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Baxter's American Grill

3212 E Empire Street, Bloomington, IL 61704
(309) 662-1114
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Ranked #3 of 226 Restaurants in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $45
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Haeffle Drive
Transit: 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.
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.
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English first
Bloomington, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I lived in Chicagoland for 26 years before moving back to this area. I have to say that Baxter's is one of the very few places in Central Illinois that can hold a candle to a higher-end Chicago restaurant. The food and service is excellent. I only have one minor complaint, which I'll save for the end. My wife and... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I typically have at least one business dinner at Baxter's when traveling to Bloomington. The food and service are good. I typically order one of the evening's specials rather than from the menu so it is difficult to recommend a particular dish. Adequate wine list.

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Cary, IL
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74 reviews 74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Baxter's was a great choice for our group of 10. When I was unable to book a reservation online due to having a group of 10 so I called Baxter's directly to make a reservation. I received a recorded message and left a detailed message as to my request. I received a call back confirming my request for a reservation... More 

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Normal, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Have heard and read about nicer places for evening out and for special occasion decided to try Baxter's. Located at the end of newer holiday inn express across from regional airport this really surprised us. The atmosphere, service and food provided exceptional evening out. Definitely plan to return as there is much more variety to enjoy.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We had dinner here this past Wednesday night without reservations. We were seated promptly in the dining room, which was pretty full with customers enjoying their meals. After being seated we were promptly visited by Kyle, our server for the evening. He took our drink orders, and discussed the evening's specials with us. Since it was Wednesday night, we opted... More 

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Quincy, Illinois, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Ate here when my wife was having surgery. The menu is small, but great burgers. The burger was the best I have at a restaurant.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I love Baxters❤️. If you are new to Tuna Tartar this is the place to try it!!! The filet is amazing also. The only place in town that seems to know how to make a Long Island Ice Tea! Live music and great beer garden!

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Montreal, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

After my second trip in Bloomington, I can say that this is my favorite place in Bloomington to have dinner. The service is excellent and the food delicious. Try the Baxter salad, available as a main plate or as an apetizer! Their chicken mango is also remarkable (just spicy enough). Their wine list is a very good one. Located almost... More 

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Destin, FL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I have been here several times and have never been disappointed. Their sticky ribs are the absolute best ribs and sauce I have ever had. Their pretzels burger and blackened red snapper are also another of my favorite choices. We usually go on Wednesdays since the appetizers are 1/2 price.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went for a special occasion and had wonderful meal! The entrees everyone ordered were delicious. Service was average. Our server was civil, but not overly friendly. The meal itself was outstanding!

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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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