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Baxter's American Grill

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3212 E Empire Street, Bloomington, IL 61704 (Haeffle Drive)
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.
(309) 662-1114
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Experience the contemporary decor, freshly made entrees from our...
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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    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Our waiter Adric was over and above

I had dinner with a friend on Friday night, and had been served previously by Adric and knew he was very polite and above all an excellent server. Adric has since stepped up his game, and provided us a great experience, and excellent suggestions. I would highly suggest requesting him when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Bloomington, Illinois
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Bloomington, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I had dinner with a friend on Friday night, and had been served previously by Adric and knew he was very polite and above all an excellent server. Adric has since stepped up his game, and provided us a great experience, and excellent suggestions. I would highly suggest requesting him when making reservations. I had the filet that was on... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I thought Baxter's had a nice, cozy atmosphere. Thought the food was a little pricey for what I got. I had leftover food stuck to my water glass and fork when the waiter seated us. I told the waiter and he brought me clean replacements. The restaurant was very busy at the time I went there so I just excused... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were 4 friends out for a nice dinner and Baxters did not disappoint. We all for had steaks from a NY strip, Filets and prime rib. All four of our dinners were cooked to perfection. Our waiter, Izzy, was terrific and paced the meal according to our wishes. Very attentive without being obtrusive. I would highly recommend Baxters.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Was in Bloomington for a work conference. Arrived late on a Thursday night. We arrived to Baxter's 10 minutes before the kitchen closed and were greeted with warmth and no rush. As a Chicago Foodie, this was quite a surprise. They were incredibly accommodating and welcoming. We were able to take out time in placing our order and were even... More 

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frankfort, il
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I recently attended a luncheon that was held after a funeral. The food was perfect and the staff worked very hard to serve eveyone.

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Normal, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great dining experience from start to finish. Our server was informative and polite. Food was served in a nice, timed manner with everything looking and tasting very fresh. Presentation was solid. We were very pleased with our experience and would definitely return again and would recommend it.

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

One of the nicer restaurants in Bloomington. The food and service are very good and the bar is a great place for drinks after work.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Recently visited Baxter's again for dinner. Had their salmon special which was wonderful and the service by Ira was great.

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Glendale, Arizona, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I was staying at the Holiday Inn adjacent to this restaurant, which has a pass thru from the lobby. You can also go in through a regular front entrance. I had never been to Bloomington before and Baxter's came highly recommended by colleagues. I can see why. They have a wide selection of food and beverages, and the service is... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Was here for a business dinner in May. I ordered the Cedar Plank Salmon and was pleasantly surprised how good it was. It had a little bit of char on the outside (I love that) from the cedar plank yet the inside was juicy and tasty. Had asparagus and it was very good too. The bread was typical at this... More 

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Additional Information about Baxter's American Grill

Address: 3212 E Empire Street, Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone Number: (309) 662-1114
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 45
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3212 E Empire Street, Bloomington, IL 61704
    (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: (309) 662-1114

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 45
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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