Touted as a boutique butcher shop, the Royal Butcher opened Wednesday and carries certified Angus beef, prime beef and other specialty meats including rib-eyes that are dry aged for 21 to 28 days. The shop also fills special orders and offers tips and advice on how to prepare the meats. The shop is owned by Henry Griffin and Mike Deevey who, in addition to Que and Brew and Royal Butcher, also own the original Kingsman Restaurant in Cayce and Ristorante Divino on Gervais Street in Columbia.
The Royal Butcher is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The shop is closed on Monday but customers are welcome to go to the Que and Brew next door for assistance if needed.