Lil About Us

Who we are and how we got here.

Lil Butcher Shoppe is a family owned and operated, old-fashioned butcher shoppe. We are a hometown butcher shop that has proudly served our loyal customers for more than 31 years. Our goal is to provide our customers with fresh, high-quality meat and excellent, friendly customer service. Unlike other stores, we offer a wide selection of fresh beef, pork, and chicken that is cut and ground daily.

The Founding of Lil Butcher Shoppe

about lil Butcher Shoppe
about lil Butcher Shoppe
about lil Butcher Shoppe
about lil Butcher Shoppe

Brothers David Lawson and Steven Dyar founded the Lil Butcher Shoppe in 1991. Before entering the butcher trade, David worked at his family’s gas station, named “Tip’s,” after his and Steve’s mother: Christal “Tip” Lawson. The family managed the various locations from the years 1974-1990. David had worked in the family’s gas station business his entire life, where he learned business management and customer service skills. After serving in the United States Navy, Steven Dyar began working at Carroll’s Meat Shoppe, Patricia (Trish) Dyar’s family butcher shop in Jacksonville, Florida. This is where Steve learned the butcher trade and fell in love with Trish, whom he married. In 1990, the couple decided to move back to Mississippi.

With David’s business skills and Steve’s butchering skills, the brothers decided to open their own butcher shop in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Their strengths taught each other what they knew about business and the butcher trade. Soon, many family members joined the Lil Butcher Shoppe team & the family business began to thrive. With the 2nd Generation following in their footsteps, we are working to grow the business even further – one happy customer at a time.

Stop by and see us! We’d love to “meat” you!

A Lil Timeline

June 1991

Lil Butcher Shoppe opened


Started making smoked sausage for butcher shop


Formulated recipe and started making our famous stuffed potatoes


Completion of new butcher shop and smoked sausage facility


Started selling our smoked sausage to grocery stores


Sausage is available to be shipped in the lower 48 states across the USA!


30 years in business