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Mar 2, 2010 02:35 PM

Filling Station - New Canaan

Just got back from Filling Station in New Canaan. Two thumbs up. The meat was cooked nicely - medium in the middle with a real nice crispy char on the outside. It's most comparable to In-N-Out as far as size is concerned, something I will surely miss being a recent transplant from the West Coast. But this place was really good, and I will certainly return to sample the hot dog, the Sloppy Joe, and mix and match the many toppings they offer for the burger.

Also, as a side note, they serve beer!

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    1. re: LW1

      Tony - what kind of beer do they have? Craft brews or domestic stuff like Bud etc.?

      Also, did you try the fries? The achilles heel of in n'out imo...

      1. re: Scotty100

        Went there for lunch today. They offer 2 beers: PBR for $2.50, and a craft/micro for $3.95, the name of which escapes me at this moment.

        They state their fries are made from organic Washington state potatoes. Nevertheless, they seemed like ordinary, institutional crinkle-cut fries to me, and not worth the $2.90 I paid for a small boat, IMO.

        1. re: plien69

          In addition to the PBR and Narragansett, they serve Arch Amber Ale, a good strong beer.

          While I wouldn't pay three bucks for a few big fries, I enjoyed their organic chili cheese fries. For just about $5, they're a good lunch in themselves: the delicious potatoes are a solid foundation, the absolutely unique chili pulls none of its sharp, sweet punches, a perfectly savory cheese sauce rounds it all out, and the guy behind the line is happy to throw a couple slices of jalapeno on top.

          My other fast favorite was their "Ultra Burger" - caramelized onions, mushrooms, and that cheese sauce over one of their burgers. I like the burgers, by the way. Nicely seasoned.

          Filling Station
          19 South Ave, New Canaan, CT 06840

        2. re: Scotty100

          Scotty, I did not try the fries, but agree 100% about INO's fries. I really enjoyed the fries at Five Guys in Westport which I was told would remind me of INO, but thought the burger fell a little short.

          I will try the fries and report back on them as well as the beer.

      2. Hope this place is not trying to be an organic burger/dog joint. They just don't mix.

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          1. Filling Station - New Canaan - Not awful - not the best.

            Expensive small portions - you will leave hungry after eating a double cheeseburger.

            Either the prices need to shrink or the portions need to grow.

            Great location - tight inside.

            The other beer besides PBR is Narragansett.

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            1. re: DigitalPop

              DigitalPop- I didn't think it was expensive at all nor did I leave hungry. I have no problem paying a little extra in any case for quality ingredients.

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