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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Cozy (12)
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Good for Birthdays (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Authentic (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Casual (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Romantic (4)
Business Meals (3)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Food was average. Chocolate cake tasted like a Walmart birthday cake.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

We went to Fran’s Filling Station for Restaurant Week and had great food and service! We’ll definitely be back. The only thing I would have changed is the timing of the courses- we received our entrees while still working on appetizers.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined 2 days ago

We got there when they opened so it was pretty quite while we dined. It started to get really busy as we left so I'm sure it was a bit more noisy after that. The food was great! I had the crab cakes for dinner and they were wonderful. Actually made with crab and not just filler. I was pretty full after eating just the two.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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·Dined 3 days ago

One of Charlotte’s best neighborhood restaurants! Food is always delicious and the service outstanding! Comfort food taken to next level! A local gem!!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

First night of Queen's feast. Moderately overbooked. The food was very good and a great value. Staff were very professional and handled things very well, despite the crowd and pace that they had to move. My only issue was that the person seating folks did not have a handle on her job and seated parties out of order while spending more time talking to friends than to the people she was seating. After multiple interventions from the staff and complaints from patrons, the throng at the door finally began to clear and the empty tables were filled. Please fix this. It casts shadows on a great place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

Met friends and visited on their recommendation and we were not disappointed. Wonderfully attentive and personable service, wonderful flavors with a nice selection of deliciousness. Local brews and nice wine list. Overall it was an enjoyable evening from start to finish.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Our dinner for three was great. We ordered small tapas to share and was not disappointed in any of them. Bacon wrapped tater tots, mussels, frites, calamari, and fig and goat cheese flatbread. All tasty and served at the right temperature. The calamari was served crispy on top of marinara. I like this since I love plenty of marinara and you couple scoop out the sauce with the food. The frites were garlic and parmesan. Nice and crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The bacon wrapped tater tots had a slight spicy kick to them, yum. And the flatbread was a nice flavor with the fig jam on the bottom topped with the melted cheese.. These 5 apps and a bottle of wine ($35) were ~$75, a very reasonable price. The waitress was knowledgeable and attentive. And they served a free piece of cake for our birthday companion. We went on a Monday night, here were a few other tables filled with guests, but not a busy night. It was a great experience and I will definitely go again.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My food was luke warm and when i mentioned it, all i got was an apology and not an offer to correct it. Also ‘Fran’ went to every table to ask how everything was and skipped our table. I’m guessing it was due to the demographics. Also it took at least 45 mins to get our main course from when our appetizer plates were removed. We kept getting ‘ its coming shortly’ and when we got there, it was maybe 30% full. And to top it all off, the bread pudding we got to go was charred on the top and then really soggy on the bottom. Overall, for my moms first visit there, she was not impressed.

Tags: Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was ok. Service horrible. The wait staff looked totally confused and they were so slow!!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Julie was a most unprofessional server. As I was going to bathroom, I heard her talking about my husband and me in such an ugly manner. We will never go back, if that’s the way they treat their customers for telling them that their food was cold. Their lead server was equally as appalling. It’s very open so quite noisy with little ambiance. I would not give a recommendation for this restaurant.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 22, 2017

What can I say?! Fran's menu is spot on fresh, creative and delicious each and every time we dine with her. She and her staff are engaging and professional. A top choice in Charlotte for any occasion. Great neighborhood feeling!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 21, 2017

My Mexican family came for a visit to the Queen City for the holidays. Food and drinks were terrific, ambiance was great, especially with the venue being so accommodating for a party of 9. But most importantly , the service we received was outstanding.
7 out of the 9 people of our party didn’t speak fluent English, but our waiter was extremely patient while we were translating and explaining the kind of dishes they offered. I’ve always loved Fran’s and today they made my family feel right at home.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 17, 2017

As always the service was exceptional the cocktails divine the food incredible. Frans has never disappointed us!! Bravo!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Was a great meal

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 15, 2017

This is our go to spot for a delicious, casual lunch or dinner. The flavors of each and every item are superb. If visiting CLT, you will never regret coming to Dilworth for a truly delicious experience.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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