Liberty's Wild West burger

Liberty’s Wild West burger

It’s only been a year since Liberty Burger first opened its doors in the Lakewood Shopping Center, but that’s all the time it took for the restaurant to earn the title of best burger spot in the neighborhood.

That’s according to Lakewood Advocate readers, who voted the family-owned, Texas-based chain as the winner of our inaugural best burger contest.

A shot of Mariel Street taken last year during the construction of Liberty Burger. Photo by Kim Ritzenthaler Leeson

A shot of Mariel Street taken last year during the construction of Liberty Burger. Photo by Kim Ritzenthaler Leeson

So which burger do people order the most?

Liberty Burger co-owner Mariel Street says that the Napa burger, with gorgonzola cheese, wild arugula, oven-roasted tomatoes, green olives, onion, and basil garlic aioli, is a hit. The Wild West burger, topped with cheddar, applewood-smoked bacon, pickles, onion, and, of course, barbecue sauce, is also pretty popular — since we are in Texas after all.

If you’re feeling a little creative and want to make your own burger you can choose from seven patties — beef, lamb, tuna, chicken, bison, turkey or veggie — along with a whopping selection of 40 toppings. Aside from the burgers, there are salads, sweet potato fries, and peppery, enormous, onion rings to order too. To drink, sip on a local draft beer, an all-natural soda, or if you’re really feeling decadent — a booze-tinged adult milkshake.

Last year, Street told Advocate that Liberty Burger set out to be all about the neighborhood, or, “be distinctly Lakewood,” from the start.

Aside from serving locally-sourced beer, buns and beef patties, the interior of the restaurant has some of those local touches as well. Adorning the walls are abstract-looking canvases showcasing chicken tracks made from ketchup and mustard. The chickens were owned by Lakewood Elementary dad and general manager Stewart Cockrell, who sadly passed away this summer.

Street says to stay tuned with social media to learn about upcoming beer dinners with Lakewood Brewing Co. and a limited-time “Give Back Burger,” the proceeds of which will support a soon-to-be-announced local organization.

Chip’s Old Fashioned Hamburger won first runner up in the readers’ choice poll, and Grub Burger Bar won third place.

Contact: Liberty Burger |1904 Abrams Parkway | 214.887.9999 |

Next up in our reader’s choice contest: best dessert. Go here to see the nominees and cast your vote.

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