We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jameson's Char House

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
5016 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
+1 815-459-4800
Website
Improve this listing
Today
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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
Good for:
Families with children

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 110 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    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
One of the best in the area

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Dunncomm
,
Crystal Lake, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Crystal Lake, Illinois
2 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Crystal Lake, Illinois
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Illinois
Top Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
East Patchogue, New York
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I loved this place, they have awesome wings, and calamari, and the bartenders are awesome also. This is a nice place to go and relax after work.

Review collected in partnership with Country Inns & Suites By Carlson

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have only had one bad meal here and that was because the steak my husband was served was medium well instead of the rare he requested. It took them another 20 minutes to fix the issue and it was still a little over cooked but at least edible. All in all the experiences we've had there... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We have been here before and food is always filling and service has been good until this time. We ordered French onion soup and waited along time for it and this time it was on the salty side. I ordered char grilled salmon with soy ginger glaze and it was very good. Salmon was fresh and moist. The ginger glaze... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Algonquin, Illinois
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Crystal Lake, Illinois
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Jameson's Char House also viewed

 

Been to Jameson's Char House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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 0 - 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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Jameson's Char House and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Indianapolis, Indiana
3 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Jameson's Char House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?