The Filling Station is reminiscent of what life and food used to be. SIMPLER and NATURAL. Our hamburgers are all natural. No hormones, no antibiotics—our fries fresh cut and double fried—our hot dogs made with black angus beef—even our Coke in a glass bottle made with pure cane sugar. Everything is served just the way you remember from your childhood. Bold, juicy, flavorful with attitude.
Mention the gas station on Route 9W to people in the vicinity and you are sure to get a smile and a fond story. A woman once stated that, during the gas crisis in the 1970’s, the owner, Henry Kennell, would open the gas pumps privately for her ailing mother to ensure she had enough gas to make the frequent trips to her doctor—another man was thrilled to meet Drew Barrymore when it was in the set for the movie “Riding in Cars with Boys”—in the 1960’s, Palisades children loved to walk to the gas station for candy, soda and rocket pops—and what about the stolen Indian Motorcycle sign? Was it ever found? No, it never was! Read more here.
A photo of the original 9W gas station, now the home of T.F.S. Burger Works.
Henry Kennell (1900-1993), his sister Lucy, and their dog “Sunshine” at his Route 9W gas station, 1933.