R.J. Grunts


LEYE's First Creation

The first Lettuce Entertain You restaurant, Grunts still exudes the funky, devil-may-care lifestyle of the 70s in its style, décor, music, and menu. Happily for all of us, the best eating of that day continues to be some of the best today.

While there's a huge menu that's as much fun to eat your way through as it is to read, many of Grunts' old American favorites spark return visits. The burgers are arguably the best in town. The salad bar boasts more than 50 ingredients daily, from sandwiches to soups to pudding. Giant malts and milkshakes are hand scooped and come in a rainbow of colors, and fresh-squeezed juices range from apple to wheatgrass. Oh! Don't forget the barbecued baby back ribs! Grunts has sold so many that, if put end to end, they would stretch all the way to someplace else and back a lot of times.



Events & Promotions

    Monday, February 1st to Monday, February 29th

    February Burger of the Month

    WHERE: R.J. Grunts - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: All of February, 2016
    CONTACT: 773-929-5363

    Right now, we’re all dreaming of warmer weather and sunshine. Come get the next best thing at R.J. Grunts with this month’s gourmet Cali Burger. Here’s the deal: a half-pound prime beef patty cooked to order, topped with sun-dried tomato Ranch dressing, kale, red onion, tomato, Monterey Jack cheese, applewood-smoked peppered bacon, avocado slices and sunflower sprouts all piled high on toasted sourdough bread and served with a side of quinoa salad and grilled asparagus. Just the thing to get you in a California state of mind. Stop in today or call 773-929-5363 to reserve your favorite table and enjoy this limited-time burger.

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    Monday, February 22nd

    It’s Margarita Time

    WHERE: R.J. Grunts - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: Monday, February 22, 2016, 11:30AM—11:00PM
    CONTACT: 773-929-5363

    It may still be freezing outside, but R.J. Grunts knows how to keep things muy caliente! Stop in at this iconic spot to celebrate National Margarita Day with Señor Grunts’ Muy Delicioso Margarita. This refreshing cocktail is made with a blend of Suaza Hornitos tequila, organic agave nectar and fresh-squeezed lime juice all served on the rocks (salt optional). The best part? These margs are on special for only $4 per glass. Stop on in or call 773-929-5363 to book a table today.

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In the News

  • July 29, 2015

    The Legend Of Rich Melman: Founder Of Lettuce Entertain You

    We recently sat down and spoke with Rich Melman. In case you don't know who he is, he's responsible for the creation of the Lettuce Entertain You Restaurant Group, which originally began right here in Chicago in 1971. It started with RJ Grunt's in Lincoln Park on June 10, of 1971.

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  • June 23, 2015

    Shake It Up: 9 Best Milkshakes in Chicago

    Summer is heating up in Chicago, and soon we’ll be desperate for ways to keep cool. Our advice: Keep calm and sh-sh-shake off that heavy mid-summer humidity with the best of Chicago’s creamy, cool desserts—milkshakes!

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  • April 17, 2015

    Chicago's 10 Most Iconic Burgers

    What makes a burger iconic? Whether it's an old classic or a new addition, an iconic burger must have lasting effects on eaters, other restaurants and the scope of the local burger scene at large.

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  • April 16, 2015

    Best Grilled Cheeses In Chicago

    April is National Grilled Cheese Month and, lucky for you, there’s plenty of ways to celebrate in the Windy City. That’s because restaurants the whole city over – from pubs to upscale restaurants – often have their own version of a grilled cheese sandwich.

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