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Jameson's Char House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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NE Illinois
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96 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

Thank mbdennis
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 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very excellent baked French onion soup and burgers. Also has a nice selection of beers. The menu is pretty extensive as well.

Thank MikeAlty
Saint Charles, Illinois
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bring your appetite. Always love that I'll get soup and warm bread with any meal. No need to spend on an appetizer...it's part of your entree. Fast friendly service. Food is fresh and well done. I've eaten here several times...never disappointed.

Thank Ken C
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank David K
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 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 

Thank Earnie B
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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

Thank dcwdaw92378
Marengo, Illinois
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

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 

Thank Cathy0216

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Special occasions, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?