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The Lion House

63 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-1400
+1 801-363-5466
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“honey butter” (13 reviews)
“salad” (31 reviews)
“roast beef” (9 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
63 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-1400
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The quality of the food was excellent. I had the pork chops and highly recommend. The side dishes were very good too. Seating was comfortable and it is conveniently located near the Temple.

Thank Cheston R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lion house restaurant is part of the Temple Square complex. It was once the house of Brigham Young but now is a restaurant offering tray and cafeteria style dining. It is a great lunch stop. There is a good variety of offerings, each one...More

Thank Sid H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best place for food in Salt Lake City. The prices are great, the food wonderful and plentiful and the rolls are to die for!

Thank Leilani F
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We had a wonderful meal in this wonderful building. Read the history on the walls. Can't beat the rolls with butter and honey. Quick meal as you take your tray and point to what you want. Hard to choose with so many delicious looking items....More

Thank theheatonfamily
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

While touring the grounds at the Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints we stumbled upon this place. It is called the Pantry portion of the house. Good choices for food as you walk through a cafeteria style serving line. I had the corned beef with...More

Thank Djdan48
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Our tour at lunch at the Lion House as our first official meal together. The fruit plate starter was a good size portion that was artistically presented on the plate. We had a chicken meal that had excellent flavor. The traditional raspberry lemonade was sweet...More

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We were told the fold was good, .. couldn't wait to confirm - YES! I had the Road Beef - better than homemade! One warning don't worry about the beverage case at the entrance - there is a a full beverage fountain behind the service...More

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

this is where our tour bus stopped it is cafeteria style but lots of choice. we had sun dried tomato chicken with 2 sides. the rolls with honey butter were amazing. clean and lots of seating

Thank loraine01
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We ate here because it was part of Temple Square and it was quick. Our selections were typical cafeteria food but the homemade dinner rolls are their claim to fame. They are good so don't miss having one. The rest of our food was okay,...More

Thank Anonymous855
Reviewed 7 July 2017

A great place to go if you are looking for a fast and reasonable priced meal.... Was so good that friends and I ended up eating there 3 times in our 5 days we were in Salt Lake City.... Will highly recommend it to anyone...More

Thank CW1959
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26 April 2016|
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Response from SLC_Rebecca | Reviewed this property |
They have always had a cafeteria style down stairs, the rooms upstairs are available for rental for events with catering, I know I have had several wedding lunches there for family members.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-1400
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-363-5466
Enjoy exceptional home-style fare as you dine amidst the history that surrounds you, in Brigham Young's personal residence, The Lion House, in Downtown Salt Lake City. Offering a selection of entrees that rival the best home cooking, The Pantry Restaurant features authentic recipes that have been passed down through generations.
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