Main Street Market

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Main Street MarketMain Street Market

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7770 State Highway 42
Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, 54209-9501
United States

(920) 868-2120 | map

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Reviews by emerge077:
Photo of emerge077
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Main Street Market was a surprisingly great beer shop, with the best selection in Door County and it's not even close.

On par with a Woodmans though much smaller. Plenty of parking in the lot behind the store. Extensive beer selection on warm shelves toward the back of the store. Cases of New Glarus Thumbprint series stacked up, plenty of current WI seasonals to be had as well. Surprised to see Lake Louie this far north. All of the Wisconsin beers had a dedicated corner area, which was a good idea to emphasize local representation. Lots of 750s and bombers, a few Belgians but not overly extensive on imports. There was a reach-in cooler on the right side, but again the majority of the selection was on the warm shelves. They even had some varieties of White Winter mead.

Deli counter had some assorted homemade items and a good meat selection. Pints of Door Co. cherries were displayed up front. Cashiers were friendly and the place had a great small town charm to it.

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Photo of FBarber
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

This is probably the best beer selection in Door County and thats not a slight - it would still be very good elsewhere. Four bays of coolers hold a decent amount of beer - particularly lots of local stuff and macro. End caps hold beer throughout the store. The largest selection is on the far back left side of the store where they have a rather extensive selection of local craft, craft and imports. More importantly with the local stuff its all pretty fresh. This is a grocery store, too the vibe is, well, grocery store-esque. Service is great albeit old fashioned. They don't know that much about beer outside of local recommendations, but they are incredibly friendly, helpful as they can be and thoughtful ... including them carrying your beer (and groceries) to the car. If you want craft beer in Door County this is your #1 stop.

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Photo of dcotom
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ZEB89
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of darkphx
4.34/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Michael914
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of statler392
4/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I remember when the field this place is built on was an overgrown and dying orchard. Never really was a fan of Main Street Market, I always liked the small general store across the road that is now long gone.

Imagine my surprise when I returned after years of being away from home. Thirsty looking for a beer that wasn't Miller Lite or Bud and find everything I had heard was happening in the Wisconsin Craft scene and even some of my favorites from Colorado and further West! They also had an impressive wine and spirits selection, so my wife was triple happy.... Is it possible that she was happier than me?

Go here and check them out!

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Photo of beerwolf77
3.16/5  rDev -19.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Saw this place in the beerfly and figured I'd give it a look.

Typical small grocery store look and feel. About a 15 foot aisle three tiers high with a solid selection of craft bottle fropm all over the place. Including some decent imports. Thet had what looked like a very weak attempt at a mix singles section. Maybe 10-12 bottle total. Nice try.

I didn't encounter anyone who worked there so I can't really comment on that aspect.

Prices were a touch high but what price isn't jacked up in the "hamptons of the midwest"

Probably the largest craft selection I've seen in Door County. So if you need a fix and want a decent selection this is your spot.

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Photo of bound4er
4/5  rDev +2%

If you are visiting Door County on vacation and need a beer fix, this is a great place. They carry New Glarus, Sprecher, Central Waters, Lakefront, Capital and Bells to name just a small sample. All the big imports are represented too including a nice area of Belgians. I didn't need any service help but the people working in the store seemed friendly. Prices on some beers are in line, others higher than you'd expect to pay. Given that Door Country is a summertime tourist haven, I really couldn't complain.

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Photo of KTCamm
4/5  rDev +2%

Best spot I found in Door County to pick up a good variety of brews. Being from New England, I was interested in grabbing some MW beers I can't typically get back home - left with a New Glarus variety pack, Bell Brewing, and Capitol Brewing. Lots of Leinenkugels there too. Decent selection of imports/Belgians/Brits but admitedly I wasn't looking at them too closely.

They have a mix a six section, but the selection was pretty dicey. I looked quickly, but couldn't come up with a set of six beers I wanted.

Staff very friendly and helpful. They carry the beer out to your car for you.

If you are in town for a week, definitely make a stop so you can fill your place with some quality MW brews.

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Photo of crossovert
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%

Well after seeing some of the glowing reviews I decided to check this place out on my last trip to Door County and I was disappointed.

I entered through the main street door which is actually the back, there is a little area of macros, this dampens my spirits, I soon find the craft and import aisle but it's tiny. The top shelf has some Belgians (Chimay, Westmalle, Corsendonk Apple, La Chouffe) 2 Unibroues (not the entire selection), and some US bombers, 120 minute ipa, a few regionals, some import 6ers, and a few german pints but theres nothign really here that you cant find anywhere else, I was expecting some rarer Scandinavian or Belgian brews but nothing. It didn't even have stuff from the brewery across the street, luckily i found that at a road stand. The store is nice, and has a nice deli, bakery, and wine area, too bad I'm not into wine.

The employees here will always help you carry your stuff to your car.

Overall it is a good stop in the Door County area to get some good crafts to camp with at not too touristy prices but nothing too special.

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Photo of botham
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%

probably the best stop for brews in Door County, but still short of a great stop overall. The section is buried in the back of the store with a bit in coolers up front.

A decent selection of micros from Wisconsin and the Midwest, along with a few imports, some single bottles and some six packs.

all the merchandise was clean and fresh looking, without any dust or old looking labels. prices are pretty standard, with some markups on the imported pints.

worth a stop for vacationers and on day trips, but nothing here that can not be found elsewhere outside of Door County.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%

Awesome store, especially for out of the way Door County. Tons of craft brews from all states and lots of imports, particularly Belgians are available. This market is about half booze so it’s a pretty fun place to shop in general but there really are great beers scattered everywhere. I was picking out some artisan cheeses in the deli and found a random stash of Orval. Then I was looking at some Gatorade (in preparation for the following morning) and found a load of sixers from Great Lakes. I kept finding beer all over the place - to the point where I didn’t think they had an actual beer section. I was wrong. They do have a beer section and its huge, although not as large or impressive as their wine department (world class). I didn’t talk to any staff who knew about beer but their buyer sure does. The staff who were present were all young, eastern European/Turkish, female, and cute so I couldn’t complain. Highly recommended. Prices are a bit high but it's Door County.

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Photo of brdc
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%

This was a very impressive find in this very small town.
Yes, they do not know a lot about beer, but are very very courteous, and even helped me load my trunk after finding a lot of unexpected good beers.
A lot of americans, including Great Lakes, Left Hand, Flying Dog, Ommegang and others, plus an impressive selection of imports including Achel, Fuller's Vintage Ale, Corsendonk, a lot of different lambics, saisons and many others options.
Price was quite reasonable, and for some beers, better than any other places (Ommegangs were a lot cheaper than the average).

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Photo of strattor
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%

Main Street Market is located in downtown Egg Harbor, and is primarily a grocery store, though it has a very impressive beer and wine selection for its size.

I suprised to find a pretty large selection of European imports, plus micros from all over the States. These include Dogfish Head, Victory, Rogue, Bell's, plus Wisconsin favorites New Glarus and Capital.

Unfortunately, you pay for the large selection with overpriced beer. New Glarus was $8.50 a sixer and most of the East Coast beers were $10 or $11. Still, Main Street Market seems to be the only place to find these excellent beers up here.

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Photo of nflmvp
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%

I grew up in Door county and get back there frequently. I actually used to shop at the Main Street Market (in the late 80's) but at that time, they had nowhere near the selection they have now. I decided to check them out again, after finding them listed in the beerfly...

Sure enough, the selection is very nice. I was able to find things there that aren't even available in Appleton or Green Bay. An example is the Great Lakes lineup....Elliot Ness, Edmund Fitzgerald, etc. I've never seen these locally but they are available in a town with less than 500 people. Go figure.

Nice selection of craft beers and imports. Must be over a hundred different beers in all (including macros). Picked up a Rogue Old Crustacean and a Rogue I2PA.

I didn't really know what to enter for service since I never looked for help because I didn't need any. Besides, this is a fairly busy grocery store for a small town. If I wanted help, it's pretty likely I'd have had to go search for it.

Some prices were a little high and others pretty much right on. I wish there was another price option for "average" I actually think this falls between reasonable and a bit pricey.

All in all, I'd consider this a diamond in the rough. A hidden gem that you'd never expect to find in a town this size. If you're going to Door County and find yourself in the bayside town of Egg Harbor, you have to check this place out. I good place to stock up if you're on your way up to vacation in America's Air Conditioned playgroud.

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Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

I am up in Door County at least 3 times a summer and just discovered this little grocery store for beer. It is right on the main strip in Egg Harbor and is nothing more than a little market (pretty decent size though) where the tourists pay top dollar for everyday needs. Anyways, the beer selection is pretty impressive. Door County is predominately Belgian in its roots. Most of the trappist beers are available as well as other, tough to find, Euro lagers. They carry the full selection of Unibroue. There was a decent amount of Wisconsin micros, but not what I would have expected with this much of a selection in such a tourist place. Overall, definately a must stop if you need to stock up for the Door County weekend.

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Photo of Advocatus
4.35/5  rDev +11%

I've been meaning to review the Main Street Market all summer, and finally I remember while on BA.

We vacation in Door County, WI frequently and usually hit the market soon after arriving to do our grocery shopping for the week. It's not the biggest store in the county, but is the closest to where we stay, and never fails to have what we need. In past years, I'd always wandered over to the beer section and picked out some interesting choices for the week. I had always respected the selection, but never really appreciated just how good it was.

So I greatly anticipated this year's visit, which would be my first post-BA-discovery visit. Much too much of a good thing. I spent the entire time scanning the shelves while the rest of my family shopped. I still wasn't ready by the time they were finished. A previous reviewer theorized that the store's beer purchaser must know their stuff. I whole-heartedly second that.

Main Street's selection includes numerous sixers of BA-favorite micros, a healthy representation of Wisconsin brewers, and plenty of singles including Belgian (with most of the Trappists), German, British, Eastern European imports, and American bombers and 750mls. At the time of our visit, they also had special displays of Summer seasonals, Flying Dog brews (which I understand were new to the store), and a "make your own mix n' match 4-pack" of Unibroue choices. Be sure to check out both coolers too. One towards the front of the store, and one back in the deli. If you see a sixer you like, you've got a good chance of finding a cold single of it somewhere in the store.

I didn't really seek out any help, but I'd guess that if a grocery store is going through the trouble of stocking such an impressive selection, they've got to have at least one knowledgeable beer-person on staff. The
checkout staff was friendly and didn't hestitate to get me a box for my purchases. When I went back later in the week to get more to take home, they immediately asked if I needed a box again. At which point, I pulled out the box I saved from the first trip. Is the essence of a beer geek someone who brings their own container?

As for quality, I had no problems with any of the 20+ beers I purchased on my combined trips there. Nor can I recall ever having a bad one from
any past years.

I guess the best compliment I can pay to Main Street Market is this: this is a small to medium-sized grocery store in a tourist area with a beer selection that surpasses most of the liquor stores I go to in my major metropolitan area. I would be proud to have it as my local beverage store back at home, and I'm already looking forward to next year's vacation as my stop at MSM will be one of the trip's highlights.

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Photo of Winter
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%

A surprisingly decent selection of microbeers can be found at this grocery store in Door County. Located across the street and just down the road from the microbrewery, Shipwrecked, in Egg Harbor. One of the few (possibly only) places I've seen in the area that carries such a wide array. A nice selection of local, regional Midwest and other popular microbrews are available here. In addition, a wide range of common (and not-so-common) imports can be found. I picked up a few import beers that I haven't seen, even in the Milwaukee area.

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Photo of jackndan
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%

Main Street Market, in Egg Harbor, Door County, Wisconsin. This is a full service grocery store, with a very nice deli. The feta cheese spread with peppers was fantastic. But this ain’t, so what’s the point?

The point is that this place has an exceptional variety and selection of beers, lots of micro’s from the Upper Midwest, and a decent selection of imports. Whoever is responsible for their beer selection knows what he or she is doing. I really liked the fact that you could mix and match a six pack of fairly rare beers, and also liked the fact that the deli had a very nice selection of cold singles to go, none of them macro’s and a few I’d not seen before. Well worth a stop if you are in Door County Wisconsin.

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Main Street Market in Egg Harbor, WI
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