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63 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
+1 801-363-5466
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: Enjoy exceptional home-style fare as you dine amidst the history that...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beautiful Setting

I was there for a luncheon and the food was very good, the service great and the setting was beautiful. Beginning with the beautiful flowers in the garden at the entrance to the charm of eating in an historic house.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

The tilapia, artichoke chicken are perfect. Fruit cup and poached veggie sides are so healthy. Very nice pantry for our Pioneer Day celebration.

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I was there for a luncheon and the food was very good, the service great and the setting was beautiful. Beginning with the beautiful flowers in the garden at the entrance to the charm of eating in an historic house.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We went here because this was a dorm for some of Brighams' wives. When asked about this we were told the rooms are just junk, dirty and for storage. The food choices were not a healthier variety we were hoping for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Hadn't caught up with the rest of our tour group coming from chicago until our group lunch at the lion house. We did not eat from the buffet which was a little disappointing because I was going to have a pot pie...but we were served a nice fruit salad the restaurants signature chicken dish which was deliciously flavored and so... More 

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Decatur, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Went here with a tour group and wasn't quite sure what to expect. We had a discount coupon which made the value of the lunch a great bargain. Food served cafeteria style and you just pick out what you want and then go and seat yourself. The food was simple but very tasty. Highly recommended for downtown SLC.

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Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Typical buffet with meats and vegetables. Meats weren't really very tasty. Rolls which are supposed to be outstanding were just okay. Desserts weren't good - and only two to pick from.

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Wilmington, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The Lion House is part of the Temple Square complex. It provides tasty food at a reasonable price. The format is cafeteria style.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The buffet choices were great and the rolls were fantastic!!! The servers were very polite and helpful. We ate there 2 times because of the above statements.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We've heard of the Lion House and wanted to try it for ourselves. Yes, food is served cafeteria style, but the food that is served is fantastic. We've never had a cafeteria that served food that tasty before. There were a number of entrees to choose from while in line, which is nice. One thing to be mindful of is... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I ate here as part of a large banquet group. They do not allow alcohol or caffeine so everyone was served lemonade and water. I stuck with water as the lemonade was super sweet and almost like syrup. The buffet was nice with fresh salad and fruit. However, the salmon was not the best. Dessert was rich but good. I... More 

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Additional Information about The Lion House

Address: 63 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
Phone Number: +1 801-363-5466
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 63 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-363-5466

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

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.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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