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“home-style goodness!”
Review of The Lion House

The Lion House
Ranked #45 of 1,394 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
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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.
SLC
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“home-style goodness!”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

I eat here a few times a year. They are cafeteria-style where you go through a line with a tray and pick out what you want. I could just live on their roast beef, mashed potatoes and a roll.

They've updated the seating area and have added some booths. If you eat on Temple Square (Nauvoo Cafe, The Garden, The Roof) often, sign up for the Frequent Dining Card where you can earn $30 gift card for 300 points. And if you sign up for their Birthday Club, you'll get a postcard in the mail for a free meal.

(my only wish would be for them to have gluten-free foods)

  • Visited February 2013
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fun”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

I go here usually every year. It's fun. Some of the food is really good, like their famous rolls, but it is cafeteria style and some of it is not too good. They let you have birthday parties here though, for younger kids, and they teach the kids to make taffy.

Visited July 2012
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Elkin, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
“Almost 5 stars but rolls were not fresh”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

I saw fresh rolls out of the oven but I got the ones rotated to the public. Had they given me one of THOSE rolls, easy 5 stars. Rotated rolls just do not cut it. They taste like any other roll I get.

The Turkey Pot Pie is what gave this a 4 star. Just an awesome dish for a buffet line. $9 is a little high for a simple buffet, but throw in the old-time atmosphere and it deserves 4 stars.

The gal serving buffet was lack-lusting as well. Seem like a cafeteria line worker.

I went on Feb 21, 2013.

  • Visited February 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Yummy affordable food, fun atmosphere, friendly people”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Great selections that make it hard to choose what to eat. The rolls are a must! Fun place to eat anytime!

Visited October 2012
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West Jordan
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“The best rolls”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

They have the best rolls in town!!! I also like their cordon blue chicken. The have a all-a-cart style restaurant.

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