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1776 Restaurant

397 Virginia St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 356-1776
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Ranked #16 of 117 restaurants in Crystal Lake
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Mar 6, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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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Munising, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

A great experience for a night out with a fantastic menu and a superb wine list. Andy and Terry are there most nights to personally greet you and supply you with the Midwest hospitality that characterizes their wonderful place. Enjoy the crab cakes, wild meat selections and save room for the Key Lime Pie!

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Chicago
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I've lived in McHenry County almost my entire life & have passed this restaurant a million times without stopping in. I cannot believe what I've been missing. Its a fairly small, white table cloth, intimate setting. The decor is 'colonial' to match the restaurant's moniker. The menu features creatively prepared and nicely presented game fare, paired with an extensive win... More

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Do not waste your time. Went last night and spent $75 on one appetizer, two soups, one entrée, and two kids meals, an iced tea, and an orange juice. The appetizer was okay but nothing to write home about. The wild mushroom soup was so pureed that it could have come out of a can. Maryland crab cakes were entirely... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We had not been to 1776 Restaurant for about a year but were pleasantly surprised when we visited there in March. The Prime Rib (Saturdays only I believe) is just about as big as you can find! And all meat is locally bought. Service was great and our martinis were perfect. Highly recommend this locally owned restaurant,

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Marengo, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My wife and I have dined at 1776 several times over the years. The menu is always full of unique entrees including wild game and seafood which were always delightful and prepared to perfection. Lately we have noticed that the quality of the food as well as the service has gone downhill. Our most recent visit will sadly be our... More

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