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1776 Restaurant

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397 Virginia St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 356-1776
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Today
11:30 am - 10:30 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

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Interesting Menu

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This restaurant has great service and an interesting menu. The menu changes daily depending on available wild game. They also serve tapas.They feature locally procured food and they have a good bar. Might be a little pricey but worth it. https://1776restaurant.com/menus/tapas.html https://1776restaurant.com/menus/dinner.html

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Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I have never had a bad meal there, and their food is a lot better than most of the restaurants in Crystal Lake.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My wife and I have been regulars for over 20 years. Never a bad meal or bottle of Wine. We are Downtown Chicago foodies and love the fact that we have this Gem so close. Inside has a country charm that you will find very relaxing with great service. The cellar beats most of the best Downtown restaurants with very... More 

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Chicago
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160 reviews 160 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is an excellent semi-small town restaurant that could fit into big town without an issue. The food and service are first class. Besides the everyday menu there is a daily special menu that is very good. The "Wild Game" special was excellent as were the side dishes. The meat loaf was very tasty and Jambalaya though very spicy for... More 

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Woodstock, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Do you like good wines? Do you like great food? Do you like a great atmosphere? Then you have found the spot! Certainly not what you would expect in such remote location as Crystal Lake IL. You will find a great selection of wines on the standard list, but ... there is a secret ... there is a Reserve wine... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Quality top flight and consistent , the type of restaurant all towns should have, clean, neat and good service with constantly great menus.

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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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