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Philippe the Original

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1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1803
+1 213-628-3781
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the truly great Restaurants in downtown Los Angeles. A most diversified and delicious choice of items The brisket melts in your mouth, all the meat items as sandwiches are memorable and worth the price. All the sides are equally exquisite and delicious especially Cole Slaw and fries. The ambiance will put you in exciting mood and place exudes... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There's still sawdust on the floor, the upstairs dining rooms remain hidden downtown L.A. gems, and the mustard still lights up taste buds you never knew you had. So what's the big deal about Philippe the Original, after 109 years in business? You can now use plastic instead of paper money (well, it's really cloth not paper) to pay for... More 

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Thank Tony V
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm a California transplant from Philly - the home of the philly cheesesteak! Actually, I've been in SoCal for over 30 years. Anyway, I visited Philippe's at the urgent nudgings from my friend - who couldn't believe I've never been. (I am quite resistant to going to downtown Los Angeles, where Philippe is located, as I have a hard time... More 

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Thank Conusha
Los Angeles, California
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Phillipe's is a reminder of eariler days when life was simpler. A great roast beef sandwich, a (formerly) nickel cup of coffee, and old fashion decor. What memories with my family this brings back. Although I listed a visit date below, I have been a patron for many, many years

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Thank AlfredFreitas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's in the name. Great sandwich and now they accept card! Stop by before a Dodger game but get there early or else get to the game late.

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Thank Shaun K
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friends take me here occasionally and I never fail to marvel at its cuisine. The famous beef sandwich is a must! Hope viewers will go over near the Chinatown area -- it's worth the time and effort and the devouring!!

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Thank Will W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Can't go wrong with the french dip there, and finished it up with their pies. Foods are very good but a little pricey.

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Thank Ted N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Casual fun dining experience! Always reliably good food. Such good French dip sandwiches, delicious side dishes, and scrumptious desserts! Dorothy, Camarillo

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Thank dorothy f
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The French dip is reported to have been discovered at Phillipe's by accident many, many years ago. If you are in downturn LA close to Chinatown and Union Station, it is a must to eat there. Their French dip is to die for. There is choice of beef, pork and lambhe meat is so tender they almost melt in your... More 

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San Dimas, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beef dip is delicious and other entrees, too. Great speedy services. Good prices. Enjoyable atmosphere. Had to bring home lots of orders to bring to family members who also love this place. Brought back memories of old times in L.A. Can't beat this class act.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Soups, Delicatessen
Meals
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, Dining on a budget
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
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?