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Philippe the Original

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1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1803
(213) 628-3781
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Lethbridge, Canada
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On a suggestion from a friend, we were told that we had to try the French Dip, that everyone goes there before a Dodgers game. We drove from Palm Springs and arrived early. While the atmosphere of the older building was interesting I found the French Dip to be quite average and better food could be found else where. There... More 

Thank chris0309
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place. It's a jewel in LA where true Dodger fans go to eat before the game. The saw dust on the floor only adds the this 50's atmosphere. This is a historical landmark in LA. It's a must go. Get the double dip lamp dip.

Thank jthorn47
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth the trip, maybe if you're a tourist and in the area. Maybe .... For my money and time ( and I'm an LA native) I would head over to their rival, Coles. A better sandwich, similar history but in a restaurant like setting. Lots of amazing old pics to check out while you're waiting for your food. Oh yeah... More 

Thank Trenchcoatkitties
Sydney, Australia
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534 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A local friend took me here for lunch and we tried the French Dip with some side salads. It definitely has the old school vibe and charm, a part of the local dining history and worth a visit.

Thank Geoff B
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

an original Los Angeles stop. fun for all ages with great food to boot!! We have eaten here many times and love the atmosphere with bench seating, it allow you to mingle with locals and out of town folks. The lines may look long and intimidating but they move relatively fast.

Thank 436josh
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Going into Philippe's is stepping into another world. This is not nouvelle cuisine or celebrity chef. It is good hearty satisfying delicious food at a fair price. The lamb dip sandwich was fantastic! Coupled with a side of slaw and cold beer and it was a great end to a busy day with friends. Drop in anytime but expect a... More 

Thank Andrew F
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Where else can you eat the best french dip sandwiches, coleslaw, macaroni and potato salad,plus ice tea, lemonade or coffee, even for breakfast, and hang out with the old timers from Chinatown and Dodger fans. The sandwiches are made in front of you by the long time employees who are skilled and always in a good mood- it is like... More 

Thank frequentguest250
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Best sandwiches in town! The spicy mustard is to die for and Los Angelenos come from miles away to experience this restaurant.

Thank Adriane A
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has been around for so long, and still is very good. Love it!!!! Lines may be long but they go quick.

Thank Daniel P
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Dodger Blue Paradise for family and friends. A must do before every Dodger game wear your team colors with pride you well be surrounded with fellow fans on Dodger hats and shirts while listening to Sully pretty game insights. The food great a Los Angeles landmark. The sandwiches freshly cut the slaw and potato salad just like grandma made back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Soups, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?