Tam O'Shanter

4.7
5503 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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  • Private Whisky Tasting

    $89.00 per personPrepaid

    Aug 27 - Oct 31, 2021

    Reserve a private tasting experience for you and up to 7 friends! Large tastings with lots of strangers are great but sometimes you want something a little more private and personalized. For $89 per person you'll get 4 hand-picked selections from our World Class Whisky Collection and an assortment of snacks. BTW did we mention we have 650 bottlings to pick from? Each tasting is different and personalized for you. None of your whiskies will be “run of the mill”. Please make sure you have a valid phone number on the booking so our chief whisky buyer can contact you to curate the best possible experience. Email our Chief Whisky Buyer with any questions, Jlindquist@lawrysonline.com or reserve online today!

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
What 5503 people are saying
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LynnA
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Free, convenient parking. Very nice environment. Everything was excellent. Hope the menu is expanded to at least pre-pandemic level soon. Also need to expand dessert menu….presently very limited.

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Carl
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We have been coming to the Tam for over 50 years and always look forward to our regular visits.
After last evening, I do not consider the Tam what I have come to know and experience as a Lawry's class location.

My prime rib was tough and chewy. I had a hard time cutting the meat in to regular bites. It was not even what I would expect from a "Sizzler". My wife said hers was Ok. Maybe it is the remains of the Pandemic and supply chain but was not Lawry's.
Little things that show that the restaurant is more than a diner worth the value of the meal just seemed to be missing. We had to ask for our horseradish after the prime rib was served (We were always asked before). The bread and water was not served shortly after we sat down an usual. We actually heard the server remind the table staff to bring the water and bread. Our favorite dark bread is no longer served.
We have VIP status and noted that it was a birthday outing on the reservation but the server made not note of this (which they always do). Oh, and when we arrived early for the OpenTable reservation, we were told to wait. No one else arrived and 10 mins later we were taken to our table in a 1/3 filled room. BTW, this was not first time we had to wait for no reason.
I guess we will wait to come back until all the pandemic issues are cleared up. But if others receive the service we had last evening, maybe we won't have a Tam to come back to. I will not recommend the Tam to a friend at this time and won't purchase the stack of gift cards for Christmas this year. Maybe next year.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you for the review. Carl. We apologize we fell short of your expectations and appreciate your understanding during this time. We will share your review with our management and will work to ensure a better experience in the future. Wishing you all the best.

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Ayusa81
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 12 hours ago

Thanks for the stars! Happy Birthday :) Please come back soon. All the best.

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GaryH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going to the Tam off and on for over 40 years and it is the epitome of consistently excellent food, service, ambiance, and good pours at the bar. We had my father in law's 100 birthday there and they made it very special. Great place with great history, I'll keep going back as long as I am able.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you for the review, Gary. We're grateful for your loyalty and look forward to seeing you again soon :) All the best.

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vipHelenK
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed going to the Tam for many decades. We always enjoy ourselves there and our guests feel the same way. This is a great place for all ages.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you for the review, Helen! We're grateful for your loyalty and look forward to having you back :) Wishing you all the best.

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CAVicki
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was top notch and we enjoyed our experience dining at Tam O'Shanters!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you for the review, Vicki. We appreciate it :) We hope you can come again soon. All the best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the very start we were greeted with positivity and very welcoming. Our server was EXCELLENT!! The prime rib is to die for

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you for the review! Cheers to Prime Rib :) Please join us again soon.

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pattys
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and especially eating outside by the fireplace

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you for the review, Patty! We hope you can come back soon :) Cheers.

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EdCeb
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was good, the food is always good and the atmosphere is charming and unique.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 12 hours ago

Thanks for the review, Ed! Cheers and please join us again soon :)

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Lexuses71
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend was recently really craving for some really great Prime Rib. We couldn't find a place locally from where we live, so I remembered a friend who comes here often and is a foodie type. She gave Tan O'Shganter's a high five as being the place for Prime Rib. We were not disappointed at all. A lovely place with an old school Irish Pub vibe, very cozy and warm. Excellent salad and the main course was best I've had in years.

And my girl was quite happy! We will definitely return soon!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you for the review! Cheers to Prime Rib :) Wishing you all the best and we do look forward to having you back soon.

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AnneB
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 12 hours ago

Thanks for the review, Anne! We appreciate the stars, too ;)

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scottg
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the curated whiskey tasting. What a fun evening!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 12 hours ago

Thanks for the review and stars, Scott! Cheers :)

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LynnA
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Convenient free parking. Excellent atmosphere. Excellent service. Good food, but menu needs to greatly expand.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 12 hours ago

Thanks for the review, Lynn! Wishing you all the best and please come back soon :)

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Marilyn
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend was eager for some great fish and chips, and there they were, fresh and delicious, at Tam O'Shanter. The restaurant has always had some of the best sandwiches in town, and my turkey on a Kaiser roll was true to form. And happily, no
poppy seeds to get into the gums and stick in along the digestive system of the older patron! Great service and ambience, too.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you for the review, Marilyn, and for the details of your experience. Cheers and please come back soon :)

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CorinneC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great staff and delicious food. A fun place to meet up with friends for lunch.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the review, Corinne! Please join us again soon. All the best.

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Char
Los Angeles
97 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Requested outside dining. We had a party of 8. Tam O'Shanter never fails to offer good service and great food. Have been coming to Tam O'Shanter for over 30 years. Food is consistently delicious, Service quick and pleasant. Relaxing atmosphere that made a dinner an enjoyable experience.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the review, Char, and for your loyalty :) We appreciate you sharing your experience. We look forward to having you back soon :) All the best.

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vipFilmBuff
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening out on the patio. Service was friendly and prompt, food always excellent.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thanks for the review and sharing your experience with us. Please join us again soon :)

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JohnG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a remarkable meal, with all the perfect trimmings.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you for the review, John! We hope you can join us again. Wishing you all the best. Cheers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 56th Wedding Anniversary. The atmosphere was quite and relaxed. We enjoyed our dinner.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 16, 2021

Thank you for the review and for celebrating your special day with us. Happy Anniversary! Wishing you all the best.

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KatieB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tam O'Shanter was a wonderful time! The staff was great and attentive without being annoying. I can't wait to go back.

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food good service and soufflé was outstanding

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you for the review, James! All the best to you :)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Drinks took a little to come out besides that everything else was great! Service was super friendly and we were seated immediately! Great job guys. Thank you.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you for the review! We appreciate you sharing your experience. Wishing you all the best and please come back soon :)

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vipGeorge
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Servers were attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thanks for the review, George! Please come back soon :) All the best.

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DiamondKnotts
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've reviewed TOS many times in many venues. It is truly one of a kind. I love everything about it. Sat at the Disney table last night with some VIPs and everyone had a great time.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you for the review! We appreciate you sharing your experience. Wishing you all the best.

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ChristineZ
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All personnel were very pleasant and cordial. So nice to dine at an old establishment that knows how diners love to be treated. The food was served in a timely fashion and everything was delicious. I highly recommend ordering the chocolate soufflé upon ordering. We will definitely be be back on a regular basis.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 10, 2021

Thank you for the review, Christine. We love to know you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to having you back soon. Wishing you all the best. Cheers!

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joseph
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambiance great. Not so great, piped in rock music (Nancy Sinatra singing "These Boots Are Made For Walking, etc.) wasn't my kind of tunes for an anniversary meal. Don't know if the dress code has changed but business casual probably doesn't mean shorts, t-shirts, and ball caps. I'm sure that covid has put a hurt on business, so...........

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 10, 2021

Thank you for the review, Joseph. We apologize we fell short of your expectations. We will share your review with our management. Wishing you all the best.

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vipDavidB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no shortage of things to geek out about, with the Tam. Not only is it an excellent restaurant with great dishes (fish n' chips, prime sandwich, prime rib especially), but has one of the biggest scotch collections in southern California, and is filled with a rich history of being the oldest operating restaurant in LA. It's a must-have Angeleno experience as much as it is a great dining experience.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 10, 2021

Thank you for the review, David and sharing all your favorite things about the Tam! We really appreciate it :) Wishing you all the best and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipTracyC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to see if their prime rib is as yummy as the Lawry’s location and I would say it was better! The bread was delicious and I love how their butter is already soft and spreadable. Perfect location and appreciate their large parking lot.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 10, 2021

Thank you for the review, Tracy! We love to know that you enjoyed your experience with us. Wishing you all the best and please come again soon :)

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vipLatony2005
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Our family ate at Tam O'Shanter for the first time and while we were perfectly fine with the service, food and ambiance, we will probably not return. The food itself was fair and the drinks were just okay. They do have a big open area for dining and the inside has a lot of historical photos on the walls. If you want to be transported to a Scottish pub, it might be a good night out. It may be nice for groups. But, overall, it was just average.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 10, 2021

Thank you for the review. We apologize we fell short of your expectations. Wishing you all the best.

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AnneB
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and truly outstanding service. Our waiter, Grayson, was very attentive and really took good care of us.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 10, 2021

Thank you for the review, Anne! We're grateful for Grayson and happy to know he made your experience memorable. Wishing you all the best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our private whisky tasting was amazing! John did a great job selecting and telling us about the whisky for our customized tasting. The food pairings were perfect and delicious. Highly recommended!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 10, 2021

Thank you for the review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your experience. We're grateful that John made it a memorable visit. We hope you can join us again soon. Wishing you all the best.

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mita341
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

too bad no misters or fans outside - hot outside but we cannot seat inside for health reasons

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 10, 2021

Thank you for the review. We apologize we fell short of your expectations with our outside dining. We will share your review with our management and will work to insure a better experience in the future. Wishing you all the best.

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DavidS
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed here. Great atmosphere and food. Service is always cordial and friendly. Excellent brunch menu to choose from.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 10, 2021

Thank you for the review, David! Cheers and we hope you can join us again soon :)

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RachelV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here!! Everyone loved their meals and service is great.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 10, 2021

Thank for the stars and review Rachel! We appreciate it :) All the best to you and please come back soon.

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vipPaul
Los Angeles
97 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Haven't been in years. Still the same ambience, which I like a lot. very traditional menu but the Rarebit is stellar as an appetizer. I had a signature OldFashioned which was excellent.

Dinner was good. Be careful when ordering red meat as it tends toward the rare side.

Service was very good but disappeared as the night wore on and we were about the only ones left in the restaurant.

If you like traditional setting and a solid, meat-based menu with good service and cocktails at a decent price, this is a perfect choice.

I will go back again.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thanks for the detailed review, Paul! We appreciate it and look forward to having you back :)

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MichaelJ
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This Restaurant never fails to please. The food and service are outstanding. Dined here recently with my wife and son. Our Steak, Prime Rib and broiled Lobster were cooked to perfection, but what I especially enjoy are the side dishes: Wedge salad, creamed Spinach and Mash potatoes with that amazing gravy. The food hits a nostalgia chord. Flavors of the past that thankfully are not lost here.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you for the review, Michael! We appreciate the details. We look forward to having you back :)

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vipMichelleS
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

The worse service from the rude hostess to our slow server whom had one other table. The food must be premise we ordered and the food was there in three minutes while my drink took 10. At the end of the meal I gave the waiter my credit card to charge us out and called a lyft. The lyft driver was there before the waiter was back with my check. Never again. I spent $ 80 on two crappy meals and one drink to be treated as inconsequential

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you for the review, Michelle. We apologize we fell short of your expectations. We will share your review with our management and will work to insure a better experience in the future. Wishing you all the best.

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TiaMia
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The prime rib and creamed corn was terrific. Waitress forgot the horseradish, had to ask another waiter for it; same with the coffee with dessert, ordered it, had to ask a passing waiter to get it. She was in a big hurry and treated us like it was McDonald’s.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 5, 2021

Thank you for the review. We apologize we fell short of your expectations with our service. We will share your review with our management and will work to insure a better experience in the future. Wishing you all the best.

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3Flamingos
Los Angeles
6 reviews