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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” (24 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 11 April 2017 via mobile

This place has fantastic happy hour specials on drinks and food in the bar area. Check hours, but the food is great and prices are even better. Causur salad is awesome!

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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...More

Thank aaronk346
Reviewed 23 March 2017

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
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Sheila O
Reviewed 14 March 2017 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
Reviewed 28 February 2017 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...More

Thank Leslie M
Reviewed 24 February 2017

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
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...More

Thank TWjK3
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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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