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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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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 9
    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
Large seated restaurant

We enjoyed our dinner. This restaurant is very busy. The locals really like it. For the area, we felt it was good food and a good value.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Debi Y
,
Addison, Texas
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  • Families with children
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Addison, Texas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our dinner. This restaurant is very busy. The locals really like it. For the area, we felt it was good food and a good value.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Our visit on Saturday May 16 wasn't up to par, first we were seated in their small room which makes you feel isolated from the whole restaurant and on top of it one person in the table next to us was quite loud which was amplified by being that room, other than the disappointment of the grilled octopus, the food... More 

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pesaro
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I was for the dinner at Jameson's more than one time, the food is good and the place is very nice. They have a lot of dirrerent beers also, so is pleasure to tray differnet taste.

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Woodstock, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We have been to this restaurant a couple of times. The bar is very nice and the restuarant is beautifully decorated. The food however reminds me of what I would get in a cafeteria. Bland flavor and not very fresh tasting. Seems like a lot of their food is frozen and re-cooked. We were so dissapointed and really would like... More 

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woodstock, il
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

this was the worst dinner ever. two of our dinners were steak that were burned around the edges. the shrimp that went with them were tough as could be. coffee refills were nonexistent . soup arrived to the table lukewarm and salad was dry. Dessert key lime pie was eerily similar to a Marie Callander frozen key lime pie I... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Uniformly good food, whether you're going for steaks or seafood. Generous helpings (perhaps too large) and reasonable prices. Nice drinks from the bar, too. Just a little noisy for my taste, but then, almost all restaurants are these days. Highly recommended. You won't be disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

We Have eaten here several times and never had a bad meal, the service is good as the food and the atmosphere is nice.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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76 reviews 76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The decor is really nice, love the stone walls. The bar is nice, great place to get a drink with friends. The dinners are very average; nothing terrible, nothing great. We've been there at least 6 times, the service is good. Sometimes a very long wait for dinner.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

I have to admit, I believed Yelp reviews for about a year...Big mistake! The yelp reviewers must have thought fine dining was a trip to the Speedway gas station for food and a 6 pack. We entered the resturant and were greeted very cordially and escorted to our seats. Laura, our server, thanked us for coming and explained the specials... More 

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Illinois
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Fresh seafood, steaks and reasonably priced lunch sanwhiches keeps us returning regularly. But will get very busy with long wait times during the weekend

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?