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Golden Lamb

27 S. Broadway, Lebanon, OH - (513) 932-5065
Posted By Ida Mae Bond on 9/14/2007 10:16:00 AM
While the Golden Lamb's main restaurant is lovely, don't overlook the back room! If you walk on back, you will find The Black Horse Tavern. Walk past the bar and there are several tables, and you can seat yourself wherever you like. No frilly lace back here and there's an entirely different menu!

The house salad is Greek, and they bring out a big bowl of it to serve family-style. The hit on the menu is the fried chicken. When you place your order, the waitress will warn you: it's going to be an extra 40 minutes until your meal is served. Why? Well, all deference to The Colonel, they have to actually pan fry your chicken and that's going to take some time! In the meanwhile, you have that Greek salad and fresh baked bread to keep you company.

This is simply the best fried chicken I have ever eaten! So many places cut corners on fried chicken to save time. Here, it's dipped in a buttermilk batter that is homey but doesn't get in the way. It's all about the chicken, and it's crispy and juicy, a delight.

After your meal, take the time to tour the inn. It's some 200 years old and has seen a large number of distinguished guests, including several presidents. The rooms are full of antique furniture, and when no one is renting a room, the door is open so you can peer inside. On the top floor, there's a room furnished for a child, circa 1920 or so, and it is reputed to be haunted! I didn't see any ghosts myself but the staff told us there are going to be seances there this October to settle the matter. We'd have rented a room and dared the ghosts. We saw one room that had a bed just like the one in the Lincoln bedroom; but miles to go before we slept.

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Stack pie = extra crust, extra filling
"Stack pie = extra crust, extra filling"
Michael Stern





As tasty as it is pretty
"As tasty as it is pretty"
Michael Stern


For those with a serious sweet tooth, the Golden Lamb's Shaker sugar pie is a must-eat dessert.
"For those with a serious sweet tooth, the Golden Lamb's Shaker sugar pie is a must-eat dessert."
Michael Stern


A Golden Lamb specialty for years, this serving of eight sauerkraut balls is a mighty big appetizer, even for two healthy appetites.  That's cocktail sauce in the center, for dipping.
"A Golden Lamb specialty for years, this serving of eight sauerkraut balls is a mighty big appetizer, even for two healthy appetites. That's cocktail sauce in the center, for dipping."
Michael Stern


Among your salad options is the hot slaw, which is simply hot bacon dressing over plain cabbage.   Delicious!
"Among your salad options is the hot slaw, which is simply hot bacon dressing over plain cabbage. Delicious!"
Cliff Strutz


The lunch crowd on a summer day
"The lunch crowd on a summer day"
Michael Stern


Often there is a wait for a table at the Golden Lamb.  This lobby chair, covered with a souvenir blanket, is one nice place bide a while.
"Often there is a wait for a table at the Golden Lamb. This lobby chair, covered with a souvenir blanket, is one nice place bide a while."
Michael Stern


A Southwest Ohio culinary treasure
"A Southwest Ohio culinary treasure"
Michael Stern


The Golden Lamb is about to enter its THIRD century!
"The Golden Lamb is about to enter its THIRD century!"
Michael Stern



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