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T L Maxwell's Restaurant & Bar

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1421 17th Pl, Bakersfield, CA 93301-5205
661-323-6889
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Bakersfield, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The restaurant is located in the alley between the Haberfelde Building and the 18th street parking garage. I really liked the entrance and bar area. In fact, I think the bar and bartender is the best thing about this place! Great drinks and very attentive service from the bartender. Once seated, we were waited on right away and our waitress... More 

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Thank Deseree H
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215 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

This is one of best restaurants in Bakersfield. It is quality dining with the tab to go with it. It is great of that special occasion.

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Thank FairwayFound
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

My husband, sister-in-law, her husband, and myself, all went for dinner and it was absolutely amazing!! It took awhile to get served, but the waitress was very apologetic and from that moment on was there for us. I ordered a "danish" chicken dish (the names a bit difficult to remember) but it was to die for! My husband and brother-in-law... More 

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Thank Adriene T
Bakersfield, California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you want to be spoiled this is the place. This is a hide a way place in the heart of downtown. maybe a little hard to find but once you do it is real worth it. great steaks and gourmet food. and leave room for dessert here just wonderful. Great Cheers style bar if you just want drinks and... More 

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Thank dfmonsie
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This place is located in an old building downtown and was once a speak-easy. It' has a beautiful old bar, and the atmosphere is old world nice. The food is great. Some of the best meats and sauces. The wine list used to be more extensive, but what they have is adequate.

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Thank Jimnany
Bakersfield, California
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

My wife and I have been to TL Maxwell's 4 times so far and every time the food was outstanding. The place has a very warm old school feel. Terry the owner greeted us each time and though I know he probably doesn't know us by name he certainly recognized us. He truly embodies the local small business owner. Very... More 

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Thank Sean M
Bakersfield, California
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We have been to Maxwell's before, and always had a great experience, both food and service are always top notch, so when a group I belong to arranged a banquet there I was looking forward to it. As I expected from past visits, the food and service were excellent. Most of the people at our table, including the wife, and... More 

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Thank Kentonmiller
Bakersfield, California
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Maxwell's is always a treat - it is a 'cut above the rest' and always provide's an excellent dining experience from the cuisine to the service. It is definitely a 5 star dining opportunity in Bakersfield.

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Los Gatos, California
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152 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

T. L. Maxwell’s has a very unassuming exterior. It is located on more of an alley than a street, so I wondered whether I had found the right place. Even when I entered, the cavernous bar area with its funky decor was like entering a speakeasy from the 50’s. Indeed, the place had been a speakeasy at one point! The... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1421 17th Pl, Bakersfield, CA 93301-5205
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: 661-323-6889

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?