Good pizza pie
Good pizza pie


Comfy brewpub serves pizza and salads to complement a wide selection of craft beer. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.


BringFido Traveler Rating

The Filling Station Microbrewery has received a rating of 4.3 out of 5 bones by 15 dog owners on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 in 364 traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.

  • Jun. 14, 2019
    Great Brewery!

    We came to Michigan on vacation with our two big dogs and got rained on (typical Michigan in the summer). We came to the Filling Station because it allowed dogs outside and there was an overhang to shelter us from the rain. They were amazing. The staff was polite and accommodating. It was a tad bit chilly outside, so a staff member drug two propane heaters to the table we selected and lit them for our convenience. They brought out a water bowl for our dogs. On top of that, the food was great, the beer was great, and the people there were just all around polite and fun to be around.

  • Nov. 18, 2018
    Understand the law before a negative review

    Please understand that health codes mandated by local and state laws restrict pets from establishments that serve food. Being a dog owner, it's advised that you know local laws when visiting somewhere. The fact that this, and other local restaurants allow pets on the patio is a privilege not a right. It's not their fault that you didn't inquire about their policy before arriving.

    Being from TC, I know a lot of the restaurants listed here are because they have a patio and choose to allow pets. Bring listed on this site guarantees nothing.

    I've found that calling ahead can save a lot of aggravation.

  • Oct. 05, 2018
    Elizabeth and Meltem response

    The State of Michigan only allows dogs on a patio if there is no food served on the patio. You can bring your own food outside but wait service cannot bring you food in a dog friendly patio area.

    The restaurant has to go through strict inspections and red tape in order to get a variance permit so that you can bring your dog onto the patio where they have wait service.
    If they are granted this variance they have strict rules to abide by. One being that dogs are not allowed on the table, on a chair, or in a lap. the dog must remain on the ground.
    So give the restaurant a break, they went through a lot for you to be able to bring your dog to their establishment. The least you can do is abide by the rules-your dog is perfectly fine being on the ground while you are there.
    I have a small throw rug that I roll up and take so he has a comfortable place to lay and knows that that is his area to stay in so he's not bothering other guests or getting his leash tangled.

  • Sep. 20, 2018
    Do not see how this place is listed on Bring Fido.

    We just had one of the most irritating dinner experiences of our life as dog owners. We are from New York and visiting Traverse City with family from the area. We travel everywhere with our little yorkies that we carry around in their bags. They do not come out of their bags.
    We decided to go to the Filling Station because it was listed on Bring Fido and we had seen that they had outdoor seating. We arrived there this evening with our family and our yorkies in their bags. We selected a table outside and as soon as we sat down a woman came up to us and said “...if we had dogs they had to be leashes and on the ground”. At that time I had both my dogs on my lap inside their bags, so I said “ about on my lap and inside their bags?” To which the woman answered her scripted and parroted her absurd response of “...oh, this is a food serving area so all 4 paws in the ground”.
    So, my 7 pound, pristine clean yorkie, inside his zipped bag could not be held on my lap.
    I really hope that anyone who reads this understands the absurdity of this. I am not even sure if this is the official rule of the restaurant or if this woman was just saying random things to me.
    I only stayed because we were visiting with family members and it was our treat. Otherwise I would have never wasted my money on this place.

  • Sep. 05, 2018
    Great spot

    Pizza is ok and the brews are good. We love being able to eat here with our dog in tow. We also saw several other dogs on a packed Saturday night on the patio.

  • Aug. 09, 2018
    awesome restaurant

    The restaurant patio overlooking the train tracks and water was perfect for our two young children 3 and 5. We also brought our boxer and labradoodle. They had dishes for water. Service was quick. There were many other families with dogs there at the same time.

  • Jul. 12, 2018
    Dogs only allowed outside

    I walked in to the building bc it’s not labeled where to go- coming in from handicap side- was immediately approached by, I guess, a manager who straight up told me dogs had to stay outside and outside only- not a hello can I help you? Obviously I had no idea what I was doing- I was inside... anyways we order our food and a bar back was kind enough to follow me to our table with water. As soon as I approach the table I placed my ten Lb Pom on the bench and was told dogs have to stay on the ground- can I have a minute to put my beer down or did you expect me to drop my dog to the ground?! Overall, horrible experience. Beer was ok location is great, but if you don’t immediately know what you’re doing- we’ll, I hope you don’t take it personally... I will not be coming back.... P.S. if I want to hold my dog and let her sleep in my lap while I eat that’s my choice I don’t need to be yelled at, thanks! Any fur parent of a little pup or ankle bitter knows how important it is that they feel safe. There were big dogs around and it’s not always safe to have a little one on the ground. Regardless, work on your hospitality- and servers too... asked for two small boxes... came back with a HUGE pizza box!!?! Huh?!

  • Jun. 30, 2018
    Perfect Dog Friendly Stop

    The covered patio here has many picnic table style tables under a covered patio overlooking a lake. When we asked if they allowed dogs we were enthusiastically told “hell yeah! Bring them in!” We enjoyed a couple of beef flights, pizza, and salad there. After dinner we walked across the street to enjoy the waterfront park too! Definitely check out this great location with your pup!

  • More than one year ago.
    very friendly

    The staff was very friendly and brought out a bowl of water for my boy. Very large covered dog friendly patio and great beer!

  • More than one year ago.
    Good food

    I was pretty impressed with the flatbread pizza as I'm not always the biggest pizza fan. Service is good and order was pretty fast. Very friendly staff and nice clean area for your pup and family.

  • More than one year ago.
    Choo Chew

    Visited for lunch with family and dog on a rainy summer day. Excellent pizza and beer made it a pleasant diversion while in Traverse.

  • More than one year ago.
    Nice place for dogs but food is mediocre

    We walked over 1 mile to the restaurant on a hot day in Michigan so we were happy to see the outdoor seating was in the shade so our dog could cool down. There was lots of space for our dog but the food was just mediocre. My husband's pizza was burnt and my pizza was just okay. I wouldn't go there for the food but the outdoor space for dogs was great.

  • More than one year ago.
    Great place together dinner with the dog.

    The patio can be extremely busy. We had to wait a short time to get a seat. I really thought this would be a problem with the dog. However everybody was friendly and wanted to meet the dog. The server brought out a bowl of water without even being asked. Will definitely visit against before the end of our vacation. The pizza and beer were good too!

  • More than one year ago.
    good pizza pie

    Found this place on BringFido. Has outdoor patio seating by railroad tracks on old depot landing. Very good flatbread pizza. Server very attentive. Brought bowl of water out for our dog. Would return again soon

  • More than one year ago.
    covered patio in the rain

    My mom and dad drank beer while I enjoyed my diner too . dog friendly patio in old train station great beer and flatbreads covered patio so even though raining I was able to be with my family to enjoy. They could of brought me some water but mom got me a glass to share.

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