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Interior of RJ Grunts

Thank you for choosing to dine with us. To help ensure the safety of our guests and employees during this time, we have set in place new dining standards. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and loyalty.

  • Dine-in services will remain at 50% indoors.
  • Dine-in services will remain at 50% capacity on the patio.
  • We’re introducing disposable and digital menus and will maintain thorough sanitation procedures and continuous hand washing.
  • Guests are required to wear masks while in the restaurant, masks are required during all interactions with the service team and only to be removed when eating or drinking.
  • To help offset restrictions on our business resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, a 5% surcharge has been added to all guest checks. If you would like this removed, please let us know.

Your continued support and patience during this time are truly appreciated. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Read Our Health and Safety Guide

The Original Lettuce Entertain You Creation

R.J. Grunts is the original Lettuce Entertain You creation, located in the heart of Lincoln Park just steps from the zoo. We cater to the neurotic compensation of eating with our all-American menu that includes the world’s first salad bar and the tastiest burgers in town. That funky lifestyle of the ’70s is still exuded in our style, décor and music.

Open on earth June 10th 1971 A.D. 11:31 AM

Behold! The World's 1st*
Salad Bar

Invented in 1971, perfected in 1972, and refreshed on the hour.


Salad Bar
Burger and fries Hot wings French Dip Turkey club