Jimmy's Charhouse - Elgin

4.3
507 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipWhiteStone8
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

An overall wonderful dining experience!!! Burgers were OUTSTANDING!!! Chicken Sandwich was DELICIOUS!!!! Ribs were flavorful but not as tender as would have been liked... Nelly was a very Friendly, Professional and EXCELLENT Server!!!

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vipVictorZ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cedar plank salmon was mediocre.

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MichelleO
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family gatherings

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LJLCB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place, great food, good service! A nice place to gather with friends.

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DavidP
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service.

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theatergoer
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The lamb chops were disappointing - more fat than meat.

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PeterT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Jimmy's Signature Sirloin was quite tough. Expected better from a named entree. Ribs were also very tough and dry. Salad was great. French Onion Soup So-so. Tables were far closer than COVID safety should allow. Nice place, but lacking as a pleasant dining experience. Won't be back.

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vipMichelleH
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! The service, the food, the atmosphere…all outstanding! We used to have a Jimmy’s Charhouse right down the street from us. It was one of the first places my husband took me on a date! When it closed we were so disappointed! But a few years later we found out about this one! We were so excited and we drive almost an hour to get there but it’s totally worth it!!!

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LinneyLouWho
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We ordered the baked French onion soup, the char house burger, and a ribeye. The onions in the soup were crunchy (how is that possible?), the burger was meh, and the side of fresh veggies for the steak was comprised of a single small branch of a crown of broccoli…basically two bites of broccoli. We ordered a bottle of wine, which even that was strange because they were out of most of the wines on the menu. The service was fine, nothing spectacular, basically the same as the entire dining experience. Bottom line, for the money there are better options out there.

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BillA
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, although a little expensive. Very quiet due to coronavirus fears, I guess they're now closed.

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vipluvNitelife
Chicago
741 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet Mignon brochettes .... delicious with all the sides.

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TracieW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wait staff and delicious dinner. I would greatly recommend this to anyone in the area. We drove from Aurora as it’s one of
F our favorites

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JerryA
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

JIMMY'S IS ALWAYS ONE OF MY FAVORITES! SERVICE, FOOD AND ATMOSPHERE IS TOP NOTCH!

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Stitchintime
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Although we've had terrific experiences at all our past visits, this one was disappointing. My lamb chops were terrific and the steaks from my husband and our son's surf & turf were good, but the lobster was very disappointing. It seemed to have been frozen too long and was a little tough and tasteless. They didn't tell me until we had left, because they know I would have said something. Our server, Morgan, was terrific. Professional, efficient, attentive and personable. I now she would have fixed it. She's one of the best servers I've ever had. We will be back, often, but will never order the Steak and Lobster again. :(

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and overall great experience.

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vipluvNitelife
Chicago
741 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday night dining at Jimmy's Charhouse is always a perfect evening. Enjoyable meeting and making new friends after dinner in their cocktail lounge.

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MarcS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Meal & Service!

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vipLillianM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and quantity. Dinners include soup or salad. Daily specials offered too.

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vipWilliamB
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was great. Quiet and enjoyable.

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PattiZ
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Saganaki was delicious. We enjoyed the filet mignon, prime rib and salmon. Everything was tasty. The Caesar salad had too much dressing on it.

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NolaS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

THE WAIT STAFF IS GOOD...NOT GREAT, BUT NOT TERRIBLE. THE FOOD IS ACTUALLY TERRIBLE, THE CALAMARI IS RUBBERY, THE STEAKS WERE WARMED UP, MAYBE FROM JEWEL? IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A JAMESON'S LEVEL OR EVEN OUTBACK, DON'T GET YOUR HOPES UP. IT IS NOWHERE NEAR MONTARRA. IT IS BASICALLY AN UPSCALE RUBY TUESDAY'S OR FRIDAY'S. I'D EVEN GO AS FAR AS UPSCALE CHILI'S. THAT'S IT....NOTHING SPECIAL. THE WINE WAS GOOD!

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Snowflake65mom
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great.Happy w/ apps to entrees,dessert too.Seated promptly in nice area we hadn't sat in before,nice booth.Food is consistently good.Will definitely be back.

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vipluvNitelife
Chicago
741 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh fish, delicious chicken, lamb and steak dinners .... all are excellent. We love dining at Jimmy's Charhouse.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only waited around 5 minutes to sit,’we were told 15. Our waiter was right over with waters and to get our app over and took great care of us the whole time!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My boyfriend and I came to celebrate Valentine’s Day. It was more of a family-friendly environment, but still a nice ambiance for a date night. Our steaks were delicious, but the garlic mashed potatoes were a bit stronger than I’d have liked. Overall, a great experience and excellent service! We’ll definitely be back!!

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JasonG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Ran out of Filets at 730 at night. Other steaks subpar

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RozC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Hostess seemed to be overwhelmed with the large Valentine’s Day crowd. We waited about 30 minutes past our reservation before we were seated. Overall, our server was pleasant and the food was decent.

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JonJ
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Food was great! Side room near front door was very drafty and cold.

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StevenF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food4service4ambience1

I had a 630 reservation and I was told there was a 45 min wait. NOT GOOD

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EdM3
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice place and really good food and value. Service was great!

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vipGeorgeW
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Had a great Dinner with my Wife and My Grandchild and his girlfriend!! Dissappointed in my food because I asked for Chicken Al Forno and got 2 seperate plates. One with Chicken and another with pasta.
THEY ALWAYS COMBINE THEM IN ONE GREAT BIG PLATE AND IT IS DELICIOUS!! I HAD IT ON NEW YEARS DAY AND IT WAS MADE PERFECT!!! THIS WAS TERRIBLE AND TASTELESS!!!

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vipkaren
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Tight space in between tables. Very loud. Calamari was too chewy. Waitstaff, Jenilee, was wonderful.

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vipBobS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently great service. Friendly. They understand food allergies!

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vipluvNitelife
Chicago
741 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet Mignon Brochette w/rice was delicious. Miss the music that they used to have in the Bar on a Saturday night. Hope they bring it back.

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DAVIDL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food good service and reasonably priced. Try the prime rib really good.

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DebbieT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Friendly and attentive service, wide variety of cocktails and wines, food was excellent.

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TimK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good steaks and cooked perfect

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ClemM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food for the price

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Goldnpaw
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal and great service. New Years Eve and it was packed. We had our reservations via open table and were seated right on time....even with all the walk ins. Great food and solid drinks....dessert was excellent! Consistently good in everything they do.

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DenisA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, ambiance was good. A little bit crowded and a little noisy. Otherwise always good.

FAQs

Jimmy's Charhouse - Elgin does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Jimmy's Charhouse - Elgin also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 783-0200.

Jimmy's Charhouse - Elgin is rated 4.3 stars by 507 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.