If you're looking for a reasonably priced place to grab a bite in the morning hours in Eureka Springs, you might go ahead and give The Filling Station a shot.
A Saturday morning at 10 a.m. is a guaranteed busy time for any good restaurant up here, and The Filling Station is no exception. The parking lot up top was packed with motorcycles, while the lower lot in the back was filled with cars.
I was handed a menu on being seated, and
While I waited, I heard plenty of conversation. From what I gathered, many of the riders in their gorgeous black leathers were in from a group in Jonesboro, and they had come across on US Highway 412. There were families with kids that were remarkably well behaved, and several couples of varying ages celebrating whatever they'd come to Eureka Springs to celebrate.
The service seemed to move quickly and comfortably along. Each order came up with the ding of a bell, plates would be delivered, receipts dropped by and taken
care of at the register up front, and a quick bussing of each table started the process over again.
The meal was extraordinarily satisfying, and I was allowed to linger over it and observe other customers and the strange and unique things about the restaurant (such as the clear acrylic fans overhead) without
I did notice there's a whiteboard behind the cash register that offers daily desserts -- today's included coconut meringue pie, bread pudding and peach bread pudding. Lunch and dinner is also offered.
The Filling Station Restaurant
2055 East Van Buren
Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632