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!
One place not a lot of people know about which is a shame! It's an outstanding place!
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