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“A Great Neighborhood Bar and Grill” 4 of 5 stars
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Parker's
4824 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
301-654-6366
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Ranked #136 of 303 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: American
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Woodmont and Arlington
Transit: Only two blocks from the Bethesda Metro. Exit to Wisconsin Ave and head south one block towards DC. Take a Rrght on Bethesda Ave through the light and we are on the left.
Bethesda, MD
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“A Great Neighborhood Bar and Grill”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

My husband and I go here all the time. It is a nice week night place to grab dinner. Their burgers are excellent. We also go for brunch on Sundays. They serve a southwestern burger that is fantastic. The atmosphere is semi sports bar but not annoyingly so like most bars of that type. It draws a younger crowd later at night. The staff is attentive and friendly. We are glad to have them in Bethesda.

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Castle Rock, Colorado
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“late night family gathering”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We had a large group of teenagers and adults up to age 90 and the restaurant was a pleasant place to enjoy each others company. Our waitress was great and took great care of us and we never felt rushed. I like to make a reservation and alot of places dont take them so that was a bonus. Its a nice area to hang out around.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bethesda, Maryland
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48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Comfort food abounds; gourmet not-so-much”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

If you're looking for a solid American restaurant on the "main strip" of Bethesda, Parker's will suit well. While you wait, you're treated to on-the-house restaurant made potato chips. The burgers are o.k., nothing to rave about, in fact, they can be overdone and a little dry. However, some of the "comfort food" fare is quite good. One of the best is the cajun pasta, which offers an ample supply of savory chicken, shrimp and sausage. The meatloaf does not disappoint, either. If you're looking for a quiet intimate setting, this is not it. The noise level was unusually high--they might do well do to install some sound buffers, as there was nothing unusual the night we went, just a full dining room.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Michigan
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35 restaurant reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Blorp --- Its a dive --- there is so much better around it”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Bethesda has come up in the world --- excellent food everywhere around you --- this, however, is just a noisy, poorly decorated dive. Blech. If you have choices -- take them.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Kensington, Maryland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good Hamburger”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I really enjoyed my burger here and it is acceptable for kids to eat at too. They have tasty sweet potato fries and sandwiches. It is more of a bar then a restaurant.

Visited February 2012
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