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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 #106 of 8,575 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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English first
Paisley, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Every trip to LA begins with breakfast at Philippes. the atmosphere is exciting (for us,) the food excellent and very reasonable and it is a great place to people watch. We also did lunch there for the first time and it was also good. 4 visits in 3 days says it all.

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If you're visiting LA or a local, I highly recommend a trip or two to Phillipes. I love its no fuss approach to great food. Depending on the time of day/week or the sport schedule, you may be in for a line, but its well worth it. Double-dipped lamb is my favorite, with a side of Potato salad and a... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We ate here before a Dodgers game so it was crowded, but we had no trouble finding a seat (the place is much larger than we originally thought). I had half of a lamb and half of a pork sandwich. I am not usually a fan of pork but it was quite good. We each got a side of chips,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is another one of those must-visit place for a trip to LA, especially for first-time visitors. The food is definitely good. I had half of a lamb and half of a pork sandwich. Now I didn't order it that way. My fiance and I ordered 2 sangwiches and split them. Both were good, but we both gave the edge... More

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Palm Desert, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A lovely location in the shadow of Union Station, Philippe's seems impressive, yet lacks substance beyond the tourist hype. When you walk in, ordering is confusing. You gotta hang back and see how it's done: place your order and hope for the best. Bring CASH, unless you wanna surrender $5 in ATM fees. Sandwiches: very soggy, sides -- dilly, as... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

This is a fun establishment with lots of character. Servers stand behind a deli display case and take your order and you eat on long, shared tables and benches. They are known for their double dipped sandwiches and I enjoyed the beef sandwich with their yummy hot mustard and cole slaw. Definitely enjoyed the atmosphere here, guests were all ages,... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We saw the restaurant on man vs food, and when we knew we were visiting LA we made sure to plan in a visit! The restaurant is in downtown LA and not the easiest of places to find, so make sure you make time to find it! We were however very happy we did! The restaurant is an old fashioned... More

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Los Angeles, California
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329 reviews 329 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Philippe’s is another one of the Los Angeles institutions that I’d heard about long ago but didn’t get around to visiting until I met my current girlfriend , who got me to put down my books and step away from my computer and get my [butt] out of the house once in a while. We visited for lunch along with... More

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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106 reviews 106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

To capture the spirit of Los Angeles, old and new, you must dine at least once in your life at Philippe's (the home of the French dip). It has been serving great food to locals and visitors since 1909 and still captures the bustle and emphasis on good food at reasonable prices of its early 20th century days. This one-of-a-kind... More

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Sacramento, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I believe the last time I was here was in the early 80's. I remembered it being much bigger than it really is, but doesn't your memory do that to you too? I loved stepping back in time (although the prices have kept up with the times). They had also installed TV's so you had to imagine them out of... More

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