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The Filling Station

American Restaurant

$$$$
salads • pizza • caesar salad • great beer

642 Railroad Pl
Traverse City, MI 49686, US
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  • Photo of tessmcdonough1159
    We just moved to the area and are tasking ourselves with finding all of th elocal favorites! The structure is enormous, it is really ntersting architecturally and has a beautiful view of gardens. The menu is straight forward and well executed offering pizza, sandwiches and beer on tap. You order yourself, sit anywhere and friendly staff brings your food and clears your table. The atmosphere is one of community with kids, families, grandparents and couples in quiet corners. The pizza was crispy and the soda was cold.
  • Photo of chasalway
    a month ago
    What a great stop for a pizza! Service was outstanding and the food was just as good. We sat outside and enjoyed a brew and pizza.
  • Photo of KarlaKiddie
    a month ago
    This restaurant is in an old train station which is cute. They serve salads and pizza. We got a gluten free pizza which was pretty good. The salad, not so much. You have to order your meal at the bar and they bring it to you. Overall, I wasn't impressed.
  • Photo of mat'sgirl
    a month ago
    My husband and our Havanese, Ernie recently dined here while traveling to Traverse City for a weekend stay. Given how many dogs we spotted during our stay, my husband and I were surprised Traverse City didn't have more "dog friendly" eating establishments. Well, The Filling Station, with or without a dog, is not to be missed. This establishment is essentially a micro-brewery with great beer, friendly DOG LOVING service, wonderful food, in an interesting and comfortable outdoor dining venue. My husband and I shared a couple of appetizers and a tasty vegetarian flatbread pizza. Dining here was a superb experience. Many thanks to the incredible staff.
  • Photo of Richard W W
    a month ago
    We’ve been here several times over the last year. Every pizza, salad and beer we’ve tried have been GREAT!!
  • Photo of HarryW1951
    a month ago
    really a decent place to go for any size gathering - 2 or 12. It's a brew pub so you order at the bar - beer and food. It's nice that you don't have to worry about the streets because the side to the south has rail trax. Service is decent and you can get pizza's, or salads.
  • Photo of Meghan Z
    a month ago
    Met a group of friends here for dinner and sat outside under the heaters. Loved the atmosphere and was even more happy when I found out they had a vegan pizza. The Silver Fern was the name of the pizza and it was delicious!
  • Photo of KZJMast
    a month ago
    Fun atmosphere in a converted train station. Great beer and wood fired pizzas! Try the Station Salad!
  • Photo of disneydog3
    2 months ago
    We go to TC every September and always try to find new restaurants each trip. This place is really nice. Casual, comfortable environment with great pizza and good music. We sat outside by the tracks and had a lovely view of Boardman Lake and the park. We'll be back next year!
  • Photo of Virginia P
    2 months ago
    We took the Biloxi Tour Train and as we drove by this lovely renovated gas station. Ms Alice stepped outside and called us to come eat with her after our your was over. We did and all 8 of us were thrilled with everything we ate. The service was extremely pleasant, the food divine and the tea fresh and refreshing. Ms Alice was our waitress and she made sure we had everything we needed and was just lovely. We felt at home the second we stepped inside. The atmospherer is wonderful, it's clean, and very comfortable. We all had seafood; shrimp baskets, oysters on the half shell, fish poboys, corn, station fries, potato salad and the fried mushrooms. All of it was simply delicious. Fresh, not over cooked, very very lightly breaded, and full of flavor. The potato salad was really different, with a smoky bacon flavor and great seasoning. No Old Bay for this place, their signature seasoning is light and very tasty. It's great inside and outside on the patio with fans keeping you cool. This place is a definite return to for all our group.
  • Photo of crabbysandy
    2 months ago
    A local recommended this place to us, and we were so glad they did. We shared a thin crust goat cheese/arugula pizza and it was sooooo good. The salad we shared was very fresh and large enough for two to have very generous servings. We sat in the covered outdoor seating by the train tracks and had great service.
  • Photo of Acow
    2 months ago
    Sitting outside by the tracks is a fun place to enjoy a few beers. This place is an easy walk or ride from downtown.
  • Photo of The_GR_Blade
    2 months ago
    We stopped by for a couple drinks on a rainy Tuesday we arrived right when they opened. We sat outside near the tracks and as it got cold the staff turned on the heat lamps. I had the Tottenham ESB and a black eye I was pleased with both of them. This brewery has a cool concept paying homage to the former rail station. There were about 4-5 beers that they were out of at the time and they had signs over them saying they were derailed, I'd like to go back and try their pizza some time.
  • Photo of KMUSHALL
    2 months ago
    Great pizza. The prices are a little on the hogh side. Method of self service is a good idea. I liked sitting outside and enjoying the scenic view. Inside seating also available.
  • Photo of Judy R
    2 months ago
    In TC to visit my husband's sister. Found this place on Trip Advisor. Called her and invited her for a drink and food. She couldn't believe we would know about it. Her 30 something sons fav place when he visits. Sat outside on the loading platform/patio right by the tracks at a picnic table. Flatbread pizza (we had the Spartan) was delicious and a great selection of their home brew. Family friendly with cute tables for kids and sandboxes.
  • Photo of Cindy S
    2 months ago
    Love the pet friendly patio, live jazz music, and the sitting by the railroad tracks. The vegetarian pizza was AMAZING! Enjoyed sampling the beers too.
  • Photo of MikeinOH
    2 months ago
    Great variety of flatbread pizzas. Friendly staff, good beer! The bar tender suggested we shed a pizza and salad which was a great idea and much appreciated. I hate wasting food while traveling when I can't take home leftovers. The barbeque chicken pizza was delicious, Caesar salad was plenty for two and the beer was great. You normally order at the bar, but they weren't busy so the waitress came to the table. Very friendly and accommodating.
  • Photo of Kaitlyn C
    2 months ago
    This is a neat place right along the old tracks. I loved the train theme and thought their train flights were adorable. We didn’t eat here, as it was packed and had a 50 minute wait for pizzas, but I have heard good things about their food. The beer we tasted was just ok, nothing remarkable. They were out of quite a few things on their beer menu, which is always frustrating. Overall though, this place has a great vibe with a huge patio. If we are back in the area, we’ll give it another try for food.
  • Photo of gerryalp
    2 months ago
    Great spot to meet up for pizza and beers. Great staff, beer and pizzas. Lots of space and easy to get in and out of.
  • Photo of jagintc
    2 months ago
    Good service and great atmosphere. Great salads and pizzas and of course beers...Just a fun place to hang...great outdoor space too.

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