Jimmy's Charhouse - Elgin

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426 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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N
Chicago
688 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
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with efficient service from our waitress.

N
Chicago
688 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
688 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
688 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

N
Chicago
688 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
688 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
688 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
21 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
13 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.

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.

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.

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!

N
Chicago
688 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grecian salad with Chicken .... excellent. Live music in the bar.

EG
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were at the Elgin location on 6/22. I had the Mahi Mahi and it was cook to perfection the butter sauce was to die for. The entertainment was energetic. The waitress was attentive and friendly.
we meet some nice people , feasted well. How much more can you ask for.

N
Chicago
688 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saturday night dining at Jimmy's Charhouse is always enjoyable....food, service and atmosphere. Live entertainment in the Bar makes for a perfect evening.

HH
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

They were already out of prime rib at 6pm on a Friday night. That is a huge mistake on the part of whomever was doing the planning and was very disappointing as this is the second time I've gone for the prime rib and they were out relatively early in the evening. The food I did get was good but the disappointment overrode my enjoyment of my meal.

AF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a party of 7 work colleagues. Food was excellent and $20 chef specials were great.

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

2nd visit to this place that took place on Father's day. Can understand there being delays because of the large groups--but it took them almost an hour to just bring out our salads. Will try them one more time.

CC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, great service. Very accommodating for dietary restrictions. Meats cooked perfectly to the ordered doneness. Observed very large portions on pasta dishes that frankly put nation chains to shame in terms of value. Drinks also great value.

SB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

4 of us came to celebrate father's day. every meal was good except the stuffed shrimp that my husband ordered. too much breading/stuffing and not enough shrimp. the rest of the food, including the appetizers was very good. we had a great server - she was a young gal and very sweet. a couple of minor glitches - they were out of the red pepper for my meal, which was a bummer, so i did not get to enjoy that part, and they were out of the small bottles of lambrusco. not our first visit to jimmy's - we come quite often. prices were inflated for the holiday but i guess that's expected. we, of course, will be back.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

After ordering a special steak on the menu in which the waitress did not ask how we wanted it cooked had to track her down to put in our request, she was sitting at a table gabbing with 4 other coworkers doing nothing when I’m sure there was plenty to do for all. She comes back 5mins later to tell us she would recommend we order a different item because she has had complaints on that item that evening. If that was the case why didn’t she mention that initially and why would you say that about something your serving in general big red flag. The French onion soup that was ordered in which they charge extra for the cheese when brought to the table have a 1/2” layer of cheese on it hardly any broth that much cheese is not needed and isn’t palatable whatsoever. The decor in the place is very drab as well as it had not been cleaned or dusted in probably over 6 months, some of which hangs over the tables that patrons eat at. Very dirty and disgusting cannot believe the owners/management lets that slide.

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