Jimmy's Charhouse - Elgin

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435 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Whether you desire tasty appetizers, a crisp chef's salad, scrumptious shrimp alfredo, a savory boneless chicken breast sandwich, or a hearty charbroiled steak dinner, Jimmy's Charhouse of Elgin is here to satisfy your cravings.

Remember to visit our lounge, the perfect place to relax after long day at work, or after a delicious dinner in our dining room.
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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N
Chicago
695 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and excellent service. We are regular diners.

N
Chicago
695 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Regular Saturday night out. Excellent food and service.

MK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Despite reserving a table for 7 people, we were placed at a small 5 person table and had to ask to have two tables put together.

The steak was chewy, raw in certain places and over cooked in others. The location off the tollway is convenient but this is not on my list of restaurants to recommend.

TJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I read reviews about the steak being bland but I ordered the filet trio medallions and they were delicious! My server Dan did and excellent job in checking on us and made the experience very pleasurable! I would come back for that trio with the al forno crust. It was so so good!

CS
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always enjoy eating at Jimmy's - service is great - very attentive - food is fabulous - prime rib on weekends is very good !! Saganaki is excellent - always a go to place for dinner / lunch - close to home - don't have to travel to Schaumburg or Chicago for a great meal

JH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

I used to visit Jimmy's Charhouse regularly. I'm noticing the forever shrinking menu, with many of my favorites gone forever. 6p on a Tuesday night and they ran out of dishes, requiring alternate choices. Dana was an attentive and pleasant server, but management is cutting back way too far on its menu selections/availability.

M
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

While my dinner was exceptional- someone did get a chicken dish that was very dry.
All in all though a good meal

KD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The service in the bar area was terrible. Took over 10 min to be acknowledged and it was a Tuesday, not anywhere close to busy. Then after the female bartender acknowledged us it took another 7min to get our beer. Mind you there were 2 bartenders behind the bar, I would hate to be there on a weekend or holiday. Took 15min for her to bring our check after we asked. We paid cash and they had no singles so she gave me my change in quarters. Marvin our server was wonderful but overall we would not recommend or return here ever again

LM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Denise was an awesome server. Prompt and personable. Gave good recommendations. We ordered the London broil. It was delicious.

N
Chicago
695 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both had the Swordfish entree....excellent ....music in the bar afterwards along with an after dinner cocktail. Perfect Saturday night.

d
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have good meals and service. I recommend it.

BA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with efficient service from our waitress.

N
Chicago
695 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grecian Halibut was excellent....we love the food, and the service is excellent in the restaurant or in the bar where people also dine. Live music tonight was a plus.

SR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great dinner,,,excellent prices,,waitress was the best,,,

AR
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reasonably good food, slightly overpriced. Burgers are great!

N
Chicago
695 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salmon & shrimp .... good, but the salmon was a little on the dry side. Music in the bar was excellent.

AP
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent! They offer a $20 menu that included main course, two sides & dessert I chose the blackened mahi mahi which was cooked to perfection! I chose flan (my favorite) for dessert. They also have bottles of wine starting at $20. I would highly recommend Jimmy’s Charhouse for a nice dinner with friends or family.

JF
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Exactly what we expected. Good service, they didn't rush us out at the end.

ST
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice dinner with our of town friends...There were 7 in our group, and the server was excellent!
Prices were reasonable and good food !
London Broil was terrific...and the lamp chops are great!
Others at the table enjoyed their 6 oz filets......
Too bad dessert isn't included for every entree....

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We had a great server who took our orders perfectly. However, the steaks were not done the way they were ordered. Very disappointing. The restaurant weren’t that busy so there was really no excuse except kitchen error.

YS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely birthday dinner for my mom. The waitress was excellent!

MC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

I ordered a NY strip for $29.95. It was gristly and difficult to chew. I ate a bit more than half of it and finished my meal. I was on a 1st date with somebody who recommended the restaurant. I didn't want to show disappointment, but I was truly disappointed.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun waitress great food.

N
Chicago
695 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner. We had the pork chop and the lamb chops.

N
Chicago
695 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite dining on a Saturday night. Fresh fish and excellent entrees.

WE
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday dinner form my dad. Everything was good!

N
Chicago
695 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pork Chop and the Lamb Chops were excellent. Another enjoyable Saturday night with music in the bar.

OT
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious.. fun place to come and have a meal with friends

N
Chicago
695 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Filet Mignon was excellent as was the service and the after dinner music in the Bar.

SS
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always tasty food and great service. Many good menu choices.

EJ
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and our waiter Marvin was the best! Thank you again for a great time!

SC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the best server ever!!! His name is Marvin! You need to hire more employees just like him! In fact, almost all restaurants could use an employee like him. Marvin has a unique style of making you feel like family without interfering with two couples ability to converse and enjoying a dinner.

MB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food, service, atmosphere and more are all great at Jimmy's every time I dine there. Thank you so much!

MF
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall it was a very good experience. Our server Marvin was awesome!!! Potato skins were a little overdone. Would have like a bigger steak for the cost but it was delicious.

AG
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. Was prompt without being hovering. #63-Marvin made the evening with our grandson and family memorable. Food was very good, but in truth the appetizers tend to be a bit too large as far as quantity. Wine selection very good and reasonable, but desert options are limited.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect!!! The food was outstanding and the service was top notch. Debbie our server was amazing. She was so kind to our kids and they can't wait to go back.

T
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Jimmy's Charhouse. Both times we had an excellent experience. Our waitresses, Maria the first time and Kristin this past Saturday made us feel very welcome. Two great experiences. We will be back. We live nearly an hour away but the trip was worth it on both occasions! Keep up the good work.

a
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

It's fine. The food was alright. I wasn't disappointed. I just would have liked a better experience for the menu prices. This place can't decide if it's a steakhouse, an Italian ristorante or a family chain restaurant.

D
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time dining at Jimmy's. we sat at the bar which was quiet and not too crowded. The $20 special menu is a good value and includes dessert. I had the London Broil which was Delish! preceded by baked French onion soup that was very good. My wife had the Blackened Salmon which she liked but the Blackened seasoning was pretty strong. we'll return again.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service was outstanding! Best steak ever!

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