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Philippe the Original

1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1803 (Central L.A)
(213) 628-3781
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Ranked #84 of 8,567 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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  • French first
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Honolulu
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200 reviews 200 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
596 helpful votes 596 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Philiippe's is one of our favorite "go to" places when we are in L.A. You get a real fresh sandwich for your buck here. There a re a few challenges, first off there is little,or no street parking so good luck with that. Next this place is so popular, you will need to get in one of 5 lines to... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Found out about this place from the Travel Chanels Man v Food show, so when planning a visit to LA I looked it up. We had to drive across town to find it but it was well worth it! Its a real local treasure with actual sawdust on the floor. The famous "French Dip" sandwiches are AMAZING! I went for... More

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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It was my first french dip sandwich. i had always wanted to try it and the Philippe the Original was surely the right choice i'd made. it was quite easy to reach the restaurant which was near Union Station. there weren't many people there as it was around 4.30pm. however i just had a Lamp Dip to go for my... More

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Laguna Beach
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101 reviews 101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Philippe is very near Union Station in Los Angeles, and also near Chinatown and other tourist attractions. So it's not hard to find, but it does have one thing a lot of places don't have--parking! Once you get parked, you enter to a long glass "meat counter" filled with desserts and salads. You stand in a line--all move at about... More

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Los Angeles, California
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146 reviews 146 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I'm not sure who made the first French Dip, Philippe's or Cole's. I lived a block from Cole's so I went there more often, but I prefer the dips at Philippe's. Cole's does have awesome fries and drinks, but the sandwiches are smaller. The double dipped is the way to go, as long as you're eating it there. Taking it... More

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Santa Ana, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

I've eaten here my whole life. Fantastic food, great atmosphere, yum yum! My entire family loves to eat here. The Lamb French dip is amazing. Make sure to ask for your bread to be double dipped.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Arrive by 11:00 a.m. for lunch to avoid the long lines. Beef double dipped with swiss, a side of macaroni salad, a dill pickle, and lemonade is my standard order. SO yummy! Breakfast is good too with perfect pancakes and crispy bacon. I've been eating here for 28+ years!

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

After a morning spent exploring downtown (including Avila Adobe on Olvera Street - LA's oldest street) we went to Philippe's for the infamous French dip. It is situated a 5 minute walk from Union station and is also open for breakfast so could be a good option if you're travelling. This is a large cafe with plenty of seating, much... More

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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I love this place. The french dip sandwiches are always good and the place is a fun LA experience. I bring all my out of town guest here to have the experience. Can't say enough good things about this place, like all the side salads and 10 cent cup of coffee,,, can remember when it was only a nickel.

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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Don't let any controversy fool you...Philippe is the home of the original French dip in LA, according to my great-grandparents who moved to LA in 1921. Why else would it be called the French dip? Many other local restaurants quickly picked up this tasty dish, including Cole's, a very popular diner at the Pacific Electric car stop a few miles... More

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Additional Information about Philippe the Original

Address: 1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1803
Phone Number: (213) 628-3781
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Soups

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