Restaurants in Champaign IL

One of the Best Restaurants in Champaign IL

Baxter's American Grille is a restaurant in Champaign IL known for its steak, seafood, and fine wine. Located conveniently on Neil St, within walking distance of the University of Illinois' campus, Baxter's American Grille is Champaign's best option for lunch with visiting parents, date night, or a nightcap with friends.

 


"Simply the best steakhouse in Central Illinois, the best cocktails and martinis, and amazing service 7 days a week."

- Christopher T.


 

We offer a diverse menu of classic American cuisine with the finest and freshest ingredients possible to make the dishes. Start off with an appetizer of soup or salad made with fresh, crisp greens and high-quality cheeses, or specialty dishes such as steak bruschetta, tuna tartare, or bacon-wrapped shrimp

Savor our main entrées consisting of fish, chicken, seafood, sausages, pasta, steaks, or pizza. For dinner, our house favorites include our grilled chicken smothered with creamy roasted garlic and mushroom sauce, Brazilian steak kabobs, pork chop with apple-raisin cream sauce, and much more. We also have an extensive wine list covering a variety of flavors that can be availed per glass or bottle

Sound like your kind of restaurant? Book a table or view our menus below!

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Baxters Lunch Menu Baxters Dinner Menu Baxters Drink Menu

Lunch Menu Dinner Menu Drink Menu

 

One of Champaign's Favorite Restaurants

Since 2016, Baxter's has quickly become one of the favorite restaurants in Champaign IL. Smile Politely, Champaign-Urbana's culture magazine, has featured us in their Restaurant Week with great success. Guests love our lunch and dinner menus, as well as our rotating specials.

"I chose the Southwest BLT with fries and my boyfriend ordered the Chicken Melt with chips... My Southwest BLT included spicy jalapeno bacon, tomato and lettuce with house guacamole and roasted red pepper aioli sandwiched between grilled sourdough bread. The sandwich tasted great and made me wish for warmer days." - Brittany Busboom

"My wife and I were greeted warmly; our host Sidney was not only friendly, but talkative in the best ways, asking about our day, if we were celebrating anything special, and when we told her it was just a date night for us tired parents, she asked about our children, with genuine and sincere interest. It’s the sort of thing that truly helps make a meal... Ultimately, this was a really delicious and affordable evening out... for what we were offered, it was an absolute steal." - Seth Fein

Committed To Quality Service

In addition to our commitment to great food, Baxter's is committed to great service. Our serving staff looks forward to interacting with our guests and making sure all the details are right with their meals. We believe that great service is a small gesture that goes a long way. 


"I love working with and talking to people and Baxter’s gives me the opportunity to do that every day for a living; knowing that we have made someone's day special, or made their experience the best it could possibly be, those are my most rewarding moments."

Allie Batson, Manager at Baxter's Champaign


Baxter's American Grille has made a name for itself as a restaurant in Champaign, with a diverse American menu featuring steak, seafood, and fine wines.Our culinary and hospitality team is composed of some of the best in the industry, committed to cooking up top-notch food and creating a one-of-a-kind fine dining atmosphere. In addition, our restaurant atmosphere is one of the best, as we provide live music weekly to entertain our guests. At this restaurant in Champaign IL, you get your money's worth plus more.

 

Baxter's American Grille

100 Trade Center Drive, Champaign, IL 61820

(217) 239-9299

 

Closer to Bloomington, IL? We have a location there too!

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Bloomington

3212 E. Empire St.
Bloomington, IL 61704

Located across from
Central Illinois Regional Airport

TEL 309.662.1114
FAX 309.662.1116

HOURS

Mon - Thur 11am-9pm (10:30pm Bar)
Friday 11am-10pm (11pm Bar)
Saturday 3pm-10pm (11pm Bar)
Sunday 3pm-8pm
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Champaign

100 Trade Center Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820

Corner of Neil and Kirby
Below Wolfram Research

TEL 217.239.9299
FAX 217.239.9298

HOURS

Monday 11am-9pm
Tue - Thur 11am-9pm (10:30pm Bar)
Friday 11am-10pm (11pm Bar)
Saturday 3pm-10pm (11pm Bar)
Sunday 3pm-8pm
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Bloomington

3212 E. Empire St.
Bloomington, IL 61704

Located across from
Central Illinois Regional Airport

TEL 309.662.1114
FAX 309.662.1116

HOURS

Mon - Thur 11am-9pm (10:30pm Bar)
Friday 11am-10pm (11pm Bar)
Saturday 3pm-10pm (11pm Bar)
Sunday 3pm-8pm
Get Directions

Champaign

100 Trade Center Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820

Corner of Neil and Kirby
Below Wolfram Research

TEL 217.239.9299
FAX 217.239.9298

HOURS

Monday 11am-9pm
Tue - Thur 11am-9pm (10:30pm Bar)
Friday 11am-10pm (11pm Bar)
Saturday 3pm-10pm (11pm Bar)
Sunday 3pm-8pm
Get Directions