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Baxter's American Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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3212 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61704-5426 (Haeffle Drive)
+1 309-662-1114
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We live here and love Baxter's for steaks, prime rib, salmon, smothered chicken, etc, never had a bad meal there. They have fresh & different salads. Their service is great. Desserts & spirits are good also.

Thank B H
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Went here with a large group of people from my business. We had drinks at the bar before dinner and the bartender was very attentive and friendly. For dinner they put us in the back room we had two waiters. It was requested that we get appetizers and dinner in orders and promptly however appetizers came and we waited a... More 

Thank Danielle R
Bloomington, IL
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Our favorite place to catch a drink and appetizer after work. I always have great service in the lounge from the servers.

Thank MIrvinGM
Bloomington, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Enjoyed eating here while visiting on business. Conveniently located adjacent to the hotel. Good food and service.

Thank susan1330
Central Florida, Florida
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108 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

We stopped for an early dinner before we had to catch a flight home to FL. It was pretty empty since we were there before the normal dinner rush. The restaurant was beautiful and clean and we were seated right away. Our waiter was very nice, a young man, almost seemed like he was very new to the job, but... More 

Thank Chellee T
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148 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

For a "meat" oriented spot I had the worst steak ever. I ordered the special ribeye and it had little meat, lit if gristle. And undercooked- another person complained they overcooked his so they may have switched our orders. Server should have been in front of that.

Verona, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

On our last night of a week-long road trip we had the best meal. Richard our server was attentive through drink orders and ordering our meal. The food was terrific.

Thank jkuren
Peoria, Illinois
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Perfect dining experience in every way. Facility was new, clean well appointed, Seating was immediate by friendly hostess. Server was engaged and committed to making sure everything was perfect. He offered educated, intelligent advise on a wine selection (Jason Stephens Cab) that went perfectly with our meals. Salads were amazing, fresh combination of flavors you do not expect. Main course... More 

Thank _drop_table_users
Salem, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We selected Baxter's based in other reviews, and we were very pleased! The menu was full of interesting options, but mom ordered the fish & chips, and I had the Italian sausage rigatoni. Both were excellent, as was the True Grit cocktail I had before dinner. Since it was mom's birthday, she was given a Gooey Butter Cake dessert that... More 

Thank Michelle B
Bloomington, Illinois
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Awesome brunch lunch and dinner...obsessed with the beer chees pretzel and the micro brews they are becoming famous for!!!

Thank jenmbs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 45
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3212 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61704-5426
    (Haeffle Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Conveniently located on the Teal "J" line. Cab service is approximately $5 from downtown Bloomington. Arriving guests from the Central Illinois Regional Airport can simply contact the our adjoining hotel (Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites)for a complimentary ride to the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 309-662-1114
Experience the contemporary decor, freshly made entrees from our professional chef and exceptional service. The restaurant offers seating for groups from 1- 80. Our outdoor patio is perfect for the summer evenings and our lounge is an exciting setting to view your favorite sports game with friends. Menu includes: Cedar Plank Salmon, Filet Mignon, Ribeye, Red Snapper, BBQ Ribs, Homemade Soups, Fresh Salads, and many other choices. Come in and experience Baxter's...casual atmosphere, quality food at reasonable prices. Our concept includes a variety of seafood, chops and steaks and is also a family friendly environment.

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