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Tam O'Shanter

2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
323.664.0228
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Ranked #232 of 8,558 restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $40
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
Los Angeles, California
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Los Angeles, California, USA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've always been a big fan of Tam O'Shanter's lunch in the bar area. It seems like something has changed there. The usual chef at the carving station wasn't there and the menu board was no longer there either. Perhaps they are making some changes, but I did like it the old way.

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LA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

EXCELLENT carving station with incredible meats. Turkey, roast beef, prime rib, brisket!!! you can't go wrong, includes fresh all you can eat potato salad, beets as well as fresh made horseradish and other condiments. Add a fresh mostly local craft beer and you have an excellent lunch or dinner. Enjoy!

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Los Angeles
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I love this place and have dined here often over the last 40 years. Each time I enter the dark and cool interior, I forget about all else but the moment. My favorite is the sandwich and ale bar where I can order at my leisure. Fare includes roast beef, brisket, corned beef, and roasted turkey and salads. I think... More

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
215 reviews 215 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

So we don't like hearing that the reason why our food was taking so long was that the kitchen was busy -- that just means that business is good and that the kitchen staff dod not adequately prepare their service. We had several lobster tails and were surprised to find them panko crusted with spices -- there was no hint... More

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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. Our experience: Kindly greeted as soon as we got there. Had a reservation at 8 and were a bit early so the gal said we could hang out in the bar until our table was ready. A couple minutes after 8 they came to grab us and seated us. Shortly thereafter... More

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Glendale, California
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151 reviews 151 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We started coming here in the 1970's for their slice to order lunch bar. The quality has never changed...just the prices have inched up but it's still the best sandwich in L.A. Brisket, roast beef, corned beef, turkey or Prime rib. The small salad bar with their potato salad, cole slaw and pickles are wonderful also.

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