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Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

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1000 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1214 (Highland Avenue)
+1 630-960-5700
11:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 20:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
St. Pete Beach
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 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
Downers Grove, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I love Parkers' - great food, great service, classy digs. The waitstaff are very patient and just a cut above. I love the bouillabaisse. Others have said it's quiet and subdued, but a group of us went last Saturday, it was very crowded and very noisy, and hard to hear at a round table, but we still had a good... More 

Thank Citogal
Yorkville, Illinois
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

You will never be disappointed when you go to Parkers for dinner. The atmosphere is excellent down to the multi-color wood floor and private dining rooms. Their lobster bisque is amazing! They update the menu often and their fresh seafood is amazing. Cotton candy for dessert is a fun idea that the table can share.

Thank kbursott
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We enjoyed a quiet dinner with colleagues at Parker's and was pleasantly surprised at the seafood quality from a landlocked location.

Thank KMKP41
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

A somewhat subdued atmosphere does not take away this reataurant. We started with East coast raw oysters, clam chowder, and lobster bisque; all were really good. Dinners were sauteed scallops, mac and cheese lobster, lamb chops (which were all excellent), and whitefish Wellington (which sounded great on the menu but just didn't really work). An unusual dessert here - maple... More 

Thank Jim B
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have been to this restaurant several times and each time it was a good experience. The service has always been excellent. We are promptly seated, are servers took our order promptly never hovering. The food arrives hot and presented with an artistic flair. The last time I was there I ordered the beef short rib tacos. The beef was... More 

Thank Lucs04
Downers Grove, Illinois
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Parkers' is a nice place to go for Seafood and steak. It's a nice place to go for business, or for a family get together for a special occasion or even a couples night out.

Thank 1983linda
Wheaton, Illinois
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Good, but not great food. Great service. The lobster mac and cheese is the best. They overcharge, especially on liquor, extravagantly, and have gutted their beer selection which was one of their best features. It is obvious that whoever orders it either has the palate of a 12 year old, or just doesn't drink beer. For a special birthday, etc.,... More 

Thank IloveJan
Chicago, Illinois
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went for an anniversary dinner. We had 730 reservations, but when arrived they appeared busy. We just stood and waited. Never complained about the wait verbally (hope our faces did not look upset haha). We were finally sat a few minutes before 8. Immediately after sitting the manger or owner (not sure who he was, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, 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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