Jameson's Charhouse - Arlington Heights

4.4
880 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse

Jameson's Charhouse is a classic American steakhouse with a charming and relaxed atmosphere. This family-owned eatery opened in 1990 and has been serving lunch and dinner every day, seven days a week since then. Jameson's is a great place for late-night dining on the weekends as the kitchen is open until midnight and the restaurant features live music from 7:30 to 11:30 every Friday and Saturday.

Jameson's menu takes all of the best elements of a great steakhouse and puts them on full display. Starters include decadent seafood like oysters Rockafeller, crab cakes and a jumbo shrimp cocktail. For dinner, the steaks are clearly the stars of the show. Diners can choose between dishes like ribeye, New York strip steak, filet mignon and butt steak as well as non-beef options like barbecued baby back ribs, pork chops and a rack of lamb brushed with dijon mustard.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was outstanding

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vipSuburbandiner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The steaks were undercooked, potato skins were dry/overcooked and the food took forever to come out to our table.

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Rosie
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The place was a madhouse on a Saturday evening. Dozens of people waiting for their table, some with reservations and some without. This told me that this place was a good value. We had reservations and did not wait too long. Service was excellent-efficient and courteous. The food, drinks and dessert were all very good. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can always count on a great meal here.

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vipDfoodie
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very enjoyable. Good food. Always consistent. Was a bit chaotic this trip but that didn’t negatively impact dinner.

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SueJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, service and value. Can definitely recommend.

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Sprout
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Everything is just okay. Nothing really wows. Interior feels stale.

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BethZ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the bar and Bonnie waited on us and she is an awesome server!. The bar area has an awesome atmosphere. The food was great, so much for your $.
I would recommend to anyone!

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vipGregF
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is always great! Check in needs a bit of help!

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JanB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Was able to get an early reservation 5:30pm, food & service were great! Place was packed with lots of people waiting when we left at ~7pm

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KenV
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went out to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food is always fantastic. Service is friendly and extremely polite, a tad on the slow side. Overall a great dinner with great atmosphere in the outdoor seating area.

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vipAngelaA
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Constantly very good service and food!

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DonnaP
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is great however I was here celebrating a birthday and the waiter did nothing to make it special. Why ask if I’m celebrating on the app if nothing is done.

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vipLindaD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

George always takes care of us when we go to Jamesons. It is our favorite place to dine and take friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing me and girlfriend loved the food and service

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vipBDWM
Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and service great.

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vipTGtheS
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and wonderful service in a Covid tent. Very much enjoyed our dinner. Our server was exceptional! Thank you!

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vipLindaD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation and was greeted by Margarita who is always professional and friendly. We were able to sit outside in a lovely space and enjoyed our dinner.

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Ponddweller
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and we’re trying to squeeze more outdoor dining in before winter.

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JandTsgetaways
Des Moines
34 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Special pre-concert event dinner with family. Everything was very well presented and tasted exceptional.

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vipSONIAE
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was good. I was surprised to see George without a mask.

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StuD
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and plenty of it. Soup, salad, and huge portions.

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vipLarryR
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great server. Good food.

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Allen
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was unusually slow tonight. Not at all the normal.

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RobertC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience1

The service was great. Anna was very nice and quick to respond to our needs. The food was exceptionally good. My only complaint. I visited during lunch on a Monday, so the restaurant was not very crowded, however they sat all of us in the same section of the restaurant, leaving substantial portions unoccupied. In these days of COVID, it would have been nice to spread out a bit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Super loud, service slow

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vipanon
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Dinner was very good as usual. Service score was lower because our server was clearly overloaded - not her fault. We were never offered water refills and never received any when we asked. We will continue to dine there but we hope the current servers get help. This is the second recent visit where servers were overloaded.

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davidl
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having a reservation at OpenTable helped us get a seat very quickly. The service was great, the food was delicious, and our waitress was amazing.

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JulieW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The restaurant was extremely crowded that night. I believe an event was going on and possibly the restaurant was understaffed that night. Therefore the service was not quite up to par. It took a long time for a server to initially stop by. The birthday was never addressed. We received our bill before being asked if we wanted dessert or coffee. However, the food was outstanding! Overall, still a nice dinner out.

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Jacque
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Too crowded. Tables jammed together. Service off. Way too loud. there were more people crammed in this restaurant than a holiday before COVID. Not a good experience. Food prep was off although adequate. One steak ordered medium came out raw. Not rare but raw. Second time came back inedible and still raw. Server acted clueless when diner returned item. Didn’t care. Won’t return again for a long while if ever.

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RobertO
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was good, the food is on the pricey side. I ordered prime rib and it had a 1 inch bone. I have ordered prime rib from other restaurants and haven't had a bone in prime rib. The overall flavor and texture of the meat was excellent!

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jmray69
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal, as always!! So much food that tastes delicious!!! Even though the waiter was extremely busy, he was super fast and wonderful. He brought me a birthday cake at the end, too! The steaks are melt-in-your-mouth, amazing! I love the decor and atmosphere, it feels old school steakhouse, darker than most restaurants, which makes us look younger LOL. We have a Jameson's (not the same company) right down the street from us in Vernon Hills, and that's good, too, but it's just not the same atmosphere. Here, you also get more food for your money. Thank you AH Jamesons!!

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vipPaulS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. Always a good meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rick was a wonderful server! Great food, great service. Would come back!

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vipAndreak
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Great service
❤️

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MarlaK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Every time I make reservations on Open Table and I say it’s a birthday or anniversary or a special occasion the restaurant never knows this. Then, why does open table ask in the comments section if there are any extra instructions? We went for our anniversary and I would have thought that would Have been notated on the reservation.

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NicholasM
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Always delicious steaks with excellent twice-baked potato with so-so veggies and side salad. Service a bit slow but understandable with staffing issues everywhere. All personnel very friendly and courteous. We sat outside in well-lit and well-ventilated tent, but noise level was a bit higher than we prefer, both conversations and music. crowded, as always, even early on a Sunday evening. Food still trumps any issues!

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vipErikaH
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very nice night dining outdoors in the tent! Safety precautions were followed and the food was great. Excellent value, and a beautiful night out!

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vipPRPR
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server Dina was great. Very attentive.

Unfortunately we were seated near a party of about 20 and they were obnoxious. Not Jamesons fault. Made it very hard for their servers. Four kids were loud and running around. Parents fault. Never want to sit near a big party again.

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AlanD
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jameson's always has great food, and we loved the outside dining experience.
The staff was efficient and very friendly.

FAQs

Jameson's Charhouse - Arlington Heights offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 392-7100.

Jameson's Charhouse - Arlington Heights is rated 4.4 stars by 880 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.