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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 #92 of 8,553 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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  • 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
Tampa Bay Florida
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Philippe has been on my bucket list for a while. After a day of touring the old downtown we made our last stop at Philippe.historic French dip. We were not disappointed. A definite plus - PARKING. We melded into one of a half dozen lines and took cues from the regulars. Some of the group ordered the double dipped beef... More

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New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is place of the heart and soul of Los Angeles restaurants. If you are an LA native, you have been to this restaurant and love it. Its family tradition to come here before a USC or Dodger game, food is great, prices are very reasonable, service is fast. If you really want to explore Los Angeles, this is... More

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Los Angeles
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Stopped by for sandwiches prior to a Dodger day game. Long lines that moved quickly. Friendly and helpful wait staff. Sawdust on the floor. Very good eats with great authentic atmosphere. You gotta go if you've never been.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If you want to see what the past was like & have one of the original french dip sandwiches Phillippe's is the place. The lines move fast & the staff is friendly. It is like walking into history with good food & hot mustard. You can buy the mustard to take home to keep the burn going.

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Famous for its sandwiches, the orders are a la cart; side orders are extra and no refills on drinks. For the water drinkers, cups and water can be found at the side of the counter. Although I understand the originality of the cash only process for those of us that use credit cards/debit cards this can be a bit cumbersome.... More

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The land of the strip mall and the McManshon might surprise you with its few but mighty historic restaurants. Phillippe's is worth a visit, especially if you love Raymond Chandler and James Elroy and other things hard-boiled. The sandwiches are fantastic, the rooms with the sawdust on the floor are wonderfully ambient. Buy yourself some old-timey candy for an extra... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Quirky, Fun, Cheap and Delish! A must for locals and visitors alike...our teens love it, worth the drive!

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Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If you don't mind saw dust on the floor and less than luxurious seating, you'll love this place. Known for its French Dip sandwich, it definitely measures up to its reputation. Usually very crowded, so come prepared for a wait, but the food is worth waiting for.

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los angeles
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If you are visiting LA or even live here, stop at Philippes. They invented the french dip sandwich (although it is debated by some). Either way. It's relatively fast and easy, inexpensive, and a great place with or without kids. They have lots of interesting historical stuff in there for kids. There's phone booths and even those little mints for... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Usually very easy to park and not extremely long lines. They have a lot of interesting classics like pickled eggs and tapioca pudding, in addition to the sandwiches/salads/pies. Although famous for the french dips, there are other good sandwiches that I like even better.

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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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