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Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

1000 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1214
+1 630-960-5700
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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11:30 - 22:30All hours
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1000 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1214
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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
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
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...More

1  Thank roseleif
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I have been to Parkers numerous times over the years and consistently have good service and delicious food. It has a nice size bar with great half price food from 3-7. It is also a fabulous place to have a relaxing lunch or a delicious...More

Thank happygoluckysue
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

First time there. Would go back. A little pricey but worth it. Both food and service were excellent. Nice bar area with trio on Friday night. A memorable meal.

Thank Charles G
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

First time here and Loved the atmosphere of the restaurant, Wait staff great, and the food was delicious!!!

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Have dined here before and this new years eve dinner was no disappointment. The service is always good and the food is very nice. Always have a nice selection of specials. The menu in my opinion has something for everyone. Have tried it for lunch...More

Thank HomerAPB
Reviewed 14 December 2016

My husband and I had lunch here last week. There is a luncheon special as well as many other options, most are under $15.00. We both had the wild mushroom risotto, and it was delicious. One waiter for the whole bar area and he was...More

Thank Teach71
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Great Thanksgiving place to eat. For those wanting the traditional Thanksgiving meal they had it and for those not wanting that they could order off of the menu. I have never had a bad meal here. Food and service impeccable!

1  Thank Kristine V
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Go see Ryan in the bar for Happy Hour. He is an excellent bar tender and really is knowledgeable about everything on the menu. We will be back again to see Ryan and have the Lobster rolls.

Thank Lisa N
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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