Jacobs Meat Market was started in 1945 by brothers John
and Leonard Jacobs.  They started out when grocery
stores were on every corner in the city.  In Appleton, there
are only a couple of them left...and Jacobs is one of them.  
We have kept the corner grocery store feel to it.  We still
smoke our own meat in masonry smokehouses.  We run
the smokehouses every day, Monday through Friday with
real sawdust.  "It seems that only one butcher shop per
city makes it through the tough times and we have been
that place for the past 60 years," says Ed Jacobs, the
second-generation owner.  Ed and his son, Luke (who is
the third-generation owner) are managing to stay afloat
among all of the other butcher shops that have fallen
around them.

Inside Jacobs, you'll find pictures of the past as well as
the present.  We have pictures of the store when John
and Leonard first bought it in 1945.  We also have pictures
when it was remodeled in the late 1950s.  The inside of the
store was recently remodeled as well including new meat
cases, new produce cases and a new freezer section.  We
managed to maintain the "old" feel to it, but just had to
make some updates to keep costs down and keep up
with the times.  Besides those two remodeling jobs, the
store is the same...same German recipes, same fresh cuts
of meat, same "butcher" feeling...with jokes and
personalized service you don't find anywhere else.
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John hanging bacon for smoking
Monday thru Saturday
8 am - 6 pm
John and Leonard Jacobs
enjoying sausages and a beer
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