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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
16:00 - 20:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 20:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Naperville, Illinois
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127 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 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 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 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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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

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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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 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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118 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

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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134 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

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
Downers Grove, Illinois
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The food is absolutely delicious, the service amazing and the environment is very inviting. We had a wonderful night and will go back again soon!

Thank Tanya L
Downers Grove, Illinois
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154 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

My wife and I went here for our anniversary on a mid-week night when both kids were occupied. It's a very nice establishment, more classic than hip and trendy with a stronger emphasis on seafood than I would have thought. Both food and service were quite good, again with more emphasis on classic cuisine and presentation than hip and trendy.... More 

Thank ghp3
Elmhurst, Illinois
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93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Everything we ordered was good to excellent. The calamari was more than a "step above" - flavorful, very tender and not at all greasy. It was exceptional as was the grilled baby octopus with arugula, a tasty slaw like cabbage (but tender) and an olive?/mustard sauce. The lobster shrimp fritters were good but not nearly as good as the calamari... More 

Thank seaotter301

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
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
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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