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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 8,555 restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Soups
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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
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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533 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Wheelersburg, Ohio
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142 reviews 142 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Stopped here after a Dodger game. The lines were not too bad, and it was a neat experience to eat there. the French Dip was really good and so were the pudding desserts we had! Glad that we stopped in!

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West Hollywood, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The lines can be long, but the food is worth it. Simple comfort food. I would recommend the roast beef, and ask for it dipped in au jus--yup, they just dunk the whole thing in a vat of juice (delicious). Or, ask for it double dipped--just incredible, if a bit of a soggy mess. You will love it

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Indio, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My dad first took me here as a kid before my first Dodgers game, and today, it is still just as cool to eat at Philippes before a game. Sawdust on the floor, Paper plates, Pickled eggs. Nothing beats a double dipped beef sandwich with some cole slaw. Spicy mustard is soooooo good, but HOT! THE BEST!

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Dunnellon, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

As a primer when I got into town I was getting over what turned out to be norovirus. Needless to say I did not want to upset my stomach any further. The locals suggested "Philippes" which was just down the street from the hotel. I had never heard of it before. WOW. There is good and there is authentic. Philippe... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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94 reviews 94 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is not a negative review, but the sandwich did not live up to the hype. I will say that the beef was probably the best I've had on a french dip sub, but that was literally all that was on the bread - the meat and a slice of cheese I paid to add. No hot peppers or anything.... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

We weren't overly impressed by the sandies. In fact the beef sandie was a bit bland and boring. Thankfully the lamb sandie more than made up for it. Another group didn't like the turkey sandies either so my advice is stick to lamb! Oh, most people seemed to order slaw and pickled gherkins with their sandies on the side but... More

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Houston, Texas
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130 reviews 130 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

When my wife and I travel to Los Angeles, we make the arduous drive to Philippe's for french dip sandwiches. It is well worth the drive! We both like the beef sandwiches the best, but I also have to get a lamb sandwich to go. We add swiss cheese to our sandwiches and have them double dipped. There is ample... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My husband and I ate here on a Sunday afternoon before a Dodger game. The place was PACKED, which could be an understatement. Even with all the the people working behind the counter we stood in line for over 20 minutes. I ordered a beef with american double dipped. My husband ordered the beef with jack double dipped and cole... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

interesting place, but the food was average. dripped beef sandwich. go for the triple drip. most that worked there were very nice.

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Topeka, Kansas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Eating here is an experience. I would go back again and again if I was close to this restaurant. The food was great, the service was even better. Great beef french dip sandwich and a good selection of side dishes. No candles and white tablecloths, but that is what makes eating here a great time. And don't forget the Marionberry... More

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