Shop, Eat, & Drink in Charlotte NC

Lots of flavor is what owner Fran Scibelli was known for at her Metropolitan Cafe years ago, and that aspect is back with Fran’s Filling Station, but this time there’s more variety at this Dilworth spot. Nurturing comfort foods include the Metro meatloaf, plus a bowl of two fat meatballs in wonderful marinara, rosemary-grilled chicken breast with onion rings, our famous California burger and more. Plus, Fran’s Filling station also offers mussels many ways, Maryland-style crab cakes, fried chicken sandwiches done several ways, Nicoise salad and truly fabulous fries, served with your choice of blue cheese and herbs, goat-cheese ranch dressing or “secret spicy sprinkle”.  Lunch brings 11 specialty sandwiches, house-roasted turkey and roast beef, house-baked bread, salads and soups.