Have you had the chance to dine at TheStation at Person? If not, you should. It’s a converted service station that has an interesting atmosphere, a limited but tasty menu and a good selection of bottled and draught beer, wine and mixed drinks. The Station is a block north of Krispy Kreme, the iconic doughnut shop, on Person Street in Raleigh.
Monday is $5.00 burger day at The Station when the Station Burger, usually $9.00, is just $5.00 all day, opening at 11 a.m. and closing at 2 a.m. Housemade chips or seasoned potato wedges come with all sandwiches and complement the burgers very well. Suggestion: ask for your burger medium rare and eat your burger, which is actually two patties, slightly pink. It comes with lettuce, tomato, onion and American Cheese but you can add bacon, cheese dips, egg, and pickled beets.
It seems as if everything on the menu is good in its own way with unusual “bar” starters as well as soups, salads and side dished (try the mach and cheese) offered along with daily specials. The Bahn Mi sandwich is a major suggestion with its very good flavor. It comes on a French bread hoagie roll and includes fried/grilled pressed pork belly with pickled vegetables, green onions, cilantro, cucumber, and tri pepper jelly. The bread has a nice crunch to it and the pork belly is thick and juicy.
There are several North Carolina beers on draft including these from Raleigh: Big Boss Angry Angel; Lonerider Sweet Josie; and Raleigh Brewing’s “Hell Yes Ma’am” and “House of Clay” IPA. It’s a nice place to visit on a warmer spring day or even on a warm summer evening because the treat of it all is sitting outside at a table or around the unique bar that’s the centerpiece of The Station at Person. The setting allows you to people and car watch along Person Street. Enjoy.
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