Fran's Filling Station
Neighborhood gemAlways a favorite for lunch or dinner as the tastes of the freshly prepared dishes are never disappointing. My lunch this visit was the veggie burger which I have ordered several times. The Greek salad with chicken is always crisp and delicious. Great wait person who was friendly, professional and watched for our needs. You never go wrong coming to Fran's.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Fran'sHave dined at Fran's five or six times in the past year when visiting Charlotte on business. Food is top notch here. Whether you are looking for something simple like a burger or salad, or a more substantial meal like salmon or steak, Fran's has it all.
The menu is brimming with locally sourced specialties that are simple and delicious. NIghly specials like pot pies on Wednesdays are sumptuous and satisfying. Fran's also offers specialities like fried pickles and bacon-wrapped tater tots as starters and meatballs done several ways.
The service is great and Fran is a welcoming presence in the dining room. If you're looking for a place that is comfortable and satisfying (and reasonable), try Fran's.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperbSecond time at Fran's. first time had lobster tacos and LOVED. It was a special and hoped to get it again but they didn't have it. But the other choice was close to perfection.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second time atThis was our second time at Fran's - and it was just as good. We started with the Tator Tot duo app - who could pick WHICH bacon wrapped tator tot to eat, so why not get them both? My husband went with a meatball dish and I went with the buffalo chicken sandwich - both were super tasty and had just a hint of unique about them. I mean, a chicken sandwich is a chicken sandwich, but this one was really good, and it was on a pretzel bun!
We caved and got dessert which is unusual for us - but if you make it to Fran's - you've got to try their bread pudding. AMAZING! We will definitely be going back. Chill vibe, great to go with a few friends or just as a couple!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious. Great value!Arugula with grilled orange salad and Tandoori (?) Salmon were excellent. Enjoyed chicken Parmesan as well! Quality is great and prices are reasonable.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative MenuCreative menu and great service marked out first visit to Fran's. we'll be back to try out more items on the menu.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't Hesitate to Try - Run!I have eaten at Fran's with colleagues, clients and family for the past 2 years. I have had more than 50 meals at Fran's and I always look forward to the next time I am in Charlotte to partake in another wonderful culinary treat. There is no one business owner who cares more about her customer, the food that is served and the experience than Fran. The food is delicious. Her meatballs, eggplant parm and gnocchi are the BEST! I am a huge fan of her Great Big Salad and all her dressing are homemade and fabulous. My newest discovery is her brussels sprouts with pistachios.
We have used Fran for catered meetings and parties. Her creativity, presentation and scrumptious recipes will impress and satisfy the most discerning guests.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous restaurant with greatFabulous restaurant with great food at reasonable prices.
Excellent wine list & I love the mussels.2/6/2013 12:00:00 AM