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R.J. Grunts

#231 of 7,469 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Lincoln Park
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2056 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614-4708 (Dickens)
(773) 929-5363
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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St. Marys pa
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Overall, R.J. Grunts is a great restaurant with a cool vibe. They play the classic music and have cool decor. We were able to snatch a reservation last minute for 8:30pm on a Saturday night. Two of us ordered the salad bar and one ordered the veggie burger with sweet potato fries; had the chips/salsa/guac as an appetizer. Everything was... More 

Thank Tori D
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We ate here because I wanted a good salad and it gave me options to make my own. My husband ate a burger and it had a good real grill taste. The place is small but efficient and we were seated quickly and the service was good. The salad bar was very fresh and had a lot of veggie offerings.... More 

Thank bransonamy
Montgomery, AL
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for dinner with a friend and loved it. We're were at a small table near the kitchen which was a small negative but it worked well for dinner with friends who hadn't seen each other in quite a few years. I'd been traveling all day and hadn't had time for a decent meal and this just hit the... More 

Thank ducky1776
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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615 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a cheap lunch place...but service and food were both great...it was a very busy lunch time...thankfully, our friends made a reservation...we all enjoyed our food and the portions are big. Fun place!

Thank Patpv
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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233 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a favorite go to restaurant of ours. The salad bar is outstanding. The food is great (fun and extensive menu), and the prices are reasonable. The service is excellent (Dori is the Best!), and the atmosphere is enjoyable. R J Grunts opened in 1971, and they play 1970s music that makes you want to get up and... More 

Thank Bonnie T
Surprise, AZ
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288 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We stopped here on our bicycle tour. While we only had a glass of beer, it was a fun bar. Looked like a good place to eat!

Thank lotsagoldens
Taytay, Philippines
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89 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

I got the salad bar and their signature chile. The salad bar was amazing and I should have just stuck with that because the chile was overcooked and salty.

Thank mlgocon
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We were a party of 7 and there was a very long wait. The wonderful hostess did everything she could to shorten the wait and we were seated within 15 minutes. Service was incredibly fast and food was great.. Only complaint was that it was freezing inside :)

Thank H B
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I'd recommend making a reservation just to make sure you don't have to wait for a table. The restaurant is very small. Once seated the service was prompt. The burgers have a good grilled flavor to them. The salad bar offers quite a few items. Prices are reasonable. Finding a parking space in the area can be difficult so allow... More 

Thank Denise Y
Carol Stream, Illinois
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Took the family to the zoo and for lunch we stopped at RJ Grunts. Located 1 block west of the zoo. First let me tell you it is very small and they pack you in. Booths offer no extra room. Even the toilet room was very small. It also could have been cleaned better. Noon it was already messy. Everyone... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, 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
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

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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.