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The Filling Station

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642 Railroad Place, Traverse City, MI
231-946-8168
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Loved the Burlington Northern!

We visited on Saturday evening, April 19, 2015. The place was busy, with some people and families sitting outside. Since it was still a little brisk, we opted to eat inside. The ordering went quickly, service was great. This is not a quiet place--two TV's were running, plus brick walls and wood... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Asata
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Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The filling station is a fantastic summer time option for unpretentious craft brews and flatbread pizza. In my opinion they are the best brewery in town. Tons of communal and private seating outside. Great setting overlooking boardman lake.

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DeWitt, Michigan
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190 reviews 190 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The Filling Station (located in the old train depot) was recommended for a nearby place to have lunch. We love trains and the pub-style atmosphere is fun. We were here on a weekday so it wasn’t crowded. The staff that took our order was helpful and patient while we checked out the unique pizza combos they offer. We had the... More 

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Warsaw, Indiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Nice place and the food was good. Tables a little cramped. Pizza was about all you could order for food, other than tortilla chips and cheese. I would have liked to have seen some burgers on the menu. They had a good selection of beers.

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Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We visited on Saturday evening, April 19, 2015. The place was busy, with some people and families sitting outside. Since it was still a little brisk, we opted to eat inside. The ordering went quickly, service was great. This is not a quiet place--two TV's were running, plus brick walls and wood floors, and kids...Didn't bother us! My husband ordered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Fun for adults and children. Pizza very good. 2 people can easily share 1 pizza. The beer was delicious. The owners are also fun! Good prices too.

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Clarkston, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The Filling Station is one of our typical stops in TC. It's great for lunch or a light dinner. They only offer thin crust pizza to eat and a couple salads (which I've never tried). I don't drink beer but my husband says it's pretty typical craft beer, which is a good thing. They did tell us on our last... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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94 reviews 94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Microbrewed beer & thin crust pizza are two of my favorite things... when they are done well. The Filling Station in Traverse City Michigan does both very well! My wife & I tried a flight of 4 beers each (4oz pours), and my wife & daughter & I each ordered our own pizza: The Spartan, and build-your-own: Pepperoni & Sausage,... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I have always been a fan of Southside Chicago pizza being raised in Illinois. I have always felt Traverse City needed some education on good pizza. Now they have it. Outstanding thin crust wood fired pies....crispy and light with great topping options. There selection of salads are very good and freshly made. The best part is they also make their... More 

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Fremont, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

We heard about this place and decided to give it a try for lunch. I had a Corktown Stout that was pretty good. I would order it again. My wife and I split one of there flatbreads that was excellent. It was bigger than I was expecting so that was nice.

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Kalkaska, Michigan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Quite a selection of IPAs but not in a style that I fancy. I won't hold that against them since everyone's liking is a little different. I had a flat bread pizza, very yummy. Service was excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 642 Railroad Place, Traverse City, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: 231-946-8168

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?