Our Story

Established in 2005, our locally owned and operated neighborhood butcher shop and gourmet cafe has been Charleston’s trusted source for the best quality, best tasting meats and housemade prepared foods you will find. Offering everything from all-natural meats, poultry, game and fresh seafood for your kitchen, to housemade sausages, pates, and gourmet prepared meals, we’re a favorite local spot in Charleston for delicious food.

The inspiration behind Ted’s comes from Walter and Mary Dombrowski, owner Ted Dombrowski’s Polish grandparents, who were butchers in New Jersey for nearly 40 years. Married shortly after arriving in the United States in 1918, they lived on the second floor of their neighborhood butcher shop and established a smokehouse in the cellar where they made homemade kielbasa from a family recipe. Mary made deliveries by trolley to neighboring customers.

At Ted’s Butcherblock, we honor the Dombrowski’s commitment to hard work and customer service by offering neighbors in Charleston quality products and knowledgable service. We believe you should know everything you can about the food you eat – from where it was raised to what it ate and how it was processed. When you purchase products and prepared foods at Ted’s Butcherblock you can rest assured that you are getting the best products available. Click here to read more about our team.

Ted Dombrowski, Owner

Walter & Mary Dombrowski, with sons Ted & Hank.