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Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

) #3 of 139 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” (22 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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21 - 30 of 171 reviews

Reviewed 2 January 2017

Have dined here before and this new years eve dinner was no disappointment. The service is always good and the food is very nice. Always have a nice selection of specials. The menu in my opinion has something for everyone. Have tried it for lunch...More

Thank HomerAPB
Reviewed 14 December 2016

My husband and I had lunch here last week. There is a luncheon special as well as many other options, most are under $15.00. We both had the wild mushroom risotto, and it was delicious. One waiter for the whole bar area and he was...More

Thank Teach71
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
Reviewed 24 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
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...More

Thank Citogal
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...More

Thank kbursott
Reviewed 2 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
Reviewed 31 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...More

Thank Jim B
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...More

Thank Lucs04
Reviewed 18 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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Does this place have a full bar? Scotches, martinis?
2 June 2017|
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Response from Charles G | Reviewed this property |
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What is the dress attire??
29 December 2016|
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Response from WmShakespeare | Reviewed this property |
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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
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
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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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