Tam O'Shanter

4.6
5612 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Bring our tradition of good cheer, warm hospitality and exceptional food to your home or office. We’re proud to be in our 10th decade of continuous service. We originally considered it a quiet pastoral road stop, since Los Feliz Boulevard was just an unpaved country lane traversed by rabbits and rabbit hunters, in that order.
That’s when Walt Disney and his animators, set designers and crews would trek out between takes for a bite and a refreshment. So often in fact, the Tam was once dubbed “the studio commissary.” Join us and see why the Tam is said to have been Walt’s favorite restaurant.
As a family-run establishment, we’re committed to keeping our community safe. We always practice strong hygiene protocols and rigorously adhere to all CDC food safety standards.
So until we’re able to welcome you back in our dining rooms, let us bring a little comfort to you.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 5612 people are saying
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vipTimmiGail
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In December there are carolers. They were wonderful and added to the overall holiday experience.

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ChuckD
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a very nice special occasion dinner at The Tam... my girlfriend's birthday dinner was made even more special by the customer service of Tristene. She was great to talk to and was so helpful to us... We got our usual prime rib dinners. I got the Tam O'Shanter cut, the lady got the California cut... we shared a lobster tail and sauteed mushrooms. We had a couple of beverages... It was a delicious meal. We were too full for dessert but Tristene brought the birthday girl a strawberry trifle with a candle on it. It was such a nice touch and was totally unexpected... I recently joined the Lawry's VIP Club so we will be dining here at The Tam & other locations more often... Thanks Tristene!

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vipFilmBuff
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are long-time customers and love the Tam, especially during the holidays!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening, a great way to start the holidays with the Carol singers!

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TravelingGal
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Tam O'Shanter is lovely. They have made every effort to train their staff to give exemplary service. I've been there twice in the last month. This time I had an issue. When my rare prime rib was brought with the rib on, I asked for it to be taken to kitchen to have the rib cut off. So much better than trying to deal with it at the table, I thought. The server concluded that this meant I did not want it so they threw it away. I was distressed and told him so. Nothing they could do, he said. So sorry. About 10 minutes later he appeared with a rib from a subsequent order, charred beyond recognition. This was the substitute for the rare one they had throw out. Not really. Otherwise it's a lovely dining experience, especially at lunch. Excellent food with the hot fudge Sundae beyond wonderful with copious amounts of CC Brown's hot fudge. Just be sure to be extremely explicit in your language if you ask for anything out of the ordinary.

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Scotspac
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

LOVE going to The Tam!! I travel from San Diego every year - I need to come up more often - and bring others, many first timers, to start the holiday season. The staff is outstanding and notable this year were Sarah at the bar who made a great Rob Roy and our server Erin ( gu bràth) who made the occasion even more enjoyable!! Early congratulations on your upcoming 100th Anniversary. Hope to see you during Robby Burns birthday celebration!!
All the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! Food was good and the Carolers were fantastic! Always nice to have a good hearty dinner in the winter. Wish the fireplace was working in the lobby area.

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vipJthw1914
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was terrific. Food was great as we all remembered.

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vipSjtkaakk
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We ate outside and covid in effect. The meat was delicious and the corn was semi cold and way to thick. Otherwise we enjoyed our friends and the rib roast. We did not have dessert.

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vipMissPLB
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely Holiday dinner. The Carolers are always wonderful. The first time, I've ever seen the parking lot full. They do verify COVID vaccination status....which is great. The wait staff was friendly and efficient; the food as always is extraordinary. So very pleased they were able to stay open during the recent closures. Onward to 2022!

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Thender123
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, as always! Totally love the Chocolate Souffle! Carolers make for an added holiday bonus.

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sirbruce
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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MCGH
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had a great time.

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vipMaddy
Los Angeles
72 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and drinks were delicious. Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic but nothing beats the festive ambiance for the holidays! The singing Christmas carolers are not to be missed! 🌲

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JonB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and an incredibly welcoming atmosphere. Would wholeheartedly recommend!

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Wendell
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was well decorated for the Christmas season. There was an added bonus of Christmas Caralers throughout the restaurant Caroline and sounded beautiful it was quite enjoyable. The waitress was very friendly and timely at taking our orders and getting our food to the table. She offered historical information about the restaurant which was very interesting and also provided recommendations about items on the menu. The food came in a timely manner It was well prepared.

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vipmbcc
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful evening with attentive service, superb food and a lovely room enhanced by holiday decor. There was an added floor show as the carolers and staff skirted each other. "Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, medium rare please".

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LynnA
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Convenient free parking. Excellent atmosphere and service. Excellent food. The menu, including dessert choices is expanding.

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vipDiner
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional experience. Yo and Armando were fantastic. Yo is so friendly and professional and all around lovely.
The food was amazing. We had prime rib, filet mignon and short ribs. Clearly meat lovers!
The sticky toffee pudding was awesome. Noelle, the manager, came by the table to check in on us and Diane also came by many times to make sure we were having an excellent evening. And the Carolers...outstanding. Great way to kick off the holiday season!

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LuciaM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place - delicious food!

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JoAnn714
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a reliable dining venue!!! Great for any occasion. The outdoor patio is comfortable, pleasant, airy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I visited as part of our annual Disneyland trip. We specifically went here since this was Walt Disney’s favorite spot and are glad we did. The service was excellent and the restaurant itself is charming and inviting. Our food was perfectly cooked and was tasty. A great experience overall.

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paulineO
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my first time eating at the Tam since before the pandemic. Though I love the restaurant's rustic and cozy interior, I opted for an outside table in the interest of safety. While lacking the old-fashioned charm of the inside dining rooms, our spot on the patio next to the fireplace was perfectly nice, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that traffic noise from Los Feliz Blvd wasn't an issue. Service was good and the food was decent. Our only complaint was that the kitchen had run out of French onion soup. All in all, a nice meal -- we'll be back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, got a late thanksgiving Turkey dinner on a Sunday night!

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JamesP
London
21 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Conveniently located. Outdoor patio is lovely especially
during this pandemic. All staff are masked & pandemic protocols are being followed.

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vipkatwine
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Outside brunch is lovely, and drinks at the bar is a classic old school LA experience!

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Alexis
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've wanted to go to this restaurant for a long time, and even having very high expectations, they surpassed them. Excellent food and service. I would not hesitate to return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

sonderfull wvening with my son. melinda our server was fabulous!

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Burbankian
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect venue for our Thanksgiving Holiday special event. Decorations were beautiful and made for a festive environment. Our waitress, I think her name was Emily, was very friendly and helpful but not over bearing. The food was excellent. My salmon was so tasty.
We will definitely return.
It was a fun bonus to be sitting at Walt Disney’s favorite table.

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TomG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, good, reasonably priced Thanksgiving dinner — odd vegetable choice of broccoli and cauliflower mix, which appeared to have come from a Bird’s Eye bag. Otherwise fine.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time going for a holiday dinner and we loved everything about it. Diane our server made sure we were happy all through dinner. It was nice to dine out again! My husband and I were also celebrating our 13th anniversary together.

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mkemows
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited the Tam O' Shanter for Thanksgiving dinner! The food was tasty and home style, nothing fancy. I requested and was seated at the Walt Disney table, which was an added treat to the visit. Our server gave us the history and was knowledgeable about the table and where Walt and his animators would often have lunch in the early days of the studio.
Make the request when you make your reservation!

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vip1Califtraveler
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner was great. Excellent food but slow service

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PaulineC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We reserved this restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner and we were really looking forward to it, we were so utterly disapointed that we had to return our meals, we tried another meal option which was also not up to standard for the price, the portion of mashed potato was so ridiculous (not even a tablespoon), the turkey looked like the scrapings of the end, the vegetable lasagne was so dry and resembled a school dinner, even a microvawe lasagne would have more cheese and sauce, the mac & cheese literally had no cheese and again was dry, we tried a trifle desert and it was basically all cream and no sponge, the waitress was not helpful at all and the manger made us feel very awkward and was not apologetic in the slightest, that being said we were not charged for any food but two out of four of us did not eat anything and we actually had to stop and order fast food on our way home :( we understand that Thanksgiving can be a busy time but that doesn't excuse the service that we encountered.Truly truly disappointed, we are from Scotland and this is most definitely NOT a representation of Scottish food or service, the only positive we have to say is that the decor is very cozy and authentic!

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Donato
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tam O'Shanter is not the least expensive place in town, but it is excellent and worth every penny. It's nearly 100years old, is very large and has plenty of parking, so it is user friendly. All the various rooms are very cozy and there is a large outdoor area for those who prefer that. The decor, the holiday feel and the staff are all wonderful.
The Thanksgiving dinner we and two friends had was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!! Perfect Thanksgiving dinner!! WE LOVED IT!!!

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GoodTimesInLA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was absolutely incredible and made it an amazing Thanksgiving meal. Old school place that feels like you are eating at a family members house. Can’t recommend this place enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I’m afraid the thanksgiving dinner wasn’t that good. The mashed potatoes tasted like they were made from instant and the bread wasn’t that good. Turkey wasn’t bad but had some gristle. Service was excellent, no complaints there. But can’t say I plan to come back.

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JoshuaS
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Yumm very good prime rib. Definitely going to come back to this iconic spot

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You can order delivery directly from Tam O'Shanter using the Order Online button. Tam O'Shanter also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Tam O'Shanter also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 664-0228.

Tam O'Shanter is rated 4.6 stars by 5612 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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