The Andersons Market
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by frazbri:
4.15/5 rDev -8.2%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
The Andersons Market is a full grocery store without the hardware and lawncare products they sell at thier other stores. You will find a very good beer section like the general stores.
The beer selection at the market is very similar to the other branches. They do have more refridgerators than the others. Great Lakes, Bell's, and many other popular brewers are available cold.
Service is very good. The staff has been friendly and knowledgable when I've shopped here. I've never had to search for help, because the beverage person has been close by and quick to offer assistance.
The Andersons Market gives the beer experience you expect from the Andersons in a little different format.
06-30-2008 01:26:25 | More by frazbri
More User Reviews:
4.72/5 rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Very friendly staff that offered to help me find whatever I needed. The staff was also very knowledgeable about the different types of beers. Very good selection although not quite as good as the general store. Singles were a little pricey, but not overly so. I have gone back multiple times and will continue to do so.
10-17-2013 17:44:08 | More by Storm21
4.94/5 rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
The Andersons Market is a specialty grocery store with an outstanding Beer and Wine department. The specialists that work in that department have a large background in all things beer - from Homebrewing to working in a Brewery. They know and understand the nuances of different styles and brands, and they are great conversationalist. The tastings can get very crowded as they become as much social events as a chance to try out a beer or wine you haven't had (or want to remember because its been so long since you had it)
09-08-2011 18:35:45 | More by jrstacy98
4.86/5 rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I live down the street from Anderson's Market, and have done most of my beer shopping there for a quite a while. They have an excellent selection of craft brews, and take a bit of pride in stocking the local stuff.
They tend to have good sales on various craft beers, and it's very hard for me to walk out of that store without at least a 6 pack in hand. I could try a new beer every day for a year from there and not have gone through them all.
Service wise, they are awesome. My wife's favorite beer came from a small brewery in Bruges, the beer is Bruges Zot. The only place we'd found it was actually at the brewery. I figured getting any in the states wouldn't be easy...but I asked them, and they took down my number, and said that they would see if they could find it. A few days later, they called me and told me what it would cost, they ordered it and I had a great surprise for my wife. If you can't find something in Toledo, go to Andersons and ask them to see if they can find it.
Andersons employs experienced beer aficionados to do their buying, talk to one of the guys in the beer section and you'll see what I mean. Tell them the kind of beer you like, and they will find something you haven't tried that you will almost certainly enjoy.
There are also three General Stores in the area owned by Andersons, they are comparable for most purposes, but the Market seems to have the best selection.
03-31-2011 14:36:22 | More by rugtoad
4.35/5 rDev -3.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
The Anderson's Market in Sylvania is very unlike its Anderson's counterpart in Toledo. It reminds me of Plum Market in Ann Arbor. This one is grocery only and upscale serving a more affluent area. It was a little bit longer trip, but a very pleasant beer shopping expedition.
The quality is very good. Everything is clean and well organized. It is difficult to tell, with one visit, if there is a good turnover of stock, but the sizable "on sale" bin indicate they do a good job.
The service was also good. While this was a weakness at the Toledo Anderson's due to overcrowding, here it was wide, spacious aisles and organized, roomy shelves. Beer was clearly labeled with its price. I was greeted at the beer section with an offer to help very soon after arriving and that person appeared knowledgeable.
The selection was good. It was slightly better than the Toledo store and there were some unusual offerings, but mostly it was a good selection of the micro staples.
The value is similar to the Toledo store, value reasonable with singles a little high but not bad.
12-31-2009 15:40:22 | More by kegger22
4.5/5 rDev -0.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is a newer version of the General Store but without all the sundry items such as hardware, lawn and garden, lumber, and the like. It is a bit more upscale in style and feel, and concentrates on grocery and specialty foods, as well as wine and of course beer. The beer selection is not as extensive as the larger store, but has a few that are not found at the other store. I found a growler of Dead Guy Ale for 7.99 as well as a couple of German beers not available at the General Store. Also there seemed to be a few better bargains on some brands such as Founders as well as more harder-to-find offerings.
Overall, a nice, convenient alternative for your craft brew buying experience
10-11-2009 15:41:11 | More by hosehead83
4/5 rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A grocery-only version of Anderson's. I beelined for the beer because they have bottles of Lindemans Faro (a style I have yet to review).
Quality: The store has an earthier, more natural feel than the big boxy general stores. The beer and wine occupy the far side of the store.
Service: The crew at the register was friendly and prompt. Again, I was browsing on my own, so I didn't seek out any help.
Selection: The selection was not as big as the other Anderson's locations but it did have some gems. I grabbed the aforementioned Faro, a can of Pine Star pale ale and a JP brew.
As with all Anderson's, this is worth a visit because you never know what diamond in the rough you will find.
07-17-2009 18:57:49 | More by akorsak
4.44/5 rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This one is very much the same format as the one in Toledo overall. As a store, though, I like this one better. There's not too much difference in terms of beer selection, quality, price, etc. The one in Toledo is huge, much larger than this one. I like this one better for two reasons: firstly the layout is neater and cleaner and, secondly, this one has much more of a market feel adding to the atmosphere. This one also tends to have more events that are more involved. The selection of beers here is fantastic; most of what you want can be found here. The prices are also as reasonable as any other place. I definitely prefer to shop here when I can come out to Sylvania and will even wait for the weekend to go on a beer run so I can do it here as well as enjoying a regular Saturday tasting.
04-06-2009 15:56:48 | More by Brenden
4.5/5 rDev -0.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I usually go to this one since it's closer but I've been tothe one in Toledo any time I'm hanging out with friends 10 minutes west and there very similar. The bottle selection I think is the best of any store in the area. Hundreds of bottles, anything you want and the nice thing is that if something's not in they will order it just for one person. I've gotten them to order things just for me and it doesn't take too long to come in. The great thing is there are lots of events pairings and tastings going on here which are a lot of fun and give you a chance to sample beers like no other store gives. The service here is great. There's always an expert on hand and he's always hovering around the beer section so he's easy to find if I have any questions and he always knows what he's talking about. The prices are a little higher for some bottles but not much at all and it's still within the reasonable range. It's worth it for the fact that there's so much to choose from. Lots of bombers too. So here's the summary.
This and Marinos are the best places to buy beer for miles.
03-23-2009 14:58:08 | More by Rainne
The Andersons Market in Sylvania, OH
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