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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 52
    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
Dinner with out of town guests

"The Tam" is a uniformly reliable restaurant to which to bring guests. The food is always well prepared, and the service is consistent. We had a very good dinner of Prime Rib all around

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
FredSimson
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Los Angeles, California
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California
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Food is good and the live music is better! Ploughboys Celtic played for two hours. I really enjoyed the ambiance of the very pub like feel! Great place for parties and hanging out with friends!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great place some of the best prime rib and the place I know where they sell Haggis an original Scottish dish

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

"The Tam" is a uniformly reliable restaurant to which to bring guests. The food is always well prepared, and the service is consistent. We had a very good dinner of Prime Rib all around

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Cypress, CA
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It's nice to visit a restaurant with great food, but particularly cool when the place also has unique architecture. This place has both! The interesting, traditional Scottish decor shows that they put a lot of thought into designing this place. It also carries just about every kind of scotch you've ever heard of. This includes Oban, which is one of... More 

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Glendale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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21 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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11 restaurant reviews
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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?