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Shep's Food Mart

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Shep's Food MartShep's Food Mart
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.57%
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Store ]

2001 4th St N
St. Petersburg, Florida, 33704-4309
United States
phone: (727) 823-6565

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JReites

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

06-02-2014 02:43:51 | More by JReites
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Bier4all

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-17-2014 03:18:44 | More by Bier4all
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Notacraftdrinker

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

05-11-2014 01:33:46 | More by Notacraftdrinker
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srhoadsy

Florida

3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$

Stopped here this past week on my back into Tampa. Fairly easy to get to off of 275.

Very low key, had I not read about it on this site, I would never have stopped.

Man at the counter was pleasant enough if not that knowledgeable about the beer, which he admitted.

Very good selection, especially of local and domestic crafts. Had CCB White Oak Jai Alai in sixers, which the brewery was even out of, and a couple of cases of Sucks. Imports were a little on the limited side. Nothing exceptionally rare, but still a very good selection.

Prices ranged from reasonable to being a bit on the pricey side, but overall not bad.

Will definitely stop again when I'm in the area.

02-09-2014 00:33:52 | More by srhoadsy
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craneberdua

Alabama

4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I live in Alabama, and I have family that lives in St. Pete. I wanted some Cigar City brew so I called Shep's. I told them my family was going be coming up my way, and I was looking for some good beer for them to bring me. Shep's took it from there. They packed me a box, and I couldn't have been more pleased with their expertise and service. They even called me back to double check with the beer they selected. They had some limited edition stuff and he set me aside a few of their last bottles. They went out of their way to help me. I would recommend Shep's to anyone. They are top notch!

09-03-2013 12:08:52 | More by craneberdua
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Flochie

Florida

4.71/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

Great selection of GF beers for this area! Guy working the counter was very helpful with recommendations. I didn't try any food, so can't comment on that. Atmosphere is nothing too special. Totally psyched about having almost half a cooler of Gluten Free beers to try. They're expensive! But that's not Shep's fault. That's just the nature of the beast. Super convenient.

08-01-2013 01:11:14 | More by Flochie
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ckk527

South Carolina

3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$

News flash: Since last reviewed by a member in 2008, Shep's is under new ownership. Josh and his family purchased the shop three weeks ago (today's date: 5/8/13) and are preparing to upgrade the look and feel. Also in the works is a growler station, license already in hand. Josh is friendly, enthusiastic, and displays a sincere interest in providing his customers with a wide selection of quality imported and domestic-craft beers.

Broad selection of Belgians, including a respectable sampling of sours and quads. The Straffe Hendrik Quadruple I tasted was a surprising and impressive find. Likewise, the selection of English, German and US craft beers and ales is fairly deep. Bonus: Unlike several of the neighborhood shops, Shep's maintains a deep stock of chilled AND room temp. beers. Major points, IMO.

I didn't order a hand-made sandwich this trip, but if the growler station is up next visit, you can bet I'll do just that.

I'm glad I stopped in and am eager to see things take on a fresh look next time I'm in the Tampa/St. Pete area.

Highly recommended.

05-09-2013 02:19:51 | More by ckk527
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bkilpatr

Oregon

4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$$

Shep's is a beer and wine store and deli located just north of downtown St. Petersburg, near the intersection of 22nd Ave and 4th St. Looks like an old 7-11 on the outside. On the inside though is a great selection of micros and imports, a good amount of wine, and a deli area.

They carry most of the micros available in the area, including Dogfish, Rogue, Avery, Great Divide, Bell's, Flying Dog, Ommegang, etc. There's also a good selection of imports from Germany, Belgium, the UK, and other countries. Most are available as single bottles, and they have six-packs for some. They also usually have a few different gift packs for sale. Typically a box with a few beers from one brewery paired with a logo glass. Speaking of which, a small selection of glassware is available, and usually run $3-4 each.

There's usually a guy roaming around ready to assist or answer any questions. The people there are knowledgeable and make pretty good suggestions. The only downside to Shep's is the prices. For most of the more commonly available bottles, their prices are 10-50 cents higher than most other stores. For rare. seasonal, or limited releases (such as DFH120) they can be a dollar or two higher, again for a single bottle.

05-25-2008 15:40:32 | More by bkilpatr
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nickfl

Florida

4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$$

Ah, Shep's. This place was a real lifesaver when I lived in St. Pete. If you are in St. Pete and want to stock up your beer fridge this is pretty much your only choice, short of heading across the bay to Total Wine.

On the outside it looks like a rundown convenience store, and once you walk inside, it still looks like a rundown convenience store. However, once you take a look around, you realize that most of the store is filled with good beer.

They do a pretty good job on quality. Virtually all of the beer is refrigerated, which is a rarity for a store with such a large selection.

The service is usually quite good, as they often have a guy walking around stocking the coolers and looking for a customer to assist. The staff know their beer and are always happy to suggest something new.

The selection is easily the best in the area; perhaps not quite as large as total wine, but more of a focus on unusual and exceptional beer. They do their best with the limited availability in the area.

The prices are a bit steep (actually, they have some of the highest prices of any bottle shop I have ever been to), but that is the nature of a small, independent business. More often than not, I found it was worth the extra cost to support a local business and avoid driving all the way to Tampa just to go to an unpleasant mega store (Total Wine).

03-12-2008 06:08:11 | More by nickfl
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dalepryor

Kentucky

4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

This place is a rarity in st. pete florida, i had found out about it from a friend, i would have never known otherwise, they have a huge variety of microbrews, belgians, and imports. Their slogan is 999 bottles of beer on the wall, i don't kow if they really have that many different brews but they do have everything i love, the only downfall as there always is, the prices soar. some six packs costing 13 and up where you could get it elsewhere for $8 but with no where else close buy with the selection, the money will be paid. overall great store great people great beer what more can be said? i'll leave that up to the next person that visits.

10-13-2007 17:22:57 | More by dalepryor
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Shep's Food Mart in St. Petersburg, FL
92 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.