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Tam O'Shanter

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Irish, Pub, Scottish
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2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039-1524 (Boyce)
+1 323-664-0228
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:30 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was so excited to dine at this place and I really, really wanted to love it. I saw it when driving by and it had such a fabulous vintage look. I immediately looked it up and started researching it by reading reviews. It sounded right up my alley, so we made a resie for the next night. We walked... More 

Thank Cloverleaf3218
Beatrice, Nebraska, USA
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this restaurant for over 65 years.I Ilived close by it till the Korean war grabbed me and after 2 years in service I decided to move to midwest. But almost each time I visited Southern Calif I managed to visit the Tam.

Thank M H M
Garden Grove, California
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118 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going for years and go to some of their holiday events. They have a great weekend brunch, excellent selection of dinners, great appetizers and deserts. They also have a carvery for sandwiches for a quick lunch.

Thank Jay B
Highland, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun as usual, The atmosphere is very welcoming and clean. Unfortunately, the server we had was running like crazy from the pub area, where we sat, to the main dining room to assist customers. It took a crazy amount of time to place our order. We knew the location was busy but we expected, at least our easy to make... More 

Thank pamela2340
Los Angeles, California
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293 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has been one of our favorites restaurants for many years. This time we went to celebrate my birthday. I like my food hot but they were not able to serve my prime rib dinner to my liking. Our waiter (Mark) wrote my request down on the order but the meal was barely warm. Even the mashed potatoes and creamed... More 

Thank ibaol
Los Angeles, California
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146 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We have actually been going to this restaurant for years, but I don't remember reviewing it. This time I am putting in my review because we had an excellent meal, with great service. Our server, Shaun (or maybe Sean), was very attentive to our needs and very personable. I believe when eating a nice dinner out, it adds so much... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2017

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 

Thank Tony H
West Hollywood, CA
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48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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 

Thank MikeInWeHo
Los Angeles, California
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475 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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 

Thank itsxjackie
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$40
American, Bar, Irish, Pub, Scottish
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039-1524
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: +1 323-664-0228
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?