Circa 1764

   Built in 1764, the old farm cape that houses The Crystal Quail Restaurant once operated as a post house servicing oxen teams and their drivers moving goods between Laconia and Dover, NH. After the advent of the railroad and the civil war the old homestead fell on hard times. The property had been abandoned and at one point served as a summer camp.
In 1976 we (Harold and Cynthia Huckaby) opened the Crystal Quail. In our fireplaced kitchen we have offered diners a distinctive regional cuisine. Fresh vegetables and herbs from our organic garden, fruits from the orchard and vines, game birds and range raised veal from local farms are used to prepare and serve meals that are truly memorable, in an atmosphere redolent with history.
The Crystal Quail Restaurant has developed a strong following of patrons, from poets, artists and musicians to those occupying senior positions in government and private industry.

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