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Baxter's American Grill

3212 E Empire St, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61704-5426
+1 309-662-1114
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“jambalaya” (7 reviews)
“sticky ribs” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3212 E Empire St, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61704-5426
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

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
Reviewed 23 August 2016 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
Reviewed 22 August 2016

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
Reviewed 21 August 2016 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...More

Thank Forebees
Reviewed 12 August 2016 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
Reviewed 11 August 2016

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
Reviewed 2 August 2016 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...More

Thank Sehler
Reviewed 31 July 2016

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...More

Thank Ginger0529
Reviewed 26 July 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...More

Thank MIrvinGM
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Had a large group meet here. Food was excellent. They provided Swedish meatballs, stuffed mushrooms with spinach and artichoke, honey glazed bacon wrapped water chestnuts, bruschetta on crostini, shrimp, fresh hummus and vegies, chocolate dipped strawberries, shaved steak finger sandwiches, and pot stickers with hoisin...More

Thank NinjaGigi
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Rodney R
31 March 2015|
Response from Andrew M | Reviewed this property |
As good as Baxter's is I would recommend making reservations to be sure.
Rodney R
31 March 2015|
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Response from Jeff K | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend you make reservations. We did for Valentines this year and it was perfect!!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
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-Normal, 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-Normal  >  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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