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The Filling Station

642 Railroad Pl, Traverse City, MI 49686-2671
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“flatbread pizza” (91 reviews)
“salad” (145 reviews)
“flat bread” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00 Hours
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
642 Railroad Pl, Traverse City, MI 49686-2671
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1 - 10 of 571 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Pulled in off of our bike/kayak tour and was pleasantly surprised by the cool outdoor seating and outdoor bar. We shared a flatbread - amazing! I would definitely go back for lunch or dinner, especially if the weather is nice. It's situated right next to...More

Thank carad23
Reviewed yesterday

We always order the flatbread pizza with a cold drink. Service always good. Close to Boardman Lake with a nice view.

Thank Ellen G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food was delicious and came out so quickly. It was the perfect place to stop and eat with our kids too. I would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Tracy A
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very unique setting in an old train station with an excellent selection of brewed beers and gourmet flat bread pizza. You can also get good salads to go with the pizza.

Thank sharongF2015TH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A pleasure to have landed this fun family place. It appears to be a renovation of a train Depot, but upon further investigation, a real treasure. At our first visit, we were treated to one of their many brews, which vary from light to dark....More

Thank traversecity50
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All kinds of drinks, salad, and flat bread pizza are the perfect combination of a light meal, combined with a casual atmosphere, with lots of outdoor seating, and friendly wait staff- it's a cool place to have a good time. Views of Boardman Lake are...More

Thank Duane M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m a local and we love the Filling Station and eat here regularly. I saw some previous reviews about long wait times, but that was during the Cherry Festival week... that is pretty much the case anywhere you go during the peak busy time here...More

Thank Lori S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love filling station. If you can sit outside and enjoy the view. Great for families bench family style seating. Sometimes live music on the weekends.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is an old train station near some old tracks. It is kind of confusing for a first timer. Find a seat on your own and hope you're not taking someone else's. Then go to a counter in another room and order your beverages...More

Thank Gary L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Big tables outside for your group. You have to go up to register to order food and drinks. Very inconvenient. Prices are not fast food prices. Pizza is spicey,tomato sauce too sour. Couldn’t find a pizza choice I liked. Tried several in our group. They...More

Thank Sue G
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Questions & Answers
alan b
16 January 2018|
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Response from gerryalp | Reviewed this property |
It shouldn’t be, but calling ahead is best
21 August 2016|
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Response from traversecity50 | Reviewed this property |
There is generous outdoor seating with views of Boardman lake. Also, there is wheelchair access to the upstairs area as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 642 Railroad Pl, Traverse City, MI 49686-2671
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: 231-946-8168
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