There are a few tables outside in front of the building and a few open inside, but most of the people there just before noon on Wednesday were ordering larger portions of meat for home or takeout like I did.
They have 10 sandwiches on the regular menu and usually have a few on special as well, along with kids' meals and soup. They serve Boar's Head meats on the sandwiches.
The market offers a decent variety of beers and wine, but also a ton of outstanding meat options, a natural given that butcher shop is part of the enterprise's name.
The website points out that the beef at Hub Market is certified Angus beef, and all of the products it carries are from U.S. ranchers and farmers. The meats can be custom cut, chopped, split or ground upon request.
From pork chops to chicken to any type of steak you could imagine to brisket or sausage with some of that thick-cut, double-smoked bacon that was the star of the salad I ordered, they're on top of their game, if you're looking for the perfect meat to cook up at home.
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IF YOU GO
WHERE: 1210 N. Green St., McHenry
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday
INFO: 815-271-5563, hubmarketmchenry.com