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Jameson's Char House

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$$ - $$$
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5016 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7331
+1 815-459-4800
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With a soup and salad with every entree, and good pours on cocktails, I'm not certain there is a better place in Crystal Lake for dinner. Reservations are recommended, as the wait time without gets long.

Thank Kevin A
New York City, New York
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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Returned to visit my parents. Only get to see them once a year.... We had a great steak and vegetable dinner at Jameson's! An enjoyable dinner experience that will be remembered for years to come.

Thank Garden_Designer43
Houston, Texas
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119 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My step father loves prime rib and loves it here. We were in town from Houston and enjoyed it! Great value and lots of food. A festive Christmas meal. We made reservations and didn't have to wait

Thank Barry and Kris H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Had dinner here with some coworkers, The food and service was great. The atmosphere was cosy. and the Staff was very attentive.

Thank Patrick G
lahaina, maui, hi.
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118 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

family went there on our last night in town. Food was fairly good, I had the beef boureaulize, there were a couple of burgers, a new York strip, the tilapia, walleye. all were served with soup (chicken noodle or lentil) lentil was good fairly light, salad was standard dinner salad, meals were generous porportions and reasonably priced. complaints, waitress disappeared... More 

Thank rick9cat
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

This is not a high price high quality steakhouse. It has a good menu decent quality and fair prices.

Thank coolbreeze7100
NE Illinois
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101 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We have been to Jameson's 2-3 times and every time it has been fabulous!! Outstanding steaks and outstanding service!! Jameson's in Crystal Lake has become our go-to restaurant for special occasions! You can't go wrong here! Classic steakhouse decor! Love Jameson's!!

Thank JFLovestravel51
Chicago, IL
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We have been to Jameson's many times. The food is good the portions are large. I only think about going there when I am in the mood for a big meal. Recently we went with friends ordered a couple appetizers and sat in the bar. Delicious! Great appetizers, we had shrimp and some really good potato skins. We ordered some... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Have been visiting Jamesons since they opened in Crystal Lake. The past few visits have been less than good. I order the chopped steak medium and it has been over cooked the past three times. It's also gotten much smaller. What's happened to the onion strings? No onions, only overcooked batter. Don't rest on the good will of your loyal... More 

Thank 440lmc
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I had the pasta which was very good with unique sauce. It was delicious and not like the average pasta you get at other restaurants. The hot bread was served as an appetizer. Good service and nice interior.

Thank lrizza

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?