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Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

) #3 of 141 Restaurants in Downers Grove $$$$ American, Seafood,
1000 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1214
+1 630-960-5700
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (23 reviews)
“cotton candy” (8 reviews)
“lobster roll” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:30All hours
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
1000 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1214
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Deborah O
Reviewed 5 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
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Parkers is, indeed, a terrific choice if you are looking for very tasty food, served by knowledgeable staff, reasonably priced & a very pleasant decor. The above is a true & an honest statement. For example, the Lake Superior White Fish really stands out especially...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Love this place, always a good meal and great for bringing the friends and family. The menu has lots of diverse choices, seafood has never let me down. Good service too.

1  Thank 30,043
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

So glad we made reservations for this awesome restaurant. The place was packed at noon. We were greeted warmly. Leo was wonderful at seeing we had a delightful time.He explained every question we had about menu items. We all had a fish dish. Each delicious....More

Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

This IS the place. Wonderful atmosphere and even better food. Staff is top notch. We will be going there again. Bravo

Thank mom2boysanddogs
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This place has fantastic food, service, atmosphere, convenience of the expressways, everything is great. When we asked for a table for 12 they asked if we had an event we were celebrating. We told them it was my son's eighth grade graduation so they gave...More

Thank laxdef69
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At least, business casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 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
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, 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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