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The Golden Lamb Restaurant

27 S Broadway St, Lebanon, OH 45036-1705
+1 513-932-5065
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
27 S Broadway St, Lebanon, OH 45036-1705
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The food is still wonderful and any special needs are meet. We go here several times a year. Excellent family dining.

Thank Yucatandan2010
Reviewed 1 week ago

All menu items are fresh, cooked well and they will adjust as needed for special dietary needs. Try the Shrimp & Grits - best I've had, and that includes many areas of the South!

Thank bbaker9601
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's worth going once if you're a history buff or just like an old-fashioned, colonial-type experience. You can tour the upstairs hotel area and see which room hosted several famous dignitaries and presidents. That's neat. The little gift shop downstairs is quaint and sometimes you...More

Thank Sara W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think the prices have increased and the portion size for some entrees are too small. I miss the complimentary relish tray which is honestly the main reason I came. Need more items for people who do not eat meat. There are many people in...More

Thank Holly H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was with a party of 8 so we sampled a variety of food. Their bread basket had biscuits and rolls and was served with regular and apple butter. The signature salad was liked by all and I enjoyed a tomato basil bisque that was...More

Thank OH_Traveler3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had breakfast there twice. The French toast with fresh berries was very good. The berries and the maple syrup were the highlights of that meal. For our other breakfast, the eggs were OK, nothing to get excited about. The bacon jam and the apple...More

Thank Ginzo64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Theresa T
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank SummerDakotaBandit
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank Jonathan J
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James A
When ordering seared scallops how many scallops do you get and how much more would it be to add 2
21 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!
Is this restaurant kid friendly? We have a 30 month old daughter and are planning a visit there and we just need to know if we have to take her to a sitter. Thank you.
14 December 2015|
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Response from Semi-retired43221 | Reviewed this property |
Very kid friendly... special menu... staff of mostly local moms with kids will do whatever they can to help... like bring something early, etc./// otherwise the booster seats and crayons are there because they EXPECT kids.
James M
How can I pre pay for a 3rd party meal
8 October 2015|
Response from Krystan_K | Property representative |
James, please call the restaurant at (513) 932-5065 and let them know what you're interested in doing. The staff will work with you to find the best way to get this taken care of. Thanks, Krystan K. Media manager, Golden... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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.