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About Fran's Filling Station

Welcome to Fran's Filling Station. I opened this restaurant to fill a void: inexpensive, eclectic dishes designed to satisfy both grazers and hearty eaters in a fun, welcoming and casual environment. My mission is to prepare fresh and carefully crafted food and to serve it in a manner that nurtures the spirit as well as the body, capturing the essential meaning of hospitality. Happy Eating! -Fran Scibelli

2410 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28203
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Bistro, Fusion / Eclectic, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 2:30pm - 11:00p

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 372-2009

Website:
http://fransfillingstation.com/

Parking Details:
Ample free lot parking.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our brand new Private Dining Room is completely private and holds up to 30 guests for a seated event and more for a buffet or cocktail event. We have audio visual capability either for a business event or for a bridal, baby or other personal event, to show a memorable video.

Fran's Filling Station Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

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Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
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Comfort Food (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Cozy (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Authentic (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Casual (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Fun (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Business Meals (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
People Watching (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

We love Frans. Went there recently for friedn’s birthday and had a group of 6. Our reservation was afte 9pm so we were the last table in there. The staff was still excellent and attentive and we didn’t feel rushed at all. Everyone got something different and everyone loved their food. Nice, comfortable place with great food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Off the beaten path in a small strip mall is where you’ll find Frans. We had a 7 pm reservation and were seated promptly. We started with the shrimp and garlic appetizer then I had the lamb burger and my friend the turkey burger. We both really enjoyed our meals. Wine pairing the waiter suggested was also good! Will surely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great food, great cocktails! The waffle cornbread with pimento cheese and pepper jelly was amazing!

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great food, just make sure you plan to be there a while. It usually takes about an hour and a half to get in and out.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Fran’s is a wonderful place to eat. I am surprised it is not standing room only as the food is creative and fantastic. Always a delectable meal. And, look for half price wine night. Although not extensive, the wine list is excellent.
Quiet enough for good conversation. In my mind a “must” when visiting Charlotte’s excellent restaurants.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Consistently excellent! Fran and her staff never disappoint! Highly recommend. Neighborhood feel with exceptional food.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

This was an Anniversary date and we discovered Fran's Filling Station has fantastic, high-quality food. It is a simply decorated PLACE and small, but very cozy, and I enjoyed the ambiance. I prefer small restaurants.

The food:
For an appetizer, we ordered the cornbread waffle with pepper jelly and pimento cheese, though we got a 1/2 of one. If you get the full size one, be prepared for a lot of food - these are big, thick waffles! I couldn't decide if I liked it best with pepper jelly or pimento cheese, so I had both.

I had a Lamb Burger with blue cheese, kale salad, and french fries - fantastic!
My wife ordered a California Burger and couldn't stop talking about how good it was. Both were done properly (mine medium, hers well), but both were still juicy and tender. I wish I knew how to make burgers like this.

I was only sad that we couldn't finish it all and had to take it home. Don't worry though, even reheated, both were still delicious.

Like the Terminator, I'll be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Interesting venue -mixed ambience- elegant in front contemporary bar in back. Great apps.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

In the past, Fran’s has been 5 stars. The last experience was an off night, but I’ll still go back for another try.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Went for my husbands bday..Food was great! We will definitely be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

So good! Best lamb burger I have had and the fried chicken sandwich was out of this world. Love you can half your sides and get kale salad and fries together. Both were outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Second time here with a casual yet refined ambience and a variety of food options and amazing specials there really is something here for everyone. The artichoke dip was delicious and had the best taste of lemon in it which really brightened it up and made it special. The pasta Al Forno is comforting and warm. The special of the evening red snapper with sweet potato and kale risotto was superb. Everyone else in the restaurant who ordered it too also cleaned their plates! Can’t wait to come back. (Look online for their week night deals which can’t be beat)

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Family reunion

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The burger + fries + draught beer for $10 Wednesday special is an awesome deal!! That with the pasta al forno was a perfect split for 2 people :)

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Visited during wine and tapas week, all the food was excellent plus dessery. Flat bread with goat cheese and fig was my absolute favorite. Plan to retirn soon. Visited during the week at opening so wasn't busy initially but by 7pm had steady crowd.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Fran's never disappoints. It often falls off our radar, but every time we return we remember why. Just good, solid food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Very welcoming ambiance. Large portions, great value for Charlotte Wine and Tapas week.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was, as always, terrific at Fran's! Great selection, incredibly fresh and delicious.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We had a fantastic dinner at Fran's! This restaurant is a gem- not sure why I haven't tried before. We shared the Fried Green Tomatoes for appetizer and they were out of this world- the fry was light letting the tomato shine through and the goat cheese, tomato and pepper jelly topping was sublime. For dinner, we had the crab cakes- delicious. The chocolate cake was the perfect ending to a perfect meal!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Healthy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Cozy, Tapas, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great evening at Fran’s. Trout & crab cakes were delicious! Cocktails were perfectly crafted and our server, Nate made our special night out even more fantastic! Highly recommmend this place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

This was our second time dining here and it was amazing each time. The deserts alone are worth the visit. The waitstaff is very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The food is fresh and very tasty.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We are outside and the temps were perfect. We enjoyed the bacon wrapped tater tots, the Brie goat cheese flat bread, the scallop risotto and the tempura shrimp salad

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Outstanding
Desserts an absolute must so save room

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Cozy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 23, 2017

One of the best kept secrets in Charlotte. Excellent food and fantastic service

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 23, 2017

When we saw the size of the restaurant, we were concerned that it wouldn't be conducive to conversation, but we were wrong. It was not noisy at all and we had no problem chatting over dinner. All three of us really enjoyed our dinner. We decided we'll have to go back a number of times to order everything on the menu that we wanted.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 24, 2017

As always, good food, nice wine and lovely service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Very good, as always. Menu nicely accommodates those wanting a full multi-course dinner as well as those just wanting something lighter.
Crispy ribs and lightly fried okra starters - both specials - were winners.
A couple of guests at our table commented that entrees seemed overly salty, though they loved what they ordered.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 8, 2017

My dinner was probably the very best of the summer. Fran's choices of fresh ingredients and her attention to detail make for a delightful dining experience.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Great food. First time there and servers did not rush or interrupt conversation. Have been back since and same quality and service

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

It was my first time eating at this restaurant. We went during restaurant week and every entre, app, and dessert was absolutely delicious. Also, our waitress was extremely nice throught the busy night.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on July 29, 2017

My husband and I tried this restaurant during charlotte restaurant week. I was a little concerned when we arrived and saw it was in a nondescript strip mall but had heard the menu was good. We were very pleasantly surprised and pleased with our meal- the portions were generous and the food was excellent. We LoVE mussels and these may have been the best we have had in the city! We also had a flatbread, delicious steak and snapper. Food was all very well prepared and seasoned and we enjoyed the staff and cocktails. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 29, 2017

My wife and I enjoy going to new restaurants during Queens week and Fran's Filling Station was high on our list to visit and did not disappoint. We had an outstanding meal with excellent service highlighted by the mussels appetizer, the chicken paillard, and our two desserts- the lemon cloud and the fruit cobbler. The craft cocktails were both delicious and refreshing. We will definitely be back looking forward to trying some other things on the menu - great meal!

Tags: Healthy, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great experience from start to finish!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 28, 2017

My girlfriend and I had a great meal at Fran's last week. Both of our entrees were superb - my meatballs and her snapper. The salads were also very good - the dressings were delicious, clearly not out of a bottle. Our waiter was very helpful in consulting with the chef on food ingredients (food allergy concerns). All in all, an excellent experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Amazing!! Great flavorful food and service.

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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Very great food and wonderful service. Perfect restaurant for any occasion.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 26, 2017

My wife & I had been wanting to visit Fran's for some time because we had heard such good things about the place. It did not disappoint. We and our friends ordered the Corn Bread Waffles with Pimento Cheese, Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots, Flat Bread Pizza, Crab Cakes, Red Snapper and the Lamb Burger. Everything was prepared well and eaten with gusto. Wonderful food & cocktails shared with good friends... a wonderful evening.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 25, 2017

The food was excellent!! The first course was a dish flavourful pesto citrus mussels, followed by a crab cake with kale slaw, then topped off by bread pudding for dessert. It was the most outstanding meal that I have had in Charlotte in the 31 years that I have lived here. Although the ambience, noise level, and service, did not meet the same spectacular level as the food quality, the food was more than enough to make up for anything that was lacking.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

It was great service. Great food. Great experience. The only problem was it was very warm in the restaurant. Would still go back of course once the air is fixed

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 (Western NC)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Our party of six went for Restaurant Week and to celebrate a birthday which I had noted on the reservation. No one acknowledged it. There is little ambience and the room was too warm. When we mentioned it to the server he just said that they were having a problem with the AC.
The food was good- not outstanding. My dessert - seasonal cobbler- was like soup & not very appetizing. Some of the other desserts were better. My entrée was good and some of the other entrees were better.
I might try it at another time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Authentic
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