We are Colorado’s premier wild game and beef butcher. We have been offering custom, high-quality wild game processing at an affordable price since 1976 and now provide beef processing services as well!
Now Booking Beef Processing Dates!
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Mon. – Fri.
5334 TENNYSON ST
DENVER, CO 80212
Open for Game Season!
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Mon. – Fri.
5334 TENNYSON ST
DENVER, CO 80212
Drop Offs are Temporally Closed
We remain open for pick-ups; we just had a lot of recent drop-offs and need to process what we have before excepting any more.
Check back throughout the wild game season for shop schedule updates.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY
Since 1976, Meat Cleaver has been providing the Denver, Colorado, area with the highest quality wild game processing (and more recently beef processing) services at affordable rates. But don’t take our word for it. See for yourself what our customers have to say:
Top notch outfit!! Always seems to be staffed. They will also get back to you if you leave a message or text.. Have also watched them give seminars and demos on meat processing!!
We bring all our dear here to have it processed and ground up! Great guys, we have been coming here for years.
Was looking for a new big game processor and found Meat Cleaver on Google and they did not disappoint! Great customer service, quality products, excellent freezer packaging and timely service. Will definately use again!! Thanks
Had my first elk processed at Meat Cleaver. Excellent quality work and product. Friendly, helpful staff. Great experience. Thank you!
Great place!! Friendly and helpful!! P.S. my dog loves you❤️
The guys were professional and took the time to explain the between process of my boar will use them again
We just had the Meat Cleaver process 5 hogs from Texas. From start to finish, they did a top notch job. We've never had a processor weigh everything as we dropped it off - that seems like a really honest thing to do and we appreciate it. Customer service was great, packaging was great. Will use them again.
Just finished up with the harvest of one of our cows. David and Juan Carlos were very fast and efficient, but still took the time to give explanations and suggestions as they worked. They were also very careful with our property, and did a great job navigating their large processing trailer back to our pasture for the operation. In addition to their come to you services, the office was very helpful and communicated extremely well with us, as this is our first time slaughtering a cow we’ve raised. I can’t wait to get the beef back, and will be using them again for our next slaughter. Can’t recommend them enough.
David and Jaun Carlos came out to our farm to process one of our steers in their sweet new trailer. They both did fantastic work very professional answered all my questions and let my son help out. Will definitely use them again. Can’t wait for the finished product!
Best experience ever with a processor. Lucas runs a first class operation and my bison is perfect in every way.
Start to finish, my experience at The Meat Cleaver was excellent. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful throughout the entire process, and I am quite pleased with the final product. I would definitely recommend their services.
Took a cow elk in for late season processing. Great service start to finish. Took 10 business days to get my meat back - everything turned out fabulous. Will be a repeat customer with Meat Cleaver. Highly recommend to anyone considering their services.
Best wild game processor in town! I’ve had game wardens warn me about processors not getting your actual animal back. Not the case with them! They were gracious enough to give me a tour of the packing plant. They take meticulous care of ensuring you are getting your animal back and you get exactly what you ordered!
Really happy with my experience here and would highly recommend. Everyone was very friendly and professional. Overall great experience and high quality product. I will be back!
Been using this company for over 30 years and they are the best best prices you get your own meat back.They do a great job I can't tell you the number of animals I've had processed here. I wouldn't go anywhere else. I've brought animals in from all over the country here to have them processed.
Meat Cleaver took amazing car of me when they were already completely slammed with work. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for quality processing. The other thing I greatly appreciate, was the fact I got my animal back and there was no blending.
Great place, great people! The vacuum seal they do for all the meat is nice for the freezer. Jasilyn is a wonderful lady there!
Meat Cleaver and Lucas are awesome. They made the entire drop off, order selection, and pick up process seamless. The product is great, the chorizo has been a huge hit in my house. Compared to another experience at a different processor, the interactions, communication, and product are night and day different. I will be taking any and all future game back here!
I've had great experiences with the meat cleaver. The owner is passionate about what he does and how he does it, which trickles down to his team from there.
Lucas (new owner) helped me with my white tail deer a few days ago and was extremely helpful and the meet came out great! I have been going here for several years now and ever since Lucas took it over things have been a lot better!
Meat Cleaver crushed it. The entire customer experience from drop-off to pick-up was easy, friendly and informative. Got my first bull elk during 2nd rifle and was able to pack it off the mountain and drop it off with them very first thing the next morning. Was given a breakdown of pricing, weight, and turn around time (two weeks). Their invoice system was very clear and broken down by line items. Loved the vacuum seal packaging. No plans of going anywhere else in the future.
5 star service! Personable, reasonable, never disappoints & always leaves you satisfied 🙂.
Jeanne Spencer and Phillip W.
Just dropped off a bull elk for processing... very pleased so far with the service....friendly
Highest quality butcher I could find here in Colorado. Friendly, courteous and very fair on pricing. I love the fact that all their butchering is vacuumed sealed. Will be using them as long as I’m living in the state! If you don’t use the meat clever you’re messing up!
Best experience with a processor I’ve ever had. They take their time to discuss options and truly care. Extremely friendly we will continue to use and recommend this excellent company
Great shop, professional and friendly. They take great care of your meat, everything from the ground to specialty cuts were fantastic. Quick turn around and they take great care of your meat!
Great group of people highly recommend.Definitely will be using them for any of my processing needs.
The folks at the Meat Cleaver made my interactions with them one for the record books. The owner was one of the nicest people I think I’ve ever met, he was extremely knowledgeable and took the time to go over all my options. Everyone I came across there were helpful and had a smile on their face. Their prices are fair and I especially liked that they offered some specialty type steaks and of course their sausage is to die for, from what I’ve been told. I can’t wait to start cooking!!! I would definitely recommend this place to my friends, family and well….google!!!!
Best elk processing ever! Cuts are clean, grind is tender, and the sausages are juicy! Top notch
Excellent at their craft, have processed 2 elk and 2 bison with them.
Efficient and effective
Very friendly and accommodating!
The staff and management at Meat Cleaver not only provides a high quality processing service of your meat, they celebrate with you the victory of your successful hunt!
I love going to the meat cleaver the lady that helped me was awesome and she was just knocked down gorgeous to me LOL I know that might not happen sway you to go and experience the place but the meat's awesome the cuts are great and I wish I could remember the ladies name LOL
Unbelievable job on a full order of beef! Everything was vacuumed sealed. Outstanding flavor. Lucas is the best.
The price is great and the staff and customer service are better. Love this shop!
My 55 C.
The meat cleaver is greatBut I never went there I was actually next door.
Great people, great prices and great flavor. We have used the a couple times and will continue to use them!
Some of the best in the business. I’ve brought two deer to the Meat Cleaver and couldn’t be more satisfied. Their prices, product quality, and turnaround time are unmatched. Will be bringing all of my future wild game here without question.
We had a deer processed here and were pretty bummed by what they told us was their normal process. It was almost only ground meat- a few deer "chops" (steaks) but no roasts, and the sirloin was even ground. Nice packaging and friendly but definitely not what we had in mind. Certainly want to seek out a different spot for the next animal.
They were very helpful when they didn't have to be. I appreciate their kindness. From now on I will only go to them for my butchering needs
I came to Meat Cleaver looking for deer bones for a class experiment and the guys were super helpful and accommodating! Highly recommend!
I've been hunting for years and have been to many different game processors. This year my son and I filled our deer tags and decided to give Meat Cleaver a try as they appeared to be the least expensive of any of the front range game processors. I'm so glad I chose Meat Cleaver. By far the most professional and friendly staff I have ever met. Most places are in a rush trying to push you through the process. Got our deer back in a timely fashion (keep in mind this was during CO 2nd rifle) and I was impressed to see everything portioned appropriately and vacuum sealed. Steaks have been great so far, no hair, no silver skin, no unnecessary fat. Even got some jalapeño cheddar summer sausage which absolutely takes the cake. Keep it up Meat Cleaver, I'll be bringing my game here next year and I've been referring friends and family your way.
I absolutely love these guys. This is my 12th elk to have processed and I found these guys last season and the meat was the best I've ever had. Just picked up my meat for this season and it's beautiful again! You won't regret it
Been using Meat Cleaver for a few years now. Wouldn't trust anyone else to do such a fantastic job with our elk and deer processing. Their packaging is high quality and kept the meat safe in our freezer all year. Go to these guys, you won't be disappointed!
Did a great job with my Mule deer. Took every scrap of meet off and vacuum seeled it with labels. Best yet.
Quick turn around. Guys are super friendly and helpful. Great product and tasty for sure. Thank you for the quality service.
These dudes are hunters and top shelf meat cutters. Product was exactly what I ordered, packaging was great. I brought in clean, cool, dry meat and got 100% of my animal back. The ground, cuts and specialty sausage was great and I had a great time seeing their shop. Not notch customer service and they made me a customer for life!
I just got my elk back from these guys and it was a great experience. I flew into Denver for 2nd rifle and shot an Elk on the 4th day of my hunt. By the time I packed it out I had only 24 hrs to get it processed and onto the airplane home. Meat Cleaver will expedite an order for a modest fee, so that's where I brought it. I do all my own processing with deer I shoot at home and have always thought most commercial processors waste a lot of meat. Not these guys. I brought in 172lbs of bone-in quarters, back, neck, and flank meat and got back 150lbs. That's a pretty amazing yeild. And probably more importantly they turned it around in (slightly under) 24 hrs. I made my flight and so did the elk and I couldn't be happier. On top of the great service, they are very friendly and organized. I will be back to CO and I will use these guys again for sure.
This place is great! The people that work here are super nice and very professional. I've been taking my deer here for the past 4 years and I will always keep doing business with these people. Great prices and great food and great people!
Excellent service and incredible finished product. I will be back year after year and will recommend Meat Cleaver highly to everyone I know. Lucas, the owner, took the time to show us around, discuss the whole process, and delivered a great product in a timely fashion. They keep every animal separate from start to finish, so you get the animal you bring in. Price is very fair for the quality of the service.
Lucas and his team are amazing. I had them process both my elk and mule deer this year. The packaging is top notch and finished meat products (Brats, sausage etc.) all are fantastic. Highly recommend!!
Lucas, was very helpful and knowledgeable about all sorts of meat cuts and how to process! This is the place to process your game! Look no further!
Very quick and friendly for wild game drop off.
Great place! Very honest and cheaper than most butcher shops.
Took my mastiff puppy and got free bones for life.
Awesome service! Guys went above and beyond for me
Meat Cleaver is top notch establishment. Lucas and the team really helped us out in a big way. I would certainly use them in the future on all my wild game needs.
Tagged out on opening day and took my elk right to Meat Clever. These guys were very professional from the get-go and walked me through all of their items. They let me try a couple samples of their specialty items and I added those to my order. Leaving this review after I picked everything up and I have to say it was the most organized and well labeled meat I’ve ever picked back up from a processor. Everything was well vacuum sealed, and organized into boxes. Extremely impressed and I’ll be bringing more game to Meat Clever.
Mobile slaughter was great
We hired Meat Clever to process a couple beeves and they did a great job at a fair price. I really value their services and their customer service. I recommend them to people who need a great processor.
They are awesome!No city butchers were taking meat with hair and skin.. but these guys did an awesome job of doing exactly what I asked them within the day!Very happy and grateful customer! The cuts look great! Will update after cooking
Excellent great people to work with nice packages all vacuum packed highly recommend
Great place and great people. I took 2 lambs to get butchered and meat cleavers did a awesome job. Got all my cuts how I wanted them. Great job on packaging. Quality work and good prices. Highly recommend this place. Now just waiting for the fall and hunting season so I'll see you guys again in a few months.
We are very happy to have met Lucas and discovered The Meat Clever to process our all natural, grass fed, Angus beef. Their service and eagerness to provide whatever we needed is outstanding and we will certainly continue to use them to process our beef in the future. Thanks everyone !Bill and Iris KendallYellow Pine Cattle and OrganicsKiowa, Co
We just recently had 6 cattle slaughtered at our farm and then butchered at the Meat Cleaver. We have nothing but positive things to say about this company. Every step of the way, they went out of their way to make us happy. Everyone was friendly and willing to answer all our questions. This is the way a company should be run!
If you are looking for elk or deer Meat Cleaver is a great place to go to I'll be going there for now on for any game meats
Lucas and the crew from Meat Cleaver are amazing people! My dog was diagnosed with bone cancer and the vet recommended changing her diet to a homemade mostly meat and organ based diet. After looking at all sorts of commercial options that are insanely expensive, I got Lucas’ number through a friend and he has been nothing short of amazing. I look forward to sourcing all of my meat needs through the meat cleaver and I would definitely recommend to a friend! Thanks guys!
From Idaho brought some meat with us to denver. The meat cleaver stored our meat at his place for us with no questions asked. Highly recommend going to the meat cleaver for all your meat needs.
These guys have a great turn around time on wild game and they are now cutting beef as well. They have plenty of open slaughter dates and did a tremendous job! When it comes to processing/butch shops in the Denver this is the best option by far. They have excellent sausage, sticks, and the prices are better than most shops. I will be taking next years elk and deer here. Great product and great service.
Excellent shop! I had butchered my own bull Elk but did not have the sausage making equipment so I brought it to these guys for some brats and summer sausage. They did a great job at a reasonable price. Lucas and the guys are very friendly. Lucas even showed me around. Will definitely be back and recommend!
Get your Game processed in here:)) guys are amazing. Big thank to Lucas that donated elk bones for my huskies ❤️ they love it.
We had a huge prime rib roast left from Christmas we weren’t able to make it or cut it ourselves. We called around and found this place to cut it into steaks. They were so nice and did it in minutes for me! Thank you again!
The best service and great people! I will always come here for my game processing needs. Thanks guys!
Great service and reasonable price for game processing. I'll be using them again.
This shop did an excellent job on my two quartered pronghorn that I brought in. It was a quick turn around and they gave me my pronghorn back and not someone else’s unlike most of the other places in Denver. I will definitely be bringing the rest of my wild game here in the future.
I had a deer processed and I am mostly happy with how it turned out. There is some frost in the vacuum seal packaging but not all packages have that problem. The breakfast sausage is pretty tasty! There was a bit of a mix up with how I wanted some things processed, but the owner made it right and I would definitely use this company again. You don't have a lot of choices in processing and a company that values its customers is hard to find. I recommended this place to friends and am happy to do so.
I have been looking for a good processor for a few years. The sausage from my animal last year we could hardly eat because the spices were so bad. Tried these guys this year and they were awesome! Best of the 10 elk I have had processed over the last 10 years. The breakfast sausage actually tasted like breakfast sausage...the meat was clean...packaged well....turned quickly and everyone there was awesome to deal with....They are my new go to
Cole T M
Great place! Great staff! Easy drop off and pick up process. I've taken my elk to a couple of other places in the past. First time at Meat Cleaver and never have I got so much meat back, I was amazed.
This place is awesome ! Checking in was great! Lucas was great to work with and he said the work would be done and ready in two weeks and it was. I recommend this place wholeheartedly !!! Thank you for such great work and being so helpful and knowledgeable
Great service. Got exactly what we asked for. Very quick turnaround. Quality product and price. Hope to do business with them again.
This place is the best game processor hands down. Good prices, great service. Took about a week for my elk. Thank you guys. Ill be back soon.Jeremiah Crowley
Great place super workers!! Great meats
Amazing and very professional. This is the first year we have used this company for processing our deers...and we will use them again!! I called them because the company we usually use were full and would not take us...so I called the Meat Cleaver and they said we will be happy to take us. From the phone call to the process of giving them our does, to picking up our product this company has been amazing. They were very patient with us as we decided how we wanted our does processed. I am so very pleased with them and the whole process. We had our meat back within a week. Very pleased and Lucus was so nice to speak with on the phone. Very nice and very professional. Will be back!!! Thank you so much Meat Cleaver. :)
Really enjoyed my experience. They returned my meat in a timely manner and did a great job packing it. Looking forward to bringing in more game
In and out in 15 mins.
I just had an elk processed with these guys and couldn't be more pleased! They are professional and efficient at bringing the meat in and quoted me a ballpark figure that was slightly more than it ended up being in the end. My elk had a hanging weight of over 250lbs and I got back close to 225lbs which is my eyes means they are amazing at utilizing all the scraps for burger and sausage. The turn around time was also well above the expectations they set. After picking everything up, well packaged labeled and boxed, I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of steaks, loins, and roasts they were able to get for me! I've just found my game processor for life! Thanks Lucas and the guys in the shop for such an awesome experience!
I’ve been coming here for years and have never had a single issue. Turn around time is quick and the products they produce is top notch.