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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After living in the greater Los Angeles area for 20 plus years, then to Arizona for 10 plus years, I finally made it to Philippes. I will get to the food in a moment. The family story is that back in mid-late 1920's my husbands nana and gramps (as told by them) got engaged at Philippes. They continued to go... More 

Thank Sharon P
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Philippe is great! Order up a sandwich and soak in some LA history. It's right near where Los Angeles began! From this awesome old restaurant you can walk to the grand rail station, and to an old shopping area at Olivera (I think?). Great food, location, and as Original as they come.

Thank Gogoinspectorgadget
West Covina, California
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105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just short and sweet........these are the very French dip sandwiches.......in the world. This may be an exaggeration, but it's true. The lines are long, but the service is fast......excellent service.

Thank daddy1020
Laguna Beach, California
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Philippe is an institution. On game day everyone is wearing a Dodgers, Rams, USC, or UCLA jersey and grabbing an amazing french dip sandwich before or after the event. This is the original, with French Dips with beef, pork (my favorite), ham, turkey, or pastrami along with great sides like cole slaw and potato salad. Very casual with family tables,... More 

Thank DaveandLisaButler
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you haven't experienced Philippe's, you haven't officially experienced Los Angeles. I've been coming to this place since a young kid, getting a pre-Dodger game French Dip with some horseradish mustard. Classic sides, delicious pies and cakes. Dirt cheap ice tea and lemonades. One of my favorite places on earth, nothing but heavy nostalgia and traditional vibes ... They also... More 

Thank Drew_Drucker
Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything is great from lemonade to mustard to the French dip sandwiches. and apple pie and and and. Sawdust on the floor gives you a clue as to the atmosphere. Surprisingly good wines by the glass choices for a sandwich joint. You order at the counter and take to your bench.

Thank billybd
Yorba Linda, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been going to this classic L.A. restaurant since 1957. Always great french dip sandwiches. Today, it was the beef dip (remember to get it 'double dipped'!) with potato salad and a drink. Set me back a little less than $11. It was worth every bit of that just to (again) experience the meaty sandwich, the old atmosphere, and the variations... More 

Thank travelmax5962
Los Angeles, California, United States
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Philippe's is part of Downtown LA eatery history. This establishment has made several changes and the food was so disappointing for the price.I purchased the Roast beef sandwich, which didn't have any flavor. Horrible!! If I could give a zero stars, I would.

Thank Esther M
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place does business in spite of themselves. You cant get a cup of "dip" to go with your sandwich. They splash some on and that's what you get. Rude, dirty and annoying. If you want a good French Dip for a fair price try Taux.

Thank Peter G
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274 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's worth a trip for the decor alone . Split a Pastrami sandwich very good not huge but adequate . French Dip is their specialty with juice . Very busy that's a good sign

Thank Budmanri

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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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?