To call The Filling Station Smokehouse’s burgers, smoky grilled meats and sundries satisfying would be an understatement. Filling, while polite, is just about right for a civil city such as Doncaster. With another restaurant up and running with the bulls in Retford, The Filling Station Smokehouse’s reputation precedes its incarnation down East Leith Gate, on the corner with Lazerous Court on the eastern edge of the town centre. Basically, if you’re a fan of American BBQ you need to make a booking now!
The Filling Station Smokehouse’s house smoker was a trophy hard won after the owners of the popular American burger and BBQ restaurant family endured months of research and development (eating and eating, and taking notes). Now the smoky reactor is installed at the restaurant’s Doncaster town centre BBQ HQ, and into it go ribs, pork, brisket, chicken wings and a whole lot more, marinated in the restaurant’s own marinades and taking time out to think about what they’ve done over hickory wood chips, coming out pitch perfect and ready for the sauce.
It’s a slow process, but don’t worry – this Doncaster American barbecue master does the hard work behind the scenes – great food, not fast food. The results are piled into many items of The Filling Station Smokehouse’s menu, especially the From The Smoker section. Go for the smoked sharing platter – brisket, pork, smoked Chicago bulldog sausage, chicken thighs, half a rack of ribs with fries, onion rings, corn and beans or – with 24 hours advance notice (leave a note when you reserve) and not a little ambition – you can dig into The Flintstone, a massive, tenderly smoked cut from a spare rib. There’s an express lunch menu, small bites, burgers and bigger things for bigger appetites, enough to fill up a wiki and enough to regularly fill up The Filling Station Smokehouse’s East Leith Gate address, so book ahead!
Food was gorgeous, very clean restaurant, plenty of choice and the prices were good and the service was excellent. Overall highly recommend this restaurant, def go again!!!
Food was beautiful. Really enjoyed the evening the waitress was really nice and was ever happy to help when one guest ordered incorrect item. Top marks from us
Really nice place great food lovely staff we ordered dawgs and milkshakes they were really nice. Kids menu good value for money. Would definatley come again a lot nicer and better value for money than some of the pretentious restaurants in Doncaster
Great value, great staff, food was fantastic, lovely decoration and atmosphere. Can recommend a visit here. We pre booked and had a really nice meal for 4 of us
Food is really nice but staff aren't as good and it's waaay too hot!! we were sat right under the heater that was on full blast, which seemed really silly considering we're right next to an open kitchen so it's already warm anyway! Our orders were two burgers and chips and ribs to share. BOTH meals came wrong and they completely forgot the ribs! The place had one other table in at the same time and they were already eating when we came in so we were the only people they were serving really, the staff just seemed pretty incompetent unfortunately:( they're really is a lack of choice to the menu which really sucks and they prices are just ridiculous which is such a shame! Food was nice but overall I didnt enjoy it enough to go back unfortunately.
Nice food and cooked well but unfortunately there was no Brisket available, they were low on change and one of the Beer's on tap ran out whilst we were in. I'm guessing no more kegs as it was not offered to be sorted. We were the only group in the entire evening as this was works Christmas Party. Whilst we were eating the music stopped and was never put back on and the doors were locked and our bill brought as soon as we had finished our food. I guess none of us wanted another drink? I was disappointed as I came here a couple of years ago and was impressed. I'm sorry to say on this occasion I was not and felt like we were a hinderance to the staff who locked the door as we walked out at just gone 9pm.
My ribeye steak wasn't good at all, to be honest, it was literally 1/2 inch thick and dry. For a 16 quid that is just not good. My wife's meal which was Chefs Choice Ol'McDonald Burger was much better, decent amount and variety of meat. I can recommend the restaurant for a quick afternoon meal.
Brilliant service, food and overall experience. The staff were really frindly and helpful, not rushing but not leaving you for hours. I will definitely be going back again to eat with my friends and family.
The foot was great we both had burgers they were cooked perfectly With great portion sizes.The cocktails were spot on.The staff were friendly and the service was very efficient this was our first time but we’ll be back
as always the food and service were fantastic. The staff are always pleasant and helpful. This restaurant is one of the best in Doncaster and I will certainly be going back