2056 Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
RJ Grunts Description
Across the street from the Lincoln Park Zoo, RJ Grunts combines a bohemian vibe (it's proud of its 70's roots) with a laid-back affection for families who frequent it. Huge, juicy burgers and fries appeal to the kids while Moms dig the vast, make-a-meal-of-it salad bar. Proof of its sense of humor: the daily soup is priced based on the temperature outside (i.e., at freezing, it's 32 cents!). Be sure to check out our other Lincoln Park vacation ideas.
School-Age Kids: After getting their ya-yas out in the park, the tranquility of the Conservatory can help calm and focus the kids. Play "describe that scent" in each room or hold a scavenger hunt to find a flower in every color of the rainbow.
- Go early. Weekends, especially in summer, are jammed.
- Go hungry. The burgers and sandwiches really are generous; consider splitting one and getting in on the salad bar too.
Just the Facts
Hours: Mon.-Thurs.: 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.: 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sun.: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fees: Moderately priced.
Recommended Time: Less than 1 hour