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1776 Restaurant

397 W Virginia St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-5754
+1 815-356-1776
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • 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 10 December 2018 via mobile

We went there for dinner. They had a nice menu. The food was excellent. The decor is nice. It did get a little loud with so many people talking but that didn’t bother us much. The service was also great.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank WeLikeitHot306
Reviewed 6 November 2018

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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank SeniorRye
Reviewed 21 September 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MFR50
Reviewed 20 September 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Traderjoey
Reviewed 27 August 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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank wibby2014
Reviewed 9 August 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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Rita S
Reviewed 9 August 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.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank marmionj
Reviewed 6 August 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

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 31 July 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

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Lee G
Reviewed 7 July 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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Fsdone
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helga s
9 April 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
US$31 - US$40
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:30
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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