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Tam O'Shanter

Certificate of Excellence
American, Irish, British, Pub, Scottish
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2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039 (Boyce)
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Banning, Ca
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480 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank JulieMack
Detroit, Michigan
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We used to visit this place regularly when we lived nearby, so when we were in town again, we made it a point to have a nice dinner there with family. Unfortunately, I've finally come to realize that this restaurant is not worth the overpriced menu. I ordered the largest steak they offer. It was big, but the taste was... More 

Thank LivingRichly
Glendale, California
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740 reviews
483 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Really great food...Best server! The onion rings are simply amazing!!! Definitely would go back again

Thank travelshooter71
Corona, California
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

I went with friends to this restaurant before going to a museum. I didn't check the menu beforehand as I usually do. I had a salad which was fair....nothing special.!! My friend had a prime rib dinner which she said was good.

Thank MaryA32248
Palm Springs, California
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98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Been coming here since 1953... even when living in Hawaii we flew here at least once a year....its that good. Atmosphere you can cut with a knife, history, romance, class....This is the place where guys like Rudolf Valentino, Walt Disney, John Wayne and A llot of hollywoods movers and shakers.frequented. Disney ate here daily in the 30's and 40's.... Oh... More 

Thank hawaiidan
Las Vegas, NV
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

We have been to Lawry's many times, but had never gone to the "Mother" restaurant. Back in the LA. area over Easter weekend, we decided it was time to give it a try. What a great choice. The restaurant is a quirky little place that began life as a roadside stand selling potato chips! What progress. The three of us... More 

1 Thank Susilou
Mason, Ohio
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76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Although this historic restaurant is noted for it's prime rib, we wish we would have made another choice. The fish and chips looked wonderful. If you are a Disney fan, this is a unique stop...a place Walt and his animators would go and discuss ideas while eating. His booth has a commerative sign on the table. Several sketches by his... More 

1 Thank Nursejudy3
Los Angeles, California
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299 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

This gem has been here since 1922. You can be seated in the dining room for an elegant meal or just walk in & order at the sandwich bar where they have a carving station with a choice of meats & breads. Included with your sandwich is a help yourself salad bar with pickles, pickled beets, potato salad & a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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, 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
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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
  • 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?