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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
12:00 pm - 9:00 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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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Super steaks!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Calmac3
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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  • Families with children
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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 NEW

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 NEW

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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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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McHenry, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

As usual, the experience was fantastic! My husband and I do not care for their soups of the day so we paid extra for the baked French onion. In my opinion the cheese could be cut by half and give me more soup. My Husband loved every bit of it! Our steaks were as always phenomenal! Lobster Tail for $20.00... More 

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Holt, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Like: food, portion size, wait staff, drinks Disliked: atmosphere was dampened by rude, vulgar woman seated next to us. I don't like swearing.

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Addison, Texas
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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 30
Cuisine: American

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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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