[Shaw Media correspondent]
You can just tell that 1776 knows quality, starting with the ingredients. The farm-to-table restaurant utilizes local vendors and farmers for its products, careful picking who it works with to bring in only the best.
And it shows in the results. For a special dinner out, this is the place you want to go.
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WHAT: 1776 Restaurant
WHERE: 397 W. Virginia Street (Rt. 14), Crystal Lake
WHEN: 4:30 to 10 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday, 4:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday
INFORMATION: Call 815-356-1776 or visit 1776restaurant.com.