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The Liberty - Southend

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1163 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Perfect For:
  • Great Beer
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, American
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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
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Phone number
(704) 332-8830
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tom Condron
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
East Blvd
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Parking details
Private Lot
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Public transit
The East/West Blvd station for the Lynx light rail line is in our parking lot.
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Entertainment
Live music every Thursday
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1163 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Friendly staff, went off peak Friday evening at 6:30 - hmmm not crowded at all. Crunch burger was tasty as was Poutaine.

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

It was fine. I am a vegetarian and ordered a veggie burger. The waiter asked who ordered it and gave me the plate. I was about to bite in when I thought it looked like meat. Sure enough, he gave me a turkey burger. Thankfully, I didn’t take a bite- but gross! They barely apologized and didn’t really care. I won’t go back.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had a party of 6 and had no problem with the noise carrying on a conversation. The food was great, mostly pub food but they do have entrees. I will definitely go again. On Saturday night I would recommend a reservation, the place was packed at 7:30pm.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our server did a great job taking care of our group of 11 , including 1 baby. Sorry, I can't remember her name now. Everyone really enjoyed their meal and beers, plus the bucket of freshly made pretzels was a hit!

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We booked a booth at the Inaugural Liberty trivia Contest. It has a ways to go. We crushed 3 parts of the 4 of the contest, but one part was unfathomable, so we only got 3rd place ($25 OMB gift card - sweet!) Some self-named "Douchebags" won 1st place. The Liberty burger was so big, one of our party had to have a doggie bag. The Korean wings were great, but the pickles served with it were so-so. Try so spring-fresh kim-chee. The beers were great, and that's what we came for. Any chance of adding Cigar City to the list? Keep up the contest; it holds great promise. The Curmudgeons shall return!!!!

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Generally poor Easter experience. Took 3 tried to get the food right and the pie wasn’t nearly cooked through. Very disappointing.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Brunch

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Extremely noisy in restaurant area next time we will try the bar area.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The Open Table reservation process worked fine. The restaurant had come well recommended, and since we had a group of us heading uptown to a basketball game, this seemed like a great option.

I must say that I was disappointed in the food. It didn't wow me with flavor and the prices seemed high ( almost $20 for a little brisket over mashed potatoes is one example). Obviously my choice might have just not been right, but a number of us weren't just struck by the food. Maybe it was just us. It wasn't bad, just nothing special, and a little pricey.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Excellent, courteous and prompt service

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great chicken sandwich w a lettuce bun and brussel sprouts. My dining friends both said they would order it next time. An easy lunch spot!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great place, always wonderful food and service. I have enjoyed many great meals. Mothers Day 2017 was truly awesome.

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2018

I've been here for business lunches and dinners in the past. Always loved coming here. It's been a while since I've visited but I seem to recall the menu being more than salads and sandwiches for lunch. The lunch menu was underwhelming right now. We did love some of the appetizers. Not sure I would schedule a special business lunch there again.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

A 2pm lunch on Saturday. Restaurant side was near empty. The positives were my wife’s cocktail after it was sent back to add simple syrup. That worked. My burger was done perfectly and flavorful. They do great burgers. Fries were luke warm at best. My wife’s salmon was under cooked and cold in the middle. Had to get hostess to assist because our server was AWOL. Apologies followed with a new salmon which was done perfectly. This was out worst visit here. Others had been fine.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The Liberty was so great! This was my second time here for dinner and it was so great! I had the chicken sandwich with sweet potato fries and it did not disappoint! Drinks were amazing and very accommodating wait staff!

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2018

It was just okay, we thought we would try it. I wouldn’t necessarily go back.

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2018

They are missing it on a lot of fronts. The food was average at best. The atmosphere is average.
It used to be a lot better. It is a great location

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Service was terrible. All food was cold. Won’t be returning.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Service was slow

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The service was not good - we had to ask three different times to get refills on our drinks. The food was very good... truffle fries were amazing for a shared starter. We all had burgers that were delicious - only complaint is that the sweet potato fries were undercooked. Chips and salad were very good. Would go back for sure!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

It was a great meal with fabulous service. Don’t skip the pork rinds but every dish is a pleaser. An amazing beer list plus a derp wine offering complete the meal. The budino is a fantastic finish for dessert, too.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Surprised Birthday Dinner

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Went for brunch with friends. Not too busy from what it looked like. The waitress was very nice but got a couple things on our checks wrong. No big deal, would go there again!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The Korean wings were amazing. Our waitress was really good as she had a whole section including two large parties but never neglected our table.

I also had the pimento cheese beef that came with loaded potatoes that were to die for. I will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We didn’t get seated for 30 min after our res time
My colleagues brisket was so dry he couldn’t eat it

Everything else was satisfactory

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The lamb burger was delicious. The beverages, food, and check were brought out to us quickly.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

This past Saturday at 1:30 PM The Liberty was hopping. Had to wait for table to clear. Food was excellent: French Dip burger done perfectly, but 2 small hiccups, au jus tasted canned, side salad was very small (much smaller than the Blakeney location), my wife's fish sandwich was a hit. Best of all were the cocktails made with a local moonshine equivalent with ginger. Ginger was present in first drink, but not in the second one. Still tasted great.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

One of the better food bargains on Charlotte. Tasty choices nicely prepared and efficient friendly waitstaff.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Loved eating in the bar area being entertained by Josh Daniel!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Loved it! Great food and service. Fun atmosphere. Excellent beer and cocktail menu.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

GREAT SERVICE !!! OUR WAITRESS WAS VERY HELPFUL, I BELIEVE THAT HER NAME WAS LESLIE ?? !!! WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE

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2.0Dined on February 2, 2018

We were greeted pleasantly by the host but felt extremely hurried thru our dinner by the server. One of our three meals arrived room temperature. We've been here before and had a better experience. Maybe tonight was just an off night. With so many other choices in the area I can't say we'll be back anytime soon.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Our waitress was absolutely great. Our only issue was that our main course came out before we were totally finished with our appetizer. This is a pet peeve of mine. I feel that many restaurants are having issues with spacing meals out correctly.

Besides that, our food was absolutely delicious. We both had salmon for the main course which was the best I've had in a long time (and I eat salmon a couple of times per week). Our appetizers were mussels and a salad with fried oysters. Both were excellent. And the dessert I had was flourless chocolate cake. It tasted extremely good but was slightly dry. We will definitely be back to The Liberty!

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was slow and inconsistent. Tables that arrived after ours got their drinks first from the same server. Mine took over 25 mins to arrive and it was only an IPA from a tap. It was Queen's Feast Restaurant week so busy but still. The food was OK but not compelling possibly due to the 3 for $30 menu and higher volume. For example the salad dressing on my first course was very tasty but the rest the salad was off from the prosciuto to the veggies. Comments were similar from the couple with us. There were good tastes but for example the grits were watery. This theme continued through all the courses.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Huge problem checking in. The hostess told me we did not have a reservation. I showed her my Open Table confirmation and she told me that their system sometimes did not sync with Open Table and if I used the app I should always call to confirm!!! Then she said that we were “lucky” that she had a table and could seat us. This is a big problem for anyone that uses OT, plus her attitude put the blame on me rather than their system! After that, the food was good and our server was great.

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

The restaurant was relatively empty, yet we couldn’t get a reservation until 8:45. The first course was good, the chicken wings were excellent. The main courses left lots to be desired. Portions were small and very, very salty (all four people had different entrees and we all had the same complaints). Each person at our table had a different dessert, 2 of the four were still frozen (cheesecake), the flourless cake was so hard and dry it wasn’t eaten, and the pecan pie was very good- by far the best of the four.

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Although it was restaurant week I felt the portion on the entree was weak. The Bacon wrapped scallops with creamy grits was served with only two scallops and the grits were dry and clumpy. The calamari fries were cold And the cheesecake was served still frozen. The idea behind restaurant week is for people to be turned on to a new place they may not go to and by word of mouth drum up business for the place. Also maybe can't afford some places. The liberty should be embarrassed to serve two scallops for an entree. They would get money back ten fold by not scimping on food because it may be a bit cheaper for the week. I will never return.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Enjoyed my first visit

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Loved the service and the scallops. I will return for date night.

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Have eaten at the Liberty many times. Food was good as usual, the shrimp and grits starter and main courses (chicken and dumplings, salmon) were all very good. The flourless chocolate cake and pecan pie were just ok. Service was excellent. On the negative side, the tables show wear and the window blinds have a substantial amount of dust on them. One of our water glasses was dirty. As this restaurant group opens more locations, it seems this particular location is not as clean or as well maintained.

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