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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
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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181 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is so hyped, me and my girlfriend was not happy with ours. But people do in Los Angeles. But that is LA for you

Thank Nana P
Santa Barbara, California
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great French Dip! I have been taking my family here for years when we visit LA. Ambiance is casual, but usually busy, but worth the wait.

Thank mickmankowski
los angeles
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been to Philippe's many time...I love the vibe...great homemade fresh food at affordable prices.

Thank worldwidetraveler-7
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Every time I go to LA I want one of these turkey French dipped sandwiches, a great glass of wine, banana cream pie and coleslaw. Me and my kids love this place!

Thank Tonya d
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A favorite before Dodger games. It's just a part of the culture of Los Angeles. Good sandwiches, casual atmosphere.

Thank Lisa G
Isla de ometepe
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Be ready to stand in line for a good 20-30 minutes if you come at lunch time or breakfast on the weekends. Totally worth the wait. Love the beef French dipped with one of the best coleslaws in town. Be sure to put some of that spicy mustard on your sandwich!

Thank Aleida S
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good enough to stop by if I am in the neighborhood for sure but not good enough to make a trip to! Always had a good sandwich. But the place is run down and needs a rebuild in everything from service , seating , menu ,and food. If u have never tried u need to! If u have been a... More 

Thank Civilized
los angeles
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been going here for over 45 years and it is still the best french dip roast beef sandwich in los angeles. Although the prices have gone up, the ambiance is still there. Same system in ordering and old time candy still available.

Thank Don B
Los Angeles, California, United States
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The sandwiches are all fabulous. Be sure to have cash, they don't take credit cards. You're walking distance from Chinatown, Olvera Street and the Siqueiros mural mural. and union station. There are many places to visit and things to see within walking distance. They have a parking lot across the street from restaurant. Street parking is also fairly easy to... More 

Thank Puny S
Culver City, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Old school diner and definitely worth a visit. Won't hurt the pocket book either. Archaic system of ordering and receiving your food but a good way of keeping costs down. The end product will pleasantly surprise you.

Thank Micheal O

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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?