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R.J. Grunts

#238 of 7,466 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
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Naperville, Illinois
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110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The vast and varied menu allows for good choices for all 4 of use on this visit. Our two grand-kids chose to skip the kids menu and went straight to the burger selections. Both wanted a cheese burger but one wanted regular fries and the the other cottage fries. The cottage fries were the best, like home made potato chips.... More 

Thank Jim-Wilmywood
Lombard, Illinois
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first impression...Wow is this place small. Tables right on top of each other. Just a very tight fit. However, greeted very nicely - we had a 25 minute wait and sent us a text then table was ready. Booths are small. Service was pretty good - had to ask for refills which I just hate. That should be automatic.... More 

Thank Kristina M
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 weeks ago

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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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 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 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 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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667 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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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245 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 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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307 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 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 73 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 12 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

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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 Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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.