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“Great steaks!”

Baxter's American Grill
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Ranked #3 of 254 Restaurants in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$45
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Haeffle Drive
Transit: 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.
Description: 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.
Campton Hills, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
272 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Great steaks!”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

For a nicer dining experience in the Bloomington - Normal area Baxter's is definitely one of the best places to go. Warm and inviting atmosphere, great service, great food, great drinks. Perfectly cooked steaks and very reasonably priced for aged beef. Throwing in burgers and pizza probably is needed to round out the menu and keep the seats full considering the location and patrons, but without Baxter's could easily transcend into being the "go to" place for fine dining in B-N.

  • Visited September 2013
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Bloomington, Illinois, United States
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Baxter's is a Gem”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Baxter's is a great restaurant. Nice ambiance, and very good food. There is live music each Thursday nights. The sticky ribs on the appetizer menu are not to be missed. The five onion soup (french onion) is one of the best I have ever had. It is worth the trip just for the soup!

  • Visited May 2014
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Moweaqua, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Best place in town”
Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

We had a business dinner there and it was the best ever. The waitstaff was the most professional that I have ever seen. We had 2 servers whom were both very knowledgeable on the menu items but also the wine listing. The food was fabulous. Their a prime rib, on a Wednesday night mind you, was out of this world. Cooked to perfection with fabulous sides. And the price, they were in line with the times. I would recommend Baxter to anyone who wants to thoroughly enjoy a night of fine dining at its best.

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Bloomington, Illinois
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere”
Reviewed 20 May 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

We enjoyed sitting in the bar area for drinks and 1/2 price appetizer on Wednesday nights. The service was a little slow, but relaxing atmosphere and cool outdoor patio.

Visited May 2014
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Iowa
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216 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Great Jambalaya”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Stayed at the Holiday Inn in Bloomington, restaurant is adjacent to the hotel. Tried the Jambalaya. It was excellent and the dinner rolls were superb. Server was breaking in a new server so they weren't as attentive as they could have been but good food and nice place.

  • Visited April 2014
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