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63 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
+1 801-363-5466
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Ranked #84 of 1,231 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Bakery
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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.
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English first
Abilene, Texas
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Rexburg, Idaho
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The food was great in the downstairs cafe. The upstairs banquet room was where we had our wedding. It was a great experience. My husband and I eat here every time we are in the city.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great food, but fixed menu each day. Good so the food is fresh, but if you don't like the options you are out of luck. It's cafeteria style so it's nice with kids. Rolls and butter are amazing. Plus you get to add some history into your meal.

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Dublin, Ireland
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The display of food was good and it looked fresh. When tasted it was excellent and well presented. the hot dinner rolls were delicious. It was also very good value.

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Eganville, Ontario, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

A busy place, but when you taste the food you will understand why. The price is right, but if it's a busy time you may have to wait.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This was so delicious. I had the red velvet cake for dessert that was a good decision. Everything i ate was really fresh. I will definitely recommend it to friends.

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Additional Information about The Lion House

Address: 63 E 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 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Bakery

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