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“Good Food & Beer” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Filling Station

The Filling Station
642 Railroad Place, Traverse City, MI
231-946-8168
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Ranked #9 of 227 Restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Detroit Metro Area
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Good Food & Beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We ended up here on a very busy summer night in Traverse. Downtown Traverse City can be challenging in the summer; lots of tourists! You either need reservations at anywhere in the top 10 on Tripadvisor's list, or be ready to wait for 30-40 minutes for a table at other places! We were starving, and fast running out of quarters for the meters. Husband had picked up a brochure somewhere of breweries in the TC area & came up with the idea of going to the Filling Station! We are fans of micro brew, and although the menu is limited here to flatbread pizzas and salads, they do a great job at it! All the employees we encountered were extremely friendly and helpful. They were all really great, and thanked us for coming on our way out. Our salad and flatbread were served pretty quickly and tasted excellent. We enjoyed the Eurail Salad with kalamata olives, artichokes, cherry tomatoes, goat cheese, roasted red peppers & a housemade Greek dressing. Our flatbread pizza was the Spartan with crimini mushrooms, pepperoni, prosciutto, olives, red onions & marinara. Cute old railstation with outdoor seating area (shaded) & their own generous parking lot. We got a sampler tray in order to be able to try more of their beer. You place your order at the bar, are given your drinks & a number to put on your table for them to bring your food. If you want more beer or food, go back to the counter to re-order. It was also a very inexpensive meal. Thumbs up! Would go back!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Huntington, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“You should check this place out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is off the beaten path but definitely worth checking out. A huge selection of microbrews and they give free samples to help you decide what you like. It is a little bit different than a "regular" restaurant as you order at the bar and they will bring it out to you. Their service was exceptionally good and the food was excellent. If you have room try the dessert pizza it is awesome. A great experience can't wait to go back!

Visited June 2013
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West Michigan
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7 restaurant reviews
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“Loved the train motif; good food and beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

There was nothing we didn't like! This was our second visit to the Filling Station, and we found they had really settled in since last summer when they first opened. The menu is limited - they serve flatbread pizza, but it is delicious and they offer many gourmet ingredients. They make and serve a wide variety of beers and we tried several, each ordering a different selection and sharing so we were able to "double" our sampling. The brewery is right on the train tracks and is housed in an old depot. It is a charming location and the decor matches their theme well. There is an outside seating area as well. We enjoyed our evening at The Filling Station a great deal, and look forward to returning on our annual trip to TC next summer.

Visited July 2013
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Islamorada, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Great Beer and Pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The beer and pizza were great. Very unique and tasty selections were offered. Loved sitting outside by the train tacks.

Visited July 2013
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Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great wood fired pizza and beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Pizza was great and beer was good. This place is in an old train depot. Very nice. You can eat outside if you like or inside. The night we were there, they had live entertainment. I would caution that the pizzas are large enough for at least 2 people. We thought they were personal size and order 1 for each of us and that ended up being 1 too many and ended up taking it back to the hotel and had it for dinner the next night. You order at the bar and they will keep your credit card as a running tab in case you would want something else. I choose to pay in full and then if we wanted anything else, paid again. I just didn't like my credit card just sitting behind the bar. They did have them organized in alpha order in slot but still I had some concerns about it mistakenly being given to someone else. Otherwise, very good.

Visited July 2013
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