The very first of the now-ubiquitous Lettuce Entertain You stable of restaurants, RJ Grunts came on to the scene in the 1970s, when Lincoln Park emerged as the young singles’ neighborhood of choice. Now, as then, the huge salad bar, burgers and beer are the mainstays.

This is a fun post-zoo lunch spot; even the pickiest of kids will find something to love. The awesome milkshakes can be spiked with booze for the adults in the crowd.