Built in 1856, The Lion House was the residence of Mormon president Brigham Young and his family. The house was named after the reclining statue of a lion installed over the entrance, an animal that Young was also identified with. The Lion House was partly designed by the architect of Salt Lake Temple.
The cafeteria-style restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, complemented with fresh rolls, desserts and pastries prepared at the Lion House Bakery. Its menu changes every day. The restaurant itself is among Utah's famous historical landmarks, with decorative pieces and architectural design reminiscent of the pioneer era.
Diners can enjoy their meal indoors or at the outdoor patio.
The Lion House also has facilities for various business and social functions such as wedding receptions, banquets, and birthday parties.