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R.J. Grunts

#236 of 7,665 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Lincoln Park
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2056 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614-4708 (Dickens)
+1 773-929-5363
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great burgers (including veggie burgers!) and burger of the month is usually awesome. Salad bar like none other, one of my favorite things to get. I've heard the milkshakes are fantastic. The fries are delicious, too! If you do the salad bar, make sure you get some of the chocolate chip cookie dough-like stuff, and the jello. Yum!

Thank Amy G
Joliet, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped for lunch around 1:15 and there was an hour wait. We were texted right on time when our table was ready. Salad bar was amazing, we each went back for more after our first plate. The burgers were well seasoned and juicy, the service was excellent. Worth the wait and would return.

Thank Travelicious83
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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474 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were late getting here, about 14:30, but there was still a queue. After a short wait we were seated though. The burgers and sides were all amazing. I'm a huge fan of Byron in the UK, but it becomes very clear that this is the place they have shamelessly copied. Well good on both outfits.Byron does a great job,... More 

Thank Mark C
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going to Grunt's for years and I always enjoy going there but at times it's just not worth the trouble. IT can get very crowded with tourists and the stroller crowd on weekend and a wait can be well over an hour. It's not cheap by any means but the food is good and I like the salad... More 

Thank bkegel
Madison, Wisconsin
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316 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is small, but has lots of character. Wood everywhere, a traditional (extensive) salad bar (with soups and great add on items - namely the sweetened chocolate chip cream cheese). The shaved roast beef sandwich with au jus is a buy - it is served on garlic bread! All reasonably priced. Great atmosphere with standard 70's music playing constantly... More 

Thank Ronald P
Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Always a treat to stop by R.J. Grunts! You have to try the salad bar whether you do so with a meal or ALL BY ITSELF. I am an "all by itself" fan. Make it part of a Lincoln Park Zoo excursion. Their freshly made smoothies are fantastic.

Thank JustARider2
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158 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This used to be my favorite restaurant a long time ago. Not much has changed for sure! Except maybe my palate. We had to wait and the place is tiny with a little to no waiting area, and it was cold. We sat outside on the bench because there wasn't anywhere to go. The wait was sooner than anticipated, and... More 

Thank Granolamama
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

My husband and I came here and sat at the bar to grab a couple drinks. The bartender was very friendly. When my husband orders vodka on the rocks they upcharge for the "rocks" aka ice... We both thought that was a bit much, but didnt say anything. My husband ordered a cup of soup, the bartender put an empty... More 

1 Thank Kelsey S
New Jersey
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242 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Our group of five adults and toddler had a terrific experience at RJ Grunts. Our server was friendly, attentive, and did us a huge favor by snagging a dinner roll for our hungry toddler while we looked over the menu. We shared a starter of their rightfully-famous onion rings, which were crispy in the outside and sweet and silky inside.... More 

Thank GHartley
Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

My husband and I had dinner here last night. My husband had never been and it had been about thirty years since I had eaten here. We just relocated to Chicago from New York and are still finding our "go-to" restaurants. Such a fun place. It never seems to get old. RJ Grunts is the first "Lettuce Entertain You" restaurant... More 

1 Thank Kathryn J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lincoln Park

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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. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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