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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 #83 of 8,604 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
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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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Warsaw, Poland
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Made me very surprised to notice that simple and relatively cheap sandwiches are so good. Place has very nice atmosphere inside, where you can somehow feel the history. They're serving mainly sandwiches, but all of them were truly great. Nice choice of sauces, meat (delicious lamb!) and vegetables. If I ever come back to LA, I will surely return to... More

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Squamish, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

loved this place nothing fancy just a old school diner with really good food i stumbled upon this place when staying in china town and just got a egg and bacon breakfast and coffee there were lots of local characters in there and i really enjoyed it its close by union station too where i was heading to to go... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is a casual sandwich place with a lot of history. The restaurant itself is like a museum of union station! I thought the beef sandwich was yummy but portion was small so I had to have 2 to hit the spot. I found the service to be quick and polite. They operate on cash only so remember to bring... More

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Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Cheap food, great atmosphere. Tasty food. I had a poached egg on an English muffin,coffee and some kind of chopped fried potato things that was delicious. $4.30. Cant beat it.

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Malibu, California
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293 reviews 293 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It's all about the atmosphere and Philippe's has been here forever. Mustard is the best. Any of the french dips are killer. Staffing is outa central casting. If you visit downtown---Union Station, Olvera Street and Philippe's.

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Melbourne, Australia
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306 reviews 306 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were taken by a host showing us some of the history of LA. He was right about the place having a special character, it really is a heap of fun with its sawdust on the floor, its various bits of history on the walls etc. The food is passable without being too exciting but overall I would recommend it... More

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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We walked in and the way you place your order is so unorganized I'd be interested to see what a cluster it is during a busy hour. We went for lunch and it was a bit confusing having never been. We ordered the french dip...one with roast beef and another with pork. You CANNOT get au jus on the side... More

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Audley, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Was in LA for a few days and had seen this on Man vs Food and thought it would be worth visiting. The French Dip was so good I had to have two! Great place with really helpful and nice people. Loved the character in the ambience for such a place :)

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Los Angeles, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Take my stars with a grain of salt -- it's not fancy, just a huge, noisy, barn of a place with sawdust on the floor and crowd of hungry eaters. A stand in line and pick up your own food kind of place. But my oh my, are its French Dip sandwiches good! .

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Northridge, CA
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165 reviews 165 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Rode my bike here today with a friend for breakfast, our usual meal here. The food was good as usual. However, the service was really bad for this place. The service was erratic and haphazard. We saw some friend there and they complained about the poor service also. Go for the experience and eat a French Dip sandwich or Chili... 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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