On March 20, 2013 at the wish of his wife, the owner of the Fillin’ Station Diner opened this ode to the automotive industry and kick back to traditional diners in the small town of Hollywood, South Carolina.? We mean small.? In fact, if you blink and miss the one traffic light, you are out of the town limits.? For many, Hollywood is the town you pass through from Charleston to Edisto Beach.? Even its famed antique warehouse has shut down, but five years later, the Fillin’ Station Diner is thriving as well as the recipient of two Best Burger Awards in the Lowcountry.
- The Challenger – 2016 1st Place & Peoples Choice? Bands, Burgers & Brews
– Angus beef burger served over crispy onion straws, pepper jack cheese and bbq sauce.? Topped with smoked tomoto pimento cheese, bacon and green onion mayo
- The Stingray 2015 1st Place Bands Burgers & Brews
– Angus beef burger served with red onion, bacon jam, pimento cheese, pickled fried green tomato and mayo
The model is simple, husband and team do the grilling and the wife makes some of the best homemade cakes and pies this side of the Mississippi.? No disrespect to the good folks in Key West, but the Key lime pie here opened up taste buds and tickled them like no other dessert has in a long time.? This is a true family built restaurant.
This diner, filled with old automotive decor, a bathroom sink designed like an tool box, murals all around the building, old signs and license plates, kid meals served in car plates and burgers and fries and pie to die for, is a worth the 30 minute drive outside of Charleston.
Here are a few reasons why you need to dine here:
- Homemade pies, cakes and brownies made from scratch daily and only 3.75 for a slice of pie. (You may need to come often as the selections change daily)
- Burgers that are exceptional and award winning
- Prices are memorably low (6.95 for a Rachel / 7.95 for a Reuban / 9.95 – 11.95 for a Burger)
- Lots of photo opportunities
- Pecan Pie, Key Lime Pie, Hummingbird Cake (All Homemade)
- Side dishes made with traditional Southern love
- Service with a BIG smile
- Sweet tea made the true Southern way
- A true family feel
- Every visit, you are almost assured a great car show outside
- Great stop before or after Edisto Beach
- Just off of Savannah Highway (2 miles)
During our first visit, a group of missionaries down from Massachusetts stopped their bus for a bite to eat and we observed some unique behavior.? They looked like a group of 5 year old children on a playground the way they took pictures of everything from the outside to the inside.? It was a precious moment.
Fillin’ Station Diner has earned the respect of the Lowcountry with their exceptional comfort food, true family environment and classic feel.? If you have not made the journey, pack up the family and experience the Fillin’ Station Diner.
P.S. – They are closed Sunday and Monday and opened 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Tuesday – Saturday)
Photo Credit:? Fillin’ Station Diner and Charleston Daily