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Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

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$$$$
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Healthy
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1000 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1214 (Highland Avenue)
+1 630-960-5700
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4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Munster, Indiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recently had dinner at another steak and seafood restaurant in this region and Parkers beats it hands down. Very comfortable club like atmosphere, warm wood paneling and nice space between tables. Service was very good. Server realized that our group of four wanted to visit over a leisurely dinner and subsequently perfectly paced our evening. The server was attentive and... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

the menu is varied fish is the strong suite and it is done to perfection we have been there several times and every time there is something new to try, and it is always good the staff is very knowledgeable and efficient..

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Lemont, Illinois
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite food at Parker's is their BOUILLABAISSE! My favorite place to eat it is in the bar area while listening to the pianist. I've enjoyed their crab cakes and they serve a wonderful bread basket.

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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here with the wife and was beyond impressed!! Word to the wise...portions are large. Do yourself a favor and split. To start off, the bread, pita and hummus was fresh and delicious. My wife had the whitefish which was good. I had the pork chop which was the best I've ever had...and it was huge. It was so... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Parkers numerous times over the years and consistently have good service and delicious food. It has a nice size bar with great half price food from 3-7. It is also a fabulous place to have a relaxing lunch or a delicious dinner.

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Clearwater, Florida
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105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

First time there. Would go back. A little pricey but worth it. Both food and service were excellent. Nice bar area with trio on Friday night. A memorable meal.

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Chicago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

First time here and Loved the atmosphere of the restaurant, Wait staff great, and the food was delicious!!!

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Hales Corners, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 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 in the past and was happy. Saturday nights during peak hours they usually have live... More 

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Charleston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 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 also the bartender. Very nice man but more staff needed especially during the Holiday season.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Healthy
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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