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“Perfect burger and beer.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fran's Filling Station

Fran's Filling Station
2410 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28203-5927 (Dilworth)
704-372-2009
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Ranked #326 of 2,008 Restaurants in Charlotte
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Dilworth
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Perfect burger and beer.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I had supper at Big Daddys on a recent trip to Charlotte. Amazing!!! I ordered the Bacon Cheeseburger on steroids and she ordered the Buffalo Chicken sandwich, both were incredible!! We also ordered one of the local brewed beers they had on tap and it was great also, I believe it was called 312. The night we visited we ate outside and loved the atmosphere of the restaurant. We will definitely be back.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
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111 reviews 111 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“Good comfort food...what we observed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Everything was Good. Burgers, meatballs and the bacon tots were Tasty (Fran's gooey meatballs were the best). Fries, love the hand cut potatoes but cooking was not our style, seemed overdone and a bit soggy, but I'm sure many folks like them that way. Be prepared to have a rich meal.

I think it needs an identity...it feels like upscale bar food, without the bar atomosphere...I almost thought it was a tapas place, but it's not.

Service was great...very nice and attentive.

If up you are in the mood for comfort food and not counting calories, this is a good option. Enjoy!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Matthews, NC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Appetizers”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The appetizers at the restaurant were great. We had the fried pickles and the bacon wrapped
tater tots which were both delicious. There were several others on the menu that looked great.
Our entrees were so so. But we did have a delicious bread pudding for dessert.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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230 reviews 230 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Who Would Have Guessed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

My wife and I stopped in at lunch and wow what a great lunch we had. We sat outside on a perfect summer day. The wait staff was excellent and even Fran stopped by the table to be sure that we did not need anything. I had the special which was a Bison Sloppy Joe with sweet potato fries. It was excellent. There is a nice selection of wine and beer. And prices are very reasonable for what you get. This is a place that you need to try.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Fran is Charlotte's Ina Garten!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The Fare, The Wisdom, FRAN is just beautiful!!!!! If you want to dine where the owner sees her work as her art and a labor of love, where the employees know they too are a part of the family and where soul meets sister, this is the place!

Visited July 2012
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