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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 #89 of 8,658 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
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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English first
Monmouth, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We were visiting from the UK and called in with our family. We had the double dipped beef and lamb which was really tasty and great value for money. Plenty of sides too. Don't be put off by its location and look from the outside it's a real hidden gem and won't disappoint. Even though it gets really busy they... More 

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Roswell, New Mexico
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was between trains, and found this institution about a two minutes walk from Union Station- I had an enjoyable breakfast, and especially enjoyed the sweet homemade gravy on the biscuits. Food prices were normal, but drink prices a lot less, for example good quality coffee was 45 cents, and 75 cents for a large lemonade. I enjoyed the atmosphere... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

One hundred and six years and still going strong and 45cents for a coffee! No wonder they still line up for an "original" French tip sandwich. Definitely has that old school diner feel with great personal service behind the counter. Had the beef dip. Not fantastic but still a reasonably good sandwich at a good price. But then, I went... More 

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The food is great. Bread is crunchy. But the gravy that the meat that come in them will soak up the crunchiness to soggy if you don't eat them fast. Basically I inhaled the food.... Yes it's that great. Ate lamb sandwich n potato salad, probably the best ones I have tried. Beef stew as a side n iced lemonade.... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

There were only two very bad vegetarian options, cheese and peanut butter. The sides included gross macaroni salad and a mere pickle. The bread was very soggy, however the meat was tender and lovely. For one sandwich, it was 8-9$, which is pretty overpriced. A very popular place though, and a lot of space, two massive floors.

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Lomita, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Philipe the origional has been in LA throughout modern history, this is a fun place with lots of old diner atmosphere with very good sandwiches at very reasonable prices. The place is packed from 12:00 to about 1:00 so try to go after the lunch crouds. On the weekends the tour buses line up to dropoff their people to grab... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We saw this place on Man Vs Food and felt that it lived up to expectations. Both the lamb and beef double-dipped sandwiches were delicious. The restaurant itself has a great ambience and staff were friendly and efficient. Lemon meringue pie was ok, but not great. We went at about 11am and didn't have to wait in line, but there... More 

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Monterey Park, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is a place not to be missed whether you are a native Californian or if you are coming from far away. If you have never been here before, best to avoid weekday lunchtime. There is rarely parking available in either of the lots. During peak hours it is not unusual to wait more than 30 minutes. The food is... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It's a must if you're a Dodger fan! About 10 minutes (at most) from the Stadium. Great place for a pregame meal and a couple of cold beers. Food is good, atmosphere is excellent very nostalgic feeling. They don't accept cards, cash only but there is an ATM on site. Sandwiches and sides are good but the pie by the... More 

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Belmar, New Jersey
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162 reviews 162 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I guess there might be some debate where the french dip sandwich was invented. I'll go with Philippe. The place is like a blast from the past. They even have a row of old wooden phone booths. I went late about 8PM or so and it wasn't too busy. Can't imagine what it's like at lunch time. You order your... 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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