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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 - 10:30 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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 50
    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
The food is very good.

I would consider this a fine dining establishment, where the service is professional, and the food is very good. The acoustics however, are horrible. It's very hard to hold a conversation, especially when they're busy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
hotwheels2016
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a lovely waitress when we visited Jameson's and we both had prime rib which was outstanding! The atmosphere is cozy and everyone is friendly and accommodating.

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Thank 0411Kathy
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love Jameson's for our special occasions. Their steaks are always cooked to our liking and have great flavor. The ambience is wonderful and the service is superb.

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Thank Gypsyfox1965
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I would consider this a fine dining establishment, where the service is professional, and the food is very good. The acoustics however, are horrible. It's very hard to hold a conversation, especially when they're busy.

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Thank hotwheels2016
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a busy day New Years Eve 2015 and were able to get a late reservation. What a relief, it was nice to relax and we had an excellent meal with great service even though things were still busy after 10:00 for our reservation. We have been here several times and never disappointed.

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Thank Stan E
Gilberts, Illinois
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my team out to dinner to kick the year off. The food and drink is always good here. The server's are very attentive making sure everything is to our satisfaction.

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Thank Mark K
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Good food and atmosphere.. Comfortable bar and friendly service.. Walter the bartender suggested specialty beers and offered samplings which helped me make up my mind. Food specials change and are excellent and reasonably priced.

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Thank Bob53186
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

I went with my boyfriends mother to have lunch. Had a great time. The atmosphere is very romantic. The reason I gave only a 4 star rating was because the prices are on the pricey side. We only got soup, onion strings and a Hamburger to split and our bill was still almost $50. Mind you, the food was delicious... More 

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Thank Staci B
Cary, Illinois
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

My husband and I have been to Jameson's for dinner during the week two times. The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere. It has a full bar and dining area. The menu has a large variety, including appetizers, pasta, chicken seafood, burgers and steaks..and more items as well. The food is tasty and the service is very good. This is... More 

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Thank J S
Chicago
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I was really surprised! After all the great restaurants in Chicago, I wasn't prepared to find this quality out in Crystal Lake. . .and from a chain. Especially because I had been to Jameson's in Skokie and wasn't a fan. But: this place is great! The service was top-notch : our waitress was always checking back to see what we... More 

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Thank caddyChicago
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Jameson's has a good selection of tasty appetizers. Their calamari and potato skins are particularly good. Variety of draft beers are available. Good burger selection; I generally opt for the blue cheese burger. As for other sandwiches, the prime rib au jus is very tasty with a wide selection of potato choices to accompany it. For a change from French... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?