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Jameson's Char House

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5016 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7331
+1 815-459-4800
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Indianapolis, United States
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

They take and honor reservations. Plenty of parking. Always very busy. Daily specials are good and well priced. Wait staff very friendly. Menu has many seafood and meat selections.

Thank Chris F S
O Fallon
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The desk attendant at the Hampton Inn - McHenry recommended Jameson's. Looking at some reviews, therewere some "1 tar"s, but went anyway. The experience was almost perfect - the food was presented as advertised and perfectly cooked (steaks for both of us), salads were crisp, sides very tasty, service very attentive. They even got my order of "Pittsburgh rare" cooked... More 

Thank TWC1954
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

excellent food you will not leave without a full belly! Cream of broccoli soup is amazing. I'm a ranchoholic- they have really good ranch dressing :) and the filet mignon is fantastic. Just tried their crab cakes & they were pretty good! You won't be disappointed.

Thank Brynn S
Richmond, Illinois
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Too 5 ever in a great steak and wonderful atmosphere! Staff friendly, very good value for the money as well! Your steaks always done perfectly and the sides are plentiful and varied. Small chain if these, have bern to a few and very consistently excellent!

Thank bennetpetersen
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ambience is appropriate for family and friends. Food is well portioned and reasonably priced. Give Jameson's a try. You'll be pleased!

Thank William M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favorite restaurants for date night, but also love to take the family at times. You can always count on a perfectly cooked steak! always generous portions for a great value

Thank Chiefofstaff3
Rochester, Illinois
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the salad and sides were average, everyone really enjoyed the steak. Aged and cooked properly, the steaks are worth the trip.

Thank Royce K
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like to go with friends where we can always count on a good meal, Lots to choose from. I like their steak and their ribs. Most meals come with bread and soup (either the daily tortellini or the soup of the day). The place can get loud but not too bad. Always busy on Fri, Sat and Sun. Reservations... More 

Crystal Lake, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The food at Jameson's is consistently good and plentiful. The existing choices are many and usually they have quite a few specials that are available. The soup and salad combo with every meal is something you don't see anywhere else and really distinguishes Jamesons from the rest of what might be considered chain restaurants.

Thank Stephen R
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Upscale dining with delicious food, fine ambience, great staff. A bit on the noisy side but worth it. Have tried a few different dinners and all have been great. Also can get pretty busy at dinnertiem so make reservations before hand.

Thank mikemJ6272FA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5016 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7331
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-459-4800

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?