So we decided to stop in at The Filling Station in Lees Summit the other day to give it a try. First impressions were very good. The outside was cute it looked like an old school gas station! The inside was neat too. It had soda shop style tables. There were all kinds of reproduction oil signs and gas station pictures and signs all over!
On to the food. I ordered the two meat combo ribs and burnt ends. They served sauce on the side. The sauce was ok, it was not a Kansas City style at all. It was like a glaze sweet with large chunks of different spices. The ribs were good lightly smoked and seasoned. They also did a good job on the burnt ends, again lightly seasoned and smoked. They could have been burnt a little bit more…
Ms. Chop had a Pulled pork sandwich. She wasn’t happy with it. She felt it was dry. I tried it–it was a bit dry. She also had some good potato salad and and some really good coleslaw.
In my opinion, The Filling Station is an ok place to eat. I would like to see a little more passion in their food. For example, by turning down the meat warmers so the meat would retain it’s moisture throughout the day. The staff could be a little nicer–everyone has their off day, but remember: this is a customer service business and a happy customer is a returning customer.
If you go by The Filling Station in Lee’s Summit, please let me know if you had a good experience!