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Al's Char-house Steak House

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32 S La Grange Rd, Lowr, La Grange, IL 60525-6336
708-354-6255
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 19
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  • 12
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  • 10
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  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Food quality and prep barely worth the price

I just had a dinner with a friend there a few days ago and we left somewhat disappointed in both the quality of the food and preparation. My complaint was that my steak was very dry and overcooked. Yes, I ordered it well done but that doesn't mean overcooked and dry. I'm not a chef and I can make... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2015
KarenCarpenterFan
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious!! Salad is served family style. Bread is unique and served warm with cinnamon butter. Enjoyed an amazing ribeye. This will be a place we will visit often. Service was also very good. Just watch out for the steps. A lady fell when she didn't see one.

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Thank Cindie S
Westmont, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Al's Char-house Steak House offers a wide variety of excellent steaks at affordable prices. I especially enjoyed the rib-eye steak and my wife enjoyed her Filet. Meals come with soup or salad, baked potato, mixed vegetables, and optional dishes like sauteed mushrooms and onions are reasonably priced. Unlike other restaurants that charge you ala carte prices for every option. Cocktail... More 

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Thank Hal B
Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff was very polite and the prices were about what I would expect to pay at a decent steak house, so I can't complain there. The plus side is that it was cooked very well....exactly how I wanted. However, the steak was not what I expected. The ribeye is my steak of choice so after reading the menu state how... More 

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Thank D J
Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here were very polite. I came here with a friend. Her steak needed to be sent back because it was over cooked n tough. She wound up getting a different steak which still wasn't what we expected.Mine was a little better but still not what I expected for the price. I ordered a medium well steak and it... More 

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Thank joe W
Naperville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will feel like you've returned to the Old West at this restaurant. The staff is very welcoming and our waiter was most accommodating.I had a perfectly grilled ribeye topped with blue cheese. I prefer a baked potato when I have steak, so I was pleased they were able to accommodate me. Parking can be a challenge but if you... More 

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Thank sullivanritam
Orland Park, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first and last visit to Al’s Char house in Lagrange IL was an adventure. We enjoyed the western cowboy décor with lots of attractive memorabilia. However once we were seated, ordered our food and began eating everything changed. Our soup and salad serving lacked bread, not a bad thing, but I had to track down a waitress near the... More 

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Thank Roy A
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

On Sunday, December 27, 2015, my husband and I fulfilled our reservation time of 1245 p.m. at Al's Char-House. I had seen Groupons for this restaurant, and my sister and her husband had recently dined there. She sent photos of hers and her husband's dinners and there was a lot of food on those photos. No disappointment in that area!!!... More 

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Thank sonja m
Downers Grove, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Went for a good steak. Not good starting from appetizers.Bloomin Onion, flavorless & over cooked, so crispy it tore up the roof of my mouth. Soup...flavorless & over cooked.,noodles so overcooked they fell apart. Baked Potato has spoiled butter on it, I scraped it off & added my own butter, much better. My well done steak...came to me rare! Sent... More 

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Thank kimmyc420
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

went on a tuesday night . Not very busy that evening. Server was very informative and fun. Restaurant has a nice rustic charm. Steaks were done to perfection. I had mine meduim well and friend had his rare. Both were completely done to our liking. The only thing i would suggest is that they season the steaks with at least... More 

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Thank tom r
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I just had a dinner with a friend there a few days ago and we left somewhat disappointed in both the quality of the food and preparation. My complaint was that my steak was very dry and overcooked. Yes, I ordered it well done but that doesn't mean overcooked and dry. I'm not a chef and I can make a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32 S La Grange Rd, Lowr, La Grange, IL 60525-6336
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  La Grange
  • Phone Number: 708-354-6255

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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