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R.J. Grunts

#480 of 7,758 Restaurants in Chicago
#520 of 8,514 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Lincoln Park
American, Hamburgers
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2056 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614-4708 (Dickens)
(773) 929-5363
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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious and Fun

A rainstorm interfered with my family's trip to Lincoln Park Zoo (across from restaurant) Stopped in as a family member mentioned they have great reviews and food - this is why they say Mom's always right! I had chicken fingers and waffle fries, great food, tender, fresh, the sauces were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Amy Ryann R
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Elmwood Park, IL
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Elmwood Park, IL
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A rainstorm interfered with my family's trip to Lincoln Park Zoo (across from restaurant) Stopped in as a family member mentioned they have great reviews and food - this is why they say Mom's always right! I had chicken fingers and waffle fries, great food, tender, fresh, the sauces were yummy Wings were great, cute kids meal for my daughter... More 

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Florence
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for lunch before visiting the Lincoln Park Zoo. I loved the special I had: hamburger with grilled cheese sandwiches as the buns! One GCS had gouda while the other had fontina. Yummy! The waitress misunderstood my husband's hamburger order as medium-rare when he said medium-well so he didn't enjoy his meal as much. But other than that it... More 

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We read about this restaurant in a Chicago magazine we found in the hotel lobby. It was in Lincoln Park and we were able to walk there. The restaurant is very tight and it was very crowded. The salad bar was huge and walking to your table was a little difficult because you have to get thru the people waiting... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Great menu if you want good classic American Food. Had the Buffalo wings extra hot and boy they were hot! Extremely good kids menu. Overall very good.

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Salem, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were told this is more of a local favorite and not as much a tourist destination. The place was packed and I see why. We had reservations and I would strongly advise doing that. People were waiting for over an hour. The burgers we got were amazing. The homemade chips were very good. We got a coconut milkshake and... More 

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grand rapids, mi
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Delicious salad bar! Very fresh, plentiful, and great options. It was perfect for kids - they loved the variety and going back up for more. one negative, very very crowded! often squeezing through tables lifting a 2 year old way up to avoid hitting someone in the head.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We dined here after spending the day at the zoo. Luckily we had made reservations for 5:00 as they were packed by 5:15. The salad bar looked very tempting and lots of diners were getting salads but we opted for just burgers. Both my husband and I got the Bacon Cheddar burgers and they were delicious. The cottage fries were... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We popped in due to location and we're glad we did- nice service and ate a good burger and club sandwich with yummy chips. Quirky place and they had a small bar with a huge salad bar. We did not need to wait for a table for lunch and enjoyed the warm atmosphere.

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Miami, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We've been there with friends and their children for dinner. Although in a bit quiet neighbourhood, this is a very nice and cosy restaurant, a bit pub like. The staff is very friendly and they serve very good American food. They also have good beer. Only "problem", but I believe this is not attached at this particular restaurant, is that... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I used to come here with my wife before we were married - 25 years ago. I am happy to report, as we visited again this month with two of our teenaged kids, that RJ's is still very good! Burgers are some of the best around (cooked to order... And they will do medium-rare!) and the milkshakes are really good...... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2056 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614-4708
    (Dickens)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: (773) 929-5363

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lincoln Park

Neighborhood Profile
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.