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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 good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
27 S Broadway St, Lebanon, OH 45036-1705
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The restaurant is located in a historic inn, founded in 1803, and the decor is beautiful. Both the service and food were excellent. We received a free dessert because we were celebrating our 47th anniversary. The complimentary dessert is also offered for birthdays.

Thank Terry P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to the Blackhorse Tavern in the back of the Golden Lamb restaurant for dinner and found a diamond in the rough! Great food, Great service and Amazing drinks!

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyable dinner at an inn filled with history. Food was fresh and served attractively----especially enjoyed the salmon salad.

Thank Marie N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best and only HIGH END RESTAURANT in Lebanon. The offer a variety of high end dishes that are locally sourced. They even have a House historian. This is a place you need to eat at, at least one time. It is a...More

Thank BobcatinTX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My past experiences with the Golden Lamb were dinner meals but today we had lunch there. My wife and I found the lunch dining experience to be every bit as outstanding as our previous dinners have been. The service was friendly, welcoming, prompt, and very...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Had lunch on Sunday at noon! My wife had chicken and I had the turkey dinner Both were excellent. The chicken was tender, not chewy and the turkey was very tender and well prepared. They give you plenty of both, unless you have the appetite...More

Reviewed 6 May 2018

Just wrapped up a delightful brunch at the Golden Lamb. We've lived within 15 minutes of this famed establishment for 20 years, but never made it a priority to visit. Mistake on our part. First of all, this is one of those 4.5 star experiences....More

Thank raweekley
Reviewed 5 May 2018

This is the place we take our "foodie" out of town visitors. Any History buffs will be enchanted. The main dining rooms will be the subject of this review. There is also a little bar with food in the back. The menu is not varied...More

1  Thank L3lebanon
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Atmosphere was that of a high class restaurant. Service was excellent. Everyone has salads with a dressing that put it over the top. 2 had prime rib that was ok but lacking alot of flavor. On the other hand,I had a filet mignon that was...More

1  Thank Andrea L
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Great food and a great atmosphere. Incredible gluten free and dairy free options. This is a must visit restaurant.

Thank Chad R
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Questions & Answers
9 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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