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R.J. Grunts

) #218 of 7,830 Restaurants in Chicago €€ - €€€ American, , Vegetarian Friendly
2056 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614-4708
+1 773-929-5363
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2056 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614-4708
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a burger and fries. Beside the fact that cost over $18, there was no taste to anything. A bit of seasoning would have gone a long way.More

Thank Joe T
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Hey Joe, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of your recent visit with us. I will make sure this feedback is addressed with the culinary team. We are always looking to make improvements, and honest reviews like this help...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Family had a great lunch together on a Monday after going to the Lincoln Park Zoo. The menu had a full range of American cuisine - burgers and sandwiches and pasta and everyone found something they loved. Great meal prep, great waitstaff. Would definitely...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch on a Sunday with my brother and his girlfriend while we had a few hours to kill. Superb service, atmosphere, and food. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Andrew E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Full, fresh delicious salad bar with add-ons like Greek salad, bean salad, cottage cheese, chopped liver, 2 soups. Large varied menu including specialty hamburgers, full dinners. Salad bar can be added to other menu items for lower price. Full bar, drinks are pricey.

Thank 778deborahk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at this restaurant quite by accident when the place that we were headed to turned out not to be open. The atmosphere was a little loud but the food and service was good. Would definitely go again for a good pub hamburger!

Thank SwedebyMarriage529
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son & I were visiting relation in Chicago and he suggest we go here for lunch. We are so glad we did! The Food was great and the service was friendly and fast!

Thank rgoben
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We went herebbq for dinner. We didn't make reservations but they sat us down right away. The food was expensive and did not taste very good. The milkshakes were extremely runny and we're kind of warm by time we got them. Our waitress didn't come...More

Thank MeagS2012
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

From soup to burgers and a salad bar supreme !!! Music played takes you back in time. Casual atmosphere. Great service. Right across from the Lincoln Park Zoo..

Thank GregGIL
Reviewed 18 April 2017

You have got to try this place. It was recommended by my Sailors and it was great. The price was great as well.

Thank Cindi R
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Their claim to fame is the first salad bar and it was huge and tasty (baby greens were soggy tho). The whole place had a laid back 70's vibe which we loved. My kids said the milk shakes were delish. We sat at a table...More

Thank yinzyoga
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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Cary M
Are there menu items that are gluten free? Hamburger buns and fries in particular?
16 September 2016|
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Response from Cboyd67 | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry, I did not inquire about this. Recommend calling.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
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
  • 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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