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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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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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 29
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  • 6
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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
Most recent review
Great place!

Great home-cooking! Quality of food was great. You pay a bit more than other places, but it is worth it. You can eat as healthy or unhealthy as you want. A great lunch experience!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Granite Falls, Minnesota
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Granite Falls, Minnesota
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155 reviews 155 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Great home-cooking! Quality of food was great. You pay a bit more than other places, but it is worth it. You can eat as healthy or unhealthy as you want. A great lunch experience!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It was fun to go back to where we had our wedding in 1995 and see the historic building and beautiful garden. They had a pantry in the basment with good soup and food.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food was really good and staff was friendly. The atmosphere appeared to be predominately Mormon, which wasn't all that surprising but was interesting. Our group is from Oklahoma in the Bible Belt but we were obviously out of place. Had a great meal and took our cafeteria trays to the dish washer.

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West Jordan, Utah
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Ate here for an early dinner on a Monday (5pm) after visiting the Clark Planetarium (reviewed separately) and used the Salt Lake Connect Pass for both. Highly recommend the pass especially if you can get it w/ a groupon. Paid for itself LONG ago. I think the place has a limited menu that rotates through the week. There were approximately... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Great food with a choice selection to suit a wide variety of needs. Fairly priced with excellent service.

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Abilene, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Their rolls are amazing! I had the broccoli and cheese soup in a bread bowl because it was so cold outside. The soup was pretty good. Finding parking can be difficult, although we parked at the mall across the street. Overall, very good food and atmosphere.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It feels sort of cramped inside but that should not stop you from eating here. It is, after all, in what used to be an old house from the 1850s. Food is served cafeteria style but its delicious. Not the sort of food you would expect to get on a tray as you move down the line. Totally worth it.

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American Fork, Utah
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had our wedding lunch here 30 years ago and have been back over and over. YUM. I love the cafeteria downstairs. There is something for everyone.

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Argenta, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We stopped by the Lion House while walking around Temple Square and weren't disappointed. The food is served cafeteria style, but is all home cooked and very high quality. We all got the beef pot roast and were not disappointed with the flavor or the portion size. In addition their rolls and honey butter are melt in your mouth good!... More 

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Santaquin, Utah, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Everything they had looked so great it made my wife want to come back over and over again to try it all. We got the corn chowder, which came with their house rolls (which are amazing) and a couple of slices of pie, and that was enough to fill us. It was delicious.

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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Bakery

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?