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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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Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
27 S Broadway St, Lebanon, OH 45036-1705
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quaint restaurant that has had many historic visitors including presidents that have stayed the night. The food is very period but there is a good selection. There's a huge gift shop for a restaurant. It is decorated lovely for Christmas and it...More

Thank kas1002
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay was amazing if you can get over here and and enjoy ! Or your missing out on something really cool TheRestaurant has great food or just rest in the relaxing atmosphere .Just a couple cool things we learned burger night is Thursday Also...More

Thank Teeitupaw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our two week old grandson, Sweet Baby James, made his restaurant d but at Golden Lamb last night, but he didn't eat there. He slept! But we ate well and had fried chicken, the chicken and kale salad, salmon salad, and the mushroom and vegetable...More

2  Thank MiltonSiegele
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Historical dining rooms in a Historical Hotel. Award wining food, Sadly no more duck, The quality of the food is high. The service was very good, Given all the positives it is cost prohibitive to go. A hamburger and fries was $17 and a 1/4...More

5  Thank plevin2017
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Every staff member from greater, manager and waitress were welcoming and friendly. Food : Wings are best ever, it's not like a plate of wings you d get at o Charlie's, you get like a wing the size of adult woman s hand.. Basket of...More

Thank betseyjohnson
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Our annual visit during the holidays is always anticipated and enjoyed. The ambiance is so sweet, so antique and beloved by so many in this area. Our turkey dinner was tasty, pricey but worth it. Our server seemed rushed but he was friendly.

Thank cruzr4ever
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

We went with our kids before the train ride. The staff was friendly, the atmosphere was nice and Christmas filled (DO make a reservation or your be a black horse tavern or lucky to get in depending) the food was fair for the price. But...More

Thank jprichard05
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

I have been to the Golden Lamb many times over the years. It’s a well-preserved piece of our American history. That said, the restaurant seems a little worn. There is so much potential here, it’s a shame they are missing out. Our server was excellent....More

Thank KYGrams
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Visited Saturday evening Christmas season. Very busy, reservations seemed more of a general time than a specific seating. Restaurant offered a colonial themed menu which we enjoyed. The meal was well prepared but a bit pricey with about a 20percent premium of price. Service was...More

Thank Steve V
Reviewed 15 December 2017

We decided to take our 90 yr old neighbors out for a nice Christmas celebration. Now I know this is a drafty old building, but we were seated close to a large window and it was very drafty on a eneving where temps were in...More

Thank Karen K
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Questions & Answers
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
USD 12 - USD 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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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