REVIEW: Lindley Park Filling Station – Greensboro
Lindley Park Filling Station has been one of the hot spots at the intersection of Elam and Walker in Greensboro for the past 2+ years. The Filling Station, as it is known locally, has also been one of my go-to restaurants since it opened in late 2007 right around the time when I moved to Greensboro.
The Filling Station is the brainchild of restaurant owner, Sarah Keith, and executive chef, Chris Blackburn, who had worked together at Emerywood Fine Foods in High Point for a few years which I frequented. Their killer combination of fantastic management and great food is the key to success.
Lindley Park is a great place to drink, too. They have an ever-changing beer collection which consists of a lot of great small breweries across the nation as well as the staples at every bar. I have definitely found some of my new favorite beers in there. Their wine menu is very nice yet affordable so don’t forget to check that out, too. I have spent many a night in there trying new beers and eating good food. The environment at The Filling Station is great with some awesome tunes and good people.
They have trivia on Thursdays which is always a good time and half-price appetizers on Sundays after 7 p.m. which are delicious and always makes getting my ass kicked in fantasy football more tolerable.
I went with The Lindley Sunset which is a 1/2 sandwich and either a salad or soup for a late lunch the other day. For my soup, I got the roasted chicken, corn & poblano soup for lunch which was delicious. It had the perfect amount of spice where you could taste it but it didn’t light me up. It was a pretty nasty, cold & rainy day so the soup was on point and I came very close to asking if I could buy a pint or a quart to take home with me. For the 1/2 sandwich, I got The Springwood which is hot pastrami with a spicy dijon mustard and melted swiss on marble rye. It was definitely a tasty sandwich with high quality meat.
I ventured out from what I normally order which is either the Chapman Street (pimento cheese & bacon burger on a potato roll which is the bomb) or The Greenway (basically a BLT but with fried green tomatoes and an herb garlic mayo). The sweet potato chips with ranch are an awesome side, too.
I definitely recommend the Filling Station and you will probably see me up there if you go try it out. The service can be a little slow at times but that tends to only happen when they are absolutely slammed or if they open up the back porch and patio area which basically doubles the size of the restaurant. Instead of being in a rush to eat, I would rather sit back and relax with a cold beer while I wait on my food but I understand that some people are impatient. Parking can be an issue to but there are tons of spots on the street close by on Elam or Walker so don’t drive off if there isn’t a spot in the parking lot.