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T L Maxwell's Restaurant & Bar

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1421 17th Pl, Bakersfield, CA 93301-5205
+1 661-323-6889
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good14%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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1421 17th Pl, Bakersfield, CA 93301-5205
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

Searched for a white tablecloth restaurant in Bakersfield not expecting much. Found 2, one was permanently closed. Don't be put off at the location, it is a really old building. Food was great, we both had veal, two different preparations. Holly was our server &...More

Thank Cuttysark2013
Reviewed March 6, 2018

I have never had food this bad. The crab cakes looked and tasted like frozen store bought. They had some type of shrimp, crab and scallop dish over rice that had more olives in it than seafood. Fortunately the drinks were good to cushion the...More

Thank rmcguire
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

This place has the best bar bones of any restaurant in B Town...A historic horse shoe bar....And it is being squandered. Don't get me wrong...Food is solid old school supper club with a flair, service is intelligent, and menu creative...But the bar is a neglected...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2017

Ok, I know that I have reviewed this restaurant before but I had to comment on the meal that we had this evening. The off the menu special of grilled halibut cooked with white wine and then a tequila lime reduction was one of the...More

Thank Jerryfernan
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...More

Thank desereeh_13
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.

Thank FairwayFound
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...More

Thank Adriene T
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...More

Thank dfmonsie
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...More

Thank Jimnany
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...More

Thank Sean M
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March 14, 2015|
Response from PoipuKapele | Reviewed this property |
I would say it is likely a dinner where each course is paired with a particular wine selected to compliment that food, but that's only a guess. Wish I could be more help....
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Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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: +1 661-323-6889
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