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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%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (21 reviews)
“cotton candy” (9 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1000 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1214
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Reviewed today

My wife and I have been enjoying Parkers the last 6 months or so,and learned of Chef Pats' departure to his own place in Naperville.Parkers loss has been our gain! Try Parkers,the food pops now. It did not in the past.

Thank objective147
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Parker's and would recommend it highly! Fun to eat in the bar for a casual dinner or head to the white-tablecloth dining room for a special occasion.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We asked for, and received, a quiet table by a fireplace on a chilly night. Service was prompt and efficient. Everyone's entrees were beautifully prepared and tasty - exactly what a restaurant should aim for. Desserts were big enough to share, and I especially recommend...More

Thank kehoedds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a business traveller an option to get good VPN certified pizza outside of regular mealtimes is rare. We stumbled on this place but was greeted we good service and great tasting pizza and fresh oysters. Seafood comes daily and the imported Italian ingredients come...More

Thank daddy-0h
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

I visited Parkers only twice thus far, and each time the food and the service were exceptional. Today i tried the Moroccan turkey burger with grilled red pepper, goat cheese, onions, pickle and sweet potato fries on the side - it was amazing. I would...More

Thank Aurora_Nomad
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We went for happy hour and we're so pleased with the bar area, Roomy and comfortable. Decided to order full dinner and no problem. We did not have to move to the dining area. Our server was excellent and so was the food. At about...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

I've been here for a few dinners and lunches and always have a good meal. The resteraunt is beautiful, the staff are friendly, the portions are good, not too big. I really like the crab cake salad, one of my favorites for lunch. The deserts...More

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I would like to give it 5 *, but the bar prices were a little pricey. But, the happy hour prices for the oysters made up for it. And they were delicious. I had the salmon and my wife had the white fish. They were...More

Thank jerome k
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

The service was outstanding my servers name was kristy kathy? Not positive I forgot my apologies,but she was tall and short blonde hair with glasses younger girl The food was fantastic my husband got the surf and turf and i got the seafood combo it's...More

Thank LindaBrooks83
Reviewed 10 August 2017

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