Tam O'Shanter

4.6
5591 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
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vipDiner
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined 2 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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place - delicious food!

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JoAnn714
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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paulineO
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JamesP
London
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Burbankian
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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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PamH
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience5

Everything was great except getting the reservation on line.

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RobertN
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great place to go. Easy, no fee parking. Very friendly attentive staff.

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ElsaW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect time to go. Right before the lunch crowd. Food is always perfect!

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Squared
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for the holidays!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and the food was delicious. Couldn’t ask for a better experience

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vipKubbydoo
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

While the "Tam" has weathered the Pandemic storm, it has not done so gracefully. To begin, the service and wait staff were depressingly sullen and really did not look like they wanted to be there -- from the front of house folks to the person attending the bar area (I mean, I really would like to enjoy my drink first before getting the bill) to our very surly waitperson -- if you don't want to be there, then don't work there. Next, the food. Look this isn't Great Britain so please do not cook the hell out of everything. 3 out of the 4 dishes ordered by my group were dry and overcooked -- edible but still overcooked. This included both the meat and the vegetables. It was really disappointing and I won't be going back. Sorry Tam but really a very disappointing experience all around.

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Nelli
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!! The food was great! Our server was amazing! She explained everything to us since it was our first time. The atmosphere was wonderful! Christmas decorations were up and it looked so beautiful! The food was great! I got the California cut I believe. Good portion for me. My partner got the Tam O’Shanter cut and that was good for him. We both finished our meals even with all the bread we got. Definitely a bit pricey but I would definitely recommend it! And I will for sure come back!

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rushm
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Loved this restaurant for many years. However, I am handicapped, and no space in the parking lot and no valet created a problem. Hostess was so indifferent it really was rude. How can they have someone greet you without greeeting you, without saying "hello" or "goodbye." So this made our second impression (first impression outside with gentleman checing vaccinations was wonderful, so unmpleasant we were in a bad mood when we were "finally" seated. I say finally because the place was mostly deserted when we arrived yet it took 10 minutes to be seated

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vipaminla
Los Angeles
272 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tam is one of our favorite restaurants: the food and service are consistently great. The service was excellent: friendly, attentive, and quick, and our meals were fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Asked for my vaccination card to dine indoors. Felt intrusive. Should be made aware prior to making reservations. Especially for additional guests.

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PrincessF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prime rib is absolutely amazing! We’re also highly recommend doing scotch tasting because they have 500 hundreds of them. Lastly, the Irish nachos were great, too.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on November 25, 2021

Cheers to to Prime Rib! We love to read that you enjoyed our signature dish :) We appreciate the recommendation too.

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ScottH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Well let’s start with I made a reservation for my mothers birthday, upon arrival no host outside to greet us. A line started forming, I went inside to get someone to come out.
I ordered the spicy shrimp dish, the grits were so dry also the shrimp was over cooked. I did say something, I was asked if I wanted something else in place of the grits , I said I’ll try the mashed potatoes which came out cold. My lunch was not what I was expected from this restaurant. I feel like we’re getting mediocre food at a higher price. My mom was satisfied with hers but the potatoes were cold also and the cream spinach. My daughter was happy with her meal.
I did make a reservation there giving notice I was going for a birthday but I did not get any recognition.
When going to my car, I heard them singing happy birthday to someone else.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on November 25, 2021

Hello Scott - Thank you for the review and sharing about your recent experience. We're sorry to read that we didn't meet the mark with your food orders. It's important for us to know and we've made note of your review to ensure a better experience in the future. We want all our guests to leave happy and satisfied with their visit. Happy Birthday to your mom. We do hope you give us another chance in the future. All the best.

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LynnA
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Convenient free parking. Great environment. Great service. Good food.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on November 25, 2021

Thank you, Lynn! We appreciate the review :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time and enjoyed all our selections. Will be back for the scorch sampler !

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on November 25, 2021

Thank you for the review! We look forward to having you back :)

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HomeOfTheWhopper
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Classic Scottish pub feel. They kinda ruined the feel in the bar area with cheap fake wood floors. Food is bland, but you'd probably expect that from a Brit menu. Ambience is warm, cozy, rustic, unique. Service was superb.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on November 25, 2021

Thank you for the review. We're happy to know that our service met the mark with you.

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TomS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The Tam O'Shanter Inn is a legendary restaurant of Los Angeles. I still deserves it's legendary status. It is 99 years old. It's food remains classic, outstanding in quality, taste, and preparation. The service remains courteous and impeccable. The only negative aspect of lunching at the Tam O'Shanter Inn is that certain favorite and signature dishes are no longer offered on the menu. I hope they return.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on November 25, 2021

Thank you for the review, Tom! Thank you for sharing a bit about our history :) Please know that we're working hard to ramp back up while we come through this pandemic. All the best and we hope to see you again in the future.

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DwightH
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was gracious. It was unclear how long we had to eat, since the stated lunch ending time was 15 minutes after our reservation. We liked the free parking.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on November 25, 2021

Thank you for the review, Dwight! We apologize for the confusion around the dining time. We hope you enjoyed your meal :)

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Apryl
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful dining experience! Can’t wait to return.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on November 18, 2021

We can't wait to have you back, Apryl! Thank you so much for the review and for the stars :)

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HeatherA
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! It’s our favorite spot for a pint, a good meal, and a nice night out. Love the prime rib, the creamed corn, and the chocolate soufflé! Wish they would bring back the corn fritters, though.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on November 23, 2021

Thanks for the review, Heather! We love to read that you had a great time and loved your food :)

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Garyb
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tam never fails to give good food, good service, and a good time. Our evening was just great.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on November 18, 2021

Hi Gary - Thank you for the review. We love to read that we met the mark with your recent visit. All the best to you.

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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 5591 OpenTable diners.

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