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Jameson's Char House

5016 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
+1 815-459-4800
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Ranked #8 of 120 Restaurants in Crystal Lake
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Algonquin, Illinois
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We received a gift card for christmas and tried this restaurant with my wife and teen son. We called to make a reservation, but they do not allow same day reserves, so the wait was almost an hour. Once seated, our server was quick to get us drinks, no alcolhol so cannot rate the bar. My son ordered crab cakes,... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A great addition to the Crystal Lake community. Been a fan of their Palatine location and if you are looking for a classic Steak and Pork Chop place, this is it. The atmosphere is nice but the seating can be a little cramped. If you are seated at one of the interior tables, a trip to the restroom may require... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Excellent food and prepared correctly. Maria is always checking your table but you don't even realize she's around. Friendly atmosphere with a nice bar area to rest if you arrive early. Reservation is a must.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I eat here often for lunch, dinner, and special occasions. Jameson's is consistently a great dining choice. They have a good size, diverse menu, everything on the menu is outstanding. The service is always fantastic. Portions are plentiful and the meals are fairly priced. Defintely a "go to" choice in the far NW burbs.

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Crystal Lake, IL
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

The service at Jameson's will probably keep us from going back. We had previously tried it and the service was lacking but we thought we would give it another try. The food is good, but service is awful. If the restaurant was packed we may have made some excuses, but that was not the case. It might depend who you... More 

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Algonquin, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

After eating at the Crystal Lake location occasionally my wife and have had enough. Over priced and tasteless tough food. They do a lot of advertising now I know why! I had the Reuben with the toughest meat they could find.to top it off cold frys! My wife had the chopped steak which was greasy and had a strange taste... More 

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Crystal Lake
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great food & people with a large selection. We have made it a tradition to have Christmas Eve dinner at Jameson's for the last several years. We also eat their often.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Jameson's has great food and the prices are reasonable. My wife and I have been there with friends, family and sometimes just the two of us and have never been disappointed. We even had a luncheon there after our daughter's confirmation and everyone in our group was happy. Note that this place is popular so it makes good sense to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is our go to restaurant when we decide to eat out. We are never disappointed with the food or the service. Try it, you'll like it!

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a favorite for the family. We all love the steaks, they have great fish specials. A little loud when crowded.

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Additional Information about Jameson's Char House

Address: 5016 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone Number: +1 815-459-4800
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: American

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