Jameson's Charhouse - Vernon Hills

4.5
302 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
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 30 years, Jameson's Charhouse has served quality steaks, chops, and fresh fish, for exceptional value in the Chicagoland area. Our extensive menu selections feature a modern American cuisine full of delicious choices.
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FredF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Had reservations and were seated almost immediately upon arriving. The waitress was very attentive. Salads were fresh and crisp. Disappointment from two of our party that French Dressing was NOT one of the choices. The ribs were absolutely delicious but would have preferred a baked potato to go with the dinner rather than the mashed potatoes. Air conditioning was on a little two strong by our table and the lighting was not very bright so we had to open the blinds by our table to read the menus.

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Linda
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Reasonably priced. Our waitress was friendly and efficient and very welcoming with perfect timing.

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vipSweettooth281
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Low quality ingredients and preparation drenched in salty sauces. How does this place survive??

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WendyP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Attentive service. Reasonably priced for a very good dinner.

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NGKG
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service were very good. Since October, they have reduced the portion size on their salad that comes with dinner. When they used to give extra salad if you did not take the soup, they now charge $2.00 extra. The Jameson's on Dundee Road near Rt.53, does not charge extra and their salad is larger.

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RobinV
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

In the past, I've been very happy with my meals at Jamesons. However, this visit I bought out of state guests out for steak. One of then ordered the Sat special of Twin Steaks. I was mortified when her meal arrived. Each of the "steaks" was a miniscule scrap couldnt have been more than 2 ounces each. Lesson learned. A menu should always state the size of a steak. The rest of the meals were very good.

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vipLorik
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was good. Food was just ok this time. It has been better in the past.

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vipKathie
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

OK, but not as good as I was expecting. I have been there before.

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KristineB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service great food wonderful atmosphere would go again

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Disappointed
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Most importantly the food was not tasty. Overall environment was not very cozy or inviting from the moment I step in the door. Hand sanitizer was broken, did not dispense and the hostess comment gave the impression that it had been broken for awhile apparently no one took interest to ensure it was fixed. The server brought my beer in a bottle and when I looked at it oddly she then commented “oh I should have asked, would you like a glass.? Then came back with a warm glass for me to pour my beer into. Interior seems very “out dated”, there was not a smell of delicious food cooking when we arrived. In fact the air inside seemed stale as if the flooring and fabrics needed a deep cleaning. I cannot recommend this resturant to anyone.

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BillB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing I would suggest, the bar has a high quality bourbon selection, they should put a separate whiskey menu on the table. They would sell a lot more of it.

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Dee1K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a good experience. The waitress was very attentive. The food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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vipTazperfe
Chihuahua
36 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Had the patty melt and friends had the Cobb salad. Everyone loved the food!! Spinach dip was excellent. Wish I could give it 10 stars. We will be returning here for sure.

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Marshin
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place … service was great.

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Margie
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good. We visit this restaurant often, VERY good.

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grammalinda
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The reservation was on time seating, the waiter was great and all over experience was very good.

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vipAllenK
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, Parmesan Crusted Whitefish was outstanding! Great server! Love this restaurant and come here all the time! Awesome bar while waiting.

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Marshin
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 5 years wedding anniversary. The service was amazing… food was great in flavor and in portions. It was our first time we will definitely be back. We enjoying our dinner. Great memory for us. Thanks for the dessert nice details from the server.

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RegularCitizen
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Been a Jamesons diner since they’ve opened so I understand the amount of food that is served. Everything was just as I remember but the menu has been slimmed down from 3 pgs to 1. Miss their oyster Rockefeller which is one of the best anywhere. Our fish meals were prepared just as we like and of course had leftovers. Our waiter was new & we adjusted as best but he needed to visit our table more as well as bring the items that were requested. Slightly over salted sauces. Did not enjoy the wines we had, almost appeared watered down. Regardless we will return because the food is that good.

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vipChrisS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was fabulous! Food was very good especially on a dining holiday. We will be back.

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CobraJock58
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful meal and dining experience. This location though not being opened long represents the Jameson's brand well. Noise levels are table friendly, not overly quiet but we'll spaced tables allow easy conversation. Drinks were well crafted and the pours generous. Portion sizes on sandwiches are on the larger end of the scale. The London Broil w/rice was perfectly cooked. Finally the service was spot on with an attentive server who made some very good suggestions and the bus staff made sure the table remained uncluttered. Highly recommended and will be adding as a lunch destination.

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ThomasK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Server was great. A nice Father Day. The Walleye was excellent!

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NelsonB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Took my wife here for mothers day and the service was excellent! Came here for fathers day and it was the complete opposite,waitress was very rude, took our order and didn't even ask if we wanted something to drink, i felt because we were not a large group we got poor service, asked the group next to us how there steak was, but never asked how ours was, all we got is ok you two here's your food. I will return but hopefully will not have same server.

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MAGDA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dined here on Father’s Day.Good food,great service,nice decor.

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gigi
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was my dad’s choice for Fathers Day, asked on commercials he’d heard on the radio. We were seated right away, but then waited around 10 minutes to even be acknowledged by our server. When she finally did come to our table, she was very apologetic and explained that there had been an issue in the kitchen which caused big delays in getting the food out. After that, she was much more attentive.
Dad and I both ordered filets, and they were melt in your mouth tender…one of the best filets I’ve ever had. The cream of broccoli soup was also good. We were both very happy with the meal and will probably return again.

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Mundyres
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was amazing and honestly our waitress was one of the best I have ever had. However, our entrées took almost an hour to arrive and I did have to send my entrée back because it was so heavily salted that it was inedible. The manager was right on the spot with an apology and told us that particular special was being taken off the menu for the evening b/c it was prepared wrong. He offered us free drinks or appetizers on our next visit and they rushed another dinner to the table. We will try the VH Jameson's again b/c their other locations have always been terrific, but we didn't think the food at location was as good. I do not want to judge any restaurant too harshly in these post pandemic times which is why we will return in a few months and give them another chance.

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MelissaK
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Trace was wonderful! Very pleasant and great sense of humor. The food was a lot but so delicious! A great value for the price. We truly enjoyed ourselves.

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cfa48
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was easy to make reservations on Open Table, although we had a party of 10 and Open Table only allows up to 8 for this establishment, so had to call to add two people. Otherwise, we were seated immediately; the service was excellent and the food was great, with no problems along the way. We were celebrating a birthday and received complimentary desserts for the table in honor of the BD person.

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DebbieA
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, food and service was great. Will definitely be back soon.

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Kenpaul
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Jameson’s provided an excellent meal with a good selection to choose from. Server was excellent in meeting all our requests and excellent suggestions

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vipNBRB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on their brand new patio. The experience was great on all levels.

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Ds55
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had very good service I have food restrictions and they had no issues at all taking care of me
Food was very tasty Service was very good
Would recommend giving them a try

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jifchicago
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good French onion soup. Good pork chop. Miss the Greek chicken.

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MaryB
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It may have been an off night. The 6 oz filet and baked potato were less than stellar. The steak was not tender the way a filet should be and the baked potato was “gummy” like it had been microwaved. The chicken noodle soup was tasty and hot. The salad was fine and the blue cheese dressing was excellent. The service was spotty. They seemed to forget about us. Sorry. The value and quality definitely was not there.

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vipNicholeM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Graduation dinner

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DebbieH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our first visit to this restaurant was a very good experience. We would definitely go again.

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Geri
Key West
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

best steak ever. nice dining experience great choices

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vipJackieR
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a nice dinner date. Ambiance is between an upscale restaurant and a nice family restaurant. Service was great. Anthony, the restaurant manager is charming and attentive. Food was very good and also a great value. I had the halibut and my husband had a New York strip. The steak was cooked perfectly as requested. The bread they bring to the table was really good too! Will be back with my family next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation

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Jameson's Charhouse - Vernon Hills does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Jameson's Charhouse - Vernon Hills also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (224) 513-5642.

Jameson's Charhouse - Vernon Hills is rated 4.5 stars by 302 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.