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Tam O'Shanter

2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
323.664.0228
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Ranked #194 of 8,575 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 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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Los Angeles, California, USA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
41 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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12 reviews 12 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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