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“Blue Lion”
Review of Blue Lion

Blue Lion
Ranked #4 of 145 Restaurants in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $48
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 1.5 blocks from Broadway and Millward
Description: The Blue Lion was built as a residential home in the late 1930's, in 1974 it became The Tourist Trap restaurant and then in 1976 The Blue Lion. I bought it in 1978 after graduating college. The Blue Lion has evolved a lot since those early days mostly due to retired head chef, Tim Libassi who's was with me for almost 25 years. We continue to add and change dishes semi-annually. The lamb, elk and fresh fish are our biggest sellers. There was a restaurant in southern California where I grew up that served mud pie and my mother made a home made hot fudge sauce which we incorporated into our own version of mud pie, a local favorite. The restaurant has been enlarged several times, the upstairs dining, the kitchen, the waiting area and the outdoor deck. In the winter The Blue Lion can accommodate 60 diners at one time. In the summer we open the deck enabling us to accommodate 80 diner. We are open nightly at 5:30 and usually feature an acoustical guitarist as entertainment.
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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“Blue Lion”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Restaurant was very good and met our expectations for the price-point. I had the salmon and it was very good as was the pre-meal salad. Not special but comfortably good.

Visited September 2012
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Dixon, IL
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“Not up to par”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Appetizers were inedible...tasted foul. Tenderloin was cooked properly and was tender, however, the artichoke/bleu cheese that topped it was incredibly bad. Service was perfunctory. Iced tea tasted bitter...like an instant.

Visited September 2012
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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“Wonderful”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Wonderful food and service. Just a few blocks away from the tourist restaurants and not to be missed

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Stuart, Florida
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“Outdoor dining at its finest”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

You'll need a reservation. Make one. Varied menu - familiar dishes with a twist. Upscale dining yet casual. Well designed outdoor seating area is as comfortable as typical dining room with heaters when the night turns cool. Service is first rate. So is the wine list.

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Houston, TX
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“Great Food, Good Value”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Our food was delicious and a good value. We did not order the lamb chops, but we kept seeing plates of them going to other tables, and they looked delicious. Each of the 4 of us ordered different entree, and all were very good. Price included a salad and sides. Most unexpected. We would deffinitely go back. We did not order dessert. There was a man playing the guitar, and the music was just the right volume as not to interfere with dinner.

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