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1776 Restaurant

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1776 Restaurant
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397 Virginia St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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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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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Interesting place to spend a night out

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
Lynda D
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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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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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8 restaurant reviews
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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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122 reviews 122 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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3 helpful votes 3 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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Chicago, IL
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is by far the best restaurant in Crystal Lake. Great service, varied regular menu, reasonable prices, and innovative specials. 1776 is our go-to place for a special dinner out. We dined there most recently for our son's college graduation, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed out meals. You can't go wrong. Be sure to have the spicy peanut dressing on your... More 

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Lake Villa, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

My wife and I had lunch here today after reading the fair reviews. We both had the prime rib sandwich and soup. Both soups, black bean and mushroom had very little taste even with the hep of lots of pepper and salt. The prime rib sandwiches were flavorless and very tough. Wish we would have gone to subway!! We cannot... More 

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Cary, IL
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55 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Three of us dined at 1776 on a recent Saturday night and found the food to be FANTASTIC! My husband had the Jambalaya which is listed on their regular dinner menu. He thoroughly enjoyed his meal. I had the scallops and risotto and my father-in-law had a filet and potato which were both listed on the nightly “specials menu”. The... More 

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Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Who would guess such a menu and food in such a place? It truly is unique as it has colonial type setting, which could be updated a bit. With the name maybe that's the goal, but I think there is a more "fun" way to present. The food and service are very good and the sourdough rolls are worth going... 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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?