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1776 Restaurant

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397 W Virginia St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-5754
(815) 356-1776
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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Crystal Lake, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1776 has a unique yet traditional menu. The fish, the beef, the chicken, and the game are outstanding. I love the fish specials and the mixed grille. Wonderful experience in a simple setting.

Thank Thomas S
Cary, Illinois
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friday night's Beef Wellington is over the top! And, comes with two scallops! The trout was outstanding, and the staff, every time I've been there, has been excellent! You won't be disappointed!!

Thank Michele H
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We have lived in the area for about 18 years and have went to this restaurant maybe 5 times. Tonight the owner and waitress were awesome but, when we got our 35.00 steak it was cold. No one came buy to ask how everything was, so my husband traded his steak with mine ( to shut me up). His steak... More 

Thank ddegani3
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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

1776 bills itself as a "farm to table" restaurant, which is fine in harvest season in Illinois, but in the beginning of May with specials of Texas boar, and Alaskan salmon, it's not. Don't overuse the label. The food was Ok. Old country club fare, meatloaf and chicken without any unusual ingredients but also nothing to get excited about trying.... More 

Thank LaraChicago
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

This is my wife and my favorite upscale restaurant! The menu is always interesting, including the wine menu and the food is always excellent! Their prices are on the high end but it is an upscale restaurant worthy of higher prices.

Thank Bob F
Darien, Illinois
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

You can't go wrong with anything you order from the appetizers, the wines list, the main courses, the desserts and even the coffee. What a wonderful experience. Took the whole family and it was a wonderful experience for everyone. The bar has a very "Cheers" type of feel. Everyone is friendly and very welcoming. Can't wait for next visit.

1 Thank Donald N
Crystal Lake, IL
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

I've lived in Crystal Lake for 17 years and finally had dinner here...and will again. We went as a group of friends and all of us walked away pleased with the quality of the food and the service. They offer a $16 special that may not come with the menu but is a three-course meal worth considering. Plate presentation adds... More 

1 Thank StuwArt
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

1776 has been a favorite of ours for many years, and we go several times a year. Their annual President's Dinner near the 4th of July is a special treat recreating the menu of a White House presidential dinner. Always interesting fare. Standard menu always has some dishes you won't find anywhere else, and the quality is universally high. The... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
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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.

1 Thank up214
Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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: (815) 356-1776

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