The Sugar Shack – A Piece of Key West Heaven in St Petersburg

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The Sugar Shack has been open for three weeks in the up and coming 100 Block of MLK Jr St N.  It is quickly gaining traction and notoriety by lovers of Key West and Kermitt's famous Chocolate Dipped Key Lime Pie on a Stick.  The Sugar Shack is one of the few places throughout the southeast where you can get Kermitt's treats outside of Key West.

The Sugar Shack Front

The Sugar Shack - their daughter, Marley, is manning the door.

The Sugar Shack is owned by Ricky "Ravioli" (name given to him by Joey "Meatballs" Zugu) and his wife Stephanie Marie Warwick. I conducted an exclusive interview with Ricky on Friday morning, the 16th of September (audio available below).  They are a very ambitious couple with a lot on their plate. They have three children, own several Greyhound bus stations, opened The Sugar Shack three weeks ago and just took the reigns over from Joey "Meatballs" as the new owners of Chi-Town Beefs and Dogs.

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Sugar Shack Decor

Sugar Shack Decor

The Sugar Shack is so much more than just sweets and treats.  They also carry hot sauces, marinades and sun products by Sun Bum, a new high quality lifestyle brand of sun care products specifically formulated for people who live and love in the sun.

Sugar Shack has many other Kermitt's Treats and Marinades

Other Kermitt's Treats and Marinades

Sugar Shack has Kermitt's Key Lime Juice, Fudge & Taffy

Kermitt's Key Lime Juice, Fudge & Taffy

While the highlight of their sweets and treats offerings is the Kermitt's line of Key Lime Pie, Chocolate Dipped Key Lime Pie on a Stick and many of their other name brands, they also carry Working Cow hand-dipped ice cream in your choice of cone or cup and Le' Ann's Cheesecakes in a jar...dangerous!  And they are looking to expand into other retro candy options as well.

Sugar Shack has Kermitt's Chocolate Dipped Key Lime Pie on a Stick

Kermitt's Chocolate Dipped Key Lime Pie on a Stick

Sugar Shack has Kermitt's Key Lime Pies & Working Cow Ice Cream

Kermitt's Key Lime Pies & Working Cow Ice Cream

Sugar Shack offers Le' Anns Cheesecakes in a jar

Le' Anns Cheesecakes in a jar.

Afternoon sweet tooth, or anytime of day for that matter, The Sugar Shack has you covered with quick treats that definitely beat this Florida heat!


Get you Key West Key Lime fix in St Petersburg, great prices, friendly service.



The Sugar Shack
  • The Sugar Shack $$2.50-$28
  • (727) 498-6964
  • Key Lime Pie, Desserts, Ice Cream
    • Mon - Fri 11:00am - 7:00pm
    • Sat - 12:00pm - 8:00pm
  • 177 MLK Jr St N, St Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

Featuring Kermit's true Key West Key Lime Pie plus Kermitt's Chocolate Dipped Key Lime Pie on a Stick. They also carry 8 different flavors of Working Cow Homemade Ice Cream a creamy, super premium, homemade gourmet ice cream and Le'Anns Cheesecakes which come in a convenient jar that insulates and keeps them fresh longer.

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DISCLAIMER: Kevin, Lori, Abby, & Haley do not dine anonymously (this would be impossible) and we sometimes get free food (though never expected). However, we dine with the locals and we support our own. You will always get honesty in a respectful manner.

5 Responses

  1. What a great place!!!!I'll have to make the trip to see it.
  2. Are you doing mail order ??
    • I know, right? The pops might melt on the way. ;-)
  3. We are thrilled to have Sugar Shack on board as a Kermit's retailer! Just for clarification, however, they are not the "only" retailer of Kermit's products outside of Key West. There are other retailers strategically chosen throughout the Southeast that carry Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe (R) products. Thank you! Keep up the great work!!!

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