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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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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“honey butter” (13 reviews)
“roast beef” (9 reviews)
“pot pie” (8 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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63 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-1400
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Former part of Brigham Young home now a cafeteria eatery. Try a dinner roll with honey but the rest is very ordinary

Thank babs014
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This was the lunch stop for our bus tour of the city and this used to be Brigham young' s dining room. My mom got the salmon, and I had the baby ribs, both were excellent. Sorry but i thouhht the mashed potatoes were like...More

Thank diamondflowers
Reviewed 30 May 2017

4 of us had a Saturday night dinner that had excellent food at reasonable prices. The Lion House used to be Brigham Young's residence and is a very well restored building. As you enjoy the cafeteria selections you can't help but smell the awesome smells...More

Thank Ed J
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We ate lunch here while we were touring Temple Square. It has sort of a cafeteria style display. The people were wonderful... their speciality are the Lion Rolls!

Thank Claire S
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Really had a good time here. Loved seeing all of the exhibits and history. The missionaries were very helpful too.

Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 2 April 2017

When you come to visit Salt Lake City, this place is a must go. It's in the heart of the city in a cute, quaint building. The bread rolls are to die for, and it's what Lion House is known for. Ask any Utahn --...More

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Very neat restaurant with pretty good food. This is a good place to stop for a quick bite to eat while checking out the sites in temple square. The food is cafeteria style and there is plenty of seating. Easy place to go with kids.

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We walked around Temple Square and stopped at the Lion House for lunch due to a recommendation from inside one of the temples. So glad we did! It is served family style(cafeteria line). Together we had the salmon, chicken, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes with beef...More

Thank islandtimeon
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25 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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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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