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Baxter's American Grill

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3212 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61704-5426 (Haeffle Drive)
(309) 662-1114
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Anchorage, Alaska
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting family in Bloomington, my husband and I decided to sneak away for a date night. We are not very familiar with Bloomington, so we chose Baxter's because we had passed it on the way to my parent's house. I am SO glad we chose to go there! The service was fantastic and the food was exceptional! I ordered... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

had an evening out and made reservations @ Baxter's. We were seated immediately and the waitress was attentive and informative. Dinner was excellent as was the service...not too intrusive...that's 10 point right there.

Thank John K
Bloomington, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant! Met friends for a nice meal. Staff was friendly, attentive and knew the menu well! I had the sticky ribs and strawberry mojito! Both were really good! Will be coming back!

Thank deirdre s
Bloomington, Illinois, USA
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Baxter's delivers fine cuisine for our medium sized berg. And if you get a chance to attend one of their group dinners paired with wines, take it. I have never had better even in large cities.

Thank Deanna_F5
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just had our daughter's wedding shower at Baxter's. Everything went smoothly and a lot of the credit goes to Baxter's staff. Natalie and Rachel were very helpful in planning the event. They answered questions promptly and made sure that all of our requests were carried out. And the servers were so nice and professional. Everyone was so helpful -... More 

Thank Forebees
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love eating here! The food is amazing and the service is great! We love staying at the hotel and Baxters is a huge plus to our stay!

Thank Corey B
Bloomington, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and a wonderful atmosphere. Nightly specials and a patio for dining alfresco. I catered a party in their party room and everyone said the food was amazing.

Thank Randy S
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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68 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate dinner here on a Monday evening. The restaurant was not crowded and we were seated immediately. Dinner started with a basket of warm rolls that were good. Salads were excellent - very fresh and cold. My husband ordered fish and chips which he said was very good. There were three big pieces of fish served with huge potato... More 

Thank Sehler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Close to airport. Great place for a drink or for dinner. Seafood appetizer with chips was delicious. Bread tasted like mom made it. Large hunks of fish with fish and chips. Seafood jambalaya was also very good. Service was also great. Connected to hotel. A go to place in Bloomington.

Thank Ginger0529
Bloomington, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

As the GM of the hotel next door, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, I always take my clients to Baxters. I can count on great service and quality food of which my guests appreciate. We refer all of our hotel guests to this restaurant as we know consistency will always be there. Our guests truly know when staying at the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $45
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3212 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61704-5426
    (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
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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