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Jameson's Char House

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5016 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7331
+1 815-459-4800
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always busy but worth the wait ! Great steak ! They also cook to your liking they know what medium rare should look like.

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Thank David K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have had dinner at Jameson's many times over the years. You would think that at some point bad service or a sub par meal could occur. The fact is it never happens. The food is always perfect, the service is spot on. The consistency is unbelievable. Every visit every time, never fails. Would I recommend this... More 

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Thank Earnie B
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place in town for a lunch - business or personal. Don't go there for dinner however. Loud, crowded, very slow service.

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Thank dcwdaw92378
Marengo, Illinois
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited here for my birthday dinner. It wasn't our first choice but it will be our last choice from now on! We walked in and there was a 20-25 minute wait, but we sat at the bar and had a drink. The time went by quickly and when we were seated they brought out their warm... More 

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Thank Cathy0216
Fox River Grove, Illinois
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly and buoyant staff. Great menu from burgers to fish. Very good presentation and preparation. Not overly priced and portions very adequate. Attentive and sincere service followup. A little dark in atmosphere for lunch but better for later dining. great bar and services.

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Thank Ron H
Round Lake, Illinois
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here. Food was very good but it was difficult to have a conversation due to noise level & room wasn't full! Maybe hang some sound absorbing panels from ceiling?

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Thank Ashoken
Indianapolis, United States
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Chris F S
O Fallon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 

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Thank TWC1954
Wenona
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 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.

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Thank Brynn S
Richmond, Illinois
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, 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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?