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Tam O'Shanter

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American, Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039-1524 (Boyce)
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Las Vegas
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136 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our experience. The waiter gave us so much history about the place that has been here since 1922. We sat at table 15 which was John Wayne's table and he told us about Walt Disney who was also a regular. We loved our prime rib and lobster the ambience and the waiter was awesome. It was our anniversary... More 

Thank nettlestravels
Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tam O'Shanter has been a favorite place to dine with my friends. It is owned by Lawry's. He decor is classic cozy English. The food is delicious. Their specialty is prime rib, but they have fish dishes also. Desserts are wonderful. Our favorite to share is the hot fudge sundae. The service is excellent. You are never rushed and you... More 

Thank Annette M
Riverside, California
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Because my friend has been to this restaurant and had many excellent experiences, I expected to have a similar experience. He ordered a blackened Prime Rib which he has ordered many times before. My salad came and I finished it. Then our dinners came. Mine was ok, nothing special. His came but was NOT blackened! He sent it back to... More 

Thank Theresa H
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were told that Walt Disney was a lunch regular in this charming restaurant that originally opened in 1922. My daughter enjoyed her Prime Rib Dinner, and I thoroughly enjoyed the Creamed Spinach Yorkshire Pudding. Service was friendly and outstanding. I definitely plan on returning.

Thank Virginia M
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As always A+++with food and service,this is the best prime rib and yorkshire pudding. Never had a bad meal here. And they serve Boddingtons beer

Thank glasgowkiss1954
Los Angeles, CA
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently, I dined at Tam O'Shanter to celebrate an occasion with my family. Several of us ordered end cuts of prime rib. When the entries were brought out, one of them was so dried out as to be unedible. We returned that entree with sides to the waiter and asked for a replacement. Shortly after, the waiter comes back to... More 

Thank stairway2heaven
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Want a prime rib, fresh roasted turkey, pastrami, roast pork or sliced beef well this is the place for a mid-range Sammy. Included homemade coleslaw, potato salad, roasted beets, pickles and a variety of spreads. Only served in the bar area. Happy Hour starts at 4.

Thank henry and yolan... C
Banning, Ca
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542 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

The open around 11am and we arrived . Quickly seated, menu give drink order taken and supplied. This place is part of the Lawry's chain and holds their standards. Food was served hot and fresh. Got full quickly. Will return

Thank Perkadventures
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Went to get a bite and drink before an event. It was quiet and cozy. Great service. Strong drinks-but they don't come cheap! $14 each. Had the fish and chips that had the perfect amount of coating and was mostly fish so you could taste it. The fish was good. Better than most, but not what I would ordedr again.... More 

Thank ballerina501
Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

For years, the Tam has been our go-to place for small celebrations. But lately, something's different and I can't quite put my finger on it. On this most recent visit, I had the Lamb Sirloin special. There was flavor, but there was also some sinewy gristle running through several pieces and a sauce that left a fatty feeling on my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $40
American, Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039-1524
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: 323.664.0228
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?