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Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

1000 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1214
+1 630-960-5700
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (23 reviews)
“cotton candy” (9 reviews)
“lobster roll” (8 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1000 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1214
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Parkers only twice thus far, and each time the food and the service were exceptional. Today i tried the Moroccan turkey burger with grilled red pepper, goat cheese, onions, pickle and sweet potato fries on the side - it was amazing. I would...More

Thank Aurora_Nomad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for happy hour and we're so pleased with the bar area, Roomy and comfortable. Decided to order full dinner and no problem. We did not have to move to the dining area. Our server was excellent and so was the food. At about...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here for a few dinners and lunches and always have a good meal. The resteraunt is beautiful, the staff are friendly, the portions are good, not too big. I really like the crab cake salad, one of my favorites for lunch. The deserts...More

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I would like to give it 5 *, but the bar prices were a little pricey. But, the happy hour prices for the oysters made up for it. And they were delicious. I had the salmon and my wife had the white fish. They were...More

Thank jerome k
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

The service was outstanding my servers name was kristy kathy? Not positive I forgot my apologies,but she was tall and short blonde hair with glasses younger girl The food was fantastic my husband got the surf and turf and i got the seafood combo it's...More

Thank LindaBrooks83
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I've had dinner a few times and drinks after work with friends. Attentive staff, interesting menu. Oysters on half-shell specials on Mon & Tues. Good appetizer selections and fine seafood. Always a good visit

Thank I1851YEpaull
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I've been to Parkers twice in the last month and both times, had the opportunity to eat on the outside terrace. The tables are smaller so if you have a large party, this won't work for you - but if you're a smaller group? Definitely...More

Thank Elle N
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I have taken my team to lunch here twice now and both times everyone has enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Staff is very pleasant and attentive. Will be back again!

Thank Cause4Events
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I had been here when it first opened (maybe 20 years ago)and it was not a good time- expensive, so-so menu choices and rather snotty wait staff. So, this time, I gathered a couple of friends and we went back. All three of us had...More

1  Thank Deborah O
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The decor, service, quality of food and overall value of this long time suburban favorite is hard to beat. You'll find a very nice bar area, handsome main rooms and several more private rooms. Our bartender and waiter were both extremely knowledgeable, candid and helpful...More

2  Thank PeteJ17
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At least, business casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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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