Ye Olde Holiday Shoppe

Join us for Parson’s Ye Olde Holiday Shoppe! Local makers, designers, and artists will set up shop at Parson’s from 4-8p on December 7 for a festive pop-up experience. Chef Hunter will have some toasty snacks on hand, and bar manager Charlie Schott will be serving up hot drinks. We'll have Christmas trees available for purchase, the ice rink will be open for skating (byo-skates encouraged!), and Parson’s full dinner menu will be available.

Brunch is Back

photo: Clayton Hauck

photo: Clayton Hauck

One bright spot in the dwindling daylight hours and gradually falling temperatures is the return of Chef Hunter Moore’s brunch at Parson’s Chicken and Fish. This year’s menu features favorites like Chicken and Waffles (Belgium waffle, fried chicken thigh, maple brown butter, sunny side egg) and the Early Riser (2 fried eggs, hash browns, and toast) alongside new dishes like the Chicken Paprika (chicken cutlet, potato pancake, sunny side egg, creamy paprika sauce, celery salad) and Huevos Motuleños (refried black beans, crispy tostada, ranchero sauce, chihuahua cheese, sunny side egg, ham hock, and peas).

Also available are bar manager Charlie Schott’s brunch cocktails, including the always-popular Blood & Leather, Charlie’s take on the bloody mary with Letherbee Gin and Fernet.

The brunch menu is available on weekdays from 11am to 3:30pm, and Saturday & Sundays from 10am to 3:30pm.

Chef Hunters Moore's BBQ specials

Now that we’re enjoying some prime patio weather (most of the time), Chef Hunter and the team at Parson’s are excited to offer weekend BBQ specials. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 4-10pm, Chef Hunter fires up the smoker, whipping up everything from 10-hour smoked pork shoulder, confit garlic chicken sausage, pulled pork, and more. These #Moorespecials will be available weekends all summer long.

Travel + Leisure likes Parson's

Thanks Travel + Leisure magazine for calling us "Chicago's Best Restaurant for Summer Nights". 

Amy Tara Koch writes "The patio has cultivated a cult following for its $8 negroni slushies, buttermilk fried chicken, light-as-air fish fry, and crunchy cool sides that merge old school dishes with modern zip. Factor in the classic picnic table seating and a games area, and you’ve got a can’t-beat-it summer scene."

Thanks for the kind words, and you can check out the full write up HERE.

Patio Time!

While the weather continues to waiver, we can at least look forward to the days ahead, and all of the fun we’ll have this year at Parson’s Chicken & Fish.

There’s been so much anticipation for summering at Parson’s - with new bleachers, indoor / outdoor seating options, BBQ and smoking abilities and more – that we can at least find comfort in knowing that many (many!) good times are coming our way.

And we’re not the only ones excited. It seems as though Chicago Magazine, Chicago Reader, DNAinfo, Time Out Chicago, Zagat and others all feel the same – that, thankfully, brighter days are upon us and its time to grab a seat on Parson’s patio.



Parson’s Chicken & Fish turns two!


It’s hard to fathom that Parson’s Chicken & Fish – already so thoroughly established and ingrained in the Chicago drinking, eating and partying community – is just now turning two years old!

Join us as we celebrate our two-year anniversary on Friday, May 15th with – what else? – a party for all of us!

The celebration begins at three pm, and will feature funk and soul deejay set by DJ David Mata, bicycle safety checks by the kind fellows at Boulevard Bikes, and then special Modelo giveaways and raffles.

We’ve had the good fortune of entertaining tens of thousands of guests over the last two years, and want to share some fun with all you - please do join us so we can raise a glass and give thanks!

Best Fried Chicken In Chicago

The staff of the Chicagoist recently compiled their list of the best fried chicken in Chicago, and we’re pleased to find Parson’s Chicken & Fish on the list.  

Staffer Jason Baldacci says he feels like “Parson’s has figured something out about their chicken that a lot of other places haven’t gotten yet.”  He also notes that our “house made hot sauces are delicious, the cocktails even better and they have tasty salads on the menu, if you want to pretend like going out for fried chicken can be healthy.”

Thanks to Jason, and rest of the Chicagoist staff!