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Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

€€€€American, Seafood,
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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“seafood” (28 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (10 reviews)
“cotton candy” (9 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1000 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1214
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Parkers' is still our go to restaurant for a nice place and a great meal whether just with you spouse, date, or friends/business people. Our local hospital execs take visitors to Parkers' all the time, and our Volunteers/Auxiliary has their special events here, too. There...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank donedoc95
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister-in-law and I each got the braised short rib and it was so tender, you could cut it with a fork. It was so good. My parent in-laws weren't as happy with their meal but what was worse was how we felt kind of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on a Friday night around 6 PM. The place was pretty crowded, but we got right in. The tables are fairly close together so not a lot of privacy. I got the BOUILLABAISSE seafood soup and it was fantastic! One in our...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Steve74017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday family dinner that started at 730 and ended at 930. The cleaning crew were waiting for us to leave...Server was attentive but disappeared for 20 minutes at a time. With no other tables, cannot accept the BS service for this much money. Food was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KevinK5211
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We arrived 20 minutes early for our reservation, but our table was available and waiting. We were greeted pleasantly by every employee we came into contact with, and all seemed interested in making sure our experience was excellent. They were all successful. We explained to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Babu2773
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

One of my favorite local restaurants. Pretty relaxing place. Tablecloth restaurant. Nice menu. Lots of fresh fish. I have been here many times and have always enjoyed it.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dplush1
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Wonderful little gem of a place for happy hour, great drinks and food along with weekly entertainment

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Karen S
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Everything was wonderful! The server was extremely personable and helpful! Prices are higher than a chain restaurant, but the quality of the food, drinks, and whole experience makes the price a bargain. The food was perfectly cooked. We can’t wait to return!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank luzeel
Reviewed 11 October 2018

First time eating at this restaurant. Service was outstanding. The waitress was very helpful and friendly. Everybody's food was very good. Prices are a little on the high side. Would eat here again for special events. It is a really nice restaurant

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Rodney R
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The music was great and the food is amazing. We’ve come here a few times and I have yet to be disappointed

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Carliss R
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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, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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