Prime Meats • Catering • Imported Delicacies

 Gourmet Deli • Fresh Fish & Seafood • Fresh Produce

Hours Monday-Saturday 9a-6p, OPEN SUNDAYS NOW 10a-3p

 Welcome to The Chop Shop. We are proud to be in West Bradenton which is located in Manatee County on the West Coast of Florida since 1971.  We carry only the finest quality meats and gourmet food items, international specialties as well as everyday groceries. We pride ourselves on the fact that our extraordinary value and quality typically will turn a first time customer into a customer for life. All of our fresh meats are all natural, raised with no hormones or preservatives. Our beef is Iowa, grain fed and aged beef. Our pork is Iowa, corn fed pork and our veal is milk fed veal of the finest nature. We carry fresh seafood, local produce and the finest selections of wine to compliment your meal. If you don't see your favorite item we can likely order it for you. We also have fresh daily hot items to go...Your family will think you cooked a delicious family meal in minutes. Shop where the professional chefs shop, at The Chop Shop...where your satisfaction is always guaranteed!

  • Our meat comes from family ranches located in the USA ONLY.
  • Our animals eat 100% vegetarian feed with no by products.
  • Our animals live outdoors and in clean comfortable environments.
  • Our animals are never given any added hormones or antibiotics...NEVER.

This type of monitoring of our animals lends itself to the very best natural meat with the best taste and uncompromising quality!

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Our warmest wishes and love to Pat Stivers!

It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of Pat Stivers, founder of The Chop Shop in 1971. She passed away on Monday November 23rd. For over 35 years Pat was the friendly smiling face of The Chop Shop that we all loved. She didn't know a stranger and was a kind soul. She will be missed by all that knew her.

Professional Chef's Corner

Chef Rich We welcome our newly featured private Chef and owner of enRich a Bistro, Rich Knowles. We welcome his catering and personal chef expertise  within our community and to our family of local residents and visitors of Manatee and Sarasota Counties. The Knowles family has deep roots in Manatee County.  So it was only natural that Executive Chef Rich Knowles was inspired to start a restaurant that his childhood friends & family could enjoy.  After graduating from Manatee High School in Bradenton, Rich moved to Gainesville, Florida for college.  Soon his culinary passion would lead him to Big Sky, Montana where he cooked under classically-trained chefs at the Timber’s Restaurant and the ultra-exclusive Yellowstone Club.

Chef Rich’s journey took him to Austin next, to assist in the opening of the iconic Bob’s Steak & Chop House.  An opportunity arose to accept the Executive Chef position at Bradenton staple Ezra Cafe.  Months later, Rich and his father, Dick Knowles, offered to buy the restaurant and transformed it into the culinary playground now known as enRich Bistro. Signature recipe link below.
Chef Rich signature recipes: http://chopshopgrocer.com/ceviche