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Tam O'Shanter

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Irish, Pub, Scottish
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2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039-1524 (Boyce)
+1 323-664-0228
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:30 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took a friend for a meal and she damaged her tooth on a piece of bone in the prime rib. Gave us a free dessert wow. Told us to get tooth checked at dentist. Will cost $3000 and they are not interested. Passed onto their insurance company. I cannot speak to anyone at corporate office or the insurance company. Oh... More 

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Thank Tony H
West Hollywood, CA
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant serves up great food in a frozen-in-time space that is truly unique. Legend has it that Walt Disney took inspiration from the design of this restaurant, and when you walk into the main dining room you immediately see that. I thought "This looks like something Disney would have designed," but it turns out the restaurant was there first.... More 

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Thank MikeInWeHo
Los Angeles, California
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436 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is over 90 years old (oldest restaurant in LA), and was visited by many famous Hollywood celebrities including John Wayne and Walt Disney! Besides the awesome decor, the food was delicious - especially the prime rib and sundae. So good!! This was also Lawry's owners' first restaurant. I came here for DineLA so price was good but in... More 

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Valencia
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful Scottish food where you can find fine food, wine and song if you time it right! Try the Rarebit and Shepard pie! The wait staff if top notch. They actually know proper etiquette. Which is a Lovely change of pace. We have never had trouble finding parking as they have a valet that always can find room! Go for... More 

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Thank Sojournarita
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108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We decided to meet at this restaurant for our yearly get-together. We sat at the table that was Walt Disney's favorite table, when he came to the Tam. In fact, on the surface of the table are faint carvings, made by some of the Imagineers who shared a meal with Walt. Susie and I decided to try the Fish and... More 

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SeaTac, Washington
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The Tam O'Shanter is a Los Angeles institution. Although I was a resident of LA for nearly 30 years, I didn't experience the place until my waning days in the city. I remember in the 1990s I had a landlord who lived in Loz Feliz and she had been going to the Tam O'Shanter for decades -- always telling me... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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133 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We went specifically because we had heard this was one of the best (actually the best) restaurant in the country for Christmas dinner. We were not disappointed! Never mind the history of the place - since the 1930's, Walt Disney, Snow White's cottage, blah, blah, the service and the food were excellent. We chose the roast turkey with stuffing and... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

My son took us here for my Birthday! We normally go to Lawry's, but had never been here. We had a great time here. Warm, cozy, atmosphere. Food was wonderful. Service was outstanding. We will go back for sure. Charming, very charming! It was decorated for Christmas and had roving Carollers who knew every Christmas song you can imagine. Prime... More 

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Battle Ground, Washington
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in just on the cusp between brunch and the dinner menu, so we didn't see the dinner menu. The rueben paninni was excellent, not too salty. Bottomless champagne was not too sweet, maybe a little TOO tasty. Good burger and fries. Warm, friendly service, cutest little waitress. Would totally come here again, next time we are in town!

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Being from Yorkshire, I can tell you the Yorkshire puddings served here are pretty decent. Food overall was quite tasty. It's a nice little English pub themed restaurant which contains a bit of Disney history.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Bar, Irish, Pub, Scottish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039-1524
    (Boyce)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: +1 323-664-0228
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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?