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T L Maxwell's Restaurant & Bar

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1421 17th Pl, Bakersfield, CA 93301-5205
+1 661-323-6889
Tue - Fri 17:30 - 21:00
Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Bakersfield, California
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

The restaurant is located in the alley between the Haberfelde Building and the 18th street parking garage. I really liked the entrance and bar area. In fact, I think the bar and bartender is the best thing about this place! Great drinks and very attentive service from the bartender. Once seated, we were waited on right away and our waitress... More 

Thank Deseree H
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243 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

This is one of best restaurants in Bakersfield. It is quality dining with the tab to go with it. It is great of that special occasion.

Thank FairwayFound
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

My husband, sister-in-law, her husband, and myself, all went for dinner and it was absolutely amazing!! It took awhile to get served, but the waitress was very apologetic and from that moment on was there for us. I ordered a "danish" chicken dish (the names a bit difficult to remember) but it was to die for! My husband and brother-in-law... More 

Thank Adriene T
Bakersfield, California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

If you want to be spoiled this is the place. This is a hide a way place in the heart of downtown. maybe a little hard to find but once you do it is real worth it. great steaks and gourmet food. and leave room for dessert here just wonderful. Great Cheers style bar if you just want drinks and... More 

Thank dfmonsie
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This place is located in an old building downtown and was once a speak-easy. It' has a beautiful old bar, and the atmosphere is old world nice. The food is great. Some of the best meats and sauces. The wine list used to be more extensive, but what they have is adequate.

Thank Jimnany
Bakersfield, California
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

My wife and I have been to TL Maxwell's 4 times so far and every time the food was outstanding. The place has a very warm old school feel. Terry the owner greeted us each time and though I know he probably doesn't know us by name he certainly recognized us. He truly embodies the local small business owner. Very... More 

Thank Sean M
Bakersfield, California
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

We have been to Maxwell's before, and always had a great experience, both food and service are always top notch, so when a group I belong to arranged a banquet there I was looking forward to it. As I expected from past visits, the food and service were excellent. Most of the people at our table, including the wife, and... More 

Thank Kentonmiller
Bakersfield, California
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

Maxwell's is always a treat - it is a 'cut above the rest' and always provide's an excellent dining experience from the cuisine to the service. It is definitely a 5 star dining opportunity in Bakersfield.

1 Thank PoipuKapele
Los Gatos, California
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168 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

T. L. Maxwell’s has a very unassuming exterior. It is located on more of an alley than a street, so I wondered whether I had found the right place. Even when I entered, the cavernous bar area with its funky decor was like entering a speakeasy from the 50’s. Indeed, the place had been a speakeasy at one point! The... More 

2 Thank DigitalRabbit
Bakersfield, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

I go to TL Maxwell's on special occasions because I could go broke eating there all the time. The food is excellent and unique. The deserts especially are worth the trip just by themselves. The atmosphere reminds me of an old men's club with lots of wood and an upper class feel. On my first visit I asked to see... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1421 17th Pl, Bakersfield, CA 93301-5205
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: +1 661-323-6889

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?