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The Filling Station

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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642 Railroad Pl, Traverse City, MI 49686-2671
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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New Hudson, Michigan
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came for the brewery, but hoping for good eats, too! We were sorta lost on the concept of the place. But we were quickly treated and told how you order and seat yourself and got on the right track very quickly! Staff was friendly and super helpful and very attentive. We ordered a flight with a few IPA's and stouts.... More 

Thank Michy M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting space, good beer - creative brewing, and a very good thin wood fired pizza. I had the Stump Thumper which had no meat but lots of mushrooms of different varieties. Olive oil with no sauce. Light and good.

Thank Syzygy35
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The beer and food choices are interesting. The flatbread pizza with the ability to order half and half of their specialties was fun. Had a very good IPA and the view of the lake was incredible. The physical shell of this place is incredible a great re-purposing of an old train station. Well worth the visit.

Thank Dean S
Schaumburg, Illinois
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I think this little post is what started my husband and my affinity for good craft beers and out of the way little restaurants. He wears his Filing Station T-shirt nearly every weekend. This has quickly become our favorite TC dining spot. IN a typical 4 day weekend trip we will eat here 2-3 times! The pizza is fantastic. Unusual... More 

Thank disney526
Traverse City, Michigan
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of our favorite places in TC! Especially on a sunny 55deg day in Feb when we could sit outside....Always feel welcome, very nice staff,food is great always fresh.

Thank marilyn h
Grand Traverse County, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a great hometown meeting place with outdoor seating in summer with veiws and the beer is exceptional, they have a few flat bread pizzas and the salads are very good.

Thank dcunkle
Traverse City, Michigan
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been told the beer is good as well, but I am not a big beer drinker so can't confirm. I continue to ask them to please sell hard cider (we have several local cider makers in the area) but no luck so far. The pizzas are amazing and you can also choose from a long list to make your... More 

Thank Dannielle H
Traverse City, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently 8 of us visited here!. We all ordered the flat-bread pizzas. My husband and I did a custom one with all meat!! It was delicious!! Highly recommend it!! Wonderful experience!!

Thank 957judye2014
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on on our way out of yesterday and everyone was so friendly, from the guys behind the bar to the people making the pizza and the locals drinking the delicious beer! My mom and I we're undecided on which beer we wanted and he let us try most of them while explaining the difference and then mixed... More 

Thank Amanda S
Traverse City, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am fortunate to live within easy walking distance of The Filling Station, so I go there frequently. I love it in the summer, when the long tables fill up with happy people sipping great beer and eating fresh amazing salads and innovative pizza. They stick to what they do best, and have perfected it.

Thank Julie P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?