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R.J. Grunts

#235 of 7,599 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
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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New Jersey
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324 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Grunt's has been a staple in Chicago since the early 70's. It's a family restaurant with oldies playing in the background. It's a popular place and difficult to get into during certain times of the day and night. RSVPS are accepted and a good idea if you want to be guaranteed a table. The food is consistently good. It's not... More 

Thank LizBethob
Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Mid afternoon on a Monday, very nice service and good food. Shakes (chocolate and banana) were excellent. Burgers very good, but not amazing. A bit pricey as well, so next time we'll probably try something different (just because there are so many places)

1 Thank Ryan K
Central Florida
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

It was our first evening in Chicago. I can't remember where I heard about R.J. Grunts, but it was in my trip notes, so we popped over for dinner after visiting Lincoln Park and were seated immediately. The atmosphere is fun, with great music playing, and a very friendly and efficient wait staff. My husband had the pot roast special... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

As a lifelong Chicagoan I've heard about RJ Grunts forever but had never been. We went today for an early dinner and got to see what all the fuss has been about all this time. Great service - I mean really great service and attention on everything. Really good food - buffalo chicken sandwich and even a gluten free menu.... More 

Thank Matt C
Grants Pass, Oregon
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382 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

we were in a bit of a rush and the wait staff told us what order that would come right up. my husband a wrap, think it was santa fe - said was very tasty with avocado and nicely prepared chicken, the sweet potato fries were worth getting. I had the vegi chili and it was delicious. lots of menu... More 

Thank Suz1884
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

One of the first of its kind in Chicago,high quaiity casual dinning . R.J.Grunts has maintained its high quality of causal dinning in an entertaining but pleasant atmosphere - You can enjoy the food yourand your conversation with your friend(s) in informal atmosphere EK

Thank epk65
Dolton, Illinois
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I was very surprised by this little gold mine. This was my first time going, so I always like to keep an open mind. I knew something good had to be going on inside, because the line outside told me so. The salad and soup bar wasery good. I wasn't sure what to expect, but this place lived up to... More 

Thank Kim G
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious. No matter what you order. Salad bar is wonderful. Buffalo chicken strips are amazing. derhad lunch today with my husband and brother sans we werer all happy campers.treatyourself the next time you happen to be in the neighborhood; you'll be glad you did.

Thank Jon M

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • 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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