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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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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“burgers” (67 reviews)
“cottage fries” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2056 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614-4708
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank roxyanddolly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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 20 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
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

This is a fairly famous place in the Lincoln Park area. I'n fact, this restaurant is on President Obama's list of places he likes. Frankly, I found this place to be overrated. We ordered two of the more popular choices, burger and salad bar. Unfortunately,...More

Thank Chickenhawk12
Reviewed 28 August 2017

My husband and I stopped in here after work last week and I was really surprised with how good the food was! We had a drink (cosmo and manhattan) with dinner and they were PERFECT! I had a wrap and my husband had a French...More

Thank Cheaky44
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This very first Lettuce Entertain You restaurant is still excellent. Although the venue is small, the food and service are excellent. And this is the best salad bar in the City - chock full of veggies, fruit, condiments, salads, and temperature soup (the cost is...More

Thank Bonnie T
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We spent the day at the amazing Lincoln Park Zoo and were famished after walking around all day. So when Yelp popped up RJ Grunts we said, why not? Well most of us ordered some version of their burger and we were all very quiet...More

Thank Dan D
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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16 September 2016|
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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