RJ Grunts

RJ Grunts

2056 N Lincoln Park W (at Dickens Ave), Chicago, IL 60614, United States
Open until 9:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:30 AM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Catering to the neurotic compensation of eating


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  • salad bar
  • burgers
  • milkshakes
  • lettuce entertain
  • cookies
  • chili
  • French Dip sandwiches
  • cottage fries
  • wine
  • cocktails
  • veggie chili
  • spicy food
  • hard cider
  • soup
  • cheeseburgers
  • great value
  • frozen yogurt
  • malts
  • beer
  • cute
  • StateStSports S.

    Soup and salad bar is a home run!

    StateStSports S · May 6, 2011
  • Brad C.

    Grunt Burger was excellent! Great shakes too!

    Brad C · December 15, 2009
  • ShopTRACY B.

    the original salad bar rocks! BEST rootbeer floats!

    ShopTRACY BURTON · August 22, 2010
  • Chicago magazine

    Lettuce Entertain You launched its empire—and Chicago’s first salad bar—in 1971 at this comfort-food icon. Try the Grunt burger, BBQ ribs, and the cookie in a bowl. Read more

    Chicago magazine · May 8, 2012
  • Jeff M.

    Chips are great (fried on site). Skip the fries.

    Jeff Marshall · December 29, 2010
  • Nancy G.

    onion rings. hickory burger & cottage fries. cookie in a bowl. REPEAT.

    Nancy Geden · September 25, 2011
  • David S.

    The buffalo chicken turbo nachos here -- with buffalo chicken strips on top -- are HANDS DOWN the best nachos I've ever had.

    David Schaffer · September 22, 2009
  • Ro-Black

    Service is always good, food is pretty good. No place to be fancy, jeans will work. Nice location, good atmosphere...if your looking for a good burger & beer this is your place ; )

    Ro-Black · November 10, 2010
  • Danny R.

    Cookie in a bowl! Best dessert in Chicago. Save room!

    Danny R · August 30, 2011
  • ScoopADay

    Perfect for the after zoo animal appetite !

    ScoopADay · August 6, 2011
  • Roe J.

    2 hours and 45 minutes for a seat?!?!? This place must be good

    Roe Johnson · December 27, 2014
  • Lettuce Entertain You

    Get rewarded at RJ Grunts! Earn points on every purchase toward meals, trips & wine. Ask your server about the Lettuce Entertain You Frequent Diner Club! Read more

    Lettuce Entertain You · January 29, 2014
  • Melissa B.

    The burgers are amazing!

    Melissa Baglio · July 13, 2013
  • Diana T.

    The shakes are great!

    Diana Trantham · December 22, 2012
  • Chelsea

    If you get Curtis as a bartender you are lucky. He is a total hottie!

    Chelsea · September 8, 2012
  • Christy K.

    They have the most amazing music here :) oh and the burgers are pretty fantastic ;)

    Christy Kostaken · October 24, 2011
  • Kristiana Z.

    This place has an expansive salad bar, but try the peppercorn burger! Also, shakes here are amazing & reasonably priced.

    Kristiana Zerom · October 13, 2011
  • John C.

    Outstanding Cheeseburgers. If your headed to zoo lights warm-up with a Grunts Hard Cider.

    John Courtney · December 4, 2010
  • Suzie R.

    It's all about the chicken fingers!!!!!!

    Suzie Ross · July 29, 2010
  • Jake S.

    I can't really recommend their house cocktails: stick to beer and wine.

    Jake Smith · April 5, 2013
  • Madeline M.

    The grunt burger is the best!!

    Madeline Makara · January 5, 2013
  • Ben C.

    Dixie Chicken. No doubt. Also, the cookie ice cream thing. You're going to pop.

    Ben Clark · January 16, 2012
  • Ben P.

    The home made chips are delicious!!!

    Ben Piskor · December 22, 2011
  • Sue C.

    Don't miss the homemade shakes and malts!

    Sue Chernoff · August 10, 2011
  • James "JJ" F.

    The soup being the price of the temperature outside is a pretty good little gimmick. I loved the burger. The chips, not so much. Definitely going back though. Read more

    James "JJ" Fannin · June 14, 2011
  • Hayley W.

    Without a doubt the best chocolate chip cream cheese dip in the world! Get it from the salad bar and add it to some graham crackers, I sometimes come just for that!

    Hayley West · May 10, 2011
  • Shannon R.

    The cookie sunday is so amazing!!!!

    Shannon Rose · May 3, 2011
  • Diego R.

    This salad bar has everything you could imagine ever putting on a salad. It's a little pricey for a salad, but I guarantee you'll leave full and satisfied. Read more

    Diego Rufo · March 29, 2011
  • Nicki W.

    The shakes are amazing...seriously. This place is usually packed during the warmer months. Staff is always very friendly and food is delish! Burgers and wraps are awesome.

    Nicki Walliser · February 11, 2011
  • Karen G.

    Salads are the bomb and don't forget the cheese dip!

    Karen Gross · August 27, 2010
  • Phil B.

    If country chicken is a special the day you visit - DONT HESITATE - order it.

    Phil Byers · May 12, 2010
  • Andrew W.

    Decent food for the price

    Andrew White · January 4
  • ISC C.

    The chili wasn't that spectacular; hearty but not much flavor, to be honest

    ISC Chicago · December 26, 2014
  • ISC C.

    Considering I keep hearing good things, the wings are rather disappointing, and I had the Super Hot Buffalo; they're not really that hot and definitely not very plump or juicy :-(

    ISC Chicago · December 26, 2014
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    Michelle Akin · December 20, 2014
  • Joe C.

    Kid friendly. Mother approved. Park your stroller outside with a complimentary lock.

    Joe Collins · December 13, 2014
  • Itzell I.

    The salad and soup buffet is DELICIOUS! 😍 Great music, the bartender is really cute. If you came by yourself, sit on the bar. Free wifi.

    Itzell Islas · October 26, 2014
  • Joseph B.

    The burgers are good and the kitchen is open later than most kitchens in the area.

    Joseph Blewitt · October 17, 2014
  • Linda L.

    One of the best hamburguers in my life!

    Linda Labra · August 8, 2014
  • Nina M.

    There are only two places I will eat ground meat. RJ Grunts tops my list! They also have very good gluten-free buns, and you never know who you'll run into there. :-)

    Nina Marie · August 7, 2014
  • ryan b.

    talk to the adorable little bartender called ella. give her all the money in your wallet/purse/bank account for tip.

    ryan brewer · August 3, 2014
  • Redeye Chicago

    There are plenty of things to love about this neighborhood standby—the cartoony menu, the milkshakes, the salad bar—but the burgers top the list. Read more

    Redeye Chicago · August 3, 2014
  • Time Out Chicago

    This tightly packed hamburger shack is where to get the thick, juicy “Gruntburger,” topped with addictive fried onions and blue-cheese dressing Read more

    Time Out Chicago · August 2, 2014
  • Lauren

    Great place and amazing service! Lauren was awesome!

    Lauren · May 26, 2014
  • Louis-Felix B.

    delicious greasy grub (and a salad bar!) in a typical 70s atmosphere. the music is excellent but it's the service that really stands out, from the minute you set foot through the revolving door. A++

    Louis-Felix Binette · May 16, 2014
  • Bridgid D.

    Salad bar!!!

    Bridgid Defranceschi · April 29, 2014
  • Courtney Q.

    Get anything with the name "grunt" in it

    Courtney Quigley · March 20, 2014
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    Brian Ng · February 6, 2014
  • Kirsten G.

    Soup and salad bar. The Cream of Mushroom is delicious!

    Kirsten Gorton · January 26, 2014
  • Layla K.

    Loved the yowza burger - peppercorn beef, spicy ketchup, pepper jack & smoked bacon. Save room for a shake! Ask for a booth by the window for views of the park.

    Layla Khoury-Hanold · November 16, 2013

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