You heard that right. Liberty burger, who was in the Dallas A List as #4 out of 57 contestants for best burger, has come to the Plano / Allen area. Located in the Shops at Fairview, just west of 75 on Stacy Road, it is tucked neatly into a small corner beside the Allen Outlets.
If you have never been to Liberty Burger, then you should give it a try. The theme is very similar to Square Burger, and you get get the same type of food without having to navigate to downtown McKinney. They have grass fed beef, bison burgers, skinny fries, and a tasty chipotle ketchup. There is a hostess who assigns tables at the front door when you first walk in. The ticket is then taken to the register for ordering. There is no wait-staff. You have to get your own condiments and re-fills on beverages. The ordering is similar to Pei Wei. They take your order, you sit down, and they bring you your meal.
They have several interesting burgers. One is called the nooner, and consists of everything breakfast on a bun. When we went, we ordered the Wild West burger which was their version of a bacon cheeseburger. They use red onions, which some people like, but I removed them from my burger since I prefer yellow onions on my burgers. There were many other choices for burgers, but none of the other choices really appealed to me. The burger I got was juicy and cooked to order perfectly. The buns were fresh, and the sauce was tasty. The skinny fries didn’t have any salt on them, and tasted as though they had some beef flavoring in them. The burger cost $8 and the fries were an additional cost of $2.50.
For the little one, they had a high chair available, and it was set up at the table by the time we sat down. We ordered chicken tenders for her, and decided to try their specialty non-alcoholic drinks. The root-beer and lemonade was from Maine, and to be honest I really prefer the root-beer at Twisted Root. I tried a little bit of the kids chicken tenders. It tasted like Tyson made it, lacking in spices (good for toddlers), but was still a good piece of chicken. It was really disappointing for the price they charged, $6 for two chicken strips and a tiny cup of fruit that was mostly grapes and apples.
Sitting down, the table setup is unique. The restaurant gives their patrons all natural ketchup, and the Liberty brand chipotle ketchup. This chipotle ketchup is killer, and I must admit that I wanted to take a bottle home with me to put on everything. The decor is very business like, so it doesn’t really appeal to parents with small children. They have flat screen TV’s, and a full bar setup. They even offer adult shakes like a mudslide, so it is a great place for a date night or work meeting.
Liberty burger didn’t make a unique impression on me, but I love that they use high quality ingredients. The total bill spent was around $20 for just one adult, and one 11 month old, which I thought was similar to what I would spend at a wait-staffed upscale restaurant. Next time we go, there is a plan to try a bison burger. For a date night, if you and your date want something a little more upscale than the college feel of Twisted Root, the Liberty Burger is just down the street. To find out more information on Liberty Burger, you can visit their website.