Lindley Park Filling Station – Greensboro NC
I have written a few posts about restaurants in other towns, but wanted my first post about a local restaurant to be of Lindley Park Filling Station. My husband found it after it had been open for about a year. I can’t believe it took us so long to find this place. The combination of amazing food and a great dining experience make this my top pick for Greensboro.
Lee the manager, along with her staff, go out of their way to learn your name and remember it, along with what you like to drink. Taylor thinks they have the best sweet tea in town! When you walk in, you feel at home, even if it’s your first time. While friendly, they have a great knack for knowing when I just want to be left alone to decompress and read a book. You never feel rushed even when there is a pack of people waiting at the door for your table. It’s a pretty small space, with a great outdoor patio. Don’t be turned off by a group at the front waiting for a table, you can almost always get a seat at the bar. Sarah, the co-owner has done a great job making this a true neighborhood bar and bistro. Even though it is close to UNCG, it is not a college hang out. Expect to see moms with young children, retired couples, business groups, and friends re-connecting. But mostly expect to feel welcome and at home.
Atmosphere is important, but I wouldn’t keep going back if the food wasn’t amazing. I go mostly for lunch as it is fairly close to my office. The menu is the same at dinner. Since I try to eat healthier for lunch, my all time favorite is the Filling Station Salad with chicken. It comes with walnuts, cranberries and blue cheese. It is served with their homemade balsamic dressing which is the best in the Triad, trust me on this. When I get tired of this salad, I switch over to the Longview which is perfectly cooked salmon on spinach with walnuts and onions and another homemade dressing.
If you are looking for something hardier, try the Chapman Street, which is the best burger in town with homemade pimento cheese and bacon. Another favorite is the Brice Street. With a sandwich I will get the sweet potato chips but my guy friends love the tater tots. Apparently there are no tater tots in Charlotte as my business associates from Charlotte can’t wait to eat lunch here just for their tater tots. Chris, the chef and co-owner makes amazing soups and chilies, their will be a different one every day along with a special sandwich. You can take home a pint for dinner along with their salad dressing, pimento cheese, egg salad or hummus.
I hope you will give this place a try, whether you are local or visiting. It is close to UNCG and the Colieuem on the corner of Walker and Elam. A true neighborhood bistro. Maybe I’ll see you there. If you are looking for something more than s sandwich, try out their sister restaurant which is only open for diner, Josephine’s. More about Josephine’s later.
2201 Walker Ave. Greensboro, NC 27403