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Tam O'Shanter

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American, Irish, Pub, Scottish
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2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039 (Boyce)
323.664.0228
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10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Description: Delighting diners for 90 years, the Tam O'Shanter is Los Angeles' oldest...
Delighting diners for 90 years, the Tam O'Shanter is Los Angeles' oldest restaurant operated by the same family in the same location. Enjoy good cheer, warm hospitality and exceptional food in a cozy old world atmosphere. If you have some Scottish ancestry, you might even find your family tartan among the extensive collection decorating the walls!
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Casual Elegant

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  • 60
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  • 49
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, cool atmosphere

This is just a small step down from it's big brother Lawry's. But the sandwich and ale bar is a great way to get super food at an affordable price in a legendary restaurant. This used to be Walt Disney's favorite place to dine. Of course, I have to recommend prime rib, but everything tasted was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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Big Lake, Minnesota
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350 reviews 350 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Went to lunch in this iconic joint and found it enjoyable. Obviously and old school draw, many of the patrons look like they have been coming here for years...many years. There is the "pub" and the dining room for lunch, with the dining room having a more extensive menu. We went with the sandwich bar, and enjoyed a pressed Reuben... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We went here with our tour group with Adventures by Disney. The food is amazing, the atmosphere is amazing and being able to see the booth that Walt Disney would frequent is very cool. A gem in LA

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playa del rey, ca
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited the Tam O'Shanter last week to celebrate my mom's birthday. It is her favorite restaurant. My husband and I hadn't been there for quite awhile and had forgotten what a special place it is. The atmosphere is beautiful without being too fancy. It's pub-like environment makes you feel comfortable as soon as you arrive. The food was very... More 

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Bangkok
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342 reviews 342 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is just a small step down from it's big brother Lawry's. But the sandwich and ale bar is a great way to get super food at an affordable price in a legendary restaurant. This used to be Walt Disney's favorite place to dine. Of course, I have to recommend prime rib, but everything tasted was good. Happy hours run... More 

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San Gabriel, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I enjoy everything I order, but not like the good old days when Sunday bread and strawberry butter was served and children menu available and lots of menu items gone. Still a very festive atmosphere with good food. Must join their club.Have been coming for over 25 years

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Los Angeles
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We ate lunch here yesterday with my sister and brother in-law. We sat in a booth in the bar area, and I wouldn't do that again. One of the other booths, or the other room is better. It is decorated with pieces of Scottish Tartans, and decorations. Busy at lunch. The food was good, with the exception of the meatloaf... More 

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Florence, Oregon
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144 reviews 144 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Actually a registered historical sight this place has a lot of charm. It has been a familiar landmark since the 1920s. Looks like an inn built in England some 300 years ago. Heavy roughhewn beams on the interior give it an authentic look and a wonderful atmosphere. Food is classic American and is very good. A must for those who... More 

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Minnesota
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The Tam O'Shanter is an unexpected restaurant for the Los Angeles area. It has an old world Europe feel to it and specializes in prime rib. It is an older restaurant (one of Walt Disney's favorites in fact), an is a nice relief from the ultra modern attempts at chic restaurants to populate the area. The food was very good.... More 

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Monrovia, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

While the food is almost always excellent, I felt a sense of malaise, as if the restaurant was bored with it's own existence. They have tried a 'new' menu with new (and somewhat highly-priced' entrees and appetizers. It seems that they want to attract the younger 20-30 crowd. The new 'Lightning Bolt' logo appears out of place in the pseudo-English... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The Tam is in walking distance from our house. We've been there many times. What we love is its consistency, good service and friendly admosphere. The Martinis are great too. No special bar tender instructions necessary.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
    (Boyce)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: 323.664.0228

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Irish, Pub, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Delighting diners for 90 years, the Tam O'Shanter is Los Angeles' oldest restaurant operated by the same family in the same location. Enjoy good cheer, warm hospitality and exceptional food in a cozy old world atmosphere. If you have some Scottish ancestry, you might even find your family tartan among the extensive collection decorating the walls!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?