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2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
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Ranked #173 of 8,691 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $40
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
Florence, Oregon
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130 reviews 130 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 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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Duluth MN
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Before our visit to LA, we asked some former Angelenos for some restaurant recommendations. The Tam's name came up three times and we tried it and were not disappointed. Apparently, the restaurant is over 90 years old, so it must be doing something right. We were told that the prime rib was the specialty of the house and it was,... More 

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Riverside, California, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The Tam has become "the" place for the ladies of the Southern California Branch of the Clan Donnachaidh Society to get together for a meal and a chat. Fabulous food, incredible ambiance, world class service. If we have something to celebrate, we celebrate at the Tam.

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Puyallup, WA
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Second visit here and I have to say just as great as the first. Come with an appetite, you will be filled up. EXCELLENT Prime Rib. Excellent everything. Make sure to save room for a chocolate soufflé or a chocolate fudge sundae. Next time I am wearing my kilt!!

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San Gabriel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It was very busy the night we were there because of the holidays. The Christmas carolers were very nice but my food cooled off while being polite to listen as they sang at the table. The restaurant was crowded and not much room between each table so it made to a noisy dining event. The food was very good. I... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Unable to get a reservation because of the holiday season, we ventured into the bar area where none are required or even taken. Although it was packed, the staff immediately took an interest in finding us a table. We were seated faster than expected and quickly served our prime rib, Yorkshire pudding, pot roast and brussels sprouts. Everything was cooked... More 

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Burbank, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We love going to the Tam O'Shanter every year during Christmas time. They have such a festive atmosphere and the carolers walking around just completes the whole picture and makes for a cheerful and fun evening. Always great service and the food is good. I was however a bit disappointed with the twin lobster tails I ordered this year. I... More 

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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, Scottish, Pub

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