The Filling Station Restaurant in Amherst, VA

The Filling Station began as a service station in the 1930s and is now one of the favorite Amherst, VA restaurants, bars, and gas stations. Offering outstanding food and with a remarkable selection of over 100 domestic and craft beers and ciders, it’s understandable why this is the favored place for locals. We like to say there are three ways to ‘fill-up’ at The Filling Station – Growlers, Grub and Gas.


Our Restaurant

If you’re looking for exceptional restaurants and places to eat near you in Amherst, The Filling Station is your spot. We offer a variety of delectable home-style pub food for both lunch and dinner. Our ‘Basket of Snacks’ menu has appetizers that are a perfect start to your meal as well as salty snacks that are ideal when you just need a little something with your beer. Choose one of our customer favorites like chicken wings, cheese bites, fried green tomatoes, seasoned pork rinds or one of the other amazing starters.


Our Burger, Sandwich and Hot Dog menu has traditional, as well as unique items not available at other restaurants in Amherst, VA. One of our signature burgers is the Octane Burger, our spin on the popular cheesy western burger, but with bacon and served on Texas toast. It’s a hamburger you won’t soon forget. Another local favorite is the Carolina Burger, a fresh Angus burger with mustard, chili, onions, and Virginia slaw. We also offer daily specials that are available for a limited time.


When you need places to eat near you in Amherst that serve breakfast, think about our restaurant. On Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 1 pm we offer home-style breakfast items such as biscuit sandwiches, omelets, pancakes, and other wonderful morning foods.


Domestic and Craft Beer

Craft beer and cider enthusiasts love finding restaurants in Amherst, VA with a stellar beverage selection. For this reason, you can understand why they adore The Filling Station with our wide assortment of beverages from around the country. We always have 12 beers on tap for you to enjoy in-store or to fill up your growler with. In addition, we have a large stand-up cooler that spans the back wall with over 100 beers and ciders you can purchase for in-store consumption or take with you.


Exxon Gas

The Filling Station is also a gas station offering Exxon gas. Next time you stop in for a bite to eat or to pick up a six-pack for the weekend, make sure to fill up on our premium Exxon gas.


The Filling Station is one of several Amherst, VA restaurants near you, but the only one where you can ‘fill-up’ on Growlers, Grub, and Gas. Our wonderful, friendly staff looks forward to serving you today! See you soon!