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Baxter's Bar & Grill
Ranked #63 of 162 Restaurants in Amelia Island
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Tallahassee, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“How about this place?”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

My husband picked this place and we're glad he did. AWESOME "local" restaurant. One of the best meals we had while on the Island. EVERYTHING was delicious, the service, by Kay, was timely and professional, while friendly, too. Our steaks were perfect and the shrimp cocktail that I enjoyed was just right! If you're looking for one of those places the locals like to go for a nice dinner out, check out Baxters!

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Omaha, Nebraska
Level 6 Contributor
672 reviews
581 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Gathering Spot for Locals”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

As noted, the locals love this place. Of the four places we ate this trip, however, it was our least favorite. Not bad, just so so. The good? The steaks and fish chowder were very good. Sides, however, were mediocre, at best. For example, after the fresh greens and herbs at 29 South Eats and 4750 Cafe at the Ritz, the uninspiring salads here were just not good. The lettuce was fresh, but who eats pure iceberg anymore? The service was friendly but uninformed. On the other hand, the wine list was quite good and fairly priced. Not bad, but there are better choices.

Visited July 2013
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Warner Robins, GA
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wonderful food in cozy atmosphere”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

Baxters is both a steak place and seafood. Our group of six had both. The steaks were cooked to perfection. They were both tender and tasty. The salads were great -- very large and colorful. The seafood was done just as well.

The atmosphere is slightly noisy but cozy. The restaurant can accommodate groups of 6-8 as well as couples. The interior walls are lined with paintings by local artists to add to the decor. Although a smaller restaurant, they take reservations and are ready at the appointed time. The slightly higher noise level is the only thumbs down.

  • Visited July 2013
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great service”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

We were looking for a meal that was decent dinner that wasn't too expensive. We saw that they claimed to have the best steaks on the island so we decided to give them a try. From the moment we sat down we had excellent service. Our order was taken promptly and the meal was delivered on time. The hamburger was excellent! The ribeye steak was cooked just right and was a good size. The chicken marsala had a good flavor but the chicken was a little dry. Overall we had just the type of dinner we were looking for. The only complaint is that they need a little more light, it was difficult to read the menu. I would recommend this restaurant. It is also very family oriented

  • Visited June 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Not so much”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

I would pass on this establishment the next time. My lobster was funky- it was broiled and my fault- it should have been grilled. The atomosphere is pleasant with linens and booths. The aquarium is relaxing to view, however it is located in the busiest part of the restaurant by the kitchen. The manager and servers were clearing the tables, time to hire bus service. We were out of water on several occasions.

  • Visited May 2013
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