1776 has been a McHenry County favorite for over twenty years. Since our beginning, we have embraced the farm to table philosophy, using locally sourced and organically grown food products.
We make our own cured bacon, nitrate free. Gluten-free breads and pot-pies are baked daily.
The Chicago Magazine attributes 1776 as one of the very first and best innovators in wild game dishes for the entire Chicago Metro area.
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1776 has been Zagat rated for 18 consecutive years (since 1997). We have also been the Northwest Herald’s Best of Fine Dining Award winner for 9 years, and is one of the Chicago Sun-Times’ Top 10 Best Restaurant Award winners.
Locally owned and operated for over 26 years. Formally owned by Andy and Terrie Andresky, who not only met in the restaurant industry, but raised their three kids as part of the 1776 family. Now turned over to CL native, Rhienna McClain Trevino.
1776 has been a Wine Spectator National Award winner for 20 consecutive years, (since 1995) and has an incredible, comprehensive wine selection.
- May 15, 2017 Closed for Remodeling!
- Dec 30, 2016 New Year's Eve Specials
- November 2016
- September 2016
- July 2016
- June 2016
- Apr 26, 2016 Cinco de Mayo Special Menu
- Apr 10, 2016 Planit Save! Support the NW Herald and 1776, $40 Gift Certificate for 50% off!
- March 2016
- December 2015
- Nov 9, 2015 Crystal Lake Brewing Beer Dinner (No Turkey Served)
- Nov 6, 2015 Materra Wine Dinner Napa Valley @ 1776
- Nov 3, 2015 1776’s 100-MILE DINNER
- Oct 29, 2015 American Corn Whiskey
- Aug 24, 2015 1776 Featured in McHenry County Magazine