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 20 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 22 consecutive years, (since 1995) and has an incredible, comprehensive wine selection.