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T L Maxwell's Restaurant & Bar

1421 17th Pl, Bakersfield, CA 93301-5205
661-323-6889
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Ranked #45 of 705 restaurants in Bakersfield
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 10, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Bakersfield, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I go to TL Maxwell's on special occasions because I could go broke eating there all the time. The food is excellent and unique. The deserts especially are worth the trip just by themselves. The atmosphere reminds me of an old men's club with lots of wood and an upper class feel. On my first visit I asked to see... More

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Bakersfield, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner and time. TL Maxwells is our place to go to impress our out of town gusts. Our meals there have always been top notched. The restaurant is filled with a rich history. It's nice to arrive there a little early and have a drink at the bar where many past dignitaries have stopped by for... More

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SoCal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The restaurant had been well hyped and didn't live up to the tales. I prefer some flavor and spice in my food and didn't find it here.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

You should give Maxwell's a try, they deserve it as they have been a downtown mainstay during good times and bad and they are super stand up people. The service is always great, wine selection pretty darn good and they make a mean dirty martini, the menu selection is great but meal quality can be spotty. I always order crab... More

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Bakersfield, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

First off, best stuffed mushrooms out there! Stuffed bleu cheese filet is very tender and always cooked perfectly. Great service and just good times all around.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

My wife and I spent 10 years in Southern California and when we moved to Bakersfield we were afraid that we left our days of eating at excellent restaurants behind. We were pleasantly surprised by a recent visit to TL Maxwells. The steaks were top-notch and the wine list was extensive and perfectly paired with menu.

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

My husband and I were refered here to celebrate our anniversary. The reviews made it sound great. We were underwelmed. The crab cakes were aweful, little burnt edged flat things with mustard on top.? Very strange. My gargonzola topped filet was drenched in wine reduction sauce and not a great cut. My rice was good but covered in the sauce... More

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California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I've had meals all over the US, on the Left Bank in Paris, all over Europe, and on a few islands in the Pacific - and I have to say, T L Maxwell's food definitely holds its own against some of the world's finest dining. We went there for my birthday and everyone was ecstatic over what they ordered. Yes,... More

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Bakersfield
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The food and service here are always excellent. It is the place to go if you are celebraing anniversaries, birthdays orjust want to treat yourself to a great meal with white linen and pleasant ambiance. W have eaten ther several times over the last several years.

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Bakersfield, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We had the opportunity to visit this restaurant last evening in Downtown Bakersfield. Their location is a little interesting but we found it and it was a delight. Their were four of us and we order the specials of Filet Mignon with blue cheese stuffing, the Orange Roughy and the third item was the Louisiana Pork Chop. The fillets were... More

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