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R.J. Grunts

#612 of 8,136 Restaurants in Chicago
#664 of 8,721 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Lincoln Park
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2056 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614-4708 (Dickens)
(773) 929-5363
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Soup and salad bar!

After walking the Zoo mid day, this place was close by and fit the budget. I can only speak to the soup and salad bar which was great. Everything was fresh (so much to choose from) and the soup was piping hot. Had two servings of the chicken soup cuz it was just so good. My sister had the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Janice S
Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Toronto, Canada
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135 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After walking the Zoo mid day, this place was close by and fit the budget. I can only speak to the soup and salad bar which was great. Everything was fresh (so much to choose from) and the soup was piping hot. Had two servings of the chicken soup cuz it was just so good. My sister had the chili... More 

Thank Janice S
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62 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the restaurant at the airport and really wish I hadn't bothered. The burger itself was OK but everything that came with it, including the service was poor.

Thank SimonFord
Northern California
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236 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The burger and fries are pretty good here. For a hurried International Terminal place, the service and food were good.

Thank Gl0bal_guru
London, United Kingdom
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357 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Went to the airport branch and had a simple cheeseburger with a lovely brioche bun and ketchup cooked perfectly pink, hugely satisfying.

Thank beverleydave
Rockford IL
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Went for something to do. The burgers we had we delish, atmosphere was relaxing. It's kind of ecletic but warm.

Thank peeqn06
Montreal, Canada
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Went for lunch and had a burger which was delicious. The salad bar also looked really good. If I ever go again, I would definitely try it... I would also recommend taking a Bloody Ceasar at the bar. They are quite good :)

Thank MarileneQC
Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Once again made my way down to the corner of Dickens and Lincoln Park West, just a few minute walk from the zoo. And pretty much as always, we went with the Gruntburger (medium rare) with homemade chips and a cup of chili. The Gruntburger comes with blue cheese and fried onions, and that's more than enough. A couple of... More 

Thank chi_dave
Winston Salem, NC
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I daydream about going to Chicago to eat RJ Grunts. Every time I am in Chicago, it is a MUST. (I've been 4 times now!!) Every time I get the Grunt Burger. It's a huge burger with blue cheese melted on it and fried onions. Nom!!!!! The waiters are friendly, the decor is fun and the music is what I... More 

Thank TravellingGirl55
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I am glad I ordered the salad bar with my entree. It had a lot of fresh fruits and vegetable, grown locally. I had a BBQ pork sandwich, which I was disappointed in. It was very fatty. Service was good and great atmosphere"

Thank CKay711
Ludington, Michigan, United States
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Burger was undercooked, I ordered medium not medium rare. Kids bin was hard. Hubby liked his nachos. I've had better but also had worse.

Thank Angela S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

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


Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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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

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.