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RJ Grunts

RJ Grunts

American Restaurant$$$$
Lincoln Park, Chicago
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  • Sarah S.
    "Best salad bar! Buffalo chicken nachos rock."(20 Tips)
    Chicago magazine
    "Try the Grunt burger, BBQ ribs, and the cookie in a bowl."(3 Tips)
    Anamaria H.
    "Order the buffalo chicken nachos!"(3 Tips)
    Daniel E.
    "The Sunday special, Dixie Chicken, is outstanding."(2 Tips)
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  • Bedi
    Bedi5 days ago
    Awesome staff, decent food
  • Can A.
    Can AyterSeptember 6
    Salad bar is awesome. Fresh veggies and fruits. Soups are very tasty.
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoAugust 28
    Manager got a bit defensive about a tweet regarding a missing ingredient in the cocktail; NBD, but he just basically gave me the impression he doesn't understand customer service
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoAugust 28
    I liked the Strawberry Daiquiri, but the "lone independent strawberry riding on top with whipped cream" was missing; NBD, but should have been told that they were out
  • Winston
    WinstonJuly 8
    Order the chicken wings. Milkshakes and malts are great here too.
  • FJ B.
    FJ BeringDecember 30, 2015
    Went on a very crowded evening during the holidays, but service was great and food was tasty!
  • Allison A.
    Allison ArthurAugust 8, 2015
    If you like spicy food, get the hottest wings they have. I got the "Really Hot" and didn't think they were spicy at all. The peanut butter shake is incredible.
  • Melda Ö.
    Melda ÖzkanJune 13, 2015
    Great suprise around the corner. Buffalo wings are to die for. Super cosy bar.
  • Amy V.
    Amy VuckovichJune 1, 2015
    Place rocks. Music is all 70s . Totally go back.
  • Christine P.
    Christine PietrylaMarch 31, 2015
    French onion soup!
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteJanuary 4, 2015
    Decent food for the price
  • Roe J.
    Roe JohnsonDecember 27, 2014
    2 hours and 45 minutes for a seat?!?!? This place must be good
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoDecember 26, 2014
    The chili wasn't that spectacular; hearty but not much flavor, to be honest
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoDecember 26, 2014
    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 :-(
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle AkinDecember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Milkshakes
  • Joe C.
    Joe CollinsDecember 13, 2014
    Kid friendly. Mother approved. Park your stroller outside with a complimentary lock.
  • Itzell I.
    Itzell IslasOctober 26, 2014
    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.
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BlewittOctober 17, 2014
    The burgers are good and the kitchen is open later than most kitchens in the area.
  • melissa m.
    melissa middletonSeptember 13, 2014
    Amazing salad bar and tasty burgers!
  • Linda L.
    Linda LabraAugust 8, 2014
    One of the best hamburguers in my life!
  • Nina M.
    Nina MarieAugust 7, 2014
    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. :-)
  • ryan b.
    ryan brewerAugust 3, 2014
    talk to the adorable little bartender called ella. give her all the money in your wallet/purse/bank account for tip.
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoAugust 3, 2014
    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
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoAugust 2, 2014
    This tightly packed hamburger shack is where to get the thick, juicy “Gruntburger,” topped with addictive fried onions and blue-cheese dressing Read more
  • Lauren
    LaurenMay 26, 2014
    Great place and amazing service! Lauren was awesome!
  • 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++
  • Bridgid D.
    Bridgid DefranceschiApril 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Salad bar!!!
  • Courtney Q.
    Courtney QuigleyMarch 20, 2014
    Get anything with the name "grunt" in it
  • Lettuce Entertain You
    Lettuce Entertain YouJanuary 29, 2014
    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
  • Layla K.
    Layla Khoury-HanoldNovember 16, 2013
    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.
  • Tornaparts !.
    Tornaparts !October 16, 2013
    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.
  • Lisa Z.
    Lisa ZimmerAugust 24, 2013
    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.
  • Suneet G.
    Suneet GautamAugust 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    3 dollar tall boy PBRs might be the best regular drink special in the area
  • Anamaria H.
    Anamaria HernandezJuly 29, 2013
    Order the buffalo chicken nachos! They are perfection!
  • Jason D.
    Jason DJuly 20, 2013
    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
  • David S.
    David SaffrinJuly 15, 2013
    Haven't been here for years. Still the same. Great food, salad bar and service. Classic!!
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BaglioJuly 13, 2013
    The burgers are amazing!
  • Emily E.
    Emily EsmailJuly 6, 2013
    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
  • Argelia M.
    Argelia MartinezJune 22, 2013
    1st Lettuce Entertain You restaurant
  • Mike S.
    Mike SegovianoJune 2, 2013
    great good and service, highly recommend this restaurant! Try the Salad Bar!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 14, 2013
    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.
  • Laura G.
    Laura GApril 22, 2013
    The California wrap is excellent.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithApril 5, 2013
    I can't really recommend their house cocktails: stick to beer and wine.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BinettiMarch 29, 2013
    Not worth it. Sh*t show. Front is totally unorganized. Tables are jammed. Hard to maneuver with kids.
  • Karan S.
    Karan ShahFebruary 17, 2013
    One of the best veggie burgers I've had!
  • Daniel E.
    Daniel EvansFebruary 11, 2013
    The Sunday special, Dixie Chicken, is outstanding.
  • Madeline M.
    Madeline MakaraJanuary 5, 2013
    The grunt burger is the best!!
  • Diana T.
    Diana TranthamDecember 22, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The shakes are great!
  • Andrew
    AndrewDecember 13, 2012
    Best salad bar in Chicago, unbelievable chili and to die for burgers...paired with your favorite pint and you can't go wrong!
  • Aaron L.
    Aaron LoblinerNovember 25, 2012
    The French dip was pure perfection
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