Restaurant Review: Liberty Steakhouse and Brewery, Myrtle Beach
The American eatery with an on-site brewery has been packing them in for lunch and dinner for more than 15 years, but it's famous happy hour may be its biggest draw. From 4 to 7 p.m. on weekdays, Liberty hosts the most popular happy hour in town in the indoor brew pub and outdoor beer garden, both of which are filled by locals and tourists alike.
Liberty's line of hand-crafted brews, such as the award-winning Liberty Lager and the unique Raspberry Wheat, are available for only $2 per pint, and select appetizers, like their famous Texas Cheese Fries and All-American Nachos, are half-price. But for a true taste of the Liberty experience, you will want to see the rest of the restaurant and the full menu. The open, spacious dining room is hardwood and homey, and there's even a back patio deck overlooking Lake Broadway for a great meal in the great outdoors.
One of the primary reasons Liberty is so popular among the lunch and dinner crowd is the diversity of items available on the menu. From excellent sandwiches and burgers for lunch to great steaks and seafood for dinner, Liberty has a lineup that offers something for everyone. Start by choosing from a wide array of appetizers, like the Buffalo Wings and Shrimp, Fried Pickles and Philadelphia Soft Pretzels. Liberty also offers outstanding soups and salads, such as the Corn Crab Chowder and BLT Wedge Salad. But don't fill up on appetizers because the main courses are what it's all about.
As their name implies, Liberty is known for its 100 percent certified Angus steaks that are aged 21-28 days and seasoned and grilled the way you want it. Liberty has all the standard cuts - filet, ribeye, T-bone and sirloin, as well as some of the best slow-roasted prime rib on the beach.
Perhaps the most noted steak dish is the Drunken Ribeye, which soaks in Kentucky Bourbon for a distinctive flavor. Those interested in some surf and turf have plenty of seafood options, such as shrimp, crab cakes, Tilapia and Salmon. The Seafood Platter and Calabash Fried Shrimp give guests a local flavor of deep-fried, Calabash-style seafood the area is famous for. Other entree specialties include the Smoked Baby Back Ribs, Pecan Crusted Chicken and Penne Alfredo topped with the meat of your choice.
Liberty also offers wood-fired pizzas, prime-rib sandwiches and Angus burgers, plus a kids' menu featuring chicken fingers, popcorn shrimp and pasta dishes. Whether your group is looking for a nice, sit-down dinner, a casual lunch or just a break from a busy day of shopping,
Liberty has the lineup to please everyone in your party. And speaking of party, Liberty's happy hour is the place to be to get the party started. Liberty opens at 11 a.m. each day and offers a late-night menu until 11 p.m. in the brew pub, where bands often play on the weekends for the after-hours crowd. For more information, call 843-626-4766 or visit their website at www.libertysteakhouseandbrewery.com.