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Amber Jack Alehouse

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American, Pub
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3150 Chatham Rd, Springfield, IL 62704-5307
+1 217-787-5222
07:30 - 21:00
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Springfield, Illinois
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We've tried 4 times in the past year, and we won't try again. The hostess (owner?) couldn't be more rude! Wow - how does that place stay in business? We asked for a table instead of a booth (little tight for the 4 of us) and she acted like it was a huge inconvenience - but half the tables were... More 

1 Thank illini G
mctatro, Owner at Amber Jack Alehouse, responded to this review

Of course this reviewer's business is appreciated, as we appreciate all of our guests. As part of our greeting, we always ask our guests for their preference of a table or booth before we seat them. It is always our pleasure to accommodate our customer's needs. Thanks. Kitty McHenry, Owner More 

Sherman, Illinois
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

I ordered the Super Bowl Special. The ribs were wonderful and gone before I got to have seconds. I will order 2 racks next time. My boyfriend is from New Mexico and picky about chili. He and my grandson loved the chili and again I will order more next time. My favorite(other than the ribs) were the mini pies. I... More 

1 Thank Donna T
mctatro, Owner at Amber Jack Alehouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much. Kitty More 

Illinois City, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

By far the worst service I have ever received. ..pick a different restaurant. ..we sat for 1 hour before our order was taken. The owner waited on us. ..she was very short tempered and rude..she also made inappropriate comments to people in our party. It was a birthday celebration for my 92 year old Mother that would have been really... More 

2 Thank Mada4k
mctatro, Owner at Amber Jack Alehouse, responded to this review

I'm sorry you were disappointed; however, none of this is true. As soon as the last person in the party arrived, their order was taken. (The last person was late by about 45 minutes). I smiled and courteously waited on this birthday party for their entire visit. Afterwards, one of the guests thanked us for our service, told us what... More 

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129 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We had a mini family reunion dinner at Amber Jack's and had a very nice evening. We had a group of 10 and were seated promptly at our reservation time. Five couples requested separate checks and our server was very accommodating. I had clam chowder and a hamburger horseshoe. Both were excellent. I also ordered a bottle of beer that... More 

Thank Cyclonegup
mctatro, Owner at Amber Jack Alehouse, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind remarks. I was the server that evening. It was a pleasure to provide a place for the family get-together. Thanks. Kitty McHenry, Owner More 

San Diego, California
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

visited for a family dinner wasn't that busy when we first arrived but it did begin to pick up and unfortunately they did not have enough help our poor server was running himself ragged. Even noticed the owner was waiting on tables. Got a pony shoe and the fries were soggy, not crisp grease needs to be changed in kitchen... More 

2 Thank disneyland57
mctatro, Owner at Amber Jack Alehouse, responded to this review

I'm sorry that your visit wasn't outstanding. Unlike a lot of restaurants, we don't schedule an excess of servers. We hire good servers who enjoy a fast pace. My husband and I often perform the duties of serving and cooking. We feel it is part of the charm of being a family business, and we enjoy getting to know our... More 

Springfield, Illinois
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Amber Jack's does a fair amount of advertising and I had never been... thought I'd give it a try. The building is worn, sign painted on the wall outside is very faded and the baby back ribs were just okay- not anything to write home about.

Thank Daniel O
mctatro, Owner at Amber Jack Alehouse, responded to this review

Thank you for trying Amber Jack Alehouse. I've always gotten rave reviews for the ribs. I'm sorry you didn't find them outstanding, also. Lately, our maintenance budget has been concentrated on the kitchen. We will try to add new signs to the budget for next year. I am always available for phone calls if you want to discuss your experience.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

Three of us visited this am, arriving at 9:45. Our food arrived over an hour later. In between, we had to ask our server for refills as well as (45 min in) give her the order again. Two eggs and toast, order of biscuits and gravy with bacon, and 2 eggs, hash browns with fried onions, toast and 2 pancakes.... More 

1 Thank Debra K
mctatro, Owner at Amber Jack Alehouse, responded to this review

We strive to provide timely service and quality meals. I'm sorry that you felt we dropped the ball when you last visited us. I have followed up with a conference with your server regarding this matter. Please feel free to contact me. Kitty McHenry, Owner More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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272 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

Ordered the 1/2 order of mostacolli and it was more than I could eat and was fabulous. The salad was just an ordinary salad but the rolls were superb.

Thank Linda E
mctatro, Owner at Amber Jack Alehouse, responded to this review

Thank you. The meat sauce is Ed's recipe. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

The service was great, never had a problem. My problem was speending 120 dollars on 5 meals that none of us liked. It was our first and last time going there to eat. I would rather go somewhere else and spent that type of money on food that fits the quality.

5 Thank ssreid30
mctatro, Owner at Amber Jack Alehouse, responded to this review

I have been in contact with this author. They were very gracious and helped me investigate this issue. The author had steaks, which do run about $20 each. Our Sandwiches and Salads are in the $8 to $9 range. --Kitty McHenry, Owner More 

Springfield, Illinois
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015

My coworker and I went here for lunch and had a fine experience. The host was friendly and the service was prompt. The menu is robust and the food was good. We were in and out within 45 minutes. Although we were the youngest patrons by 30 years, I'd go back any time.

Thank Joseph B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
American, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3150 Chatham Rd, Springfield, IL 62704-5307
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-787-5222
Casual, full service restaurant specializing in Catfish, Fried Chicken, Steaks, Pork Chops, Pasta, Sandwiches, Burgers, and Salads

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