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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” (16 reviews)
“salad” (34 reviews)
“roast beef” (10 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
63 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-1400
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a group of folks so the meals were catered in house. We had a stuffed chicken breast with a sauce over it, some mashed potatoes and asparagus. Not a memorable meal. Some nice warm rolls though.

Thank jknows
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Don’t go in expecting a great showy meal. This place is quality food served in a cafeteria setting. But don’t let that cafeteria set up fool you, this food will make you feel like you’re at grandmas. It is so heartwarmingly delicious. You will love...More

Thank Kyle H
Reviewed 5 April 2018

We went here during a quick trip to Salt Lake City. The prices were not unreasonable. The food was good - cafeteria style with a few options for mains, sides, desserts, etc. The restaurant isn't 'fancy' - basic seating etc, but the history/story is cool.

Thank Aaronwoo
Reviewed 3 April 2018

The homemade rolls are among the best I have ever eaten! The restaurant was formerly a home so there are lots of eating areas (former rooms) that give the place a more intimate seating arrangement rather than everyone crammed in one room. I had the...More

Thank Marcia H
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Oh my this place has the best homemade yeast rolls you will ever eat!!! I promise!! Honey butter to die for and some kind of orange muffin/ roll that is delicious!! The food is served cafeteria style with all items being freshly prepared and homemade....More

Thank CuriousSouthernChick
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Been here three times during our stay. Twice the selection and food was delicious but last evening when we stopped they did not have anything we could eat so we left. There menu seems limited but the food was good. So stop and see what...More

Thank Donald I
Reviewed 13 October 2017

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 6 October 2017

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 21 September 2017 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
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26 April 2016|
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Response from Bonnie W | Reviewed this property |
To my knowledge they have always served cafeteria style. However, small groups can have meetings, luncheons, etc. catered in other parts of the establishment.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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