Larkin Filling Station
Larkin Filling Station

Larkin Filling Station

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://larkinfillingstation.com/
  • Phone: 7163622665x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Hors D'oeuvres Parties
    Grill Themed Parties
    BBQ's
  • Entertainment: Live at Larkin, Wednesday night concert series through September
    Food Truck Tuesday, Tuesday nights through October
  • Special Events: Wedding Ceremonies, Birthdays, Graduation

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 716 Swan Street
A word from Larkin Filling Station
Enjoy lunch in Larkin Square Monday - Friday. The original circa 1930s Larkin Company Filling Station #6 has been retrofitted to accomodate a contemporary, casual restaurant.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Larkin Filling Station reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (13)great for outdoor dining (9)neighborhood gem (8)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (2)good for groups (2)scenic view (1)fit for foodies (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • JJ2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I had a limited lunch break, and had out of town guests meet me at the Filling Station, as it is close to my work, and they had an excursion at the harbor in the late afternoon. There were 5 adults, and reservations was for 12:00. We were seated immediately, and greeted by our waiter to take drink orders. The waiter came back a few times to take our order, but we were busy talking, and hadn't viewed the menu. Once orders were placed, and food arrived, all meals were wonderful. There was one exception, where a meal was returned 2x, but it had nothing to do with the order, but rather the guest not understanding what he was ordering (cannot do spicy, and ordered a sandwich with chipotle mayo). All other meals were flavorful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They were closing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Used hte service to hold a table, when we arrived they were closing. at 3 pm on a Friday?
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great!!
    munsch
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    A must for lunch. The food is amazing especially The salmon BLT. The staff is so friendly and responsive. We loved the ambience as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service, mediocre food
    pasbuffalo
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Our party of three had been wanting to try this restaurant for lunch. We're glad we tried it, but we probably wouldn't hurry back. Service was fine. The food was simply okay - not bad, but nothing special. I ordered the chopped salad, which is part of their regular menu. The salad was mostly greens. The two companions both ordered the special sandwich of the week - a Buffalo chicken sandwich (chicken breast with medium wing sauce and blue cheese). Again, it was okay, but nothing special. Quantities are generous. Prices are a little on the high side for the quality of the food (definitely not gourmet). Certain menu items (soup, sandwich, taco) change weekly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eclectic in every way
    Lunchinglawyer
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The Filling Station combines upscale lunch fixtures - turning a "burger" into a veal burger (when have you had that?) an d "macaroni salad" into macaroni with feta and a sweet/sour dressing. The restaurant is airy and cheerful and the service was great, as it must be to get business people in and out. I will be back whenever I can!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 9 reviews are from the Larkin Filling Station reviews archive.
  • Great lunch -Larkin Filling Station
    lunchbunch
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Larking Filling Station. I love their Salmon BLT. The food was great as was the atmosphere. This was our third time there and we look forward to future visits.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect urban setting
    JoesDiner
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    The menu is imagative, the craft pizza of the day amazing. I like the free parking and atmosphere of the Larkin Sq. Great dining experience for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine with the Professionals
    blofoodie
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    The location in Larkinville is easy to get to, and we had no trouble parking. The menu is fun, unique, and changes weekly, the decor is modern and bright. Service was good. I had the Steak Thai Tacos for $12 and they were fabulous! They didn't come with anything, though, so it wasn't extremely filling and definitely no leftovers. I'm looking forward to going back in warmer weather with the doors and "walls" open.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great spot for a casual or
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    great spot for a casual or business lunch!! great food, friendly staff, exciting to dine in the heart of Larkinville!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    Lynn
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    A great place for lunch. I was worried that it would be crowded on a Friday, but not too noisy. There is a limited menu but the food choices are perfect for lunch. Good portion sizes and great staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Beautiful
    jojo
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    We went to lunch here on October 3, 2013. The food was so delicious, and the staff was so friendly. The flowers were amazing, and everything looked so happy. Even the colors used to decorate the place make you feel good. This place has really transformed the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will's review
    Will
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    Great location in a very attractive setting. The Filling Station has tremendous potential but feels like it's managed but amatures. I was looking forward to a new exciting Buffalo restaurant, but was disappoint. Perhaps it's just growing pains. I hope they can improve in the near future.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meatball on Lunch Menu
    kat63
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Please don't take the meatball off your lunch menu - it was so good!!! I took a friend for the first time and she loved the restaurant as much as I did. Very good food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Larkin Filling Station
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    The Larkin Filling Station is clearly one of the best spots to dine for lunch in downtown Buffalo. Set within the up and coming Larkin Square area, this eatery serves inventive sandwiches, soup, pizzas, and salads that will please just about anyone's palate. Come early though (before 12 noon) as on seasonable days, the place fills up quickly!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic