The Parker House opened in April 1994, Ridgeland, MS, the creation of husband and wife, Steve and Barbara Parker. Having no previous restaurant experience, their philosophy was: “Whatever you decide to do, do it 100 percent and don’t look back.” Through hard work and on the job learning, the restaurant grew and in 1999 they moved the restaurant to the former home of Ernie and Jean Adcock, in the “Olde Towne” area of the Jackson Street Historical District in Ridgeland, MS.
Ernie and Jean have been regulars of the restaurant since opening in 1994. The restaurant came to be in their former residence after Steve and Barbara were visiting with them during an exceptionally busy night of service in late 1998. Steve told the Adcocks that they were looking for a new home for the restaurant. Mr. Adcock suggested they buy his place, and within a week the deal was made, and since August of 1999, The Parker House has resided in and English Cottage style house, on over an acre of land, in the middle of “Olde Town” Ridgeland and nestled up next to the Historic Natchez Trace Parkway.