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Tam O'Shanter

2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
323.664.0228
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Ranked #210 of 8,565 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $40
Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Irish, Scottish, Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Boyce
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!
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English first
San Fernando, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We celebrated our birthday here and it was very nice. This classic old Scottish restaurant is cozy and inviting. We haven’t been here for years and it didn’t disappoint. We had their classic Prime Rib dinner that comes with mashed potatoes and gravy, creamed spinach and Yorkshire pudding. We were each given a complimentary small trifle with a candle in... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I was very bummed, took a good friend to dinner here for his birthday, wanting it to be a special evening, and instead got terrible service, food took an hour to get to our table. 3 out of 4 of our dinners came and the 4th took at least 5 minutes from the others. Ordered a dish called Roasted Autumn... More

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Glendale, California
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324 reviews 324 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The Tam O' Shanter has been a family favorite restaurant since I was a child. Earlier in the year, my in-laws experienced it for the first time, during their visit with us from England. The are visiting again and the Tam O' Shanter was on their must-do list, so we went there last night. Jonathan was our server and he... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you are in/near the Glendale area you have to have lunch/dinner at the Tam O'Shanter! Dinner is my favorite time to go. The best prime rib dinner with Yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes, and creamed corn or creamed spinach. Walt Disney has his favorite table there (with a gold plaque on it) and John Wayne has his favorite table there.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Went on a local's recommendation. We sat at Walt Disney's favorite table. I'm sure this is normal but still fun! We were excited to see local beers on the list. Had the Yorkshire pudding meal which was delicious and so so rich. Great service.

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love the food here…even if it is a bit pricey! Their prime rib is probably the best in L.A. and the service is always first-rate. No more self-parking, which adds to the tab, so not crazy about that.

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I've been here for diner before and it's good. Not that many side choices available which I did not like. BUT, they have a delicious lunch sandwich bar. I've had the beef brisket ( my favorite), prime rib and the pork. They are sooooo good, the meat is very tender! You have a choice of bread that is very soft.... More

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Glendale, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We've been going to Tam O'Shanter since I was a kid. It's the first in the Lawry's stable and is so charming with a country inn feel and decor. Lunch? Don't miss the absolutely best double-dip brisket on an onion roll. My grandson called the au jus "black gold!" For dinner you can get the same awesome prime rib that... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

good prime rib with affordable price, nice decor too! just the lobster tails are small and taste too salty.

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Moorpark
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Food was very good as expected. Service was outstanding which is why this place has been here for 92 years. We will return for sure.

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