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Baxter's American Grill

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££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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3212 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61704-5426 (Haeffle Drive)
+1 309-662-1114
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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East Peoria
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere. We ordered the drunkin mushrooms which were amazing. I had the Brazilian Kabobs which were okay. The meat was a little overdone and needed more flavor. The veggies were good though. My husband had the pan fried rib eye. The sauce on it was yummy! He really liked it. Since it was my birthday they gave me a... More 

Thank Yippiehoo
Bloomington, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came for a family dinner. Stopped at the bar and had great service and laid back atmosphere. Once inside the restaurant, the food was wonderful and the desserts even better.

Thank Jane4512
Bloomington, Illinois
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Celebrating a friend's birthday at Baxters was a great idea! The service was spot on. The wine selection was very good & the food was wonderful. It is fun to eat in the bar as well, but this was a dining room event!

Thank mre5we43
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered food from Baxter's while staying at the Holiday Inn & Suites. I got the burger on pretzel bun. Excellent! Juicy and flavorful! Partner chose the Smothered Chicken. So tasty! Ordered a bottle of wine as well. All were delivered to our room with everything we needed! High priced but worth it! Great experience.

Thank Bran L
Bloomington, Illinois
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on a Friday evening. No reservations. Were seated immediately. Very good service. We had the Crab and Shrimp Pasta and the Brazilian Kabobs. Both very good. The pasta was a little light on crab, but plenty of shrimp. For desserts we had the Dutch Apple and the Napoleon Strawberry Shortcake. Both were good. The Shortcake was very large.... More 

Thank Glen B
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Dined at Baxter's in Bloomington with a couple of friends last weekend. Good food,good wine with friends can't be beat! And that's exactly what we experienced. Nice atmosphere but a little dark and the menu is quite small print. A little difficult to read. Prime rib was very good. A friend had the salmon. She was very pleased but the... More 

Thank micks92
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Baxters consistently had a creative menu, tasty dishes and top notch service. The noise level can get a bit higher than comfortable for ordinary table conversation.

Thank Tim L
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228 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We dined with friends a few nights ago on a Friday night. We had reservations and were seated immediately. The service was very good. The food was good, but not great. My husband had prime rib that would be about a 6/10 as compared to a great place we usually eat. I had the ribeye with a sauce and their... More 

Thank Psyprof51
Pekin, Illinois
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93 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Baxter's is a fantastic restaurant!! The atmosphere is nice and relaxing, and the service is very good, and the people are friendly. The food is perfection! I had Shrimp and Crab Alfredo, and my husband had Prime Rib. Both were excellent! We had Seafood Gumbo instead of salads, and it was delicious! We split a Raspberry and White Chocolate Bread... More 

Thank Ladygrl
Chicago, Illinois
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190 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

after a long day of training for the company we all went to Baxter's for an event dinner. The entire facility is well thought out, with a high enough ceiling that even with a full house it was not overly loud. The bar area was comfortable and the staff took very ogod care of us as we gathered. Once seated... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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: +1 309-662-1114
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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