Best Butcher Shop: Meats By John & Wayne

Location: Fargo

Meats by John and Wayne, which is owned by Ben Rheault, has been voted Best Butcher Shop in the 2022 Best of the Red River Valley competition.
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What’s your reaction to winning?

“We’re just glad people enjoy the product,” Owner Ben Rheault said. “We do our best to put out the best possible product. We’re grateful that people like it.”

Is there a secret to your success?

“We do our best to try to accommodate if someone needs something a little different that maybe isn’t out in the case or if you need to cut something different or order something for somebody,” Rheault said.

Do you have a recommendation for a first-time customer?


“The two things that everyone really likes, one, would be our bacon,” Rheault said. “Once people try that, it’s pretty much over for them, that’s it. And then the ground beef, those are probably the two once people try those they kind of stick with them.”

  • Second place: Prime Cut Meats
  • Third place: She Said Butcher Shop
  • Fourth place: Butcher Block Meats LLC
  • Fifth place: Casselton Cold Storage

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