Archie Moore's was crowded last night, so my wife and I kept driving, looking for a place. We turned on Colony Road and went by Baxter's, which we had never tried because it usually has a good crowd. "Wanna try Baxter's?" I said. She turned the car around and we went in.
It's an upscale pub type of place--hardwood furniture and booths--classic and comfortable. Our waitress had a really great attitude--she was downright jolly and you can tell that she loved her job. She talked with every customer at every table. She got a nice tip at the end of the night. The other waitress working the adjacent table was also very friendly and also spoke with us as well. Must be our charming personalities. ;)
Since I was craving Buffalo wings that night, my wife and I split an order of wings. They were outstanding--as good as Archies or better--I'd have to taste them side by side.
I also got a rack of baby backs with fries and my wife got a mexican wrap (steak, rice, lettuce, tomato, sour cream) with fries. The fries were very crispy--you can tell that they were properly fried twice. The ribs were fall off the bone, and I've seldom had better ribs out. My wife said her wrap was excellent.
For those of you not in the know, they also feature a raw bar with clams and oysters. I don't particularly like raw shellfish, but for you folks looking for a raw bar, it's there.
To summarize, it's a good local place, and the service matched the quality of their food. The menu can be a little hard to find online, so here's the link:
Their pasta offerings look great as well. I'll be back.