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397 Virginia St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 356-1776
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
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  • 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
Great Food

Food was excellent. Atmosphere was relaxing. Service was exceptional. Loved that they had organic choices and grass fed meats. We had the pork chops and the sauce was a wonderful compliment for the meat. Great experience we will definitely return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2016
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Food was excellent. Atmosphere was relaxing. Service was exceptional. Loved that they had organic choices and grass fed meats. We had the pork chops and the sauce was a wonderful compliment for the meat. Great experience we will definitely return.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Just finished eating at 1776 with friends. The menu food is outstanding, the service exceptional. I always enjoy the Maryland crab cakes, but tonight I had the mixed grill of venison, elk and bison. Superb! A much darker, richer meat than the usual beef, but not sinewy or overly gamey as can sometime be. And they serve Dead Guy Ale!... More 

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Thank Steve B
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Best local food! Small quaint venue, friendly 10 stool bar, excellent service staff, excellent for family, couples, business or solo! Special requests are never an issue

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Thank klembones
Crystal Lake, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We have dined at 1776 many times. The food is consistently great. The wine selection is excellent. Most evenings Andy, the owner, will stop by your table to check on your experience. He keeps the menu fresh with excellent daily specials including locally raised foods and game.

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Thank Av8r767
Woodstock, Illinois
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Wine selection SUPERB! Food variety and execution by Chef Sanchez EXTRAORDINARY! In a building that betrays this excellent restaurant, a decor that could use some serious updating to reflect its 1776 reference - all of that is quickly forgotten once the creatively crafted food arrives at your table and all of your senses become focused on the flavours reaching your... More 

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Thank JP C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Celebrated my birthday there and as always the service was perfect and the food consistently excellent.

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Thank Tim L
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

My husband and I were in town visiting family. Another family member joined us. We picked this place for dinner one night because of the great reviews. Looking at the menu online, I figured with their gluten free highlights, they could probably handle other food allergies like mine (soy, dairy, sesame, and more). I was right. They were very accommodating.... More 

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Thank Lori H
Lakewood McHenry County, Illinois
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

My wife and I stopped in for lunch. The food was tasty and the service was very good. It is a little expensive. Over all a good dining experience.

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Thank M M
Crystal Lake, United States
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Very creative menu offering a variety of very fine entrees, salads and soups prepared by a wonderful chef whose presentation is always outstanding. Very fine wines available by glass or bottle. Soft shell crab, rack of lamb, filet and other treats. Closed on most Sunday.

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Thank James B
Cary, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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, Spanish
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?