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Tam O'Shanter

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American, Irish, British, Pub, Scottish
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2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039 (Boyce)
323.664.0228
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11:00 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Clan-tastic

Dropped in for dinner on a Friday night after 8:30 pm. Lively Irish band playing in the small crowded pub upfront. Few kelts among the patrons. Seated in one of the many quaint dining rooms. Delicious prime rib and pot pies. Just love the ambience, decor and food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
XrsPappas5
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Glendale, California
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Glendale, California
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Dropped in for dinner on a Friday night after 8:30 pm. Lively Irish band playing in the small crowded pub upfront. Few kelts among the patrons. Seated in one of the many quaint dining rooms. Delicious prime rib and pot pies. Just love the ambience, decor and food.

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Prince Edward Island, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The service was fantastic, the food was amazing, and the ambiance was perfect! Walt Disney's Table is pretty cool too!

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Los Angeles
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I feel compelled to revisit my past review after consecutive dining disappointments. Although I still love the sandwich bar and the consistent level of decent service in the bar area, I can't say the same for the Tam's other offerings. I recently dined with a group of 10 women on a Saturday at noon. Many of us wanted entrée salads... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

awful food expensive, haggis like a pastime from Aldis, nothing on menu that resembles Scottish food, and when complained fell on I do not understand your accent,, best thing was the Belhaven Best beer, which I live 10 mins from in scotland and son in law works for so 5 star for the beer nothing else.

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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

i had the California prime rib it was just as ordered the French onion soup was great, the decor is fantastic worth going back

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Anaheim, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I normally have lunch, in the bar by the carving station and the food is excellent. I think it's wonderful a restaurant that has been around for almost 100 years is still here, making guests smile.

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This may be a very nice restaurant for couples, but I would not book a group here. We made plans two months ahead, and were told we could order from the menu if we had less than 36. We were also told we had a "room" for the group. Three days before the event, we were told that even though... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Great place with a little Walt Disney history! Lowry's Seasonings was started here also! Food was good and wait staff was very pleasant.

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Big Lake, Minnesota
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190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 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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18 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Tam O'Shanter

Address: 2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Phone Number: 323.664.0228
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
Cuisine: American, Irish, British, Pub, Scottish

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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, British, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?