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397 Virginia St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 356-1776
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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Don't be put off by it's outdated decor!

Whilst the interior of the restaurant is somewhat outdated and oddly furnished, the menu most certainly compensates. 1776 boasts an interesting selection of game meats and all are cooked perfectly to temperature. I've enjoyed duck, elk , and a steak that quite literally melted like butter in my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Al P
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Cary, Illinois
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Cary, Illinois
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Whilst the interior of the restaurant is somewhat outdated and oddly furnished, the menu most certainly compensates. 1776 boasts an interesting selection of game meats and all are cooked perfectly to temperature. I've enjoyed duck, elk , and a steak that quite literally melted like butter in my mouth. A little on the pricey side but it's a place we... More 

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Lakewood McHenry County, Illinois
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Our first visit after living in Crystal Lake for ten years. Excellent food and service. It's a bit pricy but fun for a special occasion or a nice evening out.

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Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My wife and I went for an early dinner yesterday. We couldn't find anything to complain about. We both ordered the Chicken Oscar. The presentation was outstanding, as well as the taste. The service was great. We will certainly be returning!

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Went for an early dinner with family. On first entering the place smelled a little fusty, maybe it was just a wet day. Only one table was occupied and we were seated right next to them! The service was quick and friendly, but not one main person, at least 5 people served us at one time or another! The menu... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Though known mainly for their dinners (and especially Tapas nights on Wed. and Thurs.) I visited with friends over lunch today. The lunch menu is slightly smaller but just as scrumptious. Three of us couldn't pass up the shrimp p and scallop lunch special with veggies, potato and soup. We all had the asparagus soup which was to die for.... More 

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Very good food and excellent service. We each ordered two apetizers so as to be able to sample more of their interesting food. Enjoyed all of them.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is one of the best restaurants in Crystal Lake. Interesting menu for small town. We have eaten here several times and the food and service have always been excellent.

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CRYSTAL LAKE
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I love that this amazing spot is in Crystal Lake. Our little town is quite diverse and this fine spot is a great reflection of that. Warm and cozy atmosphere, delicious food. We always run into people we know here and we always enjoy our dinner choices. Tonight - the planked salmon. The chimichurri was such a great surprise that... More 

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Cary, Illinois
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Although I don't dine here often, maybe once or twice annually, the food presentation and taste is always five-star. The service is excellent, and the atmosphere very good. Of course for this quality you pay a bit more, but it is worth it. You gotta try the mushroom soup!

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

We celebrated New Year's Eve here and were delighted with our meal. Other than seafood, there is a genuine effort here to source locally. We had a superb duck dish and a wonderful Zinfandel recommended by one of the owners. Long time favorite of Crystal Lake residents. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 397 Virginia St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: (815) 356-1776

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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