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Philippe the Original

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1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1803
(213) 628-3781
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best french dip EVER!

One of my go to places ... they have superb French dips with five different kinds of meat (roast beef, turkey, leg of lamb, ham, and roast pork). You can have your sandwiches wet or dry (I recommend wet ... they dip the roll halves it in the au jus, but they aren't mushy). Their side salads are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Lee B
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Los Angeles, California, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
Los Angeles, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

One of my go to places ... they have superb French dips with five different kinds of meat (roast beef, turkey, leg of lamb, ham, and roast pork). You can have your sandwiches wet or dry (I recommend wet ... they dip the roll halves it in the au jus, but they aren't mushy). Their side salads are WONDERFUL ...... More 

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Manteca, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

*Saw this on Food Network a long time ago & have been wanting to eat year since! Going to Costa Mesa from Central Valley & made the stop for lunch 1:30 on a Saturday. There is a parking lot, but is it busy & was hard to find a spot. Circled 3 times. *Came in thru main doors & got... More 

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Granada Hills, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

It's a very busy place and the seating is uncomfortable. They definitely want you in and out fast. They do a huge volume and have been there since the beginning of time.

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Beaumont
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Had dinner here this evening, I had the original beef dip, my partner had the pork. Got two sides of potato salad and coleslaw, all fresh and very tasty. Service is always quick, and today was no exception. Bad news, the 9 cent cup of coffee is now 45 cents.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This place has been here since I was a young man, still remember my dad bringing me here after a Dodger game. The wife and I ordered two very tasty roast pork sandwiches, with Swiss cheese and one sided dip, a side of potato salad for me and she had the coleslaw. A touch of the Phillipe's mustard on one... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

you won't be alone to go there. It is worth the wait still. Good classy sandwich place for locals. No a place to stay long. Take out recommended.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

First, bring cash. This place was great! So, you enter and go get in one of the many lines. They have 5-6 people serving behind the counter so you line up and when you get to the counter they prepare your food right then. So the line can take a minute but you get your food right then. Be patient.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I'm a big fan of the French Dip roast beef sandwich - I love everything about it, from the melt in your mouth slow cooked beef, to the rich warm au jus. Having heard about Phillippe's, I knew I had to try this place, just to see what all the fuss was about. The place is packed, lines out the... More 

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Apple Valley, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Beats the other guys, hands down. Double dipped roast beef on homemade French roll. Best beef dip I have had to date. Super delicious. Sides Are all good as well as soup. Busy place but extra rooms on second floor. Bench seats serve yourself, but food is great.

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Boise, Idaho
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69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The free parking was the first, YEA! The fast lines was the second YEA! YEA! The great prices and very good food made it worth it after a long drive from Vegas. We had the Beef dipped sandwiches. (should of asked for a cup of dip!) A little dry so get yours double dipped or a side of dip, if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1803
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: (213) 628-3781

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?