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“Historically and Culinarily Charming”
Review of Tam O'Shanter

Tam O'Shanter
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Ranked #437 of 10,091 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: American, Irish, Scottish, Pub
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
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!
Los Angeles, CA
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Historically and Culinarily Charming”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

While Disney Fans might initially be interested in this restaurant because of its historical significance as one of Walt's favorite restaurants, or because of its involvement in the recent "Tomorrowland" film marketing activities, they will likely return because of the great food and charming surroundings. Whether sitting at Walt's favorite table or kicking back in the more casual sandwich bar, it's a nice place to consume a lot of prime rib, creamed vegetables, and nostalgia.

Visited September 2013
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English first
Omaha, Nebraska
Level 6 Contributor
230 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“1st class experience”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

the food was thoughtfully prepared, the menu had a wide selection, the service was very good...overall we had a very positive experience..

  • Visited September 2013
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Fresno
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Scotch Eggs, French Onion Soup, Prime Rib, Lobster Is On Point!!!”
Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

This place is the best for all Scotish food!! Scotch eggs are great and Prime Rib is done right!!! Great service!!!

  • Visited September 2013
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Templeton, California
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Old "Hollywood" style fun restaurant”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Good service (eat in the bar area) and tasty food. Be warned, the portions are large yummy pub food; you may attempt to eat all then food on the plate because it tastes so good. Good venue meet friends and have a good meal. Be aware that parking is an issue, but they have valet service.

  • Visited August 2013
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Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Eat in the Bar!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

The Tam was once the hangout of Walt Disney and Old Hollywood stars. We go early and grab a seat in the bar/lounge area. You can order the full menu, or just get a sandwich or apps. The full dining room is great for larger parties or special occasions. The John Wayne table is a good one. The food is not stellar, but it is consistent. Don't order anything that seems too creative, they are best at the classics: Toad in the Hole, prime rib, etc. the best thing about the place is the Snow White and the Seven Dwarves amosphere. The lounge will have locals, it's not a terribly touristy spot. Check their website for live music.

  • Visited June 2013
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