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Fran's Filling Station

4.5
450 reviews
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$30 and under
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Bistro
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
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
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Bistro, Fusion / Eclectic, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 2:30pm - 11:00p
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Phone number
(704) 372-2009
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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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.

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What 450 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.2
service
4.1
ambience
4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

My favorite was the fig and goat cheese flatbread, we also tried the meatballs and they were to die for. Todd was our excellent waiter!

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

I was surprised when I smiled and mentioned to the owner that we were new customers that she didn’t take a moment to greet us. She said something like, “oh good,” and walked away.

Food is overpriced.

I recommend the Brussel sprouts. I DON’T recommend the fig flatbread. Messy. Had to eat. Too much fig. Too much everything. Almost like a greasy dessert.

Won’t go back.

And not worth sitting on the patio. View of a parking lot.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great! Food is always fresh and innovative! Frans is delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food was out of this world! My husband and I were visiting from out of town and looking for something different from the usual southern food we’d been eating while on vacation. Fran’s did not disappoint. The food and service were both wonderful; hopefully someday we’ll be back!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Through someone's mistake, OpenTable was accepting all reservations, so the host had to scramble to seat us when we showed up to their tiny space with 6 people. Staff (servers and kitchen) were also overwhelmed by the sudden rush. The food was great when it eventually arrived, and everyone had a great time.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Service was sub-par.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Amazed by the great food. Every dish was and adventure in taste

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I have always loved Fran’s so I’m hoping it was just an off night, but it has been a year since I’ve been. The food was just ok and it seems the menu has changed some since I was last there. The specials are typically amazing and the reason I got, but none jumped out at me. One person did get the special and it’s not something I would try again.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was excellent. Wifey had the lamb burger and I had the meatballs. Went with two apps, which were both excellent, the shrimp and the tots duo. Service was excellent. Todd, I think his name was, was very energetic and caring.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Casual, fun dinner with friends. Food was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Fran and her team deliver every time at this, our neighborhood gem. Great food, fantastic service and a real commitment to quality and character. Easy access for those with limited mobility. Loved Fran's Roasted Chicken with root vegetables: comfort food on the healthy side in a v generous portion.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Outstanding food

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Feels like your little neighborhood bistro where you are welcome and known.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Always delicious and fresh. Fran’s hands on attention to detail is always apparent.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Great little spot for really good, creative, from scratch meals. Service was attentive, friendly and full of good recommendations. This place simply has a good vibe. Not the place to go for trendy cocktails or a fancy bar scene, but a great place to go if you are looking for great food at a reasonable price in a simple setting.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We had our daughter in town for the weekend and this was a great place to have a meal outside of downtown. The service was efficient and the food is very good.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was excellent, from the scallops, salmon and mussels to the fried chicken sandwich!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Loved the food and ambiance. Service was a bit slow and inconsistent.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Great place to go for the food and comfort. will become a regular.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This was the first time my wife and I eat at Fran's Filling Station. The whole experience was excellent and one of the better experiences we have had while living the last year in Charlotte. The Food and Ambiance were excellent, and the Service was good. We will definitely be coming back again.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Some of the best food we have had in a while coupled with great service. We had a wonderful time. Next time we will ask to sit in the back because we disnt know it was that large and we sat right by the door which was a little chilly. We will definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

First time visited Fran’s Filling Station and had a great experience both food and service. Look forward in coming back again!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Absolutely some of the best tasting food in Charlotte!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Fabulous food and service! We have never been disappointed.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Nothing special about the food, and we waited an exceptionally long time for the appetizer to arrive. It was tasty, but the "special" of braised beef and mac & cheese was awful. Our waitress seemed competent, but the kitchen was slow. This was a birthday dinner. A real disappointment.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Really enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere. We started with parmesan garlic frites and they were very good. I had the beef tenderloin skewers with mashed potatoes and Caesar salad. My wife had the garlic shrimp and the small Big salad. Our daughter had the California burger. All three meals were very, very good. Our server was new and made a couple of mistakes but he will get those corrected I am sure. We just moved close by so it will not e long before we return.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

First time diners for Restaurant Week 2018. Although the food was great and our waitress Jamie was outstanding, the large party that sat behind us were super loud and drunk which put a damper on our experience. Its funny how not one person said anything to them (manager, server, not a soul). F bombs for days! The entire front half of the restaurant just looked on as these guys (and ladies) drank and cursed like they owned the place. Its such a small setting that we all should've turned around and joined them, community style. I would recommend this restaurant for dinner and looking forward to trying out the brunch.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything was great thank you we will recommend to local friends

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We went for restaurant week and really enjoyed our meal. The bacon wrapped tater tots were our favorite menu item.

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

We visited for Queens Feast restaurant week. The food itself was very good. No complaints about it at all. However we were seated at an odd table in the corner that was too long for 2 people (we couldn’t converse easily - we were too far from each other ). Our waiter was not particularly attentive or personable. Honestly if the server had been better, it would have made up for the odd seating arrangement. But sadly, the food was really the only good thing about our visit to Fran’s

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

It was crazy busy due to restaurant week. Fran was present checking in on guests. Very personal, nice touch. Food was great and fair price.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Had a great meal, with a variety of options to choose from that aren’t everywhere else. The atmosphere was perfect for catching up. The cocktails weren’t great but definitely did the trick. I’d go back.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Attended restaurant week - first time there. Overall had a great time - food delivery took time for our entrees but the team took care a round of drinks - thank you - food was hot - my husband and I would defiantly come back again. Thank you for your hospitality

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Fig and Brie flatbread was EXCELLENT! Chocolate was ver good.

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

For innovative and the freshest of ingredients this is your spot. It is always my first choice restaurant to meet for lunch. My husband and I love it for an early dinner with or without friends. Fran is so very creative and her menu reflects our love of great, simple food and a mighty fine Cosmo!

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Yummy!!!!!

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Our waiter was a not very welcoming (as I noticed other waiters/waitress’s way more accommodating) food was great.next time would definitely try more appetizers they were above amazing.

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2018

I was there with a small group for a birthday, during Restaurant Week and experienced good food, excellent cocktails, great service, and a pleasant and inviting atmosphere. I only give it a four because the food was good, and very creative, but not wonderful.

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2.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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