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.
R.J. Grunts - Chicago, IL2056 N. Lincoln Park West
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In the News
August 27, 2014
Technically, Labor Day doesn't mark the end of summer. But with school back in session, waning daylight hours and the beginning of college football, it sure can feel like it. Inspired by the three-day weekend (Dine late Sunday!» Read more
June 19, 2014
The warm weather is finally here to stay (fingers crossed) and Chicagoans are on the lookout for cool treats to indulge in. Since everything's better with a little alcohol, here are 10 places to find improved versions of a quintessential kids favorite.» Read more
May 16, 2013
Former Whistler barman turned Lettuce Entertain You resident cocktail expert and soon-to-be tiki torch-bearer Paul McGee will be back behind the stick on Monday, May 20, for his first public bartending shift since February 2012. From 9 p.m.» Read more
June 16, 2011
As a native Chicagoan, one of my earliest memories of dining involves hamburgers and the legendary R.J. Grunts, the very first of the now-nationwide Lettuce Entertain You restaurants.» Read more