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Parkers' Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Healthy
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1000 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1214 (Highland Avenue)
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All 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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Chicago area
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237 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I usually pass this by because I'm not often in the mood for a "big, fancy" dinner. Stopped in tonight just because it eas convenient and was pleasantly surprised that there were a number of simpler dishes available. A plank grilled whitefish for only $22. Delicious. Husband had a nice fish sandwich, fried cod, chips, cole slaw. A number of... More 

Thank TravelerChicagoarea
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is nice, clean and the staff and service are excellent. We had soups apps and deserts. Nothing wowed or even stood out as special. Wanted to try this place for a while so maybe I was more disappointed than I need to be.

Thank Jim S
Lombard, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last night my wife and I attended a dinner with wine pairings at Parkers in Downers Grove. We had a delightful dinner with a wine commentary supplied by master sommelier Joe Spellman. We had five delicious courses prepared by chef Patrick McLaughlin each paired with a different wine. We were seated at a table with 4 other people whom we... More 

Thank WmShakespeare
Naperville, Illinois
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120 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has been a while since my last visit here at Parkers. Ordered the paella and still good as always. The soup 🍲 lobster bisque is a must try too. Great service by the staff and the gentleman who I believe is the manager even stopped at our table to check on us.

Thank rdz18
Cincinnati, Ohio
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204 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well prepared food from the halibut to the steak. I had the bouillabaisse which was fabulous. Full of seafood in a rich broth. Yum. Ceasar salad was a little skimpy but the stew portion made up for it.

Thank Rose W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love parkers sea food bar and grill. I have been there many times and Iove it. The food is excellent.

Thank w M
Orlando, Florida, United States
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an amazing dinner at this restaurant. The place is beautiful and cozy, the waiters are more than willing and nice. And the food...ooowwnnn the food! Is PERFECT! Try their famous pudding for dessert...unforgettable. I cant forget to mention about chef Eddy who does everything with love and passion! Its already my favorite restaurant!

Thank Gaby G
Downers Grove, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Parkers for our mother in laws birthday. Party of 10. Arrived early, spent some time in bar, ordered drinks and appetizers. Food great, ran out of specialty beer. Dinner table set up and ready to go. Appetizers, food and drinks great. Waiter kept in contact with us throughout evening. Overall very good experience. Restaurant does not offer valet.

Thank B8594PKgregc
Wheaton, Illinois
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109 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parker's says they have great seafood. I will take them at their word. I went to eat meat and potatoes and I was very impressed with the taste. I ate with friends who had other food choices and they were happy. The desert menu is excellent. I would say it is a good choice for a couple, a group, or... More 

Thank mrsaintmarteeen
Okinawa, Japan
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here on a last minute review of other reviews. Staying for a conference and not from Chicago or this area. I have to say I was impressed! Only 4 stars because of expense ( I can do that right?)..... but food-service-ambience was excellent. Restaurant is an upscale seafood-bar restaurant in a suburban-mall area. They have a great craft beer... More 

Thank globetrotterwanabes

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Large 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: 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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