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Jameson's Charhouse - Skokie

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833 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Monday-Friday 6:00 am -10:00 am, Saturday-Sunday 6:00am-11:00am
Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Dinner: Monday-Saturday 3:00 pm -11:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 pm-11:00 pm
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Phone number
(847) 673-9700
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Golf Rd
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 833 People Are Saying
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3.9
service
3.9
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4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The gluten free bread for the hamburger sandwich was TERRIFIC!

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

Very unhappy with service, quality, attention to detail

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Food and service were excellent.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Good food. Very convenient for pre-theater dini g

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Server ambivalent, multiple errors.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Jameson's is always a classic choice. never a bad experience. Steak, soup, salad and a great drink. All served quickly, quietly and in a friendly atmosphere.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Just a very nice place to eat with good food and very nice variety

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

I should of stuck with a sandwich and fries but instead I ordered the halibut and it was not very good. Not sure if they were short staffed but waiter did not really come around much I had to give my credit card to the host to give to the waiter. I have like Jameson's in the past (different location) but this was not very good.

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3.0Dined on April 18, 2018

The portion was large but the entre was so so in taste and appearance. The soup and salad were good

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Wonderful service and delicious food. We always go before theatre and are never disappointed.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was very good, great value and our server was excellent!!! It is a great neighborhood gem!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great food, quiet surroundings, parking, great staff. Overall a great place.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

As I had a reservation with Open Table we were graciously taken to our table even though we arrived early. We also added a third diner to our group. This was handled with no problem. Our favorite waiter arrived to take our orders and we were once again off to an excellent dinner. We felt like celebrities. Thank you Jameson's.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Made a last minute decision to get a nice meal, not a long wait, but plenty of people to make the atmosphere lively. Excellent service, food was awesome, including one steak and one chicken dinner. Price was reasonable, good value for good food.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent food reasonably priced

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

They don't know how to make a Sidecar, but other than that their drinks are pretty good.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Gr8place to dine ant time and especially b4 a play next door

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Good food, reasonably priced,coupled with good service.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The food was good but i wasn't happy with the service. i brought a family member for her birthday and was irritated that the server appeared distracted. i also had to remind the server to bring our drinks as 10 minutes had passed since we had ordered them. Wasn't impressed.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Our waiter, Ricardo was excellent - friendly and very competent. The food was delicious. I had macademia crusted tilapia, the others had chopped steak, shrimp de jonge and ribs. All reported that their dinners were delicious. We had the ice cream brick for dessert which was covered with I believe a chocolate caramel shell. Whatever it was, it was very good.

I have been to the restaurant before and it was pretty good in the past, but this time it was really outstanding.
If you are a small party, try to get a booth as the tables in the middle can have a lot of busy running back and forth around them.

A great place - close to my house and far above a lot of restaurants that charge more money.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We couldn’t be seated for our reservation with time enough to have dinner before the performance next door, even though we booked with and hour and a half to spare. The good news is we decided to sit at the bar and were treated very well and got what we wanted in time. Someone needs to open up a dinner place nearby to compete.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Though busy, due to the theater next door, staff is very accommodating, and table service is excellent.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

When the 2 theaters next door each have an event happening, the restaurant does not have enough staff to cover its increased business. They add more tables. Which probably means that the staff is stretched thin. More than one server said that he couldn't get to us sooner as he was very busy.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Seated as soon as arrived even tho early. Had Theatre tickets for 7pm. Waitstaff attentive and came to table quickly and drinks ordered. Waiter very patient and gave lots of time for menu selection. Macadamia Crusted Tilapia was excellent,and Liver ordered served as ordered. Portions were plentiful. Appeared somewhat busy and kids galore tho conversations at quiet mostly and kids were nonissue and well behave. Dessert menu adequate but this visit not ordered. Will go back again since we had a great time on next Theatre trip. Will bring friends to share experience.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I have been to Jameson's at least a dozen times and have never had a bad experience until this time. Our server was awful and the manager was rude. Had this been my first time going, I wouldn't have come back.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

overall the food was expected. the service was really lacking this night. we were with my kids, as we have done before. waiter totally ignored my daughter for both drinks and dinner until I ordered for her. felt very rushed tonight. we were seated next to the kitchen, probably to be out of the way because of the kids, which is fine, but a staff verbal fight broke out and we listened to the whole thing. the manager was nice enough to give us free dessert which totally was not necessary, but I'm guessing other people would not be as ok with the swearing. overall the food was good, as always, but the service was really not as good as it has been in the past. maybe a busy/off night for them.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Overall, I was somewhat disappointed. I've been to Jameson's Charhouse many times, at a different location and was generally satisfied. The Skokie location however was a different story. My wife and I both ordered steak. She ordered a filet with Parmesan crust, I order a NY Strip, done medium rare. When the orders arrived, her filet was missing the Parmesan crust and my Strip was done medium, to medium well, not medium rare as ordered. When we brought this to the server's attention, he offered to redo both steaks and did so with my wife's order, which took only a couple of minutes. I declined however, because by the time they redid my steak, my side orders would have been cold.

In the end, they did comp us a desert, but it really didn't make up for the lack of attention to detail by the server, who should have realized that my wife's order was incorrect before serving it, and the kitchen for preparing both orders incorrectly in the first place.

Overall, it was an OK dining experience, but with so many restaurant choices, I don't think we'll be going back.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The room was fun, service was excellent and the food was wonderful!!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Excellent selection of entrees and wine. Perfect location if you’re attending a performance at the North Shore Center for Performing Arts.

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I was with a group of friends who were attending a concert next door, so we thought it’d be fun to try Jamieson’s. We gave ourselves a 2 hour window to enjoy our dinner leisurely and boy did we need every minute of it. I can tell you that, in general, the food was decent, but our experience was terribly tainted by the service and overall chaos we experienced. To start with, they were out of the three cabs we requested from the menu. We had to choose between the house blend or a $110 bottle. Then one of our friends secretly ordered champagne to surprise the group and they were out of the one she requested, and the manager failed to follow her request for surprise. They took over 30 minutes just to take our drink order and we had to wait another 15 minutes after that for our food order. We were told our waiter was coming several times, then we ended up with the waiter who kept insisting ours was coming. In the end, we left with about 5 minutes to spare before the concert.

Still, after the concert, we thought that we could go back just to the bar section thinking we’d enjoy a better experience, but we were proven wrong again. The manager saw us sitting down in the bar section and he proceeded to berate the waiter who attended us for not closing the table (we got the impression they wanted to close the bar, but there were at least 30 other patrons there. They proceeded to argue and tried to keep their voices down. We ordered drinks and asked to get water first; after 3 requests, our water still didn’t come. Two of us ordered Irish coffee and it arrived luke warm without any of the usual Irish coffee compliments. We’d finally had enough and left.

We will not be back and we hope others with similar experiences also tell their story. There’s no excuse for poor management and chaotic service in a restaurant next to a major events Center.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Hotel Restaurant with above average food and good service. Can get crowded especially if there is an event at the theater next door. Parking is readily available so no need to tip a car jockey.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Excellent food and ambiance. Definitely will return soon an recommend to others.

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The service was terrible and the food just okay. The restaurant is also very noisy.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

It was great being at Jameson's in Skokie. The meal was excellent and so was the server and attentive. Me and my wife had a great time and enjoyed the meal that was prepared to what we asked for.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food and service were excellent. Table placement was way too close. Had to literally squeeze between 2 people to exit our table location.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Only ate here because I was between shows next door at the NSPAC. Food is nothing special and service is just adequate.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

This is a great place for anytime you want a great meal at a good price with excellent service.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We had a reservation. Arrived 5-10 minutes before our reservation time. We still waited about 10 minutes to be sat. We ordered Mia tia and sazarach. My Mia tia came in an inappropriately small glass with none of the fruit garnish. Because of that, it tasted like straight booze. I asked our waiter if it'd be possible to make a shrimp cocktail. He left to check and was gone for at least 15 minutes checking on tables beside us and running drinks. When he finally got back, he had forgotten to check. We ordered calamari and asked for more drinks. He took our glasses and returned a few minutes later to ask my husband the name of his drink. This Time, my Mia tia came in a pint glass with fruit. It was very good. I got a ribeye medium and my husband got a NY strip medium well. It came medium rare. Since our waiter didn't check back after food was delivered, I ultimately grabbed the waiter working in the next section. They put my husband's steak back on the grill until it was cooked how he ordered it. Been here before, and honestly expected a better experience. Kind of a let down.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Excellent food and wonderful service in a friendly environment immediately adjacent to a local live theatre.

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Prefer other locations. Unfortunately this was our 2nd time having a bad experience with service at this location and we won’t go back.

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