RJ Grunts

2056 N Lincoln Park W (at Dickens Ave), Chicago, IL 60614
Open until Midnight (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 is amazing. Yum Yum." (2 tips)
  • "Lettuce Entertain You launched its empire—and Chicago’s first..." (4 tips)
  • "The grunt burger is the best!!" (3 tips)
  • 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 B. · 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 M. · December 29, 2010
  • Nancy G.

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

    Nancy G. · 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 S. · 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
  • 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
  • Christy K.

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

    Christy K. · 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 Z. · October 13, 2011
  • John C.

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

    John C. · December 4, 2010
  • Suzie R.

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

    Suzie R. · July 29, 2010
  • Jake S.

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

    Jake S. · April 5, 2013
  • Madeline M.

    The grunt burger is the best!!

    Madeline M. · January 5, 2013
  • Chelsea

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

    Chelsea · September 8, 2012
  • Ben C.

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

    Ben C. · January 16, 2012
  • Ben P.

    The home made chips are delicious!!!

    Ben P. · December 22, 2011
  • Sue C.

    Don't miss the homemade shakes and malts!

    Sue C. · 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" F. · 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 W. · May 10, 2011
  • Shannon R.

    The cookie sunday is so amazing!!!!

    Shannon R. · 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 R. · 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 W. · February 11, 2011
  • Karen G.

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

    Karen G. · August 27, 2010
  • Phil B.

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

    Phil B. · May 12, 2010
  • Courtney Q.

    Get anything with the name "grunt" in it

    Courtney Q. · March 20
  • Brian N.

    I wish you guys were on Freebie App - check it out at www.FreebieApp.com :)

    Brian N. · February 6
  • Kirsten G.

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

    Kirsten G. · January 26
  • 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 K. · November 16, 2013
  • Tornaparts !.

    Was here once a million years ago. I think it was fine. Remember drinking Newcastle and enjoying it. I guess its named for some bird the owner was giving it to or something. That's funny.

    Tornaparts !. · October 16, 2013
  • Lisa Z.

    So, do you get the famous burgers or the famous salad bar? Split a burger and each get the salad bar! The kitchen even cut our burger in half and served it on two plates.

    Lisa Z. · August 24, 2013
  • Suneet G.

    3 dollar tall boy PBRs might be the best regular drink special in the area

    Suneet G. · August 9, 2013
  • Anamaria H.

    Order the buffalo chicken nachos! They are perfection!

    Anamaria H. · July 29, 2013
  • Jason D.

    Kind of an unorganized mess getting in on a weekend. Tons of children running around. Big salad bar, burgers... Basically if you are not close enough to Ruby Tuesdays or TgiFridays go here

    Jason D. · July 20, 2013
  • David S.

    Haven't been here for years. Still the same. Great food, salad bar and service. Classic!!

    David S. · July 15, 2013
  • Melissa M.

    The burgers are amazing!

    Melissa M. · July 13, 2013
  • Emily E.

    Go for the salad bar. Burgers are great too. It's a little cramped but fun atmosphere. Great place to go before or after zoo

    Emily E. · July 6, 2013
  • Argelia M.

    1st Lettuce Entertain You restaurant

    Argelia M. · June 22, 2013
  • Mike S.

    great good and service, highly recommend this restaurant! Try the Salad Bar!

    Mike S. · June 2, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    R J Grunts has improved on the classic grilled cheese by simply adding...more cheese. No one can claim this thing is balanced, but that's really not the point.

    Serious Eats · May 14, 2013
  • Laura G.

    The California wrap is excellent.

    Laura G. · April 22, 2013
  • Michael B.

    Not worth it. Sh*t show. Front is totally unorganized. Tables are jammed. Hard to maneuver with kids.

    Michael B. · March 29, 2013
  • Karan S.

    One of the best veggie burgers I've had!

    Karan S. · February 17, 2013
  • Daniel E.

    The Sunday special, Dixie Chicken, is outstanding.

    Daniel E. · February 11, 2013
  • Diana T.

    The shakes are great!

    Diana T. · December 22, 2012
  • Andrew

    Best salad bar in Chicago, unbelievable chili and to die for burgers...paired with your favorite pint and you can't go wrong!

    Andrew · December 13, 2012
  • Aaron L.

    The French dip was pure perfection

    Aaron L. · November 25, 2012

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