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1776 Restaurant

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397 W Virginia St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-5754
+1 815-356-1776
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16:00 - 22:30
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Mon 16:00 - 22:30
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri 11:30 - 23:30
Sat 16:30 - 23:30
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Algonquin, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

New owners are doing a great job in Crystal lake, cozy and welcoming atmosphere along with great food and a knowledgeable bar tender, don't miss this gem in the northwest suburbs.

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Thank Scott B
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We both went with fish! Salmon, on the menu, and Mahi, on the specials. Both were fantastic. The Mahi came with a sauce that I ordered on the side. The fish & mushrooms had so much flavor, I never even thought to add the sauce! We, of course, started with the tuna tartar! Delicious every time.

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Thank Amy W
Mchenry, Illinois
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've enjoyed our dinners at 1776 every time we come. It's definitely a local favorite. The small plate appetizers are a great size for getting several to share and still walk away fully satisfied and the entrees are unique and always tasty. The small bar at the entrance is almost always busy with friendly "regulars" that greet you as you... More 

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Thank Annette Y
Huntley, Illinois
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83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For Valentine's Day my wife and I made our first visit to 1776. Service was excellent from the get go. Smaller dining area made for more intimate ambiance. Liked it alot. I ordered the special which was a mix of game meats: buffalo, kangaroo, and elk. Wonderful marinade did not smother the exotic tastes. My wife enjoyed a Dover flounder... More 

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Thank John F
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We are both vegetarians and they had several choices for us! We liked that this is family owned and family members work here. They were very nice and attentive. The food was delicious very fresh! Portions were a bit on the smaller side. The atmosphere in the restaurant part lacks décor, but the bar in front seems festive. The prices... More 

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Thank Joanne Matik M
Chicago
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340 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

This has always been one of our favorite restaurants in CL.When Andy sold, we were a bit worried. We returned over the weekend with friends and we're happy to say, the food is still wonderful. My wife who is gluten free always enjoys their menu and for the first time was able to eat the crab cakes gluten free (I... More 

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Thank Traderjoey
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

New owners and the same chef! Up dating and freshing the interior and some new offerings on the menu but the old favorites are still there. Our dinner was wonderful. Service was great and it remains one of our favorite places to go for lunch or dinner.

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Thank Tim L
Fox River Grove, Illinois
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Senior couple went to 2 lunches this year ( on gift cards) and were exceptionally unimpressed with food, service and atmosphere. Do not see what all the praise is about. Wife had blue crab plate containing teeny crab pieces? and again had scallops entree with little more than carved radish?? while waiting 40 minutes. 2 tables occupied?? My burger came... More 

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Thank Ron H
Management response:

Good evening Ron. I was disappointed to hear about your experience at our restaurant. I took over as owner at the end of November and we are working hard to improve the atmosphere and dining experience. Being a long time patron I have grown to love this place always having good service and exceptional food. I truly believe in this... More 

Crystal Lake, Illinois
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Food is ok. This place claims to be a good place for wine aficionados. They buy close out wines and charge outrageous markups. Do not get into their wine lockers. If they fill it with wine they will rip you off!

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Thank coolbreeze7100
Management response:

I was disappointed to hear about your experience at our restaurant. I took over as owner at the end of November and we are working hard to improve the atmosphere and dining experience. Being a long time patron I have grown to love this place always having good service and exceptional food. I truly believe in this small town gem,... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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124 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Having lived in the area for over 6 years we always wanted to try this place. From their website it appears 'upscale'. Love that they use local and advertise being 'farm to table'. We chose to give it a try for our anniversary dinner with our kids. (8,8) Upon entering we were surprised at the atmosphere. Very simple and like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
16:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
16:30 - 23:30
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?