Our Story

Parnell's started when Denny and Sue Hughes bought a tavern called at that time Poor Mel’s back in 1974 and named it Parnell’s Place. In 1989, son Tim Hughes and his wife Cory purchased the tavern, adding a kitchen, expanding the dining room and focusing on creating a food destination that featured great tasting Midwestern favorites. Parnell's celebrated their 40th anniversary on July 1st 2014 – a major accomplishment in the restaurant business. ​Parnell's serves six days a week, with Happy hour 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M Monday through Thursday featuring 1/2 price drinks. Other specials include: all you can eat broasted chicken, shrimp and cod on Wednesdays, comfort food Thursdays; Friday fish nights with all you can eat hand battered haddock and breaded fish such as perch and walleye; and Chef’s choice prime rib steaks on Saturdays. Choice cut tenderloin and ribeye are savory and cooked to your liking. Sunday's feature Parnell's famous broasted chicken at a reduced price and fabulous $4.00 bloodies.