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2056 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614-4708 (Lincoln Park)
(773) 929-5363
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Ranked #612 of 8,392 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Dickens
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

A wonderful place to get soup for the temperature outside! The salad bar is all you can eat. On Sunday, they have a breakfast buffet. Our kids had third servings... The restrooms are small and not to kid friendly. For restaurants around Lincoln Park Zoo, this rocks!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Went here on a Saturday afternoon around 3pm. We waited at the bar for about 20 minutes for the rest of our group and were seated within 10 minutes. Note that over course of our meal (1.5 hours) the restaurant became so crowded that navigating to the bathroom took a few minutes. The menu has a lot of offerings, and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Grunts not only has good food, generous servings, and pleasant servers, but it is also fun. Just reading the menu gives you a good laugh. Good food and laughter -- what could be better? Prices are reasonable, also. But you better make a reservation on the weekends as it is very popular.

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Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Don't make me wait 1 hour and 50min (20min beyond time promised) for a burger with a mound of cold grated cheese on it, home-made chips of which half are greasy and chewy and a shake that is melted. We were also asked three times within the 45 min seated if they could clear our half eaten plates. I'm not... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Excellent place for the solo bruncher. Options to combine main entree and buffet is a plus. You can get something starchy and sweet like french toast (they were a hit!), and get your proteins and salty (bacon, sausages, eggs) from buffet. The creamy tomato soup on buffet was a blast! Best option for a snowy autumn Sunday morning. Service is... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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143 reviews 143 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

While at Lincoln Park Zoo, we decided to head over to R.J. Grunts for lunch, and I'm glad I was hungry! I love the salad bar at this place, among the best anywhere. But it was a colder day so I really wanted a burger. I just had a regular cheeseburger, with sweet potato fries. The burger was cooked to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This place is so much fun, and has great food for people with any taste! The inside has fun decorations. It definitely is the opposite of a chain restaurant. There are many different types of burgers and wraps. The salad bar is great and has many options; it's my favorite. The reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Five of us presented for lunch at RJ's on a sunny Tuesday in early September. The place appeared full and cheerfully noisy. The clever waiter found us a table and we ordered from the idiosyncratic and humorous menu. The food was strictly classic bad food but none the worse for that. This is a place that knows it's market and... More 

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Indianapolis, IN
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This restaurant has fabulous food. I had a chicken wrap that was to die for and their homemade kettle chips are sooo yummy!!! It was a very crowded restaurant but food came out very timely. I waitress was very nice and attentive. The only down side is it is very tight in there. Sitting on top of the people next... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fresh produce, great varied menu. They have lot so nice appetizers, entrees, and a wonderful salad bar..

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Additional Information about R.J. Grunts

Address: 2056 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614-4708
Phone Number: (773) 929-5363
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

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