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“Best in class”

The Filling Station
Ranked #6 of 187 Restaurants in Dalton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

The filling station takes the exhausted all you can eat southern buffet and breathes new life into the concept elevating it to the levels the other places only dream of achieving. The concept is simple. Fix southern dishes like green beans, squash casserole, sweet potato casserole from scratch every day, keep them hot, and replenish as needed. It isn't fancy food, it just absolutely perfect comfort food. Everything is good, really good, like Sunday dinner at the Grandma's you wished you had. Most of the recipes come from "grandma" the young owner's grandma who is as sweet as she is savvy. There isn't anything fancy, fried chicken appears every day along with normal accompaniments but everything is fresh, hot, clean and delicious. There is usually some fish on friday and turkey and dressing on Sunday. The dessert are wonderful.

The restaurant is inside an old gas station, thus the name and the pun, but don't let the casual sound fool you. The establishment is spotless and the tables are adorned with white linen table cloths and fresh flowers giving it a bistro edge. Expect a wait if you go at lunch and possibly a long wait if you go after church. Don't go for dinner because it isn't open, but if you travel or live in Dalton, you need to go at least once.

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Reviewed May 24, 2013

I travel to Dalton, to visit with flooring companies. One of my clients asked if I liked buffets, which I am not a big fan of, but said, it would be fine to go to one. Wow! What a neat place in the middle of town, set up in an old gas station. Every time I have been there it is packed. What is fascinating is that they serve the same menu every day and it is still packed. Fried chicken, beans, mac and cheese, creamed corn, green beans, etc., and it is just country style dinner to die for. (I come from a big city and just love it.) Best part is dessert. Homemade Pecan Pie, apple pie, banana pudding. Some of the best I have had--don't tell my southern born bride that though. Well worth getting off of I-75 and taking a 15 minute drive to it before going north or south. Open for lunch M-S. $10 a person.

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

The Filling Station in Dalton, Georgia is simple home cooking with lots of choices. What makes it interesting is that it is $10 per person. This includes everything from drink to dessert. It's just good eatin' as my late great daddy would say. It's worth a visit or six.

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1  Thank Southernlady047
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

This is my favorite place to eat in Dalton, Georgia. Where can you go and eat this quality of food at this value. This place has a Chef not a cook and it shows. Soup, Salad and three meat choices with a number of veggies all fresh made with a changing menu daily Clean Friendly and wonderful deserts. To go cup furnished with lids no extra charge. Lunch Daily $10.00 all you care to eat except desert. Give "The Filling Station" a try..You Will Love It !!!! P.S. And You Will Go Back Again and Again !!!

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2  Thank Roydalton
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Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

Really good buffet filled with home style food. Way above your average buffet. They go out of their way to make sure the quality is great and the deserts are wonderful.

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