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The Lion House

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63 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
+1 801-363-5466
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I love stopping in here for their delicious food. Everything is made from scratch. So the aroma lingers all the way outside. The food is delicious but for the price this place is more of a luxury for our family. Cookies cost $1 each to give you an idea. So to save a few bucks we'll eat... More 

Thank Angie L
Murray, Utah
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93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been there for a number of family dinners after weddings. The service is second to none. The food is nice, dependably good, solid, American food. Nothing trendy or ethnic, just great food.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and daughter in law got married here and when I came to visit, they wanted to show it to me. I have to say the staff here was incredibly warm and caring. My son explained the situation to them and even though they were setting up for another event, they were happy to let me see the house.... More 

Thank Mary S
Gosford, Australia
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179 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

interesting place to see some history but lion house also operates as a restaurant.we enjoyed a good meal for about twelve U.S. dollars each.

Thank kenpatSydney
Albion Park, Australia
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211 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a special dinner here, as part of a bus tour group. The food was exceptional, well cooked and tasty. There was a pre-selection of pork, chicken or vegetable lasagna. The dinning we had only catered for about 30 people but another room is available. The service was very good. If after your main meal you have room for... More 

Thank Mark C
Northern Mississippi
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to grab a quick lunch, but not fast food. This was a good compromise, since the cafeteria line was quick and everyone could pick something healthier than just nuggets & fries. Unfortunately, the food smelled and looked a whole lot better than it tasted. Things weren't horrible, just bland. It could just be the way food is prepared... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend took me to this nice place, telling me: "this is as close as homemade american food as it can get at a restaurant". I told him I was ready for it. And the place delivered to that promise. They serve food cafeteria style, and every item they served tasted really well. I loved the chicken, the vegetables, the... More 

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Seminole, Florida
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173 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on our tour to eat lunch. Well known for their rolls and pies. Both were delicious. Skipped the rest of the meal to l look around.

Thank jekcpa
Pensacola, Florida
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We did the ground level cafeteria style dining and it was packed. For some reason, it was woefully understaffed that evening and the young lady at the entree station was running back and forth trying to serve everyone. The meal was fine and the place was crowded. I asked for coffee and learned that no coffee was served, but Coke... More 

Thank PhilipN470
Boston, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We had lunch at this cafeteria style eatery. It is located in an historic home in Temple Square. However, it feels more like a basement cafeteria. The seating is split into a few separate areas. One area has rock walls. We were told that this was the most historic section, but it felt like a windowless basement with tables and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?