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Philippe the Original

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1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1803
+1 213-628-3781
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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711 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a unique nostalgic place to visit because as soon as you enter you are brought into a time warp. There are at least 6 ladies taking your order at the high counter and every time I have been here it's always busy and never empty. I ordered the beef dip sandwich with a lemonade, always so good.

Thank Creeping_Death_LA
Pasadena, California
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This LA institution located near Chinatown, serves excellent beef sandwiches. They have many other sandwiches on the menu but I go here for the beef dip sandwiches. Phiippe has a mustard that will clear your sinus and perhaps cure a cold. Still, putting mustard on your sandwich will enhance your experience. In fact, I recommend buying a jar of their... More 

Thank Rob L
Los Angeles, California
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77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the dips any which way. Dipped or on the side. I get the turkey dip 2 of them actually and I get the au jus on the side. I like the first few bites dry and go wet the rest of the way. Perfect spot can get busy so prepare for lines. This is the Jam though and been... More 

Thank Jon N
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Beef Dip sandwich is the best $6 you will ever eat and the other sandwich selections are not far behind. Do not waste calories on the sides or desserts- just eat more sandwiches. Basic decor, line up to order and eat at long counters. Free parking. Near union Station and Chinatown. Cannot do better if Dowtown

Thank Robert B
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I always like to visit the native, unique restaurants to the area I visit. I enjoyed the simplicity and old school charm of this place. I highly recommend the beef, double dipped with Swiss. The sandwich alone was enough to fill me. It's NOT a quiet place so it's perfect for families with kids. The NY Pastrami was VERY fatty... More 

Thank texan020
Newport Beach, California
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the best of its type and the original source of the French Dip sandwich. Maybe a little simple for some but truly a place for all to eat. Takes you back in time to the 1940's. Food quality always good and prices always reasonable especially considering the ocation.

Thank wheelernodealer
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is my go to restaurant when I'm downtown. Though there is no atmosphere, the french dip and turkey sandwiches more then make up for it. If you like sweet coleslaw, their's is the best. Interesting place to people watch.

Thank travelbyjb
Toluca Lake, California, United States
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place keeps is simple. Far and away the best dip sandwich around. Double-Dip is the way to go. Anytime I'm in the area I stop by and it is always as good as the last time.

Thank Simon M
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had heard me read about this place forever. Finally decide to go for birthday lunch recently. It was busy and we clumsily figured out the line and ordering. We got sandwiches and chips. Tried beef, turkey, and pork. Not sure if beef or turkey was our favorite but definitely try the spicy mustard! Great for family or large groups. Communal... More 

Thank rod1701
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is mediocre but the history is all around you. Not a place you would visit for a great meal, just for the ambiance.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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American, Soups, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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: +1 213-628-3781

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