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Jameson's Char House

1331 W Dundee Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-1423
847-392-7100
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We went out for dinner with friends while on a weekend getaway. Our service was just OK, we had a hard time getting our waitress, and when we did she didn't stick around to find out what everyone needed. This caused her to make several trips for drink refills instead of one. It seemed like she didn't have time for... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I was surprised to find a restaurant in Arlington Heights that cuts their own steaks and displays fresh meat and fish in a cooler in the lobby. The prices are reasonable and food portions are HUGE! They have a full bar where locals and visitors alike hang out after work. This is not what I would call an upscale restaurant,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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140 reviews 140 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were surprisingly disappointed with the experience we had here. We went with about seven others (10 in total). The service was unprofessional and slow. The food was avaerage at best and no one inthe place seemed to care. The servers clearly acted like they did not want to be there and when the food came out over cooked, it... More

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We tried the Goose Island root beer. Delicious. A warm, fresh loaf of bread was delivered to the table. Our server brought a second loaf when we finished our first one. The shrimp cocktail was fresh, the shrimp were large and succulent. The baked onion soup was loaded with cheese. The steaks were prepared to perfection. The entrée included a... More

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We went out for dinner without making previouse plans. I had steak but everyone else had hamburgers. The portions were large everyone took home half of their hamburger. It has very family friendly dinning room and a comfortable bar with ESPN on the TVs. I would go back especially since everyone was happy with their meal.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

food was amazing, definitely get a lot of food for your money. waiter Michael was great! everything from our drinks, appetizer, soups, salads, steak, and chicken parm was outstanding!! this place is a must visit!!

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Chicago, IL
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Been eating great steaks here for twenty plus years. You'd have to spend a heckuva lot more to get more.

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Chicago
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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

A polar opposite of our last great visit, last night's meal was pretty bad. Our server spoke with such a heavy accent and spoke so quickly that I could not understand her. The soup was chicken rice and was similar to what you would get at a greek diner - not homemade like the last time we had soup there.... More

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Hicksville, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Visited for a weeknight dinner while in town. The restaurant had a decent crowd for the night and I shortly found out why. Service was prompt and attentive and the food was worth the price which is very reasonable. I would come back again.

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Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We were treated very well at Jameson's Char House. It was a great experience especially after having a streak of so-so meals at some other well respected "steakhouses" in other parts of the country. We met with out of town family a Jameson's, and the staff was so nice to make our stay and meal easy. The reservation was at... More

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