Jameson's Charhouse - Skokie

Jameson's Charhouse - Skokie

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jamesons-charhouse.com/
  • Phone: (847) 673-9700
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Golf Rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Jameson's Charhouse - Skokie
Fine eating establishments know the essence of the restaurant business. It isn't merely enough to provide good food. The truly memorable dining experience depends upon several other ingredients from the top food selections, to the most dedicated people serving you. We would like to lift your dining experience to a whole new level of harmony which not only shows in our atmosphere, but also in our philosophy to bring you an experience that is simply unparalleled in the restaurant industry.

For more than 20 years, Jameson's Charhouse has served quality steaks, chops, and fresh fish, for exceptional value. Our extensive menu selections feature a modern American cuisine full of delicious choices.
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Jameson's Charhouse - Skokie reviews from OpenTable diners
69 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (27)good for groups (23)fit for foodies (21)special occasion (16)great for lunch (13)romantic (10)notable wine list (6)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great food
    JustDeesOpinion
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    As always great food, friendly and knowledge staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brunch before play next door
    GoodVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    my husband and I enjoyed eating at jamison's steak house. the staff is awesome. the food has alot of choices. the soup is always very tasty, great on a cold day like yesterday. the fish was very tasty. we go to jamison's every time we go to a play next door. we totally enjoy our meal out. great staff and food. thank you
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Accommodating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Told them very didn't have much time and were sited quickly
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    MarioVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I thought the quality of food was very good and could not asked for a better waitress.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pre-theater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had dinner before a play at Northlight Theater. Service was excellent. Food was okay. Noise level was very high.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good steak
    Carol
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I ordered the London Broil, which I am accustomed to being sliced in thin strips. I was surprised when it arrived in two thick chunks. But it was very tender and cooked to order (medium).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very nice restaurant
    DanHVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    the Jameson's in skokie was very nice, nice architecture and furnishings, good wait staff, the good was good. A very nice experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jameson's
    Jameson
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The food was great, plenty to eat as their portions are generous. However, try to plan your visit when the theatre is dark because your service will be slow.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ladygrayfriends
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Our waitress was aware we were going to the play; so service was fast; food was delicious. Waitress was so nice, helpful, and very pleasant. Plan to go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jameson's Charhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We usually dine at Jameson's Charhouse when attending events at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts. We first tried Jameson's because of it's proximity to the theatre and were so impressed with the food, service and ambience that it has become our go to place whenever we go to the theatre which is about 8-10 times a year. I would recommend reservations on nights when there are shows at the theatre. I would also recommend telling your waiter if you are going to a show so they will expedite your food and allow 1-2 hours before the show starts to enjoy your meal, the food is too good to rush through.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sometimes you need a good steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    And you can get it here. Pleasant atmosphere, great service, and good steak. ANd all the extras are pretty good too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointing
    ruchoking
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    For some time now we have heard the commercials. So, for my husband's B-day I decided to take him and our 13-year old daughter for a steak dinner. After we were seated, the first thing we noticed was that the table was so high that my daughter and I felt like we had been relegated to the kids' table. Even my husband who is 6'3" noticed that the table was high. Plus our location was so cold we had to put our coats back on. The steak was nothing special, my chicken was tough and rubbery, and the cheeseburger wasn't as good as Dengeo's. I apologized to my husband for a lousy B-day dinner.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A good place for lunch or dinner.
    marv
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Excellent food & great service. The dining area was full and a bit noisy. The bar area seemed much quieter. The burgers are very good, as are most other items on the menu. We sat for while after dinner and didn't feel at all pressured to leave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jameson
    Spot
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This was our first visit and we were attracted because of the weather forecast and the fact we had tickets to the theater next door. We were pleasantly surprised as to the quality of food and the efficient and friendly service. Our time constraints were kept in mind and we had an easy timely walk to the theater next door. We will definitely be back even without theater tickets for the night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected Decline
    MrSVHVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our party of eight visited on a Sunday evening, one of many visits to this location. We are frequent patrons of the various Jameson's locations. This visit today was less than stellar. Our server was friendly enough and willing to please. That was probably the best of the experience. The soups arrived lukewarm and too salty to enjoy. Most of our salads then arrived with lettuce that was partially wilted, slimy brown and a slightly bitter in taste. It appeared as if they had been prepared several days ago and then served well past their prime. The main entrees arrived and the issues continued as many of the entrees were overcooked and dry. Very disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dr. J
    DrJanniversarydinner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We love it. We went to Jameson's for dinner for our anniversary. It was lovey and the food was good. Our server was attentive and pleasant. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great value, great food
    Deee
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The quality and quantity of the food exceeded my expectations.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible
    Diningxperience
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Steak to tough to eat. Terrible pasta Mediterranean . Ineffective service. Will never go back. Jameson in Arlington Heights far better.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 51 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 381 reviews are from the Jameson's Charhouse - Skokie reviews archive.
  • Celebration
    Foodjunkie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I hear on WGN radio Orion Samuelson recommend this restaurant to celebrate a family member birthday. It did not disappoint. There was plenty of food, to our surprise. We are use to restaurant offering you soup or salad but you receive both. Also unlike other steak houses the sides were not sold separately. All of present said we would definitely return. We did have reservations, which when we came in there was plenty of tables but when we were leaving they were setting up a six foot table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Bryan
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    A little pricey & noisey. I always return.............................:;/-()$&@",.?!'. Love chopped salad & burgers.,?!'"@&$)(;;/--'nb
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Went to restaurant on a Saturday night before a show. Food was very good. Pricing reasonable. Service outstanding. Waitress was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steaks
    Jax5
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Standard higher end steakhouse menu and ambiance inside a suburban hotel. Seems overpriced for what you get compared to others of the type.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak Was Poor
    creanovator
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I expected from a steak house that they steak would be a good cut, but instead my steak was fatty and grisly throughout. I was very disappointed in the quality of steak from a place that is known for their steaks. Service was great, but steak was subpar.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great variety of fresh food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner here. We had outstanding service and the food was great. We both ordered the Macadamia nut crusted halibut that was delicious. It was crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Also, the rice is great. We also enjoyed a couple fabulous cosmos. They also include soup and salad.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Made to Feel at Home
    easar57
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The menu has a variety for all tastes. The atmosphere is open and comfortable. Best of all is the management and the service. The manager comes by to make sure all is well. After a few visits, the server has memorized our drink and food preferences. Staff from previous visits come by to say "hi." You can't ask for a more welcoming, pleasant place for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jameson's
    twins2
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Was a disappointing Father's day! Too hot, bad service and very loud! The staff was banging dishes! We had to ask for water, bread. My husband did not ever get his salad that we paid for. We waited a long time for our meal. The glasses were sweating it was so hot! We paid over $200 for a very disappointing time. The restaurant was not even crowded. Will never go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unfortunate
    SkokieTom
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Unfortunate best describes our experience, I am not sure that out server knew our table was assigned to her, we sat 15 minutes before she came to the table. The kitchen failed, didn’t fill a special request, provided burnt linguine and support staff dragged the water pitcher over another meal while re-filling a water glass. The server and the manager had to spend way too much time apologizing, they tried to make it right but in the end we just wanted out. This probably sounds like a hatchet job though not intended to be. I hope they can do better, the restaurant is in a prime location, as a resident of the area I want my neighborhood to be successful, I expected better from this quality name.
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  • Review
    CherylS71
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The service and food were fantastic! Very satisfying dining experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner review
    SewWhatVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We went as a group of 6 for dinner and had an overall very good experience. Our waiver was very accommodating without being intrusive. His timing was spot on and everyone in our party thought the food was excellent. I had one of the specials - macadamia crusted tilapia and it was perfectly prepared. Some of the other meals ordered were the liver, prime rib. All were very good to excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food....high prices
    EileenJVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We've been coming here for years and the food is still very good, but the prices really jumped. This might come into play in our decision to come here in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some Good, Most Bad
    Hopedtoloveit
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The prime rib was very good. The shrimp scampi was fair. The 6 oz fillets were overcoked, dry and tasteless. Nice waitress.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and service
    Teds
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Good food and good service. My wife and I go there whenever the opportunity exists. Great place to dine before the live entertainment next door. The walleye was excellent and my wife finished her salad entry which is a rarity for her.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awful
    Seeker
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We eat at the Glenview Jameson's frequently. We decided to try the Skokie one having a similar meal. The walleye tasted like a Swanson frozen dinner, hard, tasteless and covered in an overpowering sauce. The chicken sandwich was like a hockey puck. Skokie is inferior by a long shot to Glenview!! Stay away!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Skokie
    Jamesons
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    The waitress was great. The hostess didn't seem to be around.. We waited over 5minutes for someone to seat us, and the restaurant was almost empty.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We have enjoyed going to Jameson's for lunch, but this was our first time for dinner. Food is average (doubt there are experienced chefs in the kitchen), onion soup is overly salted (and served warm, not hot), walleye was overcooked, steaks were done inconsistently. Service was very good. Will go back for lunch; for dinner, recommend staying with burgers, sandwiches, and salads.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent yet improving
    TheaterFanaticVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I have to wonder if this Jameson's Charhouse is under new management or they are just trying harder. There is an increasing improvement in their fish and other dishes. The service is quite good. Timely, pleasant, and helpful. I now am happy to dine there for the theater instead of feeling I am just "stuck" with it as the only reasonable choice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent after/before theater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We love it especially at 5 p.m. after a matinee show at Northlight Theater. Skokie , IL, before it gets too full and is still very pleasantly QUIET. Later, ca. 6 p.m. and later, it might be moderately noisy, but it is still pleasant. Service is quick, food is good, prices reasonable, and very good choices, for all tastes. Waiters and waitresses are kind, helpful, and always in good mood which contributes to the nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    dinearound
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    This was not my first visit to Jamieson's in Skokie, but the first time for lunch. Everything about this experience exceeded expectations. Our server was friendly and helpful and after lunch, we never felt rushed. In fact, we were served more water as we finished our lunch conversation. Everyone was polite and friendly making a return visit highly desirable. It appears that all seating in the restaurant provides an equal experience of the ambience this restaurant offers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ?? food service ambience loud
    ummm
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I was told by a friend about Jameson's. We were first seat in a table which was in the way for all the servers. Tables were too close. We were seated by a very big, loud, nasty group and they had children that didn't know how to act properly. Our waitress was really overworked I believed. She did relocate our small group to a better location and we had dinner and left. We had agreed to try Jameson's one more time before giving it a thumbs down.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service - great food
    heyjude
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We made a 5:00pm reservation on Mother's Day. It was not too busy when we first came. The service and food were very good. Everyone enjoyed the food. The noise level got increasingly loud as the restaurant filled up with people talking, which is expected. We noticed that this time and the last time we were here last year, that there was a lot of noise of dishes clashing right on the other side of where we were sitting. Unfortunately, we couldn't wait to get out to the quiet outside. Since this happened again, I will think twice about making a reservation here.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.