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The Golden Lamb Restaurant

27 S Broadway St, Lebanon, OH 45036-1705
+1 513-932-5065
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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27 S Broadway St, Lebanon, OH 45036-1705
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to spend the evening in historic Lebanon and eat at the Black Horse Tavern which is a more casual restaurant in the Golden Lamb hotel and restaurant. The service was quick and the waitress was pleasant and let us know when our food...More

1  Thank nothingbutanomad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I chose The Golden Lamb to celebrate a silver anniversary. It was a good choice. They were a big short staffed but, the food arrived hot and tasty. I had the shrimp cocktail - 4 shrimp, Fried chicken, mashed potatoes? Green beans...More

1  Thank BWilsonBellbrook
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had visited The Golden Lamb one previous time and ate in the bar area at the back of the restaurant where we had wonderful service and a delicious meal. So, we returned but ate in the main dining area this time. The service was...More

Thank MJR869
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The the town and the venue make it worth the trip. Both are charming. The food is good - and enhanced by ambiance. It's Ohio country antique - to me. And they serve comfort food! How bout that Mushroom and Vegetable Cobbler! It will omfortablize...More

Thank MiltonSiegele
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came across this restaurant while searching on TripAdviser. When you first walk in, you kind of think you’re in the wrong building because it just doesn’t look like your normal boring restaurant. It’s an old building with lots of character and originality. We were...More

Thank Dalt10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food,great service,staff friendly, fun to tour upper floors, loved the gift shop,cool, pretty stuff ! Prices decent

Thank Jaci B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful old inn .in downtown Lebanon ,Ohio...good food ..interesting surroundings , rooms upstairs slept in my various presidents...

Thank suesreturn
Reviewed 6 November 2017

The Golden Lamb is an old fashioned and historic restaurant. Their menu and the quality of the food reflect that. It is recognized as the oldest continuously operating business in the State of Ohio. On December 23, 1803, Jonas Seaman spent $4 for a license...More

Thank MrWarrenM
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I have been a fan of The Golden Lamb since I first went there with mu aunt and uncle in 1968, and although the menu has changed quite a bit to keep up with the times, some things do remain the same: taste and roast...More

1  Thank margarethZ3248RD
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We ordered the sauerkraut balls and were not disappointed. Tasted great but were about $1 each. My hamburger was awesome and the hand-cut fries were very good. Prime rib sliders with au jus had excellent taste and came with onion straws. We were surprised to...More

Thank Ayrshirefarmer
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9 October 2017|
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Response from schlotmot | Reviewed this property |
You will absolutely need reservations on that day.
James A
21 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, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
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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