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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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Mason, Ohio, United States
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117 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

1 Thank Sheila C
lebanon, ohio
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

Thank Kathleen H
Southern US
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376 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Lebanon, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Golden Lamb provides great food in an historic atmosphere. The sourcraut balls are the signature appetizer and they're delicious! A local historian comes around on weekend nights and shares interesting facts about the inn and the area. And after dinner it's a good idea to make a trip upstairs to see the shaker display room along with a child's... More 

Thank CVW49
Cincy, OH
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The inn itself is very quaint and the fireplace in the lobby was welcoming on this cold winter day. service was adequate. Lunch menu was somewhat limited - salads, two soups, a handful of sndwich optio s and a turkwy dinner or chixken dinner (both of thosw over $20.00 for lunch!) and half a dozen desserts in the $7-8 range.... More 

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Spring Valley, Ohio
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant and inn dates from the early 1800's but you would never know it by the food or rooms. Their fried chicken is amazing as well as their sugar pie. Don't think there is anything on the menu that won't satisfy everyone.

Thank CrzyHen3
Dayton, Ohio
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94 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Golden Lamb is Ohio's oldest Inn. The restaurant is nice and the ambiance was great. We knew from experience not to accept a table close to the window on a cold winter night. The service is attentive and the food is excellent. I ordered the turkey dinner this time. Just like Grandma made!

Thank schlotmot
Richmond, Indiana
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182 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

.We took quick trip to Lebanon just to get away for an afternoon. Order a BHT cheeseburger medium cooked. WOW, believe this was the best hamburger I have eaten. Usually I am a add to type guy but this burger I added nothing. Brother in law travelling with us had the same burger with same satisfaction. . Wives also were... More 

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Hamilton, Ohio
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quaint surroundings, great service and good food are the order of the day at this antique establishment.

Thank beckerde
Carmel, Indiana
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was, as usual, good and priced competitively. Unfortunately the place is unkempt, walls, doors, etc need serious painting, floors should be replaced and the windows need proper caulking and washing. Yes the place is Old which is great but it should be spick and span like those Old European restaurants are. It's missing the ambiance of Old World.

1 Thank indiana1813

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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
USD 12 - USD 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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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