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2056 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614-4708 (Lincoln Park)
(773) 929-5363
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Ranked #571 of 8,411 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Dallas, TX
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148 reviews 148 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We popped in here with 4 kids and 3 adults and they packed us in tight. It's a small venue...not much wiggle room. But the prices and food were good. I had the fish and chips (fish great...chips decent) and my children had a cheeseburger (8oz and very thick hardly any cheese) and hot dog (boiled not grilled). The fries... More 

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New York City, New York
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97 reviews 97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We ended up here by accident and honestly initially only popped in because we were in need of a restroom but we opted to stay for a beer and thanks to our amazing bartenders that led to many more and we really enjoyed our time here. I can not attest to the food as we only ordered a basket of... More 

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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131 reviews 131 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

R J Grunts is a great spot to stop on a visit to the zoo or a stroll through Lincoln Park. The restaurant is a casual eclectic space and walls are decorated with photos of the original waitresses.A wide variety of items on the meny but the highlights are the salad bar and the shakes. Good place for adults or... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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
16 helpful votes 16 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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