...About Us...
Amy, Wilson and Tim Roberson
Tim and Amy Roberson are the owners and operators of The Filling Station Catering Service, Sunset Stables Cowboy Cookhouse and The Sundown Cafe, located at the Senator Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center in Williamston, NC.

The Filling Station has been catering for over twenty five years now. Our staff combined has over 60 years experience and thousands of successful caterings under our belt.

We are the go anywhere, cook anything, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week full time catering operation. There is no limit as to how far we will travel to cater. Tim says "we'll go anywhere so long as they pay us when we get there!" We have many popular menu options such as pig pickings, seafood, steaks, chicken, etc., but are not limited to just those. If you can think it...we can cook it!

Thank you for coming to our website and please read on to learn more about your catering options and how to contact us.
...History of our Dining Room...
The Filling Station Restaurant and Catering Service originally started as a restaurant in Robersonville, NC owned by the Roberson brothers.

In 1990, the brothers purchased and moved a pack house built around 1909 from Gold Point, NC and attached it to the current restaurant. They wanted to preserve the murals and provide themselves with a new "main" dining room, for their restaurant "The Filling Station." And so, it still stands til this day, as our Historic Dining Room! The pack house became an instant attraction.

Before being relocated, the pack house had been a grocery store, owned and operated by the late Jim Johnson. In 1947-48, Bill Bemis, a native and artist, from Massachusetts, was asked to paint murals high on the store walls. With a "Secret Mixture" of paint, he painted the scenes at night, after his normal job. The most famous of these works is the 40's fox hunt scene portraying the Johnson family during a hunt. When the store closed, the original artifacts from the store were bought by the NC Museum of History before the building was moved to its current location by the Roberson brothers and attached to the Filling Station Restaurant. In 2005, Tim and his wife Amy became sole owners of the restaurant and catering business. For many years the restaurant served the community before it closed in 2012.

While the restaurant is no longer open to the public, it can be rented for private parties. The catering service continues to grow, (see Catering Service)