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63 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
+1 801-363-5466
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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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    Very good
  • 35
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  • 8
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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
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The tour leader at the Bee Hive house told us the food was very good. I had not checked it on Trip Advisor, so I did not know it was a cafeteria. We waited in the foyer to be seated with two girls standing at a desk never telling us to go get in line. I finally looked around the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Arlington, Texas
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Arlington, Texas
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91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The tour leader at the Bee Hive house told us the food was very good. I had not checked it on Trip Advisor, so I did not know it was a cafeteria. We waited in the foyer to be seated with two girls standing at a desk never telling us to go get in line. I finally looked around the... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Located behind Brigham Young's Lion House office, the café is cafeteria style home cooking. Delicious and inexpensive

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Stony Brook, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is in the Beehive house, Brigham Young's residence in Salt Lake City. They are famous for their homemade rolls, which were delicious. The food is served cafeteria style, but it is fresh and well cooked. There are also delicious pies and cakes for dessert. Unfortunately for us, no coffee or tea is served because it is run on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My wife was visiting sights with our one year old why I attended a conference. She spoke so highly of it we went back for dinner. The meal was great and the ambiance very nice. The history of the home adds to the experience. The aisle ways were tight for our stroller but we managed.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I recently ate lunch at The Lion House. Not a lot of options, I chose the chicken over some sort of stuffing with mashed potatoes and steamed cabbage. Chicken was cafeteria quality, mashed potatoes were possibly instant and not very tasty. The dinner roll was good and the chocolate cake was very good. The restaurant itself was a disappointment. Rather... More 

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Linden, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We arrived around 2:00, so we missed the lunch crowd, if there was one. Having never been here, we didn't know whether to be seated, place an order, or what. Nobody was near the entrance, which is in an odd place on the side, so we had to look around and ask someone. We were told to go through the... More 

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Bowling Green KY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

read how great the pantry was but we did not experience this. I felt like it was a tourist trap cafeteria style. The rolls were ok, the meatloaf greasy, the green beans cold and the rice bland. This was my worst meal on the trip. Others in my party agreed not a good meal.

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Apple Vallley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Just a cafeteria style setting nothing special. They have a menu of 4 or 5 items to choice from plus a side salad and drinks for additional cost. Price was O.K.

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Salt Lake City
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Lion House Food in the past was excellent. However, after the second visit in several months we won't be going back. The prices do not reflect the cafeteria style food. Prime Rib was 1/4 inch thick, potatoes are from flakes/pearls, they were out of vegetables, salad was mediocre.

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Nampa, Idaho, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This place is a little hard to find, since the entrance is around the corner. We went for their hot cinnamon rolls, but were were there as they first opened. The rolls were still rising. They have a complete buffet that looks good, but their cinnamon rolls, hot rolls and pies are what people rave about. They had us sit... 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, Bakeries

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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, Bakeries

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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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