making us feel like we are welcome to come shop here. Always a great selection of top grade meats, and foods.

Wen Connell

Mr.Alwan super nice...good specials today.

Kathy Harms

I love Alwan. They have the best meat. And everyone is so nice.

S. Alejandro Zayas

While my visit was initially on business unrelated to Butcher/Deli products/services, I concluded it with a sandwich, which was excellent. The staff were friendly, the facility was clean despite the amount of foot traffic they were experiencing, and the selection is out of this world. $5.00 For essentially any type of meat/cheese/bread/veggie combination is a hell of a deal. And though I haven't taken advantage of their butcher shop yet: their selection was well presented, and their prices seemed very reasonable. Additionally, I didn't see a single communist anywhere on the property. 10/10 - would buy a sandwich again.

linda wolford

Lunch time cookout reasonable prices and taste yummy can't find lemonade shake- ups everywhere but they have them

Angel Barker

best lunch ever. ribeyes r fantastic. they should expand so they can serve all yr❤

Roland Behrens

.they are the best meat market they have only top quality of meat

Paul Mauschbaugh

Prime meats and the best customer service you will find anywhere!

Ann Trumpy

One of the best, if not the best, butcher in our area. Anything I get here is fresh and high quality. You also can eat at the deli, tuna is very good or try their products at the outside grill. Wide variety of meats to choose from.

James Hamilton

Excellent selection of meats bread bbq sauces. Very well staffed with friendly employee s. They have grilled food outside till 1 pm most days. Highly recommend Ed.

Heather Mccarthy

Love this meat market, great food, great price, and such nice employees


Employees are always happy to help the customers and meats are always the best in town

Patrick Gilroy

These guys are the best, great selection of choice meats. These guys know their meats


Worth the drive over for great fresh meat from Fairbury. Usually get ribs, bacon, and ribeyes. Always fresh a juicy. The service is top notch as well.

Theresa Olsen

Best meat and best service in town!

Fred Cooley

Fantastic in both servmooice and quality.

Kaye Ray

This is the absolute best place to buy meat. The staff are all friendly and knowledgeable. The place is clean and we'll organized.

David Null

The beef there is raised by Jesus as far as I can tell, and they have a variety of deli items that are amazing, especially the soup!

Cindy Morris

Love Alwan & Sons. Quality store with a big selection in the heart of the city. Highly recommend..... Val, Caitlin and all the staff incredibly friendly and helpful. The lunch specials are a favorite and the hamburgers are out of this world.

ken horner

Absolutely the best lunch in Peoria! Better than grilling at home, perfect every time.

Tim Mollet

Great and helpful staff and the pork chops are amazing.

Eric Grimm

Joe,Patty,Brian & staff you do a Great Awesome Outstanding job!Best meat in Peoria!We haven't bought meat from the Grocery store guys in years!

Kyle M

Local butcher stores are always better to get your cuts of meat than any chain grocery. They've got a nice selection of sauces and seasonings in the aisles too. Guys behind the counter are helpful if you aren't sure what cut to get for a certain dish, seen many people getting bbq recipes from the guys there, and all the helpful tips to go with em.

Martin Barker

Love sandwiches cooked outside Good foods at great prices

Rich Randolph

This shop never disappoints. We recently had a special occasion and bought the bone in ribeyes. They were so tender and had amazing marbling. The staff is super helpful and are happy the advise you on what cut to buy etc. love this place!

Lisa Anderson

My friend went there and had a great experience so I decided to try it. I can't believe it took me this long to discover this jewel of a shop, despite the fact I have driven past it for years on my way to ICC. I bought a lb. of pulled pork, 3 butterfly pork chops, some Uncle Joe's meat rub, a pack of King's Hawaiian butter rolls, and a lb. of seafood salad. Prices were very reasonable and the staff were really friendly and helpful. So far I have only eaten the seafood salad, and it is super DELISH! Eager to try my other items, and rest assured Alwan's: I will be back! :)

dusty grave

Very large and good quality selection on Meats. Friendly and fast service. If you're a local you know and if you're from out of town you need to check them out. Kind of spendy, but what do you expect from a high quality meat shop? I will continue to shop there

Justin Marshall

Overall a great experience nice, clean, great selection, lots of choices other than meat. They make sandwiches at lunch outside and inside.

Michael Case

I walked in 6 minutes before closing and ordered a cut of meat they had never done before, and they took the time to get it right. I can only give five stars, but always get 10 star service.

Me G

The best products and friendliest staff.

D Switzer

Great place

Dave Ringland

The best butcher in the area

Marvin Rexroat

Best meat shop in Illinois.

Calvin Pettitt

Best meats..just the best!!

Mike Oliveri

They have all the cuts the chains never have, and they're willing to trim them to your need. I also like that they have a few rubs, spices, and marinades that are difficult to find elsewhere, and they have just enough beverages, snacks, and sides that you can one-stop shop for putting together an entire meal, whether in the kitchen or on the grill.

Steve Sutherland

Hands down, best butcher, best meat selection, and great service.

Johnny Watts

One of the few places where quality products and superior customer service live. Greeted like I was really welcome and prices that could fit literally any budget. Do yourself a favor and go.

Stacy Smith

Great meat and deli!

Karen Clarkson

Great prices, good customer service, and of course excellent and delicious meat products and more. Recommend to all my friends.

Matthew Nafziger

Always a good place for lunch on a summer day!

Kathy Williams

Great meat market. Favorite place to buy hamburger, chicken wings, bacon, steaks, etc. Also a good quick lunch off the grill 11 - 1.

Anna Barthel

The best meats in the Peoria area!

Eric Shaffer

I think one measure of a good lunch is that when you get back the way you smell makes other people hangry and jealous.

Talena Wade

Great place to grab your fresh cut great prices great service I've been shopping here for years !!

Jagamohan Tripathy

I go there mostly to buy whole chicken cut into curry pieces. And never dissapointed.

sarah Hoffman

Great space with good selections and services.

Chris Ozuna-Thornton

Great meat! Great egg salad! Wonderful, positive people!

Cindy Mcdonough

Awesome place to shop

D.L. Green

We have been going to Alwan's for years. They are always prompt and polite. No better meat in town and the price is right. Love this place and will never go anywhere else.

barbara primm

My only place for meat!! Always fresh always good! Great prices too!

nita brown

I love shopping here since I've moved to the central Illinois area. Meats are so fresh and they are personal and friendly

Dean Wilson

Had my Deer processed for the first time at Alwans. The staff was awesome especially the one gentleman who assisted me when I dropped my deer off and picked up my meat. The Summer Sausage and Sticks were terrific. I would recommend all hunters take your deer to Alwans. You will be glad you did. One side note; I observed skinning and and first step of the deer processing . They washed the carcase and kept it clean. I was impressed. Great job Alwans Staff.

Rick Hipp

delicious food at the grill.

Kitty Witty

Excellent, fresh products & professional, humble service!!! Products easy 2 find & room 2 wheel my cart. True Competent Service ! Txs. 4 tyme 2 reply. Army Nurse Corps Vietnam! Proud Anerican. darlene


You cant find any place any friendlier than Alwan & Sons. Just picked up deer from there. When I dropped it off they said it would not take long. Picked up less than a week. My 2nd deer ever taken there. Will return soon!!!!!!!!!! Great people!!!!!!!

Kim Wellman

Very friendly and knowledgeable. No hormones used and their meat is delicious. We can get in and out quickly.

TraSheena Toombs

Love everything about Alwans

BaTine Black

Always willing to help out when I don't have the time to cube chicken for one of my families favorite recipes of mine. Great store placement easy to stop on the way home from work to pick up dinner supplies if I haven't gotten them early.

Heather Shaw

The husband and I have been going here for meat for 17 years. Love Alwans!!! Best around in town hands down!!!!

Matthew Groover

What a hidden gem. Wonderful meat selection, good prices, and fantastic service. A must stop for purchasing speciality and quality meats. Also love the small market inside as well. Just enough selection to make a full meal out of one stop.

Lori P.

We usually go there for the rubs and the meats when we have a special occasion. The staff are always eager to help & are always friendly.

josh namanhana

Super friendly staff. Awesome and Delicious cuts of meat.

Lladi McDonald

Love this store, great meat and customer service

Vickie Winter

Great prices friendly people extremely clean. The only place I buy meat....

Clayton Davidson

Great place for fresh meat.

Thomas Hirt

Always good meat and friendly staff

Grant Kilbourn

Best meat in the midwest period. Best service of ANY business in Peoria. I have been goi g there since I was 4 and have been there each week of my life since....the staff a You have are amazing....otw to get some food there now...thank you Alwans!

Jody Myers

Best butcher in Central Illinois. Delicious meat & speciality food. Great prices.

Dale Linebaugh

Great meat! Very knowledgable staff.

Michelle Wruck

I could not be happier with the Seven Sons Meat Company products I purchase locally in Granger, IN. Sometimes when the store is sold out, I purchase the same products elsewhere, lamb or beef, and every time that happens, my gratitude for Seven Sons is renewed. The freshness and flavor is unmatched. It also feels good to know that I'm supporting a local farming business and healthy farming practices.

Sean Davis

Excellent meats. Outstanding customer service. I can honestly say there has not been a single item that did not meet or exceed my expectations. Especially the staffs outstanding knowledge and willingness to go above and beyond. Something very few businesses do these days.

Notluomnai 1

Awesome place! More than just a "meat shop", this place is like a small grocery store! They've got anything you'd need for any type or size of cookout, all in one stop! Awesome prepackaged items from other local businesses as well as some national brands. Huge meat selection in the cases, as well as a nicely stocked deli case! BEST LUNCH IN TOWN!!! Their outdoor grill, serves from 11-2 M-Sat, is cheap, FAST, and tastes amazing! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Jeff Walsh

Awesome products, awesome staff! Cookout is worth the drive too!

Kathy B

Really good prices, great meat, extremely friendly staff. Never had a bad cut of anything. The in-house made brats have wonderful flavor; the hotel steaks are tender and flavorful; the bacon is delicious; butterfly pork chops, yum! You can't go wrong with the ground chuck, 10 pounds for $2.99 per. They put all 10 lbs in a big plastic bag, so you have to put it in smaller amounts in your own bags. That's where a scale and food saver vacuum sealer comes in handy. We also buy the English roasts for Italian beef sandwiches and Mississippi pot roast. No matter what cut of meat we buy from Alwan & Sons, we are NEVER disappointed.

Maggie Moon

This is the best meat shop in Peoria IL. They have a great staff of employees. Quick and friendly service

Dave Hanson

I started shopping here just about five years ago. The QUALITY OF beef, friendly and professional service is most assuredly incomparable. Mostly I was truly impressed by the drive and passion of Michelle, Patrick, Joe, and Brian Alwan. They have ALWAYS treated me with the utmost respect. It is because of the aforementioned, that made me desire to want to work WITH them, and that is EXACTLY how they treat their employees. And now that I am working "behind the scenes", it is so very clear that each and EVERY employee takes an incredible amount of pride in what they do. For all of us here at Alwans, we all attain to strive on a DAILY basis, to provide the absolute best product AND service humanly possible. QUALITY is our by-word, and treating each and every customer like a true friend is our goal. I have never been so proud to be able to work with such an incredibly devoted staff, and such wonderful and caring FRIENDS as Patrick, Joe, Michelle, and Brian.

Greg Neubert

Best lunch option in Peoria. Freshly grilled perfect in every bite! Also if you want the best steak in Illinois buy it at alwan & sons

Katchya Innis

I never have been to Alwans before this time. I could not afford it, I thought. I went in after all the recalls on ground beef from cheaper big stores. I am so happy I did! Amazing butchers. They made me feel like a million bucks. The ground beef was so not expensive as I thought it would be. 10lbs for 20 bucks sale. I hope that sale stays around so I can stock up.

Meghan Miller

Great quality.

Nathan Diamond

Great selection, wonderful smell. Reminds me of the deli from my youth.

Ramona Hardy

Quick easy to get my meat bundles, they package how you want, polite helpful.

Tara Lewis

Alwans never disappoints!!!

Andy Moon

Excellent meat market, an update on the old-time butcher shop. The spiral sliced cured hams are delicious. Very friendly staff and helpful. There is a deli where you can get a fresh sandwich in the back corner. There is also an array of condiments and other types of food items available. They also have bagged ice. The BBQ for lunches is awesome, with their own homemade brats , and they also have a special mixture of the left over meats from the day before that they simmer in bbq - mmm - very good! There are a few picnic tables to sit and eat, and it is covered from the sun and or rain. Since they are on War Memorial, it is always busy with traffic, and the noise from the street is considerable, but that aside it is a very cool place to go for a sandwich during their lunch hours. The butcher shop has pinwheels and hotel steaks - give them a try for dinner!

Russ Kirkpatrick

A little pricey but very good quality!

Keith Keller

Wish the market was close by, such as Pekin or Morton as I don't get to Peoria that often. I have had butterfly pork chops and spicy Polish sausage at the their cookout that was fantastic. Also have had the country rope sausage many times. It is the best I have ever had. Keep up the great work and tradition!!!

Dennis Hagerdorn

Outstanding service and awesome meat. Why go anywhere else?

Maria Watts

Cashier wasn't too friendly today, that made 4 stars. Usually it's a five star experience.

George Underhill

Don't go anywhere in Peoria for meat. The absolute best meat and deli in the city. The best! Hot guys working in there only makes the experience even better.

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