R.J. Grunts

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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.

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Locations

  • R.J. Grunts - Chicago, IL

    R.J. Grunts - Chicago, IL
    2056 North Lincoln Park West
    Chicago, IL
    60614

    • Phone:
      (773) 929-5363
    • Fax:
      1
    • Hours of Operation
      M-Th 11:30am-12:00am
      Fri 11:30am-12:00am
      Sat 10:00am-12:00am
      Sun 10:00am-9:00pm

      Black Wednesday
      Regular hours

      Thanksgiving Day
      Closed

      Christmas Eve
      11:30am- 7pm

      Christmas Day
      Closed

      New Year's Eve
      11:30am- 1am

      New Year's Day
      10am- 12am;
      10am- 3pm
      Regular brunch

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