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  • Writer's pictureDiana Brandt

Restaurant Opening: Liberty Station

Photo by Joanie Simon

Keeler Hospitality Group announces its second Liberty Station - American Tavern and Smokehouse location will open in the popular Market Street Kitchen space at DC Ranch this fall.

Due to the popularity of the original Liberty Station location in the Terravita Marketplace just south of Carefree, the new location fills the demand for authentic smoked BBQ options in the DC Ranch community and surrounding neighborhoods.“We are delighted to bring this level of traditional BBQ favorites combined with American comfort style dishes to DC Ranch diners,” says Paul Keeler, President and COO of Keeler Hospitality Group, LLC.

The new Liberty Station location will also feature an exclusive a 500 gallon custom made Camelback Smoker, of which there are only a few other in the market. Much like the beloved “Big Poppy” smoker at the Terravita location, meats like Texas-style Brisket, Carolina Pork Shoulder and St. Louis Spare Ribs will be slow-smoked and served daily with traditional BBQ sides like honey butter cornbread, Boston Baked Beans, coleslaw, and Green Chile mac and cheese. Prime Rib and chicken wings will also be served from the smoker.

Other Liberty Station favorites include “Sharables” such as Firecracker Shrimp, brisket quesadillas, devilled eggs and Green Chili Pork Stew; salads including the Tavern Cobb and Iceberg Wedge; hearty sandwiches from the Shrimp Po-Boy to the Brisket Grilled Cheese; and Signature Mains like the house made Meatloaf, Pan-Seared Crab Cakes, the Tavern Burger, the Big Poppy, Smoked Pork Bucatini and the Flat Iron Steak.

Liberty Station will replace Market Street Kitchen, its sister restaurant also owned by Keeler Hospitality Group. Many diners’ favorite elements of Market Street Kitchen will remain, including the restaurant’s fun and award-winning beverage program as well as the comfortable yet high-end interior of MSK.

Liberty Station will offer diners a seamless transition upon opening. Kick-off offerings include happy hour and lunch specials, with a weeklong official grand opening extravaganza to follow. For more, visit

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