Whether you’re looking for high-quality meat or local products, we have found the local spot for you! Main Street Meats in Pekin, Indiana opened its doors in July of 2015 and have been bringing the locals fresh meat and deli cheeses since. Main Street Meats is owned by Arnold “Buddy” Maudlin and his wife Karen.


“Some of my favorite memories as a child were some of my trips to the local general store. The couple that ran the store was more friend than a manager – I always enjoyed that,” Buddy said.


Buddy has taken those memories from his own life and allowed them to influence the way his own general store business is ran. Whether you see Buddy or his employees, you are going to feel like a close friend or family – old-fashioned hospitality.
At Main Street Meats, you will find everything from Dixie loaf to blueberry cheddar cheese and everything in between. Buddy and his staff pride themselves on high-quality meat cuts, fresh burger and sausage and of course their deli meats and cheeses. Their fresh burger is even ground in-house; you can’t get much more local than that! 


“The people of Pekin have grown to expect high-quality meats and friendly service. We at Main Street Meats take that expectation very serious and set it as our personal goal to meet that need,” Buddy said.


What most people may not know about Main Street Meats is that they also serve deli sandwiches! You can come in, step up to the counter, order a sandwich off their menu and know that you are getting the freshest, highest quality meat in the area. These are perfect for a quick bite to eat at lunch time or something fresh after a long, hot day. If you’re hosting a get-together, be sure to order one of their deli trays – you can never go wrong with a fresh meat and cheese plate at a party! They even offer fruit and vegetable trays for your next gathering.


On top of high quality meats and fresh sandwiches, you can find a variety of local products in Main Street Meats as well. They offer locally made maple syrup, honey, smoked bacon, produce that is in season and more! Stop by today – you never know what you may find.


When you step into Main Street Meats, you may feel the down-home, outright local experience and that is not by accident. There are bits and pieces throughout the store that Buddy holds dear to his heart. “Most would never realize, but I have gathered items from local delis and groceries that I had close ties to in the earlier years of my life. There’s a rug from Jason’s Deli and the deli case is from a grocery/deli that was next to the house where Karen and I raised our kids. Although these places have since closed, we carry these bits and pieces with us every day,” Buddy said.


Main Street Meats is located at 2 West Main Street in Pekin, Indiana and they are open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  You can reach them at 812-967-MEAT (6328). 


Main Street Meats is excited to be expanding their business with a completion by the first of July. “As we complete our expansion, we look forward to continuing our service to customers in a manner which they have grown accustom to,” Buddy said.


Whether it’s fresh meat or hospitality you are looking for, you are sure to find it at Main Street Meats.


Main Street Meats