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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 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
27 S Broadway St, Lebanon, OH 45036-1705
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I returned to the golden lamb after 30 years, Loved the shrimp and grits and the beautiful atmosphere. Friendly bartender and wait staff too. I ordered the golden lamb Chardonnay and it was buttery and great with fish. Nice new memories ....they lost one star...More

Thank Evamaryelizabeth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see if you’re visiting the area. It’s quaint. The Golden Lamb is the oldest hotel in Ohio. It has a gift shop. We ordered the Tavern burger which was voted the best burger in Warren County in 2017! It held up...More

Thank Christi K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Golden Lamb has been our “go to” restaurant for years when we want a great meal. We always felt that we could go there and not be disappointed. That changed last night. We had not been there for a couple of months and it...More

Thank Rhonda H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While staying at the Golden Lamb Inn, we had dinner in the restaurant on the first floor. The food was exceptional and the service great. There are so many things to look at in the dining room, it's hard to keep your attention on the...More

Thank ahaskell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Inn and eating place is 215 years old, which in itself is reason enough to stop by an establishment which has been visited by 12 US presidents and numerous other historical figures. Even better, the food is delightful and the service unsurpassed.

Thank KrisM129
Reviewed 4 February 2018

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 2 February 2018 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 28 January 2018

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
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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
US$12 - US$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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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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