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Tam O'Shanter

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American, Irish, Pub, Scottish
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2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039 (Boyce)
323.664.0228
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10:30 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    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

Great place with a little Walt Disney history! Lowry's Seasonings was started here also! Food was good and wait staff was very pleasant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Eagan, Minnesota
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English first
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This may be a very nice restaurant for couples, but I would not book a group here. We made plans two months ahead, and were told we could order from the menu if we had less than 36. We were also told we had a "room" for the group. Three days before the event, we were told that even though... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Great place with a little Walt Disney history! Lowry's Seasonings was started here also! Food was good and wait staff was very pleasant.

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Big Lake, Minnesota
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347 reviews 347 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Went to lunch in this iconic joint and found it enjoyable. Obviously and old school draw, many of the patrons look like they have been coming here for years...many years. There is the "pub" and the dining room for lunch, with the dining room having a more extensive menu. We went with the sandwich bar, and enjoyed a pressed Reuben... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We went here with our tour group with Adventures by Disney. The food is amazing, the atmosphere is amazing and being able to see the booth that Walt Disney would frequent is very cool. A gem in LA

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playa del rey, ca
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited the Tam O'Shanter last week to celebrate my mom's birthday. It is her favorite restaurant. My husband and I hadn't been there for quite awhile and had forgotten what a special place it is. The atmosphere is beautiful without being too fancy. It's pub-like environment makes you feel comfortable as soon as you arrive. The food was very... More 

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Bangkok
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345 reviews 345 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is just a small step down from it's big brother Lawry's. But the sandwich and ale bar is a great way to get super food at an affordable price in a legendary restaurant. This used to be Walt Disney's favorite place to dine. Of course, I have to recommend prime rib, but everything tasted was good. Happy hours run... More 

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San Gabriel, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I enjoy everything I order, but not like the good old days when Sunday bread and strawberry butter was served and children menu available and lots of menu items gone. Still a very festive atmosphere with good food. Must join their club.Have been coming for over 25 years

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Los Angeles
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16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We ate lunch here yesterday with my sister and brother in-law. We sat in a booth in the bar area, and I wouldn't do that again. One of the other booths, or the other room is better. It is decorated with pieces of Scottish Tartans, and decorations. Busy at lunch. The food was good, with the exception of the meatloaf... 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, Pub, Scottish

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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, 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?