Jameson's Charhouse - Skokie

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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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vipLutetia
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great hamburgers, the one item I always order here. However, I will remember to tell my server to hold off on the half pound of cheese. It hides the burger. And in a time of social distancing, tell the server not to stop by every five minutes and lean over to talk in our faces every 5 minutes.

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LyndaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good (short ribs were amazing!). Service was good and location is perfect for the North Shore center.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and very friendly and helpful service. The only comment would be that service was slow due to too many customers and not enough waitstaff. The waitstaff and hostesses were working very hard and management stopped by twice to check on our table.
I would definitely go back.

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vipPayqueen
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was ok. Nothing fabulous. Salty and over cooked in some cases. Not cooked enough in others. I was disappointed. Service was great though.

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ToobaA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our first to Jameson's - overall my sister and I had a great time. We were in the mood for steak and we were fulfilled. I think the highlight for sister was the enormous serving of our artichoke dip appetizer. Arguably the creamiest we've had. If I were to find anything remotely negative, it would be the sides. While I ordered a baked potato, sister ordered the mashed potatoes which were just dry. No cheese or butter to her dismay so she took the butter from the complimentary loaf of bread. But really, nothing remarkably bad. Our server was a sweetheart and checked up on us. Will definitely be coming back - affordable piece of rib eye with flavor is a rarity.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We were seated at a table that was obviously just pushed into a small open space.
Two of the four chairs were lopsided, and should not have been in use. They tipped to one side.
Our table was directly in the path of the door that opened into the parking lot, and when anyone came in, or went out, we were blasted by cold air. The table was simply an attempt by management to squeeze more people in. It definitely should not have been there., and we were quite uncomfortable.

Our food was mediocre, at best. The salads were already plated, and came right out of the refrigerator. A small dish of dressing was put on the side of the plate. The lettuce was sorry-looking, and not crisp or fresh.
We had to ask our server for bread when we noticed other tables had it. She had clearly forgotten to give it to us, but told us she was just waiting for more hot bread to come out of the oven.
We all ordered fish, two walleyes, and one tilapia. The walleye was tasteless, and some indistinguishable thick sauce was poured over it. It was a very poor preparation. The tilapia was also mediocre.

We were so uncomfortable at our table, between the blasts of cold air hitting us when people exited, and the chairs which were broken, we asked our server for boxes to take our food home. This was within 15 minutes of being served.
She NEVER asked if everything was okay, or, why we were leaving. She brought the boxes, and our check, and was gone.

We will not return again. We have many restaurants available to us along the North Shore. This was a poorly operated restaurant, with unsatisfactory food and service.

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nohomecookingforme
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

food was solid as usual, we had a shrimp dejonghe, fettuchine Alfredo with and without shrimp. portions were a perfect size for both the men and ladies. it was a friday evening, so crowd was a little more lively. cocktails were made to order. our server was not the best, handed us a special sheet, didnt offer a suggestions to us. took our orders salads delivered to table, and not 2 minutes later meal on the table..... waiter did not come and check on us during our meal to see if we need anything or how it was. we will go back, its just always a luck of the draw on the server......

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Boopie
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Seated on arrival and greeted by waiter. Drinks and appetizer ordered and came fairly quick tho kitchen very busy. Macadamia encrusted Tilapia very good and very warm. Waiter made aware of Asparagus allergy. Carrots and green beans substituted without issue. Hubby had petite steak which was cooked to his liking. he had asparagus which was tasty and cooked properly. No dessert on this visit due to Theater tickets. Will return again with next Theater visit. Menus in total had enough variations for anyone to pick from.

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Brian
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service started great but declined rapidly- waited way too long for steaks only to find out that they had given them to someone else mistakingly - manager quickly ordered two more which also took way too long and then 2 medium rare steaks came out well done and medium/well done.

Manager was very awkward in offering restitution ultimately comped our appetizer and then somewhat reluctantly offered another steak if we returned after our show. Was very unclear whether that steak would be comped or charged but ultimately it was also comped-

In the end these were two fairly nice accommodations but it was very awkwardly and very non-proactively offered.

To top it off the manager instructed the cook to cook the second steak rare so that my son could reheat and eat his steak later that night when he got home - my son indicated that when he got home it was also well done and not all of that could have beencontinuous cooking while he drove home

Very disappointing - Father/Son night out wasn’t ruined but meal component experience was terrible

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scoopdms
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence all the way around.....super service, great tasting and plenty of food for the price.

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vipmeeself
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Winner winner super dinner. Sit back have a cocktail, appetizer, and great meal

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jhopkins17
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food great but service only mediocre. Never refilled ice teas. Seemed annoyed that we ordered fro the appetizer menu for lunch.

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vipDaveS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Have been a frequent diner at Jameson’s and always had a great meal Unfortunately this time it was subpar. Ordered steak medium rare but it came out very rare inside cold . No biggie I thought they just put it back on. Well 15 minutes later they bring it out and it’s extra well done. Server was great offered to have a new one made but my group was already finished. Then they still charged me Lol. Gave us a free piece of tiramisu. Unfortunately we don’t like tiramisu. Probably will find another option next time

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theatergirl
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Jameson's has great food! I love the Greek style pork chop and my friends love the petit beef filet and the fried chicken. This is a great place to eat before the theater at North Shore Center for the Arts.

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vipEmbryo49
Chicago
471 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On this return trip to Jameson’s, we were just as happy with our dining as previously. Excellent starters of French onion soup and Manhattan clam chowder; very good house and Caesar salads; a perfect petite filet and delicious “London broil,” actually twin small filets with a terrific Bordelaise sauce. The drinks, beers, and wines are many. The service was great: Maria paced us beautifully and the experience was relaxed and satisfying. The prices stand out as a terrific value, especially since soup and salad are included in the price of the entree. This is unheard of these days!
Overall an amazing dinner!

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MrsCats3
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I both had the specials of the day. He had walleye and I had prime rib. The servings were plentiful and were also accompanied by homemade soup and salad. Everything was at a perfect temperature, and the prime rib was done just right and very, very tender. Our waitress was attentive and pleasant. We are glad we made a reservation because after 6 PM the place fills up.

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vipOktoberfest
Chicago
396 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fri 12:30pm reservations seated promptly. Always good food & service. Our waitress Tanya was most attentive. Enjoyable dining experience.

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CRYSTALR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice! The food was wonderful and the service was excellent!

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foodiewannabe
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got great service. Needed to be at the theater in an hour and everything was brought to us perfectly. The food was excellent. We will be coming back.

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vipRozie
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The table right behind us was so noisy we couldn’t hear ourselves. Three of the women at our table complained there food was cold.

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JudithB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and good value. Loved the Petite Filet Mignon.

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vipSheBeast
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great experience! Food was great, service too!!

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AlanL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Waitress acted like she really didn't want to be there. Never smiled and barely said a word.
Then they seated a family with a young child that loudly played a video game during our entire dinner.

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BMAC
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, very reasonably priced

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was quite busy, but we were sat right away, so we felt pretty encouraged. But then service slowed down a lot, especially after I was brought the wrong entree. We were given a complimentary dessert, but that also took a long time to get to us. The food itself, too, was nothing special. The steak particularly was bland. The crab cake and creme brulee were good.

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vipTomRonaldo
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Valentine’s Day... everything was rushed - both my wife and my meal came out warm (not hot) Like it sat in back for 10 minutes - Everythig was rush rush tush - no thanks - that’s a D-

Will not recommend to my friends and family

JC
vipJerryC
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The food was not very tasty. Crab cakes tasted bland. The server wasn’t that good. I sat with an empty glass for several minutes. He brought out our order wrong twice. I’ll not return

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are always pleased with delicious food and friendly service!

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Larrymax
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Service was great but the prime rib was tasteless . Don’t think I’ll be back.

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vipMartone
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Birthday Dinner. Excellent Service

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pizzamom
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious, with generous portions. Service was somewhat slow on a very busy night, but our server was attentive. As usual, the noise level was very loud, but we did manage conversations with those sitting nearby at our table.

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vipteri
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Northlight Theater subscribers is next door to restaurant and makes it easy for senior citizens not to move their car. Everyone order something different on the menu and everyone was delicious.

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vipLocalShawslover
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Waiters messed up our orders several times
Steak was tough, not a good value

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JERRYK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service is generally good, except when there are 2 events next door. The restaurant adds additional tables, but I have to wonder if it adds additional staff. The restaurant is usually very busy and the service is not as good.

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vipDiner0922
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was outstanding! Food very high quality and flavorful; however, the famous pilaf was lukewarm, not good for rice!

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vipJoannH
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waiter provided excellent, attentive service. My steak was not prepared how I had ordered it, and he took care of it.

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scoz
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time as always !

PB
vipPaulaB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience1

Very rude manager who refused to seat us in a booth when there were 7 booths available. Instead we were placed in the middle aisle where we were bumped repeatedly. Our server was outstanding. The manager was horrible.

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DianeB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great dinner there Thursday before the
Show at the theatre. It was busy, but our server was wonderful. Food was served quickly, so we didn’t worry about being late for the performance. .

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Daniel
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was a little slow, but the food and atmosphere were great.

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