Cionko's Meat Market in Granite City: 'You walk in here, and they know your name'

Nov 19, 2012 Full story: Belleville News Democrat 42

They grind their own hamburger, slice their own bacon, blend their own sausage and brats, roast their own Italian beef, bake their own hams and butcher their own chicken, pork and beef.

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carnivore

United States

#24 Nov 21, 2012
Leroy's is filthy! I have been "behind closed doors" there on several occasions. Yuck! Cionko's is better, and I purchase meat from there regularly. The best meat around is found at Troy Foods, head and shoulders above the rest.
jam

Granite City, IL

#25 Nov 23, 2012
eeww, were you in the meat business? If so wasnt in Granite City?

Since: Aug 12

Granite City, IL

#26 Nov 23, 2012
shlisten wrote:
<quoted text>You are kidding, right? I sure hope so b/c I don't want to believe that. You're just kidding, right?:)
Unfortunately not. Really sucked too, because we always got meat orders from there, and just can't bring myself to do it anymore.
GC native

Saint Louis, MO

#27 Nov 23, 2012
Rudy& Nathan have completely cleaned that place up & restored the reputation since buying the biz from John Jr, John was fucking that place up the last several yrs he owned it, would not spend any money to keep the place clean or running correctly, he was to busy snorting all the money up his nose
deer

United States

#28 Nov 24, 2012
Rudy and Nathan are a bunch of arrogant punks. I guess if you have tits maybe they're nice. Did some work for a current employee he said that the quality of meat has went downhill they use to buy beef cows now they buy old milk cows I quit going because of their attitude
carnivore

United States

#29 Nov 24, 2012
Since Leroy's fire/remodel, the place is much cleaner. I buy ribs from there often.
rockinrobbieo

Granite City, IL

#30 Nov 25, 2012
Ewww I agree cionkos is disgusting, ill go to Leroys any day. Everyone there is so nice and they cut my meat while I wait fresh and to exactly the way I want it. It may smell a little funky sometimes but what do you expect its a meat market.

Since: May 12

Granite City, IL

#31 Nov 26, 2012
great place friendly people a first class meat market and yes i have had a bad cut of meat but they have always made good with no arguement i have been there at closing and they use a high pressure steam cleaner on everything the saws slicers counter tops and display cases if it needs cleaned it gets steamcleaned so go eat the crud from walsuck or scam club not only do they import cheap chinese goods but if you knew the truth the meat products are also from china so just how fresh is that garbage it's radiated and sprayed with other chemicals me i will stay with a local market i.e. coinko's

Since: Mar 11

United States

#32 Nov 26, 2012
TotallyT wrote:
I'm not crazy about Leroy's either. You find a lot of out of date stuff on their shelves. If I'm going to buy a large quantity of meat, I'll go to Novacich's.
Novacich's is THE BEST place to buy meat!

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#33 Nov 26, 2012
TotallyT wrote:
<quoted text>
Unfortunately not. Really sucked too, because we always got meat orders from there, and just can't bring myself to do it anymore.
Thanks (I think) T. I take it you weren't kidding.:(
eww

United States

#34 Nov 28, 2012
all I have to say, is don't get the ham salad. smh. if only you guys knew.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#35 Nov 28, 2012
I heard about the ham salad a long time ago. Eeewwww is right.
I never bought anything they made in there, just meat. And a loaf of bread or vegetables.
knows the truth

Granite City, IL

#36 Dec 1, 2012
TotallyT wrote:
I'm not crazy about Leroy's either. You find a lot of out of date stuff on their shelves. If I'm going to buy a larg e quantity of meat, I'll go to Novacich's.
ill agree novacichs is by far THE BEST never had a bad piece of meat from them and been going there for 20 plus years seasoned kabobs are to die for just saying
brother

United States

#37 Dec 9, 2012
I here ya and u get to build your own bundle
tina

Saint Louis, MO

#38 Dec 9, 2012
I've gotten old roasted pork here.....it was disgusting and I haven't brought myself to eat ANY kind of pork because that incident ruined it for me. Not sure why they'd give us old meat but we have always shopped there n will continue to do so.

Since: Aug 12

Granite City, IL

#39 Dec 10, 2012
brother wrote:
I here ya and u get to build your own bundle
That's what I liked about it. You didn't have to have things in your meat order that you really didn't want. Also, everything that we have bought has been awesome.
MeganMassacre

United States

#40 Dec 10, 2012
Uh Huh wrote:
<quoted text>
Where's that at ?
Collinsville!
MeganMassacre

United States

#41 Dec 10, 2012
Love everyone at Cionkos! All the people are awesome! Meat is soooo good. Even the cashier is a sweetheart : D
Burger

Granite City, IL

#42 Dec 10, 2012
CionKos ground beff could be kangaroo meat bony funny texture.
mistermister

United States

#43 Dec 11, 2012
Yeah, I like cionkos meat. I shop there faithfully.
But I know you're not talking about that fat lazy eyed b*tch being so sweet!?
That b*tch is always talking about f*cking some different dude and being so trashed. I think I heard one of the guys call her Jaqui. she's rudys daughter I think. What a loser!!

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