The Liberty

The Liberty

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thelibertycharlotte.com/
  • Phone: 7043328830x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Brunch: Sunday: 8:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00-10:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Tom Condron
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Liberty has a private dining room that can accommodate 65 for a sit down dinner or 90 for a cocktail party. The dining room features it"s own bar and restrooms.
  • Private Party Contact: Matthew Pera 703-332-8830x
  • Entertainment: Live music every Thursday

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East Blvd
  • Public Transit: The East/West Blvd station for the Lynx light rail line is in our parking lot.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Private Lot
A word from The Liberty
The Liberty is Charlotte’s first Gastro pub. Our goal is to provide great food and drink at a reasonable cost. The first Gastropubs started in London as many top chefs turned away from the high costs of fine dining, wanting to do their food in a more casual setting.
We also share this vision. Our menu offers elevated comfort foods and pub fare using the best ingredients available. We serve 19 hand crafted beers on tap (plus PBR!), and another 60 by the bottle. Our wine list is carefully chosen to give you 30 affordable wines by the glass. Naturally, we also have a full selection of spirits as well.
We don't have a dress code, or for that matter, an ounce of pretension. We are casual enough for jeans and a tee shirt, but nice enough for a first date.
We are a neighborhood establishment, sitting at the gateway to South End and Dilworth, with a light rail stop in our parking lot.
We are unlike anything else in Charlotte.
Welcome to The Liberty.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
The Liberty reviews from OpenTable diners
91 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (53)neighborhood gem (48)good for groups (47)great for lunch (37)great for outdoor dining (35)great for brunch (17)vibrant bar scene (16)hot spot (16)special occasion (15)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (9)scenic view (4)notable wine list (4)romantic (3)Show More
  • First visit
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My first experience at The Liberty was excellent. I have been wanting to visit since I saw their homemade veggie burger on the top 5 list in Charlotte Magazine in June. That honor is well-deserved. The burger was awesome! I ordered it without the bun, and it was still great! Also, I was pleased to see so many other vegetarian options. I look forward to a return visit to try something else. I sat outside and enjoyed watching all the local activity, even the occasional fire truck leaving the station across the street. The kids at the next table loved that!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rave Reviews
    loveitalianVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My husband and I took some friends to the Liberty over the weekend, and we left with nothing but good things to say about our meals. We all ordered different burgers, and they were all delicious. I was amazed to find that the house made veggie burger was my favorite. The cheeses and buns and sauces were just as high quality as the burgers. Love the beer selection, too! My friend who doesn't even like beer really enjoyed the pumpkin imperial stout that I got. Great time and great menu!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Just as good as the first!! Couldn't decide what to order so I had the same thing as the first time too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pattiepie
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Food was excellent and the service great! They even gave our company a discount!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You'll Come Back for More
    Moochie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    You could make a meal of the appetizers and small plates alone. Delicious homemade pretzels & fondue and pountine so good, you'll think you're in Canada. My 10 year old requests The Liberty whenever we plan to take out of town guests out for good meal. (And she's never seen the beer menu.) A truly wonderful place to go for a beer after the game or a meal with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Liberty Restaurant, Charlotte
    luvtoeatout
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We sat outside, I had made the reservation through Open Table and they did not have it...however, it was not very crowded as my group went early. The food was great! Terrific Burgers!! And wonderful sitting outside...will go back!! Have been there before for a special brunch and it was also good. I highly recommend The Liberty, in South End, unique to Charlotte and a standard good restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Liz1
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Love the grass fed beef and local brews! Your hamburgers are amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    Dsgnerlife
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I've been to The Liberty before, planned a date night with my boyfriend! I knew he would love their food and most definitely the decor! Our new favorite place to go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Liberty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    They had so many unusual and delicious burgers. I definitely would go back to try another .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Such a Lovely Brunch
    SouthernGirlAdventures
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    French Country Omelette tenderly wrapping goat cheese, roasted tomatoes, spinach, & caramelized red onions alongside crispy tender potato hash… CREAMY Shrimp & Grits + FRIED EGG… SAVORY unctuous short ribs atop poutine… Blackberry French Toast slathered in sweet whipped cream… hot coffee, welcoming chat with favorite staff, relaxing Sunday afternoon… all good! SO GOOD!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Service
    BlackandWhiteReviewsVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We love the Liberty, and this was probably our best experience to date. The menu has been updated, and while we opted to change our poutine option to one of the new varieties (we will probably go back to the classic version next time), the American burger was maybe better than ever. And to top it all off, our waitress was one of the best we have ever had at any restaurant. Attentive, without being overbearing, and quick to check up on us at all times. As always, highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The poutine was amazing! The brisket was so tender mixed with the cheese curds and gravy made it the perfect combination. Will be back just for that appetizer!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My fave restauant in Charlotte
    Tipyluv2323VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Gourmet bar food?!?!? What could be better???? I love this place. Get the Earth Burger - you will be obsessed!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Liberty- Restaurant Week
    QueenCity
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I really enjoyed my experience at the Liberty during Charlotte's Summer Restaurant Week. Their outdoor patio is a great spot to enjoy lunch or dinner. I had dined there once before and enjoyed it just as much for my second experience. Their menu is interesting, fresh, and well executed, from their appetizers to their desserts. I will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice
    Dassist
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Fun times with large group and good quality food. Will go back and try eatting outdoors.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Tried The Liberty for restaurant week and found a great new place for an elegant and tasty meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sad face for Restaurant Week :(
    LAJOHAVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We love The Liberty and actually go often. Normally, for Restaurant Week, we try new places, but since Chicken and Waffles was on their special menu, we thought we'd go. We get there, no Chicken & Waffles. In its place was some fancified Chicken & Dumplings, which was actually Cornish Hen & 3 Gnocchis with a slimy fried egg on top. I'm sorry, I love The Liberty, but it just wasn't good. Had to remove the fried egg because it was pretty much raw. Just plain couldn't eat the entree. I must say, the corn chowder for starters was good, and the Salted Caramel Budino for dessert redeemed them. We actually found The Liberty during a previous Restaurant Week, but this time, I think they could have put a little more love into their menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    yummytummy
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    What a find! We went because of restaurant week. The food was awesome! The pork belly lollipops are to die for! Our server was attentive without be overbearing - great selection of local craft brews. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We went to The Liberty for restaurant week which is a set menu. I was really looking forward to the Chicken and Waffles but the menu was changed when we arrived and only Chicken and Dumplings was listed. I asked about the Chicken and Waffles but our server couldn't explain why the menu was changed. I figured I would get the chicken still but then I was told that they were out of chicken!!! I ordered the seafood broil instead and it was flavorful but the mussels and clams were very small and there were only several shrimp. I would go there again for some lower-priced options but not for dinner or restaurant week.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific food horrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Looking for a dinner spot on a Sunday before catching a flight home we choose this place, apparently what we non-locals didn't realize was that most southern barbecue joints close early on Sundays. What we discovered was a terrific place for drinks, unique foods and local ambiance. What we didn't find was an attentive staff. Our "last straw" was when we had to go to the bar ourselves to get our own drink refills, which in itself doesn't seem like a big deal, but when that's where you find your waitress hanging out and not even offering an apology for ignoring us we took offense. If ever in town again we might give them another try but unfortunately this experience was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent dining experience
    Foodie3583
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food was served with wonderful presentation and tasted as good as it looked. Whole fresh ingredients and was delicious. They also had an extensive craft beer list with unique selections. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unique & delicious
    ting
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I really enjoy The Liberty - delicious food, cool atmosphere. Everything I've tried has been fantastic there and they have fun unique flavors assembled in a different way.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok if you want a burger
    FLtraveler
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Food was fine but the menu is small and overpriced. Its limited to burgers and only a few dishes. Nothing bad to say but I don't know if ill return based on the menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall Good food
    bacgrad
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This is your typical craft beer type house. The décor is fitting. Lot's of wood with a flair of modern. The food is good, but nothing much better than you'd get at Chili's. They do try to put a spin on the food to make it different. I had the pulled pork with tortillas. It is a fun way to eat pork, but the flavor wasn't there. The mixed berry cobbler was good- plenty of fruit! My spouse had the steak w/ asparagus & fries. Again, the steak was prepared correctly, but the combo of ingredients didn't seem very special. We never did receive our Georgia boiled peanuts we were promised... Service was not very good. "Kara B." let our drinks run dry several times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reese122
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Food was the highlight. Out of 4/5 wines, disappointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Liberty
    RestaurantWeek1
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We went to Liberty for Restaurant Week promotion. It was our first visit to the restaurant. Party of 6 for a special occasion. Everything was nice, food good, service above average, and value for the price. Entire party enjoyed themselves and we would go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was just ok....
    Sweetpea
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food was good, however, I expected it to be better. The Mediterranean Risotto, was bascially a bowl of vegtables. It was ok, but it was not risotto. We went at 5 pm and still we had to wait for refills. My experience was just ok, especially when compared to other locations in the area. I like to support locally owned establishments and would probably come back just to see if it was an off night, hopefully my next experience will be an improvement compared to my first.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Truly Impressed
    PeaceLoveandBurgers
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I heard about this place from a co worker and needed a place to celebrate with friends that had outstanding food. So of course decided to give this a try. Started out with the fried pickles and those were absolutely phenomenal. I had the Lobster Mac and Cheese (also known as heaven on earth) and a burger with Pimento Cheese (first time having it) and jalapeno bacon. Best meal I've had in quite a long time. Definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great burgers
    TmbgVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Great Sunday dinner experience on the patio. I would highly recommend he pretzels and the burgers. Outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Choice
    CLTfrqDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Always a reliable spot with an evolving menu, which keeps it interesting. Staff was attentive and friendly. Scene is energetic and fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great burgers, good service
    Thadeous1
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This is a great place for the people that want to have great food for a relatively cheap price. I took a girl here for a first date and it was a fitting place to do so. It's quiet enough you can hear each other talk and the atmosphere is laid back. This is not a place you go to impress someone with money, but rather a place that is not intimidating for anyone involved. The beer and mixed drink selection is good and the service was fast and friendly. The burgers were not greasy, although they were messy, and the fries were crispy. I will definitely go back here with friends or a date in the future.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 60 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 683 reviews are from the The Liberty reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was excellent, however, our server would often seem to be missing. We ran a different server down to assist us with a slight order hiccup. We had to wait to get drinks refilled and then finally seemed like it took longer than should to get our check. Thankfully we weren't late to our next engagement. If it wasn't for the good food, I probably wouldn't go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not sure server wanted to be there.
    Kevin
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This may be the worst server ever. We came for Father's Day brunch. It took the server 10 minutes to come to our table, another 10 to bring drinks, another 25 minutes to take our order, and another 30 minutes to receive our order. The guy seemed annoyed when ever we asked for anything, but he kept saying thank you. My father in law had asked him what cheeses were in the Mac and cheese. The server didn't know. After walking by the table three times he finally said as he was passing by "Parm and cheddar." That's it. The food was great, but we will never return.
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  • IT'S A FAVORITE!
    ting
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I love this place! Must trys: french toast!, crunch burger!, fresh pretzels - can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as our 1st visit
    MeatballVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Didn't like the calamari appetizer. Burger was overdone, even at "medium" it was too crisp with very little pink. $14 burger is too expensive! Very salty tasting. Service was very slow to engage us initially but was fine thereafter.
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  • VERY disappointed
    BludogVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We must have caught them on an OFF NIGHT. Our server was pathetic - we needed to ask and re-ask and (most of the time) stop another server to get even minimal service. Two of us ordered beers that were served WARM - yucky warm - and when we alerted one server to the concern we were told, "Oh, yeah, we are having some problems with our draft beers". And, still attempting to sell them - duh??? When our food (FINALLY!) came the fries/chips were COLD - like oil residue was beginning to harden on them. To top it all we had mentioned on the reservation that we needed to keep an eye on the time and allowed +2 hours for dinner (for FOUR!) our server COULD NOT BE FOUND to give us the check and we LATE! Too bad for Liberty - it should do better.
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  • Awesome!
    Benjamin
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Amazing food, amazingly affordable. Highly reccomended lunch spot as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • To a new level
    FrazmVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This place has taken "burgers and beer" to a new level. Our table tried three different burgerd, all of which were imaginative and very tasty. Their jalapeno bacon is amazing! They actively maintain their beer list to include distinctive selections. We were surprised to find a recent release from Boulevard in our native Kansas City. They also have a large unpublished kid's menu--just ask your server. Overall,an excellent choice for a family meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place for lunch
    LovedNYC
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Service was great, and the steak salad was delicious. We had a party of 5 and everyone was happy with their meal. The atmosphere was energetic but not too noisy. I will definitely come back again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love The Liberty
    Rich
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I've eaten at The Liberty multiple times and I've yet to have a bad experience. The burgers are some of the best I've ever tried.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic