Old Towne Eats

Filling Station 1

The Filling Station Cafe is a quaint little place located at the intersection of Glassell and Maple. They serve great no-frills breakfast, yummy lunches and (from what I hear) amazing pies.

I’m sad to report I’ve only eaten there 3 times. Twice for breakfast and once for lunch. When I was there for breakfast, we sat inside at one of the booths in the front. The cafe has lots of old metal gas station signs and the like. The kitchen is right behind the bar for all to see. That is actually one of my favorite parts about the place. I like sitting there watching all the different food get cooked and smelling the variety of food be prepared. Admittedly, it’s not the cleanest looking kitchen I’ve ever seen, but things like that don’t bother me all that much. It looks like a kitchen that is well used and abused. They also have a great outdoor patio with pretty plants surrounding the area. It’s nice when the weather is nice, however, I found the traffic noise (especially the buses from the train station) to be a bit too much for me.

Filling Station 2

My 3 experiences with the food all went very well. I first ate there several years ago for lunch. I had their cheeseburger and it was good. I wasn’t blown away, but I definitely enjoyed it. The next 2 times I was there for breakfast and was blown away. I had the cornmeal pancakes, which were excellent! VERY filling, but tasted amazing. The second time I had their Old Towne Scramble, or as I call them at home, mixed up eggs. I can’t remember everything that was in the eggs, but I can tell you it was awesome.

All 3 times I’ve been there I’ve been too full to even consider having their pie, but I had no idea their pie had a history. According to multiple sources of mine, the pie is somewhat of a family staple at holidays. To the point of family members getting mad if the pie is forgotten or sold out. Had I known this I would have left room at my earlier visits. I know what I’m doing with the next spare few dollars I end up with!
For this post I really wanted to pack it full of interesting facts about The Filing Station, but their website really leaves a lot to be desired. The map function gives you directions from Kansas. If you really want to know the history, go eat there. The menu has the story on there, and there are pictures and memorabilia all over. So…..go!

In case you missed the part about it being old, this pic is from 1925. Thanks to oldgas.com for the pic.

4 Comments so far

  1. DanGarion (dangarion) on July 24th, 2008 @ 8:31 am

    The correct website address is http://www.fillingstationcafe.com/

    I’ve talked to the owner a number of times he told me that his wife makes the pies from scratch. Although we have gone to have breakfast there a number of times, and a couple of times for lunch, we’ve never ended up having pie! Hoping to get one soon though.

    Also another vote for the cornmeal pancakes, they are awesome.

  2. Dave Share (daveshare) on July 24th, 2008 @ 9:33 am

    Doh! Thanks dangarion! Fixed the link!

  3. Gina (oc_gina) on July 25th, 2008 @ 5:14 pm

    We’e gone by there too many times to count, but never eaten there. Always saw people there, so we thought it had to be good. Now I think we’ll make a point to try it out.

  4. Dave Share (daveshare) on July 25th, 2008 @ 7:56 pm

    And that’s the whole point of these posts!!! GO TRY IT!

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