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1776 Restaurant

397 W Virginia St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-5754
+1 815-356-1776
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
397 W Virginia St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-5754
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The new owner has absolutely infectious positivity and has done an amazing job remodeling the restaurant. The decor is up to date and feels very inviting. Both the owner and bar tender Eric, make you feel like you're best friends. The food is pleasantly delicious...More

Thank SeniorRye
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

I feel the entire experience was underwhelming compared to the reviews. The food was fine, atmosphere was too loud and hard to hear the person across the table. Food pricey for what it was. When I’m spending $300+ for food and wine, don’t nickel and...More

Thank MFR50
Reviewed September 20, 2018

We both ordered the salmon and thought it was delicious. Served over spinach risotto, it really was a quality meal. Their dinner rolls as usual were great. My wife goes gluten free. I guess we’ve never understood why gluten bread is free but people who...More

Thank Traderjoey
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This was our first visit since 1776 went from a rustic decor to a more updated setting. The menu, food presentation, wine selections and service by the staff were excellent on all counts -- both before and after the renovations...and was and is received well...More

Thank wibby2014
Reviewed August 9, 2018

A friend and myself were at an event in the area and he found the restaurant on his GPS - someplace on the way home to stop. He liked the name - 1776, as it stands for independence and we were on the way home...More

Thank Rita S
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

It has been 3+ years since last we dined at 1776. What a wonderful change in decor and ambiance. Food, wine and service remains great. Now a pleasant environment as well.

Thank marmionj
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

As one of the first farm to table spots around, I figured this would be great food. My wife and I are pretty adventurous eaters and decent “foodies” and we were not impressed. Prices were high and food was mediocre for the price point. I...More

Thank Andrew J
Reviewed July 30, 2018

OMG, the food is to die for, so creative and fresh. The Chef has new selections to nosh on everyday!! That is what makes 1776 so interesting, along with their wine list and Eric, who knows wine knowledge is off the charts. He will never...More

1  Thank Lee G
Reviewed July 7, 2018

This was dinner before the theatre. We allowed over two hours and the wait staff had no problem with pacing the delivery of our selections. Four of us shared 4 "noshes" including a Flyte of Soups and the Special Pizza of the Night; Filet and...More

Thank Fsdone
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Had a reservation for 5:30 on a Friday night, we were one of only three tables full. By the time we left 2 hours later the place was packed and the noise level is lively! Great drink selections, cocktails wine and beer. We (4 of...More

Thank Sari E
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helga s
April 9, 2016|
Response from murphy1211 |
We always go through planitsave for the dinning discounts.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $40
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
4:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 397 W Virginia St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-5754
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-356-1776
  • E-mail
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