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Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

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1000 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1214 (Highland Avenue)
+1 630-960-5700
17:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 20:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Ripon, Wisconsin
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Parker's Restaurant & Bar in Downers Grove, IL is a great place for fine dinning, a drink and entertainment. Excellent menu options with high quality meals and desserts. The bar area has seating along with a piano which Parkers provides the entertainment. If you are looking for an entire evening worth of fun, food and friends, Parkers will not let... More 

Thank aaronk346
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good for lunch or dinner but be sure to make a reservation for dining as this place gets booked up often. Whether 2, 4 or 6 people we have always enjoyed Parkers. There are menu items to suit most tastes. Friendly service.

Thank MidwestPacer
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always delicious! Great crab cakes! Awesome chocolate tower! Great service. Love to eat in the bar always fantastic!

Thank Sheila O
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parker's never disappoints...from their impeccable and attentive service to the delicious dishes. This visit was like all the others - spot on and leaving me planning my next visit. There is nothing on the menu that I've tried that isn't wonderful! Try it all!

Thank Peggy T
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had driven by the restaurant many times but never stopped to dined, we were missing out! The variety of bread they serve is tasty! The wedge salad was yummy and my steak was cooked perfectly!! The bundino was soooo good I had to refrain from devouring it all. Service was delightful, we will be back!

Thank Leslie M
Mundelein, Illinois
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91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the time I entered Parkers, (my first experience) to being seated and waited on was superb. The hostess was excellent and explained because I asked about the WIFI. My waitress Christy was outstanding in her service and advise. Foood was exceptional.

Thank Stan K
Munster, Indiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Recently had dinner at another steak and seafood restaurant in this region and Parkers beats it hands down. Very comfortable club like atmosphere, warm wood paneling and nice space between tables. Service was very good. Server realized that our group of four wanted to visit over a leisurely dinner and subsequently perfectly paced our evening. The server was attentive and... More 

Thank TWjK3
Downers Grove, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

the menu is varied fish is the strong suite and it is done to perfection we have been there several times and every time there is something new to try, and it is always good the staff is very knowledgeable and efficient..

Thank goodpix
Lemont, Illinois
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

My favorite food at Parker's is their BOUILLABAISSE! My favorite place to eat it is in the bar area while listening to the pianist. I've enjoyed their crab cakes and they serve a wonderful bread basket.

Thank busybite
Naperville, Illinois
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here with the wife and was beyond impressed!! Word to the wise...portions are large. Do yourself a favor and split. To start off, the bread, pita and hummus was fresh and delicious. My wife had the whitefish which was good. I had the pork chop which was the best I've ever had...and it was huge. It was so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1214
    (Highland Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 630-960-5700
Parkers' Restaurant & Bar is a chef-driven, full service, contemporary American restaurant and bar serving lunch, dinner, and private functions. The restaurant features fresh fish and seafood along with high quality meat and pasta preparations. The restaurant is housed in a transformed New England-style building on Highland Avenue at 31st, just north of I88 in Downers Grove, a western suburb of Chicago. The ambiance is casual-upscale with a mosaic tiled, open kitchen adjacent to a 150 seat dining room featuring a polished hardwood decor. The cozy, 50 seat bar and cocktail lounge area features a dramatic, wood vaulted ceiling and live piano entertainment, in the evening.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?