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Jameson's Char House

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5016 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7331
+1 815-459-4800
11:00 - 22:00
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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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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

12 of us had dinner to celebrate. It was a busy Friday night. Service was good. Food was good also. Multiple people got fish and chips and gave the meal positive comments.....it was a lot of food. I had Philly steak sandwich...it was excellent. I was expecting a Philly cheese steak type sandwich but it was literally a steak on... More 

Thank Jpcanderson44
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was greeted at the door by a hostess who asked what she could help us with? Really? Then got seated and ignored by wait staff for over 10 minutes. Not even any water for the table. All other tables were being taken care of. We got up and left. Not even an acknowledgement from staff or manager. Never going back... More 

Thank Larry S
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter went there and had bugs in her ask salad. Was told that just happens when the lettuce comes in.i went there for our anniversary with my husband,hair in my soup.told me didn't have any cooks with hair. And asked me if I wanted another soup.why would I want another soup? Used to be good ,but now it's like... More 

Thank Bankybear245
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I know maybe we shouldn't have ordered salads in a char house however we heard they were wonderful. Not so much, the two Crystal Lake salads we had were swimming in dressing making the vinaigrette start to be very offensive. The salmon was ok, I bit over cooked. When we asked about the Chardonnay' s they had the waitress didn't... More 

Thank linda f
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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72 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I had the most amazing pork chops ever, was my 84th birthday and had my favorite nieces to join me.the pork chops were so large I took one home for next day and the waitress was so kind and sweet. always a pleasure to eat there

Thank janet f
Carpentersville, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

You get a good amount of food for your money. Entrees come with soup and salad as well as your side item. I've never had a bad meal here at any of their locations. They bring yummy, warm breadsticks too before your meal. Bring your appetite. Yup have plenty to eat!

Thank sapphire2345
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The food is good, the service was great! My husband got an aged steak that was delicious. I got the NY strip which I thought was lacking flavor and was disappointed. Overall it was a nice dinner, slightly disappointed and this restaurant would not be my first choice.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We had an early dinner and the food was delicious, well-prepared, with good-sized portions. However, the manager saw us enter but did not acknowledge us, nor did he extend us the courtesy of telling us that someone would be right with us, as at that moment the hostess stand was vacant. Will return for the food, not the hospitality.

Thank Igarontee
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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116 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I unfortunately have to give a lukewarm review as I had a dinner recently with a neighbor and we both had the sirloin steak with baked potato, asparagus, soup and salad. The chicken noodle soup was quite bland and lacked that homemade flavor. The asparagus, baked potato and salad were all fine. My steak was supposed to be medium but... More 

Thank Jerrybuch
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We have been to this restaurant several times and each time we are just not impressed. It is a choice the couples, that we dine with, choose to go to. The restaurant on the weekend is packed to the gills. If you go to the bar while waiting for your table, be prepared to constantly be shifting yourself from one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
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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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?