About Us

Great East Butcher Co.

Meet The New Great East Butcher Co.

Welcome to the Great East Butcher Shop! We are a specialty butcher shop & market proudly serving coastal Maine. Our focus is on local and sustainable products, as well as hard-to-find meats and essentials. We're passionate about providing healthy, sustainable options for our community and ensure you that we'll always give you the best products available and top-notch service to boot. We're happy to be your local butcher and look forward to serving you for many years to come!

Staff

Meet the friendly faces you'll see at Great East Butcher Company!

Tiffany McKenna

Owner

Tiffany has always dreamed of having a shop that sold locally made food, and local meat. She is excited to be the new owner of The Great East Butcher Company. A graduate of Colgate University, she spent the first 13 years of her professional career in New York City working in publicity for publishing, her last job being Director of Publicity for Thames & Hudson Publishing House. She is passionate about giving back to her community and serves on the board of Woodfords Family Services and the Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation, and is a proud member of the Portland Business Builders BNI group. She is a volunteer Striders running coach in Falmouth and volunteers teaching financial literacy with Junior Achievement. Her best accomplishment in life is being a mom to Tucker and Missy. She lives in Falmouth with her husband Rob, kids, and three beautiful Maine Coon cats named Dexter, Deb and Clara. She credits her success in this new field to the amazing support of her husband.

Robert McKenna

Owner

Rob is the father to two children, Tucker, 8 and Melissa, 6. He is the husband to the incomparable Tiffany. He is also a closet cat lover to Dexter, Deb and Clara. Rob got his career started in the retail world at Olympia Sports where he was a customer service award winner. He moved to New York City in 2005 where he ran retail operations for the Adidas brand and Paragon Sporting Goods before moving into the wholesale industry with the Rockport Shoe Company. He is currently an Inside Sales Professional at IDEXX. Rob is an accomplished tennis player and anxious to resume his passion for ultimate with the Portland Summer League. He also enjoys disc golf and playing guitar for his children.

Chris Neenan

Head Butcher

Chris has been a butcher for five years and Great East Butcher Company was lucky enough to snag him two years ago. His knowledge of butchery has been instrumental for the new owners. We would not be where we are today without his hard work, dedication, and ability to make customers and staff alike smile and get what they need.

Testimonials

Great selection of fresh meat and food. Superb quality and taste of everything that was purchased. It's been a number of years since I've been here and the quality is just as good now as it was in the past. If I traveled into this area more frequently I would definitely stop and purchase something.

- Jon LeRoyer

Fresh Meat · Fresh Food · Great Quality · Great selection

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Passing by, we found the name enticing enough to try it for lunch. So happy we did! I asked David behind the counter what his favorite sandwich was - brisket sub. Sounded like a good fit for my appetite, so I ordered it whatever way he ate his. As a "Brisket Sub" I think he is under selling it. More of a burnt tip, and possibly Unicorn kisses, this sub whisked me away to the wonderful world of "so good I now need a nap". Tender bits of brisket evenly mixed with delicious "bark", and sauced evenly, all served on a soft sub roll. Delicious. Oh, so very. Well done, David! Many thanks!

- Darrell Batton

Prepared foods · Brisket Sub · Speciality items · Fresh foods

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With meat prices climbing at grocery stores, I started looking for other options and was very happy to come across this shop. The selection of marinated meats is fantastic and as a native of NYC, it was great to see Boar's Head brand of cold cuts (they're the best, there's no arguing about it). This place is now part of my weekly routine and it should become yours also.

- Kevin Remson

Fresh Meat · Fresh Food · Great Quality · Great selection

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Excellent maple bourbon steak tips, delicious Key West Whole Roasted Chicken, awesome homemade chicken salad, and much more! We ordered online seamlessly & placed the order and got a same day delivery, that’s great customer service!

- Mercedes Grandin

Steak tips · Roasted chicken · Homemade foods · Easy ordering · Fast delivery

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Just had my first experience at the Great East End Butcher Company and was incredibly impressed! Under its new ownership, Tiffany has so many fabulous ideas and delicious recipes in store for all of us! Her welcome smile, along with the friendly staff, mouth-watering smells and sights of food made for a wonderful experience! I walked in to take a look, and walked out with lunch and dinner for the day! Really excited to have this local eatery so close!!

- Christie Browning Rana

New ownership · Prepared foods · Fresh foods · Convenience

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They've been wonderful during the pandemic - we've ordered ahead several times and they have our packages of meat portioned into freezer sizes and vacuum packed. The chicken is really fresh and great quality - organic and great sizes. The beef was fresh and just really good. We appreciate how clean and nice the store is and is the only place we've been able to stock our freezer lately.

- Charmie C.

Order ahead · Fresh meats · Organic meats

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Nothing better than a old fashion butcher shop. They make good hearty lunch sandwiches. Great selection of different kinds of meat, you can choose any individual cut or get a whole loin if need be. They have local beer and offer some spices for grilling. The service here is awesome and the people here are nice and helpful if you don't really know what you are looking for.

- Dom N.

Authentic · Hearty lunches · Fresh meat · Great selection · Local beer · Great service

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We had the Pulled Pork sandwich, with coleslaw, pickles, BBQ, a drizzle of mustard on aged Cheddar Brioche and it was PHENOMENAL. Full of flavor! We also had a steak and cheese - good, nothing wrong but just did not compare to the Pulled Pork Sandwich! Neat shop, lots of little specialty items. Fantastic wine and beer selection.

- Brie P.

Pulled pork · Prepared foods · Awesome sandwiches · Great flavor · Specialty items