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Liberal Club

20 Star St., Fall River, MA -
Located in a vintage Fall River social club, this restaurant offers a roster of New England / Portuguese seafood at its finest.
100% Approval Rating (1 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Baked Scallops
Chourico
Chicken Mozambique
Deep Fried Lobster Tail
Kale Soup
Smelt
Oil & Vinegar

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (9)
Roadfood.com Editor
"The Liberal Club menu is a primer of south coast Portuguese-American fare, from chourico sausage and marinated conch salad to shrimp Mozambique and steak topped with a fried egg and hot pepper. Joe Benevides, who has run it since 1975, is a seafood fanatic. Veins throb ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

20 Star St., Fall River, MA


Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Dense, creamy, and fresh as an ocean breeze, dayboat scallops are sure proof of the Liberal Club's passion for high quality local seafood.
"Dense, creamy, and fresh as an ocean breeze, dayboat scallops are sure proof of the Liberal Club's passion for high quality local seafood."
Michael Stern





If Fall River were to select an official city food, it would be Kale soup, of which the Liberal Club kitchen makes a hale and hearty version.
"If Fall River were to select an official city food, it would be Kale soup, of which the Liberal Club kitchen makes a hale and hearty version."
Michael Stern


If you think that 'oil and vinegar' sounds boring, dip a spoon into it at the Liberal Club. It is a relish more than a dressing, thick with garlic, onions, and herbs.
"If you think that 'oil and vinegar' sounds boring, dip a spoon into it at the Liberal Club. It is a relish more than a dressing, thick with garlic, onions, and herbs."
Michael Stern


On the left, smelt; right, calamari. Both are available  sauteed in garlic, oil and hot peppers or, as seen here, simply fried and accompanied by a gravy boat full of the kitchen's marvelous oil and vinegar marinade.
"On the left, smelt; right, calamari. Both are available sauteed in garlic, oil and hot peppers or, as seen here, simply fried and accompanied by a gravy boat full of the kitchen's marvelous oil and vinegar marinade."
Michael Stern


Sauteed chicken in a buttery and brightly-spiced lemon-garlic sauce is known as chicken Mozambique.
"Sauteed chicken in a buttery and brightly-spiced lemon-garlic sauce is known as chicken Mozambique."
Michael Stern


I like lobster tails and I like things that are expertly deep fried. This is both, and yet I am not sure it does justice to either the luxurious tail or the plush breading around it. Overkill?
"I like lobster tails and I like things that are expertly deep fried. This is both, and yet I am not sure it does justice to either the luxurious tail or the plush breading around it. Overkill?"
Michael Stern


This is the bar at the Liberal Club, separate from the restaurant. For pre-lunch boilermakers, it's the place to be.
"This is the bar at the Liberal Club, separate from the restaurant. For pre-lunch boilermakers, it's the place to be."
Michael Stern


On the left is what's known as chourico meat, on the right, chourico. The former is broad, thin slices of marinated pork loin, the latter nuggets of the more familiar cased sausage.
"On the left is what's known as chourico meat, on the right, chourico. The former is broad, thin slices of marinated pork loin, the latter nuggets of the more familiar cased sausage."
Michael Stern


A rather stark building in a stark neighborhood, the Liberal Club actually is a nexus of good cheer and very good food.
"A rather stark building in a stark neighborhood, the Liberal Club actually is a nexus of good cheer and very good food."
Michael Stern



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