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R.J. Grunts

2056 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614-4708 (Lincoln Park)
(773) 929-5363
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Ranked #438 of 8,264 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
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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
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
Cross street: Dickens
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English first
Lund, Sweden
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152 reviews 152 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I have never been to the restaurant in Chicago but we ate at the scaled down version at O'Hare recently. The burgers were rather small for $7 but tasty and fresh. $3 for a bottle of water was a bit much.

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We ate here instead of eating at the zoo. The food was great, the salad bar was a huge hit for my daughter. It was constantly being refilled and cleaned up. It's too bad there aren't more salad bars like this anymore. The service was a little slow, so I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt- lunch time, holiday... More

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Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great food and bar menu, great prices. Excellent food, drinks, and service. My husband and I would definitely return for food and drinks.

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

RJ grunts is lettuce enterain you's first restaurant and I still think it's one of their best. They play 70's music, they have great milkshakes and burgers and the best salad bar in town. Their servers are delightful and the best secret of all is between 10pm and midnight all burgers are 1/2 price. They have a delicious fish special... More

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Schenectady, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

It's a first class place for pub food and drinks. They were featuring a Brie Burger when we were there: hamburger topped with Brie, figs, and aioli. It was an amazing combination of flavors. My wife and daughter shared a regular cheeseburger. There was also a nice looking salad bar, and they have a special on soup -- a cup... More

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Cadillac, MI
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My family met with friends on our trip to Chicago and we chose here to meet. It was a great location and easy to get to from downtown. There food, beer and wine selection were very good and the wait staff very friendly.

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Chicago, Illinois
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349 reviews 349 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

R.J. Grunts, located conveniently across the street from the Lincoln Park Zoo and Conservatory in Chicago's tawny Lincoln Park neighborhood, was opened in the 1970s, the first of nationally known restaurant entrepreneur Rich Melman's Lettuce Entertain You empire. Since then, Melman has established restaurants across the country from California to Arizona to Nevada to Minnesota to Washington D.C. Some, even... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Consistently good food and homemade chips are terrific....conveniently down the street from the Lincoln Park Zoo and Conservatory.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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86 reviews 86 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Good breakfast place with a brunch buffet option. Everything was good and the service good as well. Nothing really shocked me and gave me a reason to rave about anything. Nice staff.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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99 reviews 99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I enjoyed a delicious peppercorn burger and sweet potato fries; my mom had a salmon special with a maple syrup sauce, and my daughter had a veggie burger with regular fries. It was a short walk from the Hotel Lincoln where we were staying. The server was most attentive. Their beer selection was good. The restaurant was very warm and... More

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