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Philippe the Original

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Central L.A
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout

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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 in town

Fresh delicious beef, pork, lamb, pastrami sandwiches with famous hot mustard. Avoid long lines by going during late afternoon or early dinner, and avoid weekends. Free parking available, near Chinatown.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fresh delicious beef, pork, lamb, pastrami sandwiches with famous hot mustard. Avoid long lines by going during late afternoon or early dinner, and avoid weekends. Free parking available, near Chinatown.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Philippes has been an LA fixture for many years. It is next to the downtown train station and across from Oliveria Street. Parking can be difficult, but well worth the effort. It is famous for its dipped beef sandwich and although I'm not in the area often, whenever I am, I dine at Philippe the Original. This restaurant is messy,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I came here for only the second time in my life yesterday and although I loved the beef French dip sandwich, the hospitality of the place is DEFINITELY LACKING! I don't think anyone I dealt with at the place gave a crap I was there or not, and I can't remember anyone saying thank you. No refill on ice tea?... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Peanut shells on the floor; waitresses dressed in diner-style garb behnd the display cases filled with lots of yummy pastries; purple colored pickled eggs are interesting to look at - I didn't try them; parking available; community tables where you sit with strangers who could possibly become your friends; on your way to the restroom is a train room -... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Hands down one of the tastiest sandwiches I have ever eaten. I had the double dip lambed sandwich, whilst my boyfriend had the double dip beef. It was amazing. If you are in the area make the effort and go!

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I had so been looking forward to this ever since I discovered that the French Dip was invented here. What I didn't know was how charming it is inside and like a blast from the past growing up with lunch deli style ordering over the counter. Purple Pickled eggs in a huge jar, Breakfast, and lunch featuring their different styles... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Typical roast beef sandwich. It was more hype and mystique that anything. Great old school decor in the establishment. The one thing that I do not like is that it is cash only. And not only that but there is only one cash register that the orders go through. Very slow for how busy they always are. DO NOT go... More 

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Mayfield Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

WOW! What a awesome place! Went here with my Brother for lunch and had Roast Beef French Dip Sandwich with potato salad and a lemon aide. Best I've had in a long time! This place ROCKS! Would I come back? HELL YEA!!!! Hope you have the chance to come and enjoy this place as much as I did. And as... More 

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Garden Grove, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I have been coming here for over 50 years. Not much has changed but the prices. It doesn't need to. If it's not broke don't fix it ! The food is simpley excellent here. The breakfast 's are awesome and the sandwiches are phenominal. Try one of each to find your favorite. Don't forget the potato salad,pickle and lemonade. A... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Visted at 11am on Saturday, I beat the rush of runners from the color run. The place is simple, limited menu. The dip sandwich is excellent, the dip the sandwich in the right amount of an jus leaving you with a moist tender sandwich. I think is something you must try on site as the sandwich would get soggy after... 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 20
Cuisine: French, American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups

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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 20
  • Cuisine: French, American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

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