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The Golden Lamb Restaurant

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Tue., 01-22

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Famous Sauerkraut Balls
a secret blend of spices, pork & beef roasted with savory kraut with traditional cocktail & house mustard for dippin'
Chilled Shrimp Cocktail^
four domestic Gulf shrimp smothered in spicy cocktail sauce with home-made crackers & fresh lemon
Original Relish Platter^
pickled watermelon rind, local egg salad, sweet corn relish, seasonal pickled vegetables & crackers
Hickory Smoked Chicken Wings
six whole dry-rubbed wings, bleu cheese dip, fresh celery ribs
Cheese Trio & Crackers^
fresh ricotta & Lebanon honey, Cabot reserve white cheddar, Humboldt Fog goat with house-made crackers
Tri-State Ham Tasting^
Sky Haven Farms, OH, Benton's, TN and Father's, KY typically aged 8-12 months served with house mustard, pickles & homemade crackers
Basket of Cheese Curds
house-made ranch dip
Enhance Your Salad: NY Strip Steak* $8.95, Bronzed Chicken $6.95, Seared Salmon $7.95
Signature House
field greens, creamy balsamic dressing, smoked cheddar, candied pecans, green apple
Innkeepers Classic^
roasted garlic dressing, mixed greens, shaved radish, green beans, red onion, chopped egg, cracked pepper & croûtons
Field Fresh Caesar
fresh roma crunch lettuce with creamy dressing, cherry tomatoes, fresh avocado, white anchovies and parmesan crisps
Iceberg Wedge Salad* ^
cherry tomato, shaved red onion, local egg, bacon, crispy onions, bleu cheese, creamy chef's dressing
bowl $6.95, half-bowl $3.95
Creamy Tomato Bisque
with goat cheese & basil oil
Shaker Chicken & Spaetzle Soup
hearty vegetables and rich flavors
Soup of the Season
ask your server about what in the Chef's stockpot
Experience the Difference. Ask us about Golden to Go Catering and Take Out
Original Half Chicken $22.95
Quarter Dark - Leg & Thigh $14.95
Quarter White - Breast & Wing $16.95
Ohio Fried Chicken Dinner
skillet gravy, mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables & signature house salad
enjoy a signature salad for $3.95 with below house specialty
Certified Angus New York Strip*
24-hour tangy & sweet marinade, sliced and finished with bleu cheese butter, atop a rustic mushroom & vegetable pan roast
Seared Faroe Island Salmon* ^
served with a harvest medley of pearl couscous, sweet potatoes, dried fruits, smoked almonds with fresh spinach and citrus butter
Smoked Carroll Creek Farms Pork Chop
crushed red potatoes with leeks, bacon, aged white cheddar, pickled mustard seed jus liè, fresh asparagus
Seared Sea Scallops
toasted parmesan, pesto creamed potatoes, green beans & pickled red onions
Noodles & Ale Cheese
smoked chicken, andouille sausage, Campanella pasta, creamy amber ale cheese sauce
Certified Angus Filet Mignon*
black truffle & goat cheese mashed potatoes, local honey-thyme roasted carrots & parsnips, with all-natural beef stock reduction
Couscous, Mushroom & Vegetable "Cobbler"
pearl couscous topped with local mushrooms, roasted garlic, asparagus, dried tomato & spinach with goat cheese cream topped with a buttery biscuit crumble
meals include signature house salad
Golden Lamb Roast Turkey Dinner
brined and slow roasted turkey breast, sage sausage & apple dressing, seasonal vegetables, cranberry chutney, mashed potatoes with two-day turkey gravy
Braised Lamb Shank
free range Pennsylvania lamb, mashed potatoes, roasted parsnips & carrots, cabernet infused braising jus
Hickory Roasted Prime Rib*
crushed red potatoes with leeks, bacon, aged white cheddar, asparagus, cabernet jus liè
Served with tavern fries. Mixed greens with creamy balsamic available upon request. Sonny Marie's gluten free bun on any sandwich $0.99
Ultimate Chicken Sandwich
Cabot reserve white cheddar, maple-pepper bacon, spicy mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion & pickle
Grilled Lamb Burger* ^
Pennsylvania lamb seasoned with toasted fennel, caramelized onions, creamy boursin cheese, tomato chutney
Prime Rib Dip* ^
sliced prime rib, white cheddar, homemade giardiniera, garlic aÏoli, au jus, crispy onion on a toasted baguette
Original Sticky Burger* ^
house-made peanut butter, bacon, bbq, sharp cheddar, garlic aÏoli & crispy onions
Warm Carved Turkey Sandwich^
apple mayo, spinach, tomato, goat cheese, cranberry-walnut bread
Mt. Carmel Ale Battered Cod
sustainably sourced, fried golden with pickled red onion, lettuce, tomato, tarragon tartar sauce on marble rye
Tavern Cheeseburger* ^
Tillamook cheddar, garlic aÏoli, crisp lettuce, tomato, onion & pickle
1803 Chicken Salad Sliders^
chicken breast, red grapes, pecans, celery, onion, mixed with creamy dressing served with sea salt chips
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
US$12 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great meal we had yesterday. We were seated at a lovely table for two by the street window. I had a very hot and juicy dark meat fried chicken dinner. The rolls and biscuits were fresh and nice and warm. The signature salad...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Stellabjones1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were 8 of us for a late afternoon dinner. Yes, we had made reservations ahead which is probably best if you plan to dine here. The parking lot was full! And there were not many available tables. The menu has changed a bit from...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sister-cousins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to stop in spur of the moment, since we were in the area. Walked in on a early Saturday afternoon for a quick bite to eat and we were pleasantly surprised I had the sticky hamburger which apparently is a local favorite I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank cggwhatever
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went to the bottom floor tavern owned by the Golden Lamb and it was perfect and good. Delicious food and a great bar. Service was outstanding as was the food.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank genocards
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eating at a historical restaurant was a new experience for my family. Made Thursday reservations on-line for 8 and was seated about 10 minutes after arriving. Our server was very pleasant and offered several suggestions on items that he liked. Since we were first time...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank howardpw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Both have slept at The Golden Lamb, arguably the most famous inn and restaurant in Ohio. In addition, guests may sleep in the same rooms that dozens of famous people have slept in (Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark TwIn, and Ronald Reagan, to name just a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jrbeebe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for a family gathering. Excellent service, great food and a nice variety on the menu. Burgers, French dip and lamb-burger were excellent.. battered fries were crispy and hot. Homemade biscuits with apple butter and/or a bacon jalapeño sauce were delicious. If I had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 2Travelingfoxes
Reviewed December 17, 2018

Neat place to visit and have a meal. Our food was very good and we had nice, friendly service. A lot of historical figures have stopped here, and it is worth the stop when in the area.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 86MissyJ
Reviewed December 15, 2018

A wonderful visit and meal at any time of the year but an absolute must during the holiday season. The menu is authentic and delightful.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed December 12, 2018

I've been going to the Golden Lamb since 1977. The service and atmosphere (except for the dark grey room) were exceptional, as always. The dinner rolls, which were always warm, and fresh, were dry and cold, even though the server did his best by wrapping...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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November 15, 2018|
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Response from General M | Property representative |
There are a great deal of Gluten Free and Gluten Modified items available all day. You can clearly see the items which are denoted on the menu on the website. Additionally, the kitchen is all scratch and our culinary... More
October 8, 2017|
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Response from Theresa T | Reviewed this property |
Definitely would call and make reservations. Very popular place that books up.
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