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The Golden Lamb Restaurant

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27 S Broadway St, Lebanon, OH 45036-1705 (Main Street)
+1 513-932-5065
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Maineville, Ohio, United States
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you like taking a step back in time, this is this place to go and dine. :) We have been here several times and this past Christmas we took our daughter's in-laws with us during the Horse Drawn Candle-light Christmas parade. Everyone loved the history of the place and visiting all the rooms upstairs. The food was really good... More 

Thank Theresa T
Loveland, Ohio
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was excellent. Music a bit loud in bar but good music. Nice historic destination. Helpful wait staff. Hot buns with bacon butter!

1 Thank jrblust
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62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delightful dinner and "true history" of Charles Dickens 1842 book promotion tour to America, including his overnight at the Golden Lamb, made for a great Lebanon excursion! First course, Strawberry arugula salad with goat cheese and smoked almonds, followed by Second course, Lake Erie bronzed walleye with lyonnaise potatoes, brussels sprouts and orange-corn reduction, and finished with Apple Carrot cake... More 

1 Thank SummerDakotaBandit
Columbus, Ohio
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121 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were celebrating my wife's birthday on a Thursday and a Friday and because we are Catholic and it was during Lent, we had to go meatless that Friday. Thursday we feasted on the lamb which is the best I have ever eaten. Friday I had a leak and rice cobbler that was also extraordinary. My wife had a delicious... More 

1 Thank Jonathan J
Dayton, Ohio
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is certainly a place to go to once, if you haven't been before. It's a great historic location in the area. But the food may not bring you back. (Make sure you check out the pub downstairs, though!! Great atmosphere!)

Thank AmaMac0210
Lebanon, Ohio
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96 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So we really enjoyed the food. The prime rib sandwich, the salmon, the chicken, the turkey, all delicious. However, in comparison to the prices... ehhh? Not sure it is worth it. We'll go back though.

Thank BobcatinTX
Centerville, Ohio
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2,518 reviews
1,646 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,859 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited The Golden Lamb over 200 times in the last half century. And the Golden Lamb attracts U.S. Presidents: William Henry Harrison, Benjamin Harrison, John Quincy Adams, Martin Van Buren, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, William McKinley, Warren G. Harding, William Howard Taft, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush. This is an incredible list.... More 

1 Thank SavantIII_11
Mason, Ohio, United States
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119 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was the best filet I have every had, fresh, tasty and a great beef flavor. We were in a private room, the service was outstanding.

2 Thank Sheila C
lebanon, ohio
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Local bar & grill and historic restaurant with sophisticated meals. Favs: sauerkraut balls, soups, yeast rolls, turkey/dressing.

2 Thank Kathleen H
Southern US
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376 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Good: historical property, varied menu, good service The Bad: worn and in need of repair, one dish cold, pricey The exterior is a national register building with plenty of parking. It's a classic white clapboard building that promises a historical venue. The entry is very nice continuing the colonial theme. The main dinning area is a little worn. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 30
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 S Broadway St, Lebanon, OH 45036-1705
    (Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Warren County  >  Lebanon
  • Phone Number: +1 513-932-5065
The Golden Lamb is recognized as the oldest continuously operating business in the State of Ohio. On December 23, 1803, Jonas Seaman spent $4 for a license to operate a "house of Public Entertainment." The Golden Lamb got its name due to the fact that many early pioneers could not read, so giving a business a name that could be easily drawn and recognized, such as the Black Horse or Golden Lamb, was a necessity.The brick building where the Golden Lamb moved to and currently resides was built in 1815. The original building was a two story structure located where our lobby area and Dickens dining room currently stand. In 1844 a third story was added. Shortly after, in 1854 a three story wing was added which is where our Shaker and Buckeye room dining rooms currently stand. In 1878, a fourth story was added to accomodate the workers who would bring the railroad to Lebanon. The gift shop and Black Horse Tavern were added to the structure in 1964.The Golden Lamb was visited by so many prominent guests in the early 1800's because it was located halfway between Cincinnati and the National Road (U.S. 40). Robert H. Jones' ownership of the property beginning in 1926 marked the transformation of the old hotel into the great attraction and marvelous restaurant it is today. Under their guidance, the inn's great reputation became well known throughout the country. Their ownership also marked the restoration of the hotel to its original name, The Golden Lamb.

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