Last Update: Feb 1st, 2021
Cut Above Butcher Fort Lauderdale

A Cut Above Butcher

1541 Cordova Rd
Fort Lauderdale FL, 33316
954 500- BEEF (2333)


Hours: M-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 11-4pm
Parking: Private Lot

This place has been getting rosy reviews from the usual fake Elites; I was in the area so I figured I'd check it out. Fort Lauderdale could use a good butcher; although I've been able to find nicely marbled beef in supermarkets. Since restaurants aren't buying as much, there's a surplus of quality beef that's getting dumped into supermarkets.

This place used to be the Quarterdeck; obviously they gutted the place and built something a lot nicer.

Cut Above Entrance

I headed over to the beef, since that's the point of a butcher. Some nice looking Wagyu and Aged cuts; but that's all they had. I've never been compelled to pay $37/lb for a steak; prime beef for less than half that is plenty good for me; this is stuff you buy when you're trying to impress your fancy friends at a dinner party. They didn't have any regular beef; you know, the kind regular people eat when they buy steak. So this isn't really a butcher shop.

Cut Above Beef

They have duck, but I never think about buying duck.

Cut Above Duck

Their fish is also wildly expensive, I'm never paying $36/lb for tuna. $26/lb for swordfish (Walmart has fresh never frozen for $9/lb) but the kicker is the Scottish salmon for $29/lb. Farmed salmon. Who you trying to fool?

Cut Above Fish

The produce is nothing special; not absurdly priced but no better quality that you find at ALDI.

Cut Above Produce

There's a table in the middle of the place. Supposedly they have sandwiches but there's no menu anywhere telling you what they have.

Cut Above Table

They also have dry goods, but I didn't find anything I couldn't get cheaper elsewhere. I don't think I've ever seen Goya pasta before, but I really don't consider Goya to be a premium brand. Note there are no prices on most things; this is a place for people who don't care how much anything costs.

Cut Above Pasta with no Prices

They have the rustichella d'abruzzo pasta (they sell this in Fresh Market); I tried it once and didn't think it was worth 3x the price of other pasta brands.


Maybe someday when I feel like trying a wagyu steak I might come here, but in general there's nothing here to get me in for my regular food purchases. This is a place where stuck up ladies who don't want to mingle with the little people come to spend their husband's money. I can go to Whole Foods if I want to splurge; and they have regular cuts of beef there. Offering to sell me stuff at twice what other people charge isn't really providing me a service that has value to me.

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