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Hello, can you please tell me fi anyone this has ever written about the below frozen steaks? We are desperate to find them (any brand) It seems that the Camps company is out of business. Thanks Camp Steaks These were frozen in a package of four. They had a pat of butter on top. They were great fried up and put on bread!
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Charley - May 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Boy, do I really miss CAMP STEAKS. They were easy and wonderful. They made the best Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches. I truly wish they would make a come-back.
Nat... - July 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I grew up on these wonder tasting, quick little steaks. I have a few packs in my freezer now, but as of 6/08 I haven't seen them in the stores anymore :(
Jen - November 27, 2008 - Report this comment
just bought them in costa mesa, ca 11/08
john - December 27, 2008 - Report this comment
hey jen,where in costa mesa did you find "camps steaks".
Mike - January 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes Jen!! Please tell us where in Costa Mesa. And you are sure they are Camp's (with a little pat of butter on top) Thanks!
TCTina - January 08, 2009 - Report this comment
They sell Camp steaks at the Albertsons in Arcadia, Ca too.
Kimberly - April 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I just bought them 3 weeks ago in North Hollywood at food 4 less and superior warehouse
fred - May 31, 2009 - Report this comment
found them at ralphs, alhambra ca
margaret - July 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I just saw them at Ralph's in Orange, California - on Chapman Avenue just off 55 freeway. But what we bought as kids were what we called "chippy steaks" - made by the same company, I think, but they were individually packaged - and it was just thin sliced beef that you could fry up in a pan in two minutes - has anyone seen those anywhere (in southern California)??? Thanks.
kim - August 22, 2009 - Report this comment
just got a couple of packages at Albertsons for 3.49 in west covina ca
Debbie - August 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to eat those and there were these other kind that had thin layers frozen together that made up each one. Dose anybody know or remember those steaks? Were they camp steaks? They had no butter patty like the others, I really like to know where and if they are still around.
Roger - September 19, 2009 - Report this comment
WOW!! We are all searching for the Camp's steaks.. I never tried the steak with the butter patty, but always got the thily sliced packages next to the butter patties.. I would go to a butcher shop and have them slice me somme if I knew what cut of meat it was.. Desperate for the taste of the past.
Sharon - October 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anyone know where to find Camp's Steaks in Washington State?
ruth - November 02, 2009 - Report this comment
bought some at Albertson's in Cypress, California
Cindy - November 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Could someone post the address or any info from the package so I could get ahold of them? Thanks!
Mike - December 16, 2009 - Report this comment
CAmp Steaks was located in Culer City Ca if I remember correctly. I actually went to the company 3 or 4 years ago and picked up 2 cases of the thin sliced Camp Steak they were only running the process once or twice a year because the equipment was so old. They also make the other steaks witht he pat of butter on them. MMMM Thin sliced camp steak with bell peppers and cheese on a freash french roll
LuWanna Richards - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Is there anyone in AZ that can tell me where to buy the CAMP steaks. I grew up on those things and miss them as well. I live in the Phoenix area. Thanks a bunch, LuWanna Richards
quiltfrog - February 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I find them at Albertson's in Buena Park, CA all the time. Actually that is what we dined on tonight! Check the freezer near the frozen burger patties and chicken nuggets... in our store this is at the far end of the cases with ice cream and other desserts.
paul - February 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Camp Steaks motto "You can't beat our Meat"
Geo - April 26, 2010 - Report this comment
Albertson's all over So Cal carries them, and I think I have found them ar Ralphs as well. Can't find the buttered veal steaks, or the think sliced beef, both of which were also great!
BB - May 05, 2010 - Report this comment
So glad to hear that other people besides myself know about and are looking for these Camp Steaks. I loved having them available, and would buy them at Vons in Santa Barbara. They were great for sandwiches as well as just keeping the calories down. They were made of ground steak and pressed into a patty, and sold in a package of four with the butter on the top steak (scored to break into four pats). I was able to get the manager of the meat department to stock them in the frozen foods section and he'd tell me he would get them from "the warehouse" ( Vons' warehouse), then he stopped stocking them and now that Vons store is closed. Whenever I've asked for them at other stores, they look at me as though I made up idea. If Ralph's in Santa Barbara has them, I'd sure like to know which store. Any information??? Thanks!!
patty o - May 09, 2010 - Report this comment
would love to find them. last time i had them on vacation in california from albertsons in long beach. tried to special order through my albertsons in renton, wa. but no luck. asking my sister there to look at different stores and will let you all know.
Christie - May 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Next to Tommie's thats what I miss most about LA, I'm in Fresno and can't find them anywhere.
Penny - July 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Whoever can find these beef steaks can you please look on the pkg. for the packaging or production information etc. and post it on this site maybe that will help all of us.
Maryanne - July 08, 2010 - Report this comment
I just moved to long beach but just found em in my mothers freezer this morning so they still sell them in Downey I took a pic of it ironically. I don't know how to post the picture
Carol - September 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Actually "You can't beat our meat" is the Culver city Meat Compnay...I love Camp Steaks too and it used to be in Culver City...but its gone....I am in Las Vegas now and I was looking for them!
Mark - September 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Had one package left in the freezer that we cooked up last night. I can remember my mom cooking these up when we went camping. Made for an easy meal for the first night out. We're having trouble finding them here in San Diego as well.
Mark - September 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Oops, forgot to add to the above comment. The package had a web address, "", but this is a dead link.
Mark - October 01, 2010 - Report this comment
My wife found them at Stater Bros Market last night. They're still out there!
John - November 11, 2010 - Report this comment
NorCal anyone know if they are sold around here? I have been looking everywhere for years :{ Man I hope they taste the same as when I was a kid. I just had a McRib which I used to love and it sucked. Well I need my buttered steak help please!
Lakey - November 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I just bought some at a ralph's in San Luis obispo California
Brenda - November 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved these steaks called "Veal Steaks" that were frozen, four pieces with 4 squares of butter on it. It was oval and looked like a hambuger patty, I would fry it with the butter and sprinkle salt and pepper. It was the best hamburger or veal burger ever. Have not seen it since the 80's. Desparately looking for it, don't know the name, but if I see the package will recognize it immediately. Hope someone out there can help me.
don - December 10, 2010 - Report this comment
i used to live across the street from the owners.just remember that the wifes name was mimi camp.they both passed away in the late seventies.who knows what became of the company after their death.
Kathi - January 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Desperately seeking Camp Steaks in Fort Worth...does anyone know where I can find them?
ronwendt - January 24, 2011 - Report this comment
when I was on my own at 17 best sandwich I ever had.
joey o - March 04, 2011 - Report this comment
I just remembered about them 2 days ago they where the best i, used to cook them by myself when I was about 10.I've been looking for them since. I guess i'll try the stores mentioned.03/5/11
Skycatcher - March 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Wonderful to see all these comments about Camp Steak Co., Inc. I worked there as bookkeeper/gen. office for 10 years, from the mid-70s until the death of the original owner, Rayford Camp, in the mid-80s. They made 5 basic products: the Laminated Steaks so many refer to as thin sliced, veal patties and beef patties which were packaged 2 or 4 to a package, with butter on the 4 pack. I can believe their equipment eventually became "wonky", as a lot of it was designed by Ray himself, and parts were created on site as needed. I doubt his heirs had the same talent or drive, especially if they lost the original employees who knew how to keep things together, especially plant manager Palmer. Ray "groomed" Palmer and taught him all about the equipment, etc. When I look in the Yellow Pages I cannot find them now. Ray used to have 8-10 drivers who would come in every morning, load up on product and hit all the markets in So. California. He was interested in expanding nationally, but it never came to be. And yes, Don, Mimi and Ray lived in Woodland Hills, California. She passed several years after Ray, and the company passed to her son, Ray's step-son. Mimi was such a sweetheart! Frankly I'm surprised they kept the company going as long as they did! I wonder - if you're still finding them in markets, and I can't find the company on-line (yellow pages), did step-son Ron sell the company to a bigger corp? Ray fought off buyers when he was running it. Until Steak-Ums came on the market, Ray/Camp Steak Co. was the only producer of these frozen sandwich steaks.
Skycatcher - March 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I got curious, and did some poking around on-line. The original Camp Steak Co., Inc. building in Culver City, CA is closed, gated, with a "for lease" sign on it. How sad! However there is a Camp Steak Co., Inc. listed in the yellow pages for Las Vegas, Nevada. Might be worth a call if you're interested in whether they're still in business or available in markets.
Joeyo - March 19, 2011 - Report this comment
There at all the Ralph's and Albertson's in the South Bay 3.99 for the four patties. Calif
Jim - April 01, 2011 - Report this comment
I read all the previous stories about Camp's Steaks. I am from San Francisco area and remembered them into the 80's, then couldn't find them . Made some inquiries at stores, and everyone gave me blank stares. Well, went down last week to Huntington Beach on a trip, and found them in Albertson's. These are the originals with four pats of butter on top. I bought four packs, packed them in ice, and brought them home. Curiosity got the best of me, so I did some further inquiries. They are made by US Choice Foods in Los Angeles, and distributed in Southern California to Alberton's and Ralphs. Since Albertons has stores in Las Vegas, they might also be there. Other than that, not outside Southern California. Spkoe with Roger Green, owner of the company for a few years. His phone is 323-589-3418. He will sell cases directly to the public. The quality is actually better now than I remember. Nice to know others share my passion.
Ian Davis - April 01, 2011 - Report this comment
I see Camps buttered steaks from time to time at several stores. The Albertsons by my house in Buena Park at Dale and La Palma usually has them.
Sherie - April 06, 2011 - Report this comment
I love Camps Steaks and have been trying to find them for a very long time. Thanks to the comments above talking about getting them at various Albertson stores I made a call just now to the Albertson's in Palm Desert and they told me they have them! I'm picking up a few packs after work!
TonyH - May 17, 2011 - Report this comment
To my delight and surprise - saw some in the frozen wings and burgers section at Stater Brothers in Victorville, CA today. Scooped up a few packages and will be enjoying them this weekend.
Lisa Owens - May 22, 2011 - Report this comment
My husband is from California (Huntington Beach area). When I moved there and met my husband, he introduced me to these Camp steaks. They we sooo good. We loved them. We moved to Cape Cod quite a few years ago.Right now we are both dying for some camp steaks!How can I get a hold of the company. HELP!!
Desertgem - May 27, 2011 - Report this comment
They have them here at Ralph's in the Palm Springs area. Ate one last night, so delicious!
Doug - May 30, 2011 - Report this comment
The wife was visiting her hometown of Seal Beach CA this weekend. I called the Ralphs at Marina Pacifica center and lo behold, I now have six 4 packs of Camp Steaks in my freezer here in Western Washington. $4.19 a 4 pack. Don't bother talking to anybody in the meat dept. The kid I talked to there didn't have a clue. They're in frozen grocery, half way down aisle 11.
Pamela - July 04, 2011 - Report this comment
I also grew up eating Camps Butter Steaks when I lived in San Diego, CA. I live in North Idaho now, near Bonners Ferry. Our manager at the local Safeway store said he might be able to get them if I can give him current contact info about them. I have searched high & low for these & for a current manufacture but no luck. Hey Doug, can you provide any contact info about the manufacture off your current packages? A website would be super too! I'm craving these steaks & there is nothing that even comes close to them up here! Thank you!
Heidi - July 25, 2011 - Report this comment
Trying to find Camp's Steaks in Coos Bay, Oregon. Moved here from San Diego several years ago and I can't find them here! They are the best! HELP!!
Krystal - August 01, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember my mom making these for me when I was really little but then she stopped and I never did learn how she made them. I just found it in the freezer section at a local grocery and brought back lots of memories.. I was about to buy it till I realized I have no idea how to cook it! Any tips? Please? =)
val anguiano - August 03, 2011 - Report this comment
where are you when i was little i ate these steaks my brother just came down from Colorado and we have been to very store her in Santa Ana Ca looking for these steaks we lived on them if any one know where i can get them in the next 2 days let me know.
Doug - August 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Pam:All the package says is "Packed for Camp's Frozen Steak Products,LLC" It gives no address and the website on the package is a dead link. The USDA # is Establishment 4128, wherever that is. Krystal: Put the pat of butter on top of the steak, over a medium heat in the frying pan. Cook until browned, then flip. It'll continue to cook in it's own juices. Brown side 2 and it's done. Yummylicious!
doug - August 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Val: Try either Ralphs or Stater Bros. in the Orange County area. Usually in the frozen grocery, not the frozen meat section. Good luck!
Tammy - August 17, 2011 - Report this comment
ok kids here it is the son took over the name of the comp is us choice food roger green is his name his phone # is 323-589-3418 get some people together he sell by the case and will ship ya
Sherrie - October 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Love those Camp Steaks with the pat of butter. Recently found them again at the Ralphs store in Long Beach on 4th Street just down from Redondo Avenue. Having them tonight with veggies (okay, the veggies have cheese sauce on them). YUMMIE!!
Jennifer - November 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I am shocked that so many people are just like me, looking for Camp Steaks. I see I can find them at Albertsons! hallelujah for Albertsons!! Just last night at Winco I was thinking for something quick and easy for dinner. Camp Steaks popped into my head! I scoured the store looking for them. Like others, I asked the meat guy, and he too looked at me like I was crazy!! Told me he has no clue what Im talking about. I was so bummed too! I remember my mom cooking these for my brother and I and they were delicious! I wanted to give my 2 yr old son a taste of heaven! LOL I am waiting for Albertsons to open and buying all I can of these yummy treats! Oh I can't stand beef but my mouth is watering just thinking about how good they are going to taste!!! My mom passed away 2 yrs ago so Im hoping I can find them, kinda like passing a part of my mom to my son! :) I know cheesy! :) thanks to all who posted on this site. You've given me hope of finding them...
Mary Ann Grove - November 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I spoke to Mr. Green today regarding Camp's Steaks. What a charming man! We visited and he is truly an honest and admirable person. On my next trip to California, I plan on purchasing some and bringing back home to Tennessee. He said he does overnight ship some of these delectible steaks, and I am clearing out some space in my freezer to have some shipped! Thank you, Mr. Green for the wonderful conversation and reminding me that there is some hope for mankind!
Pam - January 17, 2012 - Report this comment
Got a package today at Raphs Midtown in Los Angeles.
Barbara's Family - February 14, 2012 - Report this comment
I grew up eating Camp Steaks. My mother, 2 brothers, lots of cousins, and aunts worked for Camp Steaks starting in 1952. Every friday my brother would bring a variety of boxes of Camp Steaks home. They were really good cooked with the butter and placed on bread. I was told that when Rayford Camp passed his son took over but got into drugs. I remember Walter who was the boss and Margarite. I don't remember if she was Rayford's wife or Walter's wife. Anyway I have a long, long, long history with Camp steaks. Some of my relatives retired from Camp Steaks. I am trying to understand if the plant is closed down are these steaks being talked about is the real thing?
julia - February 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Did the beef patties with the butter come in a square package with a pink background? I have a foggy memory of something my mother used to make that she called "sandwich steaks"- they came in such a package and she would fry them up and serve them on bread dipped in the pan drippings. They were my favorite preschool lunch, and no one ever seems to have any idea what I'm talking about.
Skycatcher - February 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Hi "Barbara's Family" - Re: Marguerite - she was Ray's wife. I too remember Walter Hanson as the original plant manager (? on the last name). When he retired, Palmer took over as plant manager. I remember butchers Sam and Isaac too - both wonderful men. I remember Sam being so emotional when his twin sons graduated from high school! Most of the rest of the staff was Spanish speaking. Heh - I remember one day when a green linen truck pulled up in the back, and most of the staff ran out the front door. "Chewy" slowed down long enough to say something like "....siento, senorita, La Migra!!!" just before he too dashed off. Hours later they all drifted back. Yes, most of the employees were illegal workers, but back in the 70s, it wasn't an issue. When Ray died, his step-son, Mimi's son took over. At that point I was laid off from my office position so one of the grandsons could take my place. No problem for me - I couldn't have stayed watching them run "Ray's company". I do often wonder about Hoover Uchizono, Ray's right-hand man (CFO-type) in the office. Something funny - altho I too grew up on the "Buttered Beef Steaks", once I started working there I couldn't stand to cook them. Every time the packaging machine got out of sync, the hot sealing blades would come down wrong and end up cooking the meat. I got so I couldn't stand the smell of them cooking at home, after smelling them all day at work. Thanks for the memories. I'm so glad you all can still find "Ray's" steaks and enjoy them.
R. Waters - February 25, 2012 - Report this comment
The Camps lived on Serrania Ave. in Woodland Hills, California south of Ventura Blvd. in a large estate next to the Serrania Ave. Elementary School. Through their generosity to the St. Mel Church of their attendance at the corner of Ventura Blvd. and Serrania Ave, the extensive stained glass works throughout was paid for and donated by the Camps to the Church.
JillnDennis - April 29, 2012 - Report this comment
LOVED these steaks on bread while growing up! We just had a family conversation about favorite foods growing up and this was the top of the list (as well as fizzie tablets you put in water). Am going out today to look for some. Steakum's just aren't even close to these thick patties! Can't even describe how delisious these are! My mouth is watering!
Wendy - May 04, 2012 - Report this comment
I live in Castro Valley California and have looked all over for these buttery steaks my dad was asking me if I could find them the other day I would love to find them I remember my mom cooking these when we were growing up they were so good if anyone has any information where I can get them I would appreciate it.Thank You so much
Tom T. - May 11, 2012 - Report this comment
I had the pleasure of knowing the Arnold's in Hidden Hills in the 90's. They ran the plant for some after the passing. It was difficult for them to keep the plant operating. Due to health reasons and other issues with the sales at the time. They wanted to keep the employees employed as long as they could but had to finally close it down. I still have their old boat. Runs great and I think of them often.
xellariana - May 21, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG you can order them online!!!
deadly Knight - June 04, 2012 - Report this comment
They sell them at the food4less on windmill in las vegas
brenda - June 09, 2012 - Report this comment
Skycatcher, wow please contact me! As a distant decendant of the Rayford Camp family, I have found it difficult to obtain information regarding his origins, family tree and family story. It would be extremely helpful to me, if you anyone with information would consider contacting me (626) 716-1771 or, perhaps we could meet for lunch. I also have some family information which I would be happy to share.
brenda - June 13, 2012 - Report this comment
I'd mainly like to confirm the names of his parents & siblings in Texas, family origins and if he had any children of his own. Sounds like there was only his step son? Also the reason for his death, that would be very helpful. This blog has been a treasure. Thank you.
voltguy1 - June 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Just ate two, man are they good. Bought these @ Vons in Grover Beach and in Chino hills. It looks like they are only available in the so cal area-and Las Vegas too.The package says but this is not their web site. I did find them on the BBB site- Camp Steak Company, Inc.(310) 839-2265 6826 South Centinela, Culver City, CA 90230
Sylvia - June 18, 2012 - Report this comment
I was talking about these today with a lady I work for. We were deciding what to cook for dinner and she said likes beef but doesn't like the way it tastes latey and these popped in my head. Great memories of eating these growing up in the 70's and 80's.
Jim - July 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Following up on the tip by Voltguy1 above I checked out the Vons in Chino Hills today. They no longer carry them, but the Albertson's in Chino Hills does. I picked up several and left some. Thanks Voltguy1.
Matt - July 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Bought a Package of Camps Buttered Steaks July 12th 2012 at Stater Bros here is Poway CA. I saw someone mentions Fizz's I remember those back in the 50's
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Ryan McKinnon - August 19, 2012 - Report this comment
Wow.....who knew that my lil search for a favorite sammich treat would lead to all of this. Thrilling! (I couldn't even remember the name of them, when I started looking) we lived in Alaska, when I was young, and frozen/canned things were the name of the game for us (1960's)...then we moved back to Oregon, and my folks still bought them, (1970's), because they were yummy. Thank you all for the information....what a wonderful trip down memory lane. (I shall be hunting for them with renewed gusto) And, should I find any, out in the Califonia Mojave Desert....I'll report back! :)
Greg Arnold Camp - October 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Hi to all the fans of CAMP'S BUTTERED BEEF STEAKS and the other products we used to produce! To set the record straight, I am the grandson of Rayford & Marguerite Camp, the original founders of Camp Steak Co., Inc. Ray passed away in the late seventies from complications after a surgery to the arteries in his legs which were blocked. Marguerite or "Mimi" Camp followed her husband 5 years later when she suffered a major stroke. Their son and my father, Ronald Arnold the took over the company, I had been working for my grandfather as a delivery driver for 7 years at this point. My father then brought me in to work the production floor and into the office to assemble the billing for the accounts. The bookkeeper, Hoover Uchizono had been with the company for many years as had the plant manager, Palmer Holden. Hoover told my father he would "train me" the working of the office and said he thought "I was capable of taking over" when he was to retire. Well, his retirement came early. He said he was going to retire in two months! On his last day, I had to run out for parts for one of the machines that had broke down, and when I came back he was gone! He left the keys on my desk with a not that simply said "GOOD LUCK". Shortly thereafter, my father became ill and couldn't come in to work as often. Then Palmer, the plant manager and the one who knew these machines was let go by my father for reasons I won't get into. Now I was faced with running the office and the production as well as repairing the machinery. I worked 18-20 hours daily, six days a week! It was hectic and very hard on me. As the machinery became unrepairable, I began to replace machines with ones that were more reliable, faster and needed less employees to run so our payroll went from 30 employees down to 6. I felt this was quite an accomplishment! The stores in the meantime were being delivered to by 6 independant drivers and because of the machinery at first breaking down daily, sales slumped store displays began to dissapear or got smaller. It was then I received a call from one of our largest accounts and I was summoned to a meeting by the buyer for that account. At the meeting he gave me a choice, either we bring our products in threw the warehouse or not at all. One by one the accounts wanted to be warehouse delivered to cut down the amount of vendors to each grocery store. The delivery drivers after losing distribution, sued the Corporation and my parents and it was in the court system for 10 years eating up money in attorney fees and court fees. At the end of trial, we had lost! Don't know how but seemed biased in a Santa Monica Superior Court (big corp. vs. little suppliers). Judgement was for a combined total of $800,000 which was alot in those days. I continued to run the company until 1996 and decided to sell the product line to RG Meat, and no it's not Roger Green it's Roger Gaskin. This is where it stands today. So whatever stories you have read from people I have never heard of...this is the true story of CAMP STEAK CO.,INC. I had 29 years with the company and at the end was the Vice-President with my mother being President. My father passed away some 5 years ago. A year after I gave up the company I suffered a major heart attact and this brings us to an end. The products are still being made by Roger Gaskin AKA RG Meats and is in Los Angeles on Olympic Boulevard. Hope you all enjoyed hearing the truth and not gossip.
tbillrn - November 17, 2012 - Report this comment
Thank you for posting the truth. You put a lot of years and challenges in this interesting post. I hope you have recovered from your recent health issue. I want to say thank you, to your family. As I was growing up these buttered steaks were always a treat in my house. When I had a family of my own I fed these steaks to them. They had the same enthusiasm as my brothers and I when I served them. I recently have had these steaks on my mind and have started to search for them. As I get older I find myself becoming nostalgic, wanting to capture some of the feeling from my youth. I am happy to hear that they continue to be produced, but saddened that I am unable to locate them in Northern California specifically the bay area. If someone knows where I can find these buttered steaks, in the south bay area. I would be eternally grateful.
Sam - December 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I found them at Stater Brothers in the freezer. Not sure if they have those in Nor Cal.
hrhcassandra - January 12, 2013 - Report this comment
Anyone with current access to the product have the manufacturers contact information?
Greg Arnold Camp - January 28, 2013 - Report this comment
Yes, the manufacture is US Choice and the phone number is (323)262-2502. They are located in Los Angeles.
Fredzo - January 29, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved watching the blood turn gray on top of the patty before you turned it over! Some of that stayed in the pan, and you had to scoop it out onto your sammich! Fizzies? Yuck!
Found Them - March 20, 2013 - Report this comment
I have been searching for these for a while. I have found them at Albertsons. I was headed to Las Vegas and decided to try and find them based on the above information. I read in one of the posts that they might be available at Albertsons. So I called the store in Bakersfield Ca. and they had them and were very helpful in ordering them in. I ordered 2 cases, (12 in each) and they were happy to do it. I went toVegas and while there I happened to be in an Albertson's there and low and behold they had them too. Anyway, on my way back to Fresno, Ca. I stopped by the Bakersfield store and bght them, put them in my ice chest and brought them home. I opened and cooked a package right after getting home and just re-lived the memories of my youth. Thank you to this website allowing us to learn about where and how to find them. Paul, Clovis, Ca.
Kenne - April 25, 2013 - Report this comment
Back in the early 1960's, we use to get a package of frozen hamburger patties, What was unique about them was they were about the size of say 2 pressed paper pub drink coasters. The outside round was pressed with 4 very thin meat layers- you would perforate them with a fork. Frying time-about 2 minutes- but little air pockets would cook them. I miss them. It seems to me that the brand name was Polar ........(that was in Toronto)
chuckz - April 28, 2013 - Report this comment
Can anyone post the bar code off a package of the Camp steaks so I can have markets in Utah try to order them. Thanks in advance
Christine - May 13, 2013 - Report this comment
I would LOVE to know of a store in the Sacramento/Folsom area that sells the steaks. We no longer have Ralphs or Albertsons in this area and would dearly love to get some steaks again!
Laurie - June 27, 2013 - Report this comment
Does anyone know if the "US Choice" in Los Angeles ships these out of state? I also grew up on these and would LOVE to have them again. I live out of state now and would love to have them shipped.
Ricco Jimenez - July 02, 2013 - Report this comment
Maybe We should not eat them anymore? Sounds like the owners and Kin are dying on these things
Jack - August 19, 2013 - Report this comment
I just talked to Roger and was told he is no longer shipping out of state due to being burned by bounced checks. He will sell them on a cash basis by the case. You can get them by the package or case from some of the stores - cost $48.00
Roger at Camp Steaks - August 21, 2013 - Report this comment
Roger says; If your interested finding Camp Steaks go to Albertsons, Ralphs, Stater Brothers & Food for Less. If they don't carry them asked store manager to get them for you. If you buy them buy the case? Ask the store manager for a discount. Roger says; "Enjoy the Yumie Steaks & Happy Dinning!"
karine - August 23, 2013 - Report this comment
I am looking for the minute steaks in glendale az anyone have any idea? My dad used to eat them with mac & cheese masher potatoes and creamed corn I was just talking with my brother about it and we would love to have some...please help if anyone has any answers where to find them...and albertsons here doesn't have them :'(
Jack - August 24, 2013 - Report this comment
I have talked to a few people and if the out of area demand is high enough, there is a way to have them shipped to you. If you are interested, please contact me at
Shale - November 14, 2013 - Report this comment
I grew up in San Diego and my parents just got back from a trip there. They surprised me with some of these Camp patties we always called our meat sandwiches. I just had one for dinner and had my kids and husband try one and I said this is what happiness tastes like! Brings me back to my childhood. Really wish we could get them in Texas!
Tom - November 25, 2013 - Report this comment
Just bought some at Food 4 Less in Henderson, NV... Taste the same but only 2 squares of butter on top instead of 4.
Mary - February 11, 2014 - Report this comment
It seems like so many of these posts are from out west. These steaks sound so much like what we ate in NJ. Package of four, frozen with the butter patty. Loved, loved, loved them. Ate them in the 60s and 70s and STILL think about them. Doesn't seem like any variation can be had here in Georgia, where I am now. ;-(
laura - February 18, 2014 - Report this comment
there has to be a place to mailorder these, i live in oregon, i will send a cashiers check or a moneyorder anything to get them shipped.
sis - April 14, 2014 - Report this comment
Food for less in california
Sally - May 23, 2014 - Report this comment
I recently bought them in Food for less last week I grew up with them also this is where I FOUND THEM Food 4 Less 851 Sepulveda Blvd, Torrance, CA 90502 (310) 549-4870
Tammi - May 27, 2014 - Report this comment
We moved up to Oregon about 8 years ago and one of the many thing we loved and left behind was CAMP BUTTERED STEAKS . We are always on line looking for them and even when going home to visit family in Cali had to smuggle some back up here. The email address is a dead one and have had no luck finding the company address. If Anyone knows of the company address or an active ph # ,please shoot it our way. THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!
Cindy - May 31, 2014 - Report this comment
I just bought my first pack of camp's buttered beef steaks and I love em! I tried to google their website (which doesn't exist)for recipes and I found this thread. I made mine a steak sandwich. I'm so glad I picked up the package when I saw it in the freezer/frozen section. I AM HOOKED. I bought the steaks at food 4less in van nuys, ca. 16530 Sherman way, 818 997-0170. barcode:07167683 hope this helps.
Bernie - June 24, 2014 - Report this comment
What about the frozen laminated steaks though. They were made of shaved stek and pressed into a steak. I remember in the 50 and 60s, my mother would fry the steaks and also fry onions. They were served on a wedge from a sesame round bread made by Pioneer Bakery, which is also gone.
iggy - July 02, 2014 - Report this comment
How do you cook camp's frozen buttered steaks?
happy camper - August 06, 2014 - Report this comment
The laminated steaks are steakums.I've never had an issue finding those unlike the camps steaks. I finally found the camps steaks at a albertsons in Burbank on west verdugo ave. They were more than happy to order me three cases to smuggle to northern california. I was so happy to find a store that didn't look back at me with the what the hell are you talking about look. Why we can't get them up there I have no idea must be a southern cali food.
cynthia - August 24, 2014 - Report this comment
I love these and get them all the time @ Food For Less here in San Diego. I would love to see the breaded veal ones, but have had no luck in finding. Anyone have suggestions?
Eugol Dlareg - November 30, 2014 - Report this comment
I wish I could find these here in northern California... I used to get these sometimes when I lived in Orange County, fry one up, chop it up, serve it in a deli roll with some melted cheese, and Bob's 1000 island...
lindilou - December 07, 2014 - Report this comment
We found them at Stater Bros. in So. California. If you don't see them on the shelf, the butcher will get them for you...
Peter - January 29, 2015 - Report this comment
Found them at Marina Ralph's, thanks to one of the previous comments. Bought all they had, 5 packs but didn't realize there was a best by date of 3/15/15 till we cooked a package tonight so hopefully I remember to eat all by then. Must say, one of the few things that tasted like it did when I was a kid. As an adult, I find most things don't taste as good or like how I enjoyed it as a kid. People have told me my taste buds as an adult probably changed. If so, I'm so glad that the Camp's meat hasn't changed and brought back some great childhood memories and tastes.
Jim - February 23, 2015 - Report this comment
Boy, did I love reading all the comments. And I mean ALL. I now live in Texas, and to even think that Camps could be found here would be a dream come true. I would have to try to find someone to ship a refrigerated package if I ever wanted one again before I pass. I use to live about a mile from them in Culver City when I was a kid in the 50's and I too grew up on those little steaks. I envy anyone who lives close enough to buy them because it's impossible for me to ever get them again. Although, if anyone has heard of them being out my way, I would love to hear from you. I will enclose my email address and hope someone just might have some good news.
robin - May 06, 2015 - Report this comment
i'm cooking some right now. just bought some last week in LA county from stater bros.
Sandy - May 20, 2015 - Report this comment
in Sisters Oregon would love to find them here.
Chael - May 26, 2015 - Report this comment
Just found Camp Steaks while I was shopping at an Albertson's in Reseda Ca. I remembered my mom cooking these steaks for dinner as a child and grabbed em as soon as I saw them. Delicious! What a history of these steaks ive learned through this thread. What a treat. :)
Jerry Scilagyi - June 04, 2015 - Report this comment
As a young boy growing up I can remember my father Dan Scilagyi parking his dark blue Camps Steak truck in the driveway at home and my Dad plugging it in to our electricity to recharge the refer overnight. This my father did for several years while he did his daily delivery route. He loved working at camps and was envy of several neighbors . We had thes delightful little steaks at will, and of course he also traded around with other drivers for other cuts of meats so our freezer was normally very full. Dad was completely honest so I'm sure his trading was known by the company staff. On the coupl ocassions that I went along with him we delivered over in the Redondo area I liked going along. Still miss these little treats today and would love to find some.
Barb VanDeVoort - August 02, 2015 - Report this comment
camp steak co. is based i CA always has. They are sold only in CA. Ours are found at Albertsons and Ralphs. GOOD LUCk, need to find friends in CA.
Mike Honcho - September 10, 2015 - Report this comment
Ralph's Albertson's Food4less and Von's Sells them though they me be out of stock at times. San Fernando Valley - California
Heather - December 23, 2015 - Report this comment
I live in North Carolina now and I can't get these at all. They have been on my Xmas list EVERY YEAR just hoping I might get lucky enough to find some. Well, my sister still lives in San Diego, CA. She found some at a grocery and just flew out with a cooler full of them for me as a surprise Xmas gift. Both she and the steaks were a great present this year!!!!!!!!!!
YVETTE - April 07, 2016 - Report this comment
I just found some in Stater Bros. in Adelanto, CA. I couldn't believe it!
Lynn - August 17, 2016 - Report this comment
Never seen the Camp Brand down in my neck of the woods but we used to get something called Magnolia Brand Lunchettes that we called veal steaks they were oval and had a thin sheet of paper between each one I don't guess they make them anymore. The Camp brand you all are describing sound delish but our local stores have never carried that brand. Just wanted to comment.
debi - September 11, 2016 - Report this comment
I see that most locations are in SOCal... anything in the San Francisco Bay Area? Used to buy they at Sun Valley Dairy in San Francisco
Debby - February 10, 2017 - Report this comment
I'm from Southern California and Stater Bros' Supermarket sell them!! :-)
Jac n Scoutie - March 10, 2017 - Report this comment
just bought 3 packages at Ralphs in Torrance, CA They're in the frozen food section next to the other frozen meat
kimcol - April 14, 2017 - Report this comment
i've been in Texas 10 years, can't find them here. wish I could. They were my go-to for a quick low-carb meal
Ann-Marie - May 26, 2017 - Report this comment
Msg for Greg Arnold Camp - Hi Greg. Remember me? I used to work at Camps, until your grandfather died and I was laid off so you could learn the biz. I was delighted to move on, so no hard feelings. I'd love to hear from you. Do you have any updates on Hoover? I'll bookmark this page and check to see if you got this msg.
Ann-Marie - May 26, 2017 - Report this comment
Just two days ago I was telling someone about Ray's passing. The next morning, when I went into the office, the phone rang and it was a VP from Boy's Mkt. He wanted to speak to Ray, and I blurted out "You can't. He's dead!" At that point we were all in shock even tho Ray had been ill for about nine months. I hope we can connect. I posted earlier in this thread as "Skycatcher", my e-mail name.
Todd Anderson - June 11, 2017 - Report this comment
I just saw that Stater Bros still carries them. Does anyone remember a recipe called beef roll ups? My mom made it when we were kids. It was the Camps steaks, cheese bread crumbs.
Lee H - September 04, 2017 - Report this comment
It's amazing how popular these steaks are, yet so hard to find. I'm in Las Vegas, and haven't been able to find them anywhere, although Albertsons is supposed to be a distributor. Food For Less became Smith's, and they don't carry them. Does anybody in Vegas know where to get them?
Jodee Towar - November 03, 2017 - Report this comment
I bought some at Stater Bros in Moreno Valley, CA. I wish they had cooking instructions on the label. I tend to overcook them. How long and what temperature to best cook them?
Lisa - January 02, 2018 - Report this comment
Bought these little steaks just before Christmas at a Vallarta Market in Canoga Park 12/17. Found this thread looking for a recipe.
Julie - February 19, 2018 - Report this comment
Iā€™m in Las Vegas and would be willing to go in on a case with someone! My email is Email me and we can set something up šŸ˜
Shawn - March 16, 2018 - Report this comment
Just picked up a few packs at the Stater Bros in Lake Forest, Ca. They always have tons of packs available. Grew up on these and I am always happy to still be able to buy them 3 blocks from my house!
Patty - March 26, 2018 - Report this comment
Did any one ever find them in Vegas
Michael W - May 13, 2018 - Report this comment
Grew up on these in the 60's up in Oregon. Was happy to find them here in SoCal. Just picked some up (Albertsons) to satisfy my craving.
A Fan - May 25, 2018 - Report this comment
Some posters are asking for cooking hints. My cooking hint is to sprinkle the steaks with garlic salt while frying in the butter pat in a pan. The steaks are very thin and will cook quickly. Eat as is, or put between two slices of bread. You will be in heaven. Enjoy!
Kathi - July 18, 2018 - Report this comment
I've used these for years, but now Stater Bros. doesn't carry them anymore.
Karen - August 21, 2018 - Report this comment
Desperately trying to find some of these - I am in Wisconsin but grew up on them in SoCal. I would pay to have a case sent out in dry ice or whatever it takes!! My email is if anyone can help!
Chris D - August 23, 2018 - Report this comment
I was buying them at Ralphs in Torrance, CA by Del Amo Mall up until about 6 weeks ago... I still have the package actually.

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