Why We RecommendCraft beer + wood fired flatbread + old world ambiance equals one heck of a place to enjoy an afternoon—or evening—with family and friends. Located along the shores of Boardman Lake in the old Pere Marquette Rail Depot, The Filling Station has become a Traverse City landmark all its own. In keeping with its pedigree, The Filling Station has become a different kind of transportation hub—by bicycle, by foot, by car, or by boat, never has a brew pub been so accessible! With both family and adult friendly seating options—indoors and out—it’s hard to imagine a more relaxed and enjoyable eating environment. They have a sandbox for kids, yard games for adults, and a live music series cleverly coined “Ales by the Rails”. And did we mention, their flatbreads are amazing!