Liberty Burger is a place that opened last November at Forest Ln and Inwood. I don’t get by that corner frequently, so I just noticed it this week. It was receiving high praise on Yelp, so I decided it needed a visit. I talked a couple of my co-workers into joining me and they were glad they did.
Walking in the place, we were greeted by friendly staff that asked if we had been there before. Being open about being newbies, they told us how things worked and gave us a table number. The decor had an almost ’60s feel combined with a modern flare. I liked it. The way it works is fast casual, much like a Pei Wei. I had decided what I wanted before hand via the gorgeous website. I was sticking with the Liberty Burger and adding Applewood Bacon and Cheddar cheese. The menu is all on vertical digital menu boards and they have a wide variety of unusual toppings on their burgers. Even more so than many burger restaurants I have tried. One of my co-workers ordered the chicken fried burger. That is where they take a burger patty and fry it in a chicken fried steak type breading. There is also the choice of pink or no pink on your burger. I went with some pink. I also ordered the sweet potato fries, though it was a tough call between that and the fat onion rings. $14 out the door for me, which is pricey for a work lunch. It would have been cheaper with just the regular fries. They had Bison meat available for $4 extra. I really like Bison, but not $4 more like it. They also have a variety of adult beverages and concoctions available, but we did not partake on this work day.

In addition to the usual sodas, they have iced tea and sweet tea. I went with the regular iced tea after sugaring up on donuts in the morning. We sat down and got our food after 5 minutes or so, which was about right.

Our food came out and was impeccably displayed on nice plates. The fries were served in cool metal containers. You know how a lot of places have these great pictures of pretty food, but it looks like it fell off a truck when you get it? That was not the case here, as somebody obviously took care in choosing the ingredients, cooking the food, and putting it together. It looked just as good as in the photos.

I cut my burger in half and the meat was cooked perfectly with a line of pink across the width of the patty. The toppings were fresh, and the very soft bun was great. The patty was a good size, but not massive. I would call it just right. The flavor was excellent and it was a eye closing good with every bite. I enjoyed the sweet potato fries, which had just a hint of cinnamon to them. I tried the regular fries, which are of the skinny variety. My co-worker loved his chicken fried burger. That is not my favorite style, but they were cooked perfectly. I will definitely be trying the onion rings next time, and I may venture out into some of the wilder varieties. In case you have not guessed it, I would definitely go back and recommend everybody check it out. FYI, they are reportedly opening a location at Keller Springs and Tollway in the old Snookies location.

 

Sean Martin

Burger Hunter & EBT for Hamburger America