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The Golden Lamb Restaurant

27 S Broadway St, Lebanon, OH 45036-1705
+1 513-932-5065
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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27 S Broadway St, Lebanon, OH 45036-1705
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch on Sunday at noon! My wife had chicken and I had the turkey dinner Both were excellent. The chicken was tender, not chewy and the turkey was very tender and well prepared. They give you plenty of both, unless you have the appetite...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just wrapped up a delightful brunch at the Golden Lamb. We've lived within 15 minutes of this famed establishment for 20 years, but never made it a priority to visit. Mistake on our part. First of all, this is one of those 4.5 star experiences....More

Thank raweekley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place we take our "foodie" out of town visitors. Any History buffs will be enchanted. The main dining rooms will be the subject of this review. There is also a little bar with food in the back. The menu is not varied...More

1  Thank L3lebanon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Atmosphere was that of a high class restaurant. Service was excellent. Everyone has salads with a dressing that put it over the top. 2 had prime rib that was ok but lacking alot of flavor. On the other hand,I had a filet mignon that was...More

1  Thank Andrea L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and a great atmosphere. Incredible gluten free and dairy free options. This is a must visit restaurant.

Thank Chad R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful meal from a great menu. Very imaginative and different. Friendly and prompt service and a great bar.

Thank EdOEuclid_Ohio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were celebrating my MIL's birthday, and our family all came into town for Easter Weekend. I needed a place that would take a reservation for 15 people, and also offer a selection of entrees for some picky eaters and a vegetarian. I spoke to...More

Thank CarlyMegsMom
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We eat in the bar area. Black horse I think is the name. Fantastic atmosphere. Live music Friday night. The goat cheese appetizer is delicious. I got the mushroom cobbler. Delicious. My wife loved her sliders.

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Great décor, pleasant staff, some exceptional dishes. When we found ourselves passing through Lebanon OH on a Saturday evening we took a chance and walked into the famous eatery. Our party of five was early to the dinner rush and had no problem securing a...More

Thank MattGrimes1967
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Fresh yeast rolls with apple butter and bacon jam followed by fried chicken, mashed potatoes and fresh veggies. Thoroughly enjoyed by 3 in our party. While I do eat meat, I was intrigued by the mushroom vegetable cobbler. It was fantastic! The chef also came...More

Thank ThursdaysChild815
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9 October 2017|
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Response from Theresa T | Reviewed this property |
Definitely would call and make reservations. Very popular place that books up.
James A
22 January 2017|
Response from Krystan_K | Property representative |
Hi, James. There are not currently any scallops on the menu. All our current menus are available at our website. Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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