The minds behind Avenue Bread are at it again but are taking a more retro approach to their second venture, The Filling Station. When walking through its newly opened doors, you feel as if you walked into another decade. The 1950s vibe resonates within the walls of this all-American burger joint. From the antique gas pump to the car memorabilia lining the restaurant, the Filling Station is Fairhaven’s newest go-to spot to satisfy your hunger. The upbeat, family-friendly atmosphere mixed with the vintage theme is brining a new dining experience to the Finnegan corner.

The decor isn’t the only thing paying respect to its old-fashioned inspiration. With names like The Chevy Pickup, The Mustang, and The Thunderbird, the menu provides different burger selections along with appetizers like Dip Sticks (deep fried zucchini strips), Hot Rod (foot long hot dog) or the Junkyard (classic, onion and tire thread fries). The menu also provides salads, like The Tesla and The Prius, sandwiches, and soups.

The Filling Station proudly pours celebrated local brews like Chuckanut, Aslan, Wander, and Kulshan. Original cocktails like the Sidecar and Oil Change are offered along malts and frappes. To satisfy your sweet tooth, the menu offers treats like a brownie sundae made with Avenue Bread cookie dough.

Owners Wendy and John DeFreest take pride in what they are cooking up in the kitchen. Striving to only feed their customers local and fresh ingredients, the menu integrates the beloved Avenue Bread recipes with a gourmet twist. An average diner menu transforms into a unique take on a classic diner experience. Diners rave about what’s on their plates.

Join them Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. for brunch.

1138 Finnegan Way, Bellingham 360.715.1839,

"When walking through its newly opened doors, you feel as if you walked into another decade."