Liberty Station - Madison

4.6
102 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
Liberty Station - Madison offers BBQ and American comfort food in Madison.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 102 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TaylorD
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, excellent drinks, beautiful restaurant. The bbq was delicious: Smokey and tender! We will definitely be returning again soon!

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JayE
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like Liberty Station and have returned several times. The draft beer lineup is outstanding. The staff is always positive and customer orientated. I like the opportunity to make a reservation through Open Table and the option to reserve a high top or regular table is a big plus. We will be back again.

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JimJ
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I really enjoy their food, and they have a good selection of beers

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good overall experience. Great food, great atmosphere. Not enough help in the bar. Bar tender had more work than she could handle. Manager stepped in to help but need more staff.

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JenS
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We've frequented this location a few times and have always been very pleased. We brought friends along this time and it wasn't the best experience. We reserved a high top (in the bar area) but were seated at a regular table in a side dining room. Our server didn't greet us for almost 10 minutes after we sat. He then took our drink orders but instead of getting us waters he bussed tables around us. Another server had to remind him that we didn't have our drinks. The rest of the dinner followed suit. The food, as always, was excellent. The staff who brought our food were quick and pleasant. The service on this particular occasion wasn't great but the food was and this is still one of our favorite restaurants in Madison.

Liberty Station - Madison
Responded on January 15, 2021

Jen, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I have investigated your visit with us on Saturday and I would like to apologize that your service fell below both of our standards. As you know prompt friendly service is crucial to an enjoyable dining experience and I am concerned that you did not receive that with us. On your next visit I guarantee that we will exceed your expectations and solidify our position as one of your favorite restaurants in Madison!

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VickieD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and happy hour drink specials! Will definitley visit again.

My only concern during my visit was the servers inability to keep his facemask over his nose.

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Skinner1
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely evening outside under the heatlamps. Chris was a great waiter. Food was great. Someone said it was the best fish fry in Madison! The one thing we noticed was that not one guest inside was wearing a mask. Granted they were eating and drinking, so I know it's hard, but still. All staff were masked, and if I worked there, I would not be too happy.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fantastic food!

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vipShed
Chicago
134 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best barbecue, we were so excited. Family friendly. The sides were superb. Wish you had one in Chicago

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Kam42
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tavern Tots are amazing!

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vipJeremyJ
Philadelphia
104 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the drive. Excellent food and great selection of beers.

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RyanS
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Liberty Station was great and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and atmosphere. I’ll definitely be back

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vipKaddy
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat in Madison, food and service are excellent

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StephenL
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best BBQ brisket I've ever had. Attentive, accommodating service. Nice atmosphere.

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AnnD
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding service. Will definitely be back to enjoy their great outdoor seating

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EliseD
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy setting, indoor and out. Pleasant, helpful staff, good happy hour and delicious food. Dusted potato chips are awesome!!

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StaciaE
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and service was great. Definitely going back!

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jill
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Been here multiple times and usually happy. Our waiter was great, but they ran out of french fries and sweet potato fries at 5:30 PM on a Sunday.

Liberty Station - Madison
Responded on November 11, 2020

Jill, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I apologize that we did not have fries to offer you on your last visit. Working around supply chain issues has been a real challenge over the past few months. We pride ourselves on having the items necessary to server our guests and I am sorry that was not the case for you. Please contact me at 608.286.1019 and I would love to show you the level of service we strive for. Matt Weir - General Manager

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ConnieT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The service was horrible even though we went at an off time, there were at least three servers in our area but it took over 15 minutes before someone came to take our order. My husbands fries were cold, mine came out a bit after rest of meal was served which I appreciated because I'd rather have hot fries. This is our second visit. I'm not all that impressed, but I want to like this place because it's a great location and the outside patio is wonderful. I'd recommend but with caution.

Liberty Station - Madison
Responded on November 11, 2020

Connie, I apologize that our speed of service fell below both your and our standards. We strive to be a step ahead of our guest's needs and I am sorry that was not the case with your experience. Cold fries are a poor addition to any meal, unfortunately our house made malt vinaigrette drizzle (while great with our fish and chips) can tend to cool down our fries a little quicker than we would like. Please contact me at 608.286.1019 I would love to host the two of you for lunch on us!

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MorganK
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outdoor seating with heaters going. Waitress was great!

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Neighbors
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Liberty Station is one of my fav new restaurants in Madison. Awesome food. The brisket is to die for. The brisket salad is my fav menu item. I loooove their BBQ sauce too. Mixed drinks aren’t their forte, stick to wine or beer. I appreciate the heated patio.

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ChrisS
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I would've rated service higher but we waited at least five minutes at the bar before a bartender even acknowledged us. The bar wasn't busy but they appeared to be making drinks for tables and stocking. Overall, the visit was exceptional and we will visit again as our waiter was awesome and frequently checked in during our visit.

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DebA
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

The patio is a nice option for dining out during this pandemic. The staff followed all safety recommendations. The paper menus and the large bottle of hand sanitizer on each table were appreciated. They have outdoor heaters as well. The food came out quickly and was delicious. The beautiful sunset was a bonus! The only downside was the beltline/traffic noise.

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vipSusanK
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend Liberty Station! The food was excellent!! I highly recommend the Pulled Pork Sandwich and LOVE their homemade chips!!! The outdoor seating is so comfortable!! It is a great place to eat!!!

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JacqueS
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Jeff was a wonderful server, & his recommendations were right on! This restaurant has many option for ambiance & it will be hoppin after Covid! The only thing I would check is the Quesedilla does not need oil on the grill😏

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu and lots of gluten free options

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DebbieS
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They have a Beautiful outdoor area with lots of heaters!

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MargeK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great margaritas! I will go back.

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Marie
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. Our server was friendly, funny, and very helpful and attentive.

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ToddF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We sat in the bar area at a booth. It was nice and open and great viewing of TVs. Bar staff waited on us with the help of the manager. We were also impressed with staff’s response to some people who walked in without masks. Well done. It was a fun evening.

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Mimi
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Liberty Station. My son and daughter-in-law were in town and we wanted a nice place to each outside. The food was very good (I had the Boston Cod) and reasonably priced. It was a cool evening and I was afraid that we would be cold sitting outside. However, the outside heaters were wonderful. We weren't cold at all. We were adequately spaced from others and there wasn't a noise problem either. Liberty Station did a great job making us feel safe during Covid-19.

I highly recommend this restaurant.

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EricS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was delicious and we had a great time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic dinner outside on the patio. Excellent set up. No road noise. Loved the heaters. Very cool atmosphere. Food and cocktails were awesome!! We will be back.

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Kerri
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time sat night. It was easy to make on line reservations. Food and drinks were good. Took advantage of some $5 appetizers. Great way to try new items. The cheese curds and chicken wings were yummy! We had the apple dessert which was so good in the fall. Good atmosphere with the outside lights and outside heaters. We would come back again good food and service! Kerrie

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HappyCustomers
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went during happy hour which ended up being perfect because we could try a bunch of different menu items and drinks for less $$. We loved the inside/outside vibe with the large open garage doors. Everything was very clean and Covid precautious taken well. Staff was very friendly! Highly recommend the tots and the ribs off the happy hour menu. We’d definitely come back.

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MarkD
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking for good food at reasonable prices, look no further than Liberty Tavern and Smokehouse! We enjoyed dinner there on a Friday night recently and all four of us enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Tater tot appetizer was excellent as were the ribs and pork shoulder dinners. Service was attentive and Hugo (floor manager) was very friendly and took time to make sure we felt welcome. We will be back.

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Andrew
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid experience with good food and attentive service. Nice beer selection and specialty cocktails. Really hope the outdoor seating--with heat lamps--will last long into the fall. We'll be back!

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HollyF
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good... especially the smoked ribs and burger with pulled pork on top... don’t pass up the corn bread. Would not recommend the chicken wrap. Atmosphere was great! Really surprised that we didn’t notice the road or highway traffic... they do a great job of disguising that. Heaters allowed us to eat outside comfortably.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had the BBQ Pulled pork and BBQ pulled Chicken sandwiches were very good would order them again. We ate outside was very nice.

FAQs

Liberty Station - Madison offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (608) 286-1019.

Liberty Station - Madison is rated 4.6 stars by 102 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.