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R.J. Grunts

2056 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614-4708
+1 773-929-5363
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burgers” (70 reviews)
“cottage fries” (11 reviews)
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2056 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614-4708
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made a reservation at 6pm for 5 for my fathers birthday. I realize it is nearly downtown Chicago but it was VERY crowded. The people were spilling outside waiting for our table. We only waited 5 minutes but it only got worse. There is...More

Thank jenjmurray
Reviewed 7 January 2018

My husband and I were in the area going to another restaurant without reservations. We were turned away, which I am so glad we were. My husband said, let's go to R.J. Grunts. We saw the restaurant as we were driving away from the other...More

Thank sblue922
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Been coming here for years. Tonights visit was simply not all that great. Tap beer I received was flat (sent back). French fries were mushy (sent back). Turkey Club, bacon was burnt (black). I was unable to eat the bacon. Salad bar was still awesome....More

Thank JBB071
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Great huge about 40 item salad bar, good burgers. Cozy bar area. Across the street from Lincoln Park.

Thank Carole C
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Generous milk shake, delicious tuna melt. Soups and salad bar also offered a nice variety and fresh selections. The special turkey dinner sandwich was a hit with my daughter (it included turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce). The only thing I would say is that the...More

Thank Linda S L
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We walked here after seeing the Chicago Zoo lights. Really busy and lots of atmosphere, we ended up eating at the bar. Great bartender, really chatty and friendly and extremely efficient. Casual dining. Cheap eats. Great selection of beers and drinks! A great stop off...More

1  Thank roxyanddolly
Reviewed 15 November 2017

After a morning visiting the Lincoln Park Zoo, my husband and I were looking for a place to grab lunch and spied "burgers" on the outside of R J Grunts. That sounded very good to us so we crossed the street and met two uniformed...More

1  Thank C6092RKpatriciam
Reviewed 6 November 2017

The two best elements of our recent dinner at R. J. Grunts in Lincoln Park were the soup and the dessert. On a cold day, the restaurant serves "temperature" soup. The cost of a cup of soup (when purchased with an entree) is equivalent to...More

Thank LCL-travels
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Laid back and casual restaurant. Veeeery busy so took a little while to be seat. Once I was at the front of the line there was no problem getting me a table- I was on my own.Chicken wings are fab as is the chilli. Enjoyed...More

Thank Kitty8704
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This is the very first Lettuce Entertain You restaurant, and it has withstood the test of time. The salad bar is the best ever, the service is excellent always (our favorite is Dori, who has worked there forever), the menu has lots of choices, and...More

Thank Bonnie T
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through
one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park
boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a
free zoo open to visitors year-round. This
pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks,
row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln
Park itself borders the lakefront area offering
peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2056 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614-4708
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-929-5363
  • E-mail
The first Lettuce Entertain You restaurant, R.J. Grunts still exudes the funky, devil-may-care lifestyle of the 70s in its style, décor, music, and menu. Happily for all of us, the best eating of that day continues to be some of the best today. While there's a huge menu that's as much fun to eat your way through as it is to read, many of Grunts' old American favorites spark return visits. The burgers are arguably the best in town. The salad bar boasts more than 50 ingredients daily. Giant malts and milkshakes are hand scooped and come in a rainbow of colors and flavors. And, the Craft beer selection makes it easy to choose the perfect tasty beverage.
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