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R.J. Grunts

#578 of 8,465 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 60
    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
Nice atmosphere and good food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
dr6
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Miami, Florida
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Miami, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

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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Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Stopped in on our way out for the evening to grab a bite before a show. Very comfortable ambiance with wood accents everywhere. Pretty casual. We (3) each ordered burgers and we were all extremely happy we did. Pretty decent size patties cooked exactly as requested. Nice when you have places to go and don't have time to send it... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stopped by for dinner after visiting the zoo. Conveniently located right across the street from the Lincoln Park Zoo, this little pub-style restaurant was an easy choice. The menu was simple: burgers, sandwiches and salads, with a few entrees. Had a burger which was very tasty and the home style chips were a nice change from regular fries. Overall, very... More 

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Dallas, TX
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148 reviews 148 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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
58 helpful votes 58 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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167 reviews 167 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 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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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, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?