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“High Quality”
Review of Blue Lion

Blue Lion
Ranked #5 of 144 Restaurants in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $48
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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.
Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“High Quality”
Reviewed January 30, 2014

A great place to eat fancy in Jackson. I had the pleasure of having the elk steak and it was extremely tasty. Good place to eat for a special occasion or just for a pleasant meal. Probably a polo or button down shirt for men and a dress for women.

Visited July 2013
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“Another great meal at the Blue Lion”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

Plenty of restaurants to choose from in the Jackson/Teton Village area, but every trip the Blue Lion delivers one of, if not the best, meals that we have on the trip. We would recommend this spot hands down when visiting this area. Excellent food -- good service -- nice wine list and a reasonably innovative menu that changes enough to allow you to eat their several times in a trip and not get "bored". Our group has had the gamut from steaks to seafood....poultry and even regional type fare (elk, etc). Always a really great meal and hands down better then most of the other bistros and steakhouses. The asian dressing is good as is the cilantro (all homemade) and their desserts are simply out of this world, so save room to try something.

  • Visited January 2014
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Austin, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good but pricey”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

This place is good. I had shrimp. They are know for their lamb and others in our part got the lamb and said it was great. I have had better food for the money. Definitely worth going but it is pricey which is fine. I am also a picky eater and have eaten out a lot at a lot of very nice places all over the US so I don't often give out 5 stars .

Visited January 2014
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Wyoming,
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“Always Great food and service.”
Reviewed January 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A customer for 25 years, never anything but perfect. The best rack of lamb anywhere and consistently consistent.

Visited October 2013
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Riverton, Wyoming
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“Great Meal”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Good place for a great meal. Small and intimate, make a reservation! Lamb and strip steaks were great.

  • Visited January 2014
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