Drumroll, please. Thrillist has put together a list of “The Most Iconic Restaurant in Every State (and DC),” and Ohio’s happens to be right here in the Miami Valley.
The Golden Lamb, located at 27 S. Broadway St. in Lebanon, was picked as the most iconic restaurant, which is not quite the same as the oldest.
Here’s a bit on Thrillist’s methodology:
“To qualify for this list, a place had to have been around for 30+ years (all have been in business since at least 1980) and still be a crowd favorite. And while some of these restaurants may not have the best food or be tourist-free, they're all famous.”
Here’s what Thrillist had to say about the Golden Lamb itself:
“Staking a claim as Ohio's oldest continually operated business, this joint's got some serious history. Located between Cincinnati and the old National Rd, the hotel and restaurant welcomed everyone from railroad workers to 12 presidents, writers like Mark Twain and Chuck Dickens, and everyone in between. More importantly, the food's good. And yes, lamb is served in the ancient, historic joint.”