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“Walt Disney's favorite”
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Tam O'Shanter
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Ranked #422 of 10,140 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!
Reviewed December 27, 2013

We went here with a tour, so our menu was somewhat more limited than the one they usually offer. However, the prime rib was fantastic, and so was the Yorkshire pudding. I'm not a huge fan of creamed spinach, but the people who enjoy it said it was a good example of the dish.
The decor is very pretty, and the restaurant seems to be much larger on the inside than would appear possible looking at the front. It looked like parking might be an issue on crowded nights, but I understand they have a valet.
The service was also friendly and helpful, especially considering the get-ups they were given to wear. It's easy to see where the plan for Epcot came from while eating there. Highly recommend. The restaurant had a crowd at lunch, so go early or make reservations. Have the prime rib, and come hungry.

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Reviewed December 12, 2013

I first went to " the Tam" as my mother called it, as a teenager in the 1950's. And I loved it. Later in the 70's it went under a new name " the Great Scot" we took our children there and it was as great a favorite with them as it had been with me 20 years earlier. Now it is once again The Great Scott and we find it well worth the long drive from manhattan beach for special occasions. Especially Christmas when they have dickonsinian Carolers serenading you all evening. The ambiance has not changed over all these years, but like something from a fairy tale everything stays as magically new and shiney as it was 60 years ago. For me it's all about the gorgeous setting and the thoughtful service. The food is fine too, but it is more for meat eaters and people with huge appetites, that being said, I go every time there is an opportunity. I don't have to eat every bite. Also they have an excellent and reasonable wine list.

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Thank innfan2013
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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.

Thank lonegungirl
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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..

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Thank jackpine2
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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!!!

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Thank Mando A
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