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Tam O'Shanter

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American, Bar, Irish, British, Pub, Scottish
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2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039-1524 (Boyce)
+1 323-664-0228
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Roger G
Battle Ground, Washington
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

Thank Rebecca S
Skipton, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank meryll83
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186 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the place is a landmark .It has been around since 1922 and rich in history. Prime rib and traditional Scottish fare what this place is known for.Portions are large . the desert selections are disappointing.The trifle was ok. Being tall the chairs were not too comfortable. All parking is valet with a $2.50 service charge which seems unnecessary

Thank marktS5189DV
Fremont, California
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5,014 reviews
1,479 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,381 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The prime rib dinners here are superb. We both had a different style of prime rib. I had the T'am Oshanter, which is the original prime rib cut, served medium rare. My husband enjoyed the English Cut medium. This is thinly cut slices of prime rib. They both came with vegetables (either creamed corn or creamed spinach), Yorkshire pudding, and... More 

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Monrovia, California
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We've been to this restaurant many times and have always enjoyed it. However tonight was very disappointing. Service was very slow and my husband had to send his prime rib back. I'm hoping this was a one-time occurrence and next visit will be as expected, wonderful.

Thank Vlindsey2014
Los Angeles, California
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440 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We stopped by for a late lunch around 3 p.m. The only choice was to sit in the Sandwich Bar area (dining room not open until later for dinner). We both had prime rib sandwiches. The amount of meat was generous, cooked just right, juicy and flavorful. The salad bar that accompanied the sandwiches was so so. You have to... More 

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Las Vegas
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136 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We loved our experience. The waiter gave us so much history about the place that has been here since 1922. We sat at table 15 which was John Wayne's table and he told us about Walt Disney who was also a regular. We loved our prime rib and lobster the ambience and the waiter was awesome. It was our anniversary... More 

Thank nettlestravels
Los Angeles, California
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111 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Tam O'Shanter has been a favorite place to dine with my friends. It is owned by Lawry's. He decor is classic cozy English. The food is delicious. Their specialty is prime rib, but they have fish dishes also. Desserts are wonderful. Our favorite to share is the hot fudge sundae. The service is excellent. You are never rushed and you... More 

Thank Annette M
Riverside, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Because my friend has been to this restaurant and had many excellent experiences, I expected to have a similar experience. He ordered a blackened Prime Rib which he has ordered many times before. My salad came and I finished it. Then our dinners came. Mine was ok, nothing special. His came but was NOT blackened! He sent it back to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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?