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The Anderson's General Store
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
530 Illinois Ave.
phone: (419) 891-2700
(Place added by: AtLagerHeads)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 14
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$
During a family visit, I had to check out Andersons.
Quality: The store is clean and the beer aisles are orderly. There is some rhyme and a bit of reason in the organization, with domestics occupying two aisles, the Belgians an end unit and the English and German offerings on a separate aisle.
Service: Service at check-out was pleasant if not slow (we had to have someone over 18 check us out due to state law), but I can't hold compliance with the law against them.
Selection: Great selection. Lots of Bell's, Founders, Great Lakes and Stoudts (even in NW Ohio, Stoudt's rules) dot the aisles. I went with Fuego de Otono and Noel de Calabaza, Avery Fifteen, some Bell's that doesn't make it to Central PA, a sixer of Red's Rye and a Great Lakes variety 1/2 case. Pretty nice haul for a little place.
07-26-2008 02:04:24 |
More by akorsak
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
Plenty of variety in foreign and domestics. Good pricing and easy checkouts. of micro-brewed beers in the displays. There are plenty of singles to select from and packs provided. Like the other Anderson's this is a store that mixes some pretty odd goods. But that being said it's hard to not stop by to see what's in stock. This is an early location and has plentiful parking.
06-27-2003 14:56:50 |
More by AtLagerHeads
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
This is one of my goto stores in the Toledo area. The selection is quite good, but not as good as a couple other stores in Toledo, including the Talmadge Rd. Anderson's. About the only good beers you'll find in the cooler are the Great Lakes beers, and a few from Sam Adams. The do occasionally get something other area store don't. I've seen Fantome on a nondesctript end cap, and I've yet to see it anywhere else in the area.
One of the strong suits of this store is the singles selection. You can buy one bottle of just about anything they have.
For those of us who live west of Toledo, this is the most convenient beer store of note.
02-26-2005 18:32:20 |
More by frazbri
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
There's not all that much to say given that I've rated The Andersons both in Toledo and in Sylvania. For some reason, this is the only chain massive everything store that carries the selection of beers that it does. The only places I can go for this kind of selection are Marino's in Sylvania or another Andersons. As with the others, the selection is very large and a lot of it is of the highest quality. I can get plenty of fantastic beers and still come back for more I haven't tried. There are a few things they don't always have, but they're usually pretty willing to order something. Whoever's working there, while not always easy to find, is always helpful.
08-27-2009 19:37:02 |
More by Brenden
quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
One of the better beer selections in Northwest Ohio (although I think Stimmel's in BG has the best), in a huge market. Anderson's is part Home Depot, part quasi-gourmet food store, and it's unusual seeing a large display of ice scrapers and bird seed next to a stack of Celebration Ale....Still, it's a good beer setup, and the employees were friendly, albeit far from experts. The big complaint: 95% of their beer is warm on the shelf, which is especially bad for the unpasteurized brews from Great Lakes, Bell's, etc., and I don't think they turn their beer well - I've bought several bad beers from them over the years.
12-12-2004 19:10:29 |
More by olacub
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Another one of my usual go-to places when I travel for work. Good selection of beer, domestic and import. Friendly, helpful service. Only drawback is a slim selection of chilled bombers, almost everything cold is 12 oz bottles/cans. Aside from that, there is an extremely large selection of brews from which you can build your own 6 pack.
Imports include some hard to find belgian, like Fantome. Large selection of Michigan micros and local favorites. Prices are very reasonable and in line with local standards.
03-09-2012 15:12:46 |
More by JamnesCameron
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I love this place...love it! Situated in my hometown, The Anderson's has a bit of everything...and their beer selection is one of the best. They are always changing, bringing in new stuff, and cycling out the old. They have some rare things, new things, and run-of-the-mill things, which all add to the incredible selection at this place. Every time I go home I make sure to hit Anderson's up at least once.
Many years ago, when I was first getting in to craft beer, I stopped in before leaving town for a Neil Young concert in Columbus. I was interested in IPAs, but was still new and exploring the variety. At the time, Three Floyds was still distributing to Ohio. When I asked the wine/beer employee what the best IPA he had in stock was, he directed me to Three Floyds' Alpha King. From that moment, my perspective on beer took a decisive turn.
This place has it all. The service is exceptional, the selection is great, and the atmosphere is welcoming and exploratory. If you are in the Lucas County area, you have got to check this place out. On my recent visit, I picked up some Stone Levitation, Bells' Two Hearted, Bear Republic Racer 5, and some Gulden Draak. This is also the same place that I discovered Thomas Hardy's Ale and some wonderful Jolly Pumpkin ales.
Anderson's also carries some specialty glasses, and the selection changes every time I visit. During the holidays and season changes, there is always a large section that features beers to memorialize the occasion. I love going there around Christmas because they always have a huge display of every type of Holiday ale they can get their hands on.
Aside from being a superb local store for everything from dog food to ceiling fans to popcorn poppers (which I have picked up for home coffee roasting) to local produce, they have one of the best beer selections around the area.
If you are in town, do yourself a favor and check them out.
07-28-2009 02:31:24 |
More by movingtrain
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5
This is one of the best selections I have seen around Toledo. They have a lot more than what the Anderson's in Northwood has. They also have a lot of beers that Josephs does not carry.
One thing I like about the Anderson's is that they seem to move their beers more than Joseph's. I usually am not afraid to get a skunked beer from Anderson's like I am at Joseph's.
A great selection of bell's, left hand, AleSmith, Stone, and Rogue. A great place to buy beer.
I did not see if they have many beers in the coolers but they did have a lot of singles to choose from.
12-23-2004 05:28:07 |
More by Ellbert
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Anderson's General Store rocks. I drive 1 1/2 hours just to get my fill of brews, like a kid in a candy store. The selection includes Bells, Stones, Rouges, DFH, Three Floyd, all sorts of Imports, Trappistes Rochefort, Great Lakes, some Alesmith and so on. If you live fairly close, visit this place, it will not disappoint. The service is outstanding. The two gentlemen that work there have lots of knowledge and will even make special order for you. The prices are very reasonable, unlike some other place that charge an arm and a leg. Thanks Anderson's.
10-04-2006 02:47:11 |
More by GimpyCane
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
a "general" store that has been around for some time now. a place to go get a lawnmower, grass seed, and craft beer. the selection was very good, excellent variety. a lot more kegs than i expected. some employees around and they were willing to offer assistance in finding brands and or types. good selection of Bell's, 3F, Great Lakes, as well as plenty of imports. and they were reasonable in their prices as well.
certainly a place that i will be willing to visit again. it is also easy to get to and not far from me.
suckem up and movem out.
07-01-2008 11:54:20 |
More by giblet
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