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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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Today
12:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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NE Illinois
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98 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 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!!

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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 26 October 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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1 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 21 October 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 

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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 17 October 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

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

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

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.

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1 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 14 September 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.

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Thank David K
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 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 

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1 Thank Earnie B
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
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?