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Jameson's Char House

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5016 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
+1 815-459-4800
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Jameson's has a cool oldies vibe and great ribs, steaks, and burgers. It's a popular place and can get very busy so avoid disappointment and book ahead!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Al P
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Cary, Illinois
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  • Families with children
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Crystal Lake, United States
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Average food, nice bar, fair service, not a good spot when they are busy. Typical of shopping center restaurant. Claims to be a chain, but just locally. Parking is good. OK for lunch.

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Although the restaurant was full and busy, we received attentive service. I ordered the chicken marsala, and the meal was very large - salad, soup, entree. Salad was declicious and fresh/cold, and the marsala was among the best I have had, The chicken was tender enough to cut with a fork, the mushrooms were tender but not overcooked. I would... More 

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Woodstock, Illinois
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

The bar area is the best place to sit. The second time we went we sat in the restaurant area and felt lost in a big hole. Food was just ok, but prices were expensive.

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Cary, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Jameson's has a cool oldies vibe and great ribs, steaks, and burgers. It's a popular place and can get very busy so avoid disappointment and book ahead!

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My husband and I dined at the Crystal Lake restaurant in June 2015. As always, the food was delicious, the service timely, and seating very comfortable. This is one of the few classier restaurants that serves both soup and salad, as well as warm bread with whatever entree you choose. The steaks are tender and juicy without being outrageously priced.... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great comfort classy meals and always included is soup AND salad! There chicken artichoke is amazing as well as all the wonderful steak dinners!!! Walleye is good too!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We come here about once a week. We always have a good experience....from the food to the servers...it's great! They have awesome steaks, delicious chicken dishes, salads, and yes cheeseburgers too! Something for everyone here. You'll love it!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Very disappointed since our last experience. The onion soup did not have any flavor...I was expecting a baked french onion soup. All three of us thought the same thing. When the salads arrived the waitress mentioned the vinaigrette dressing was homemade. The lettuce and dressing was very watery and and again not much flavor. We all had steaks. That was... More 

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Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Each time we go back we can expect the same great food and service. The steaks are always cooked to perfection and the prices are very reasonable.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Because of the prices, we generally reserve Jameson's for special family occasions. The food is exquisite, especially the steaks, but the kitchen tends to get backed up and service is slow. If you're a big table, bread and drink refills are seldom taken care of unless you ask. The Jameson's in Crystal Lake is crowded in terms of space whereas... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5016 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-459-4800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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

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