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Dining Divas: T.L. Maxwell's Restaurant & Bar

Compiled by Bakersfield LifePhotos by Greg Nichols
Friday, Apr 24 2015 01:11 AM

This month, the Dining Divas headed to another Bakersfield favorite -- T.L. Maxwell's on 17th Place downtown. An amazing local history surrounds Maxwell's, and tales of the debauchery that took place here run rampant among those who grew up in Bakersfield in the 1970s and 1980s. Terry Maxwell, owner, has a history of the space printed on the back of the menu, so next time you're downtown, make a stop for dinner and drinks, and read about the restaurant's past. For us, we found former iterations such as "The Office" quite interesting, and laughed about how many businessmen may have called home to tell their wives they were going to be late that night at "The Office."

T.L. Maxwell's still has the old horseshoe bar built by infamous bookie...

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