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Jameson's Char House

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5016 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
+1 815-459-4800
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Open 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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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family met here for a birthday. The prices are a bit high but the portions are so large that you end up taking 1/2 home as a second meal. The waitress was friendly and always there when we needed her. Everyone enjoyed their meals which were all hot, delicious and correct (how refreshing nowadays).

Thank Valerie L
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is really good. Service is also really good. the Worst part is when you make a reservation and you get to the restaurant and they make you wait for for 45 minutes to an hour after your time because they are to worried about filling tables and not caring that you had a reservation! Why have a reservation... More 

Thank Kathy T
Cary, Illinois
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a business dinner. The server was S L O W. There were only 9 of us at a 5:30 start time. The host of our dinner had to get up and look for the server twice. Ordered drinks when we sat down, nothing fancy mostly wine and beer waited at least 10-15 minutes before we were served. I... More 

Thank Tracey H
Fox Lake, Illinois
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've been to this location numerous times for lunch and dinner. We've also been to Huntley and Mount Prospect. Each is a little different so I suspect independent ownership. In short, we have never been disappointed. Food and service are consistently top notch. Prices are fair.

Thank Matt M
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Service is excellent- we visit often. The food is very good and very consistent. You get a lot of food for a very fair price and it is kept very clean. Suggest making a reservation on the weekends though.

Thank Ed K
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We have been there before and really enjoyed our dinner... but this time 5/24/16 food was cold.... re-heated... still cold... service was great ... just the food was not up to par...

Thank Howard O
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a great restaurant for steak or other fine dining. However, we went with friends and it was very noisy and we could hardly talk. Good food though.

Thank lcrib

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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, Reservations, Television
Good for
Families with children, 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 Highway, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
  • 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?