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RJ Grunts

RJ Grunts

American Restaurant$$$$
Lincoln Park, Chicago
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  • The experts at Serious Eats and Time Out Chicago recommend this place
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    • Time Out Chicago
  • 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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  • Amy V.
    Amy VuckovichJune 1, 2015
    Place rocks. Music is all 70s . Totally go back.
  • Anamaria H.
    Anamaria HernandezJuly 29, 2013
    Order the buffalo chicken nachos! They are perfection!
  • Tony P.
    Tony PinoMarch 26, 2012
    The best burgers and and great service as well as the bar make great cocktails.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CollinsDecember 13, 2014
    Kid friendly. Mother approved. Park your stroller outside with a complimentary lock.
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoAugust 28, 2016
    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
  • Laura G.
    Laura GApril 22, 2013
    The California wrap is excellent.
  • Alexander B.
    Sooooo much history. Soooo much fun!
  • Kimmie K.
    Kimmie KimmieFebruary 12, 2012
    Nothing special the food is ok the mixed drinks are pretty awful probably will not be coming back unless I'm starving and all other options have been exhausted
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BaglioJuly 13, 2013
    The burgers are amazing!
  • 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.
  • Daniel E.
    Daniel EvansFebruary 11, 2013
    The Sunday special, Dixie Chicken, is outstanding.
  • Nancy D.
    Nancy Drews SernaMarch 11, 2012
    Don't get one of the tables for 2 across from bar and in front on kitchen and don't get DORI!
  • Zack S.
    Zack StollerFebruary 9, 2012
    Nothing like the Buffalo Chicken Nachos! Cannot be beat!
  • 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 :-(
  • Bridgid D.
    Bridgid DefranceschiApril 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Salad bar!!!
  • Chad
    ChadNovember 10, 2011
    Best French onion soup
  • Mike S.
    Mike SegovianoJune 2, 2013
    great good and service, highly recommend this restaurant! Try the Salad Bar!
  • lexi h.
    lexi hoffmanDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Lettuce Entertain You is the best when it comes to handling food allergies; the rest of the restaurant industry needs to take note. I have a ton of food allergies & I'm always comfortable eating here!
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoDecember 26, 2014
    The chili wasn't that spectacular; hearty but not much flavor, to be honest
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WillingerApril 4, 2012
    Half prices apps and wings 3-6. This place is ultimate throwback. 70's. French onion soup is the real deal
  • Argelia M.
    Argelia MartinezJune 22, 2013
    1st Lettuce Entertain You restaurant
  • StateStSports S.
    StateStSports SMay 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Soup and salad bar is a home run!
  • David S.
    David SaffrinJuly 15, 2013
    Haven't been here for years. Still the same. Great food, salad bar and service. Classic!!
  • Bedi
    BediDecember 2, 2016
    Awesome staff, decent food
  • 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
  • Suzie R.
    Suzie RossJuly 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    It's all about the chicken fingers!!!!!!
  • Roe J.
    Roe JohnsonDecember 27, 2014
    2 hours and 45 minutes for a seat?!?!? This place must be good
  • 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.
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoAugust 28, 2016
    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
  • Michael B.
    Michael BinettiMarch 29, 2013
    Not worth it. Sh*t show. Front is totally unorganized. Tables are jammed. Hard to maneuver with kids.
  • ShopTRACY B.
    ShopTRACY BURTONAugust 22, 2010
    the original salad bar rocks! BEST rootbeer floats!
  • Bill P.
    Bill PeelerMarch 17
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is an institution!
  • Curtis B.
    Curtis BechtMay 23, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Mo k. U r not here.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithApril 5, 2013
    I can't really recommend their house cocktails: stick to beer and wine.
  • Ben P.
    Ben PiskorDecember 22, 2011
    The home made chips are delicious!!!
  • Adam R.
    Adam RoweJanuary 6
    Been here 5+ times
    The sweet 🥔 🍟 are almost 👠 string like and super crispy
  • Winston
    WinstonJuly 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the chicken wings. Milkshakes and malts are great here too.
  • Winston
    WinstonMarch 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the buffalo wings!
  • FJ B.
    FJ BeringDecember 30, 2015
    Went on a very crowded evening during the holidays, but service was great and food was tasty!
  • Kristiana Z.
    Kristiana ZeromOctober 13, 2011
    This place has an expansive salad bar, but try the peppercorn burger! Also, shakes here are amazing & reasonably priced.
  • 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. :-)
  • Linda L.
    Linda LabraAugust 8, 2014
    One of the best hamburguers in my life!
  • 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
  • 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++
  • Ro-Black
    Ro-BlackNovember 10, 2010
    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 ; )
  • Karan S.
    Karan ShahFebruary 17, 2013
    One of the best veggie burgers I've had!
  • Nicki W.
    Nicki WalliserFebruary 11, 2011
    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.
  • katie r.
    katie rasmussenJune 26, 2010
    salad bar is amazing..add on the buffalo chicken fingers for $5.95 and eat them at home later..u won't be disapointed;)
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