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Philippe the Original opened its doors to Los Angelenos back in 1908 and is credited with inventing the French Dip Sandwich. Since the creation of the French Dip, Philippe's has served the classic dish along with popular sides including, potato salad, coleslaw, beef stew and chili. Still owned and operated by the same family since the 1920's, Philippe's celebrated their 110th Anniversary in 2018 - being the oldest continually operating restaurant in Los Angeles!
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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American, Deli
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Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing sandwiches famous LA landmark! Known for the french dip but they also have pork sandwiches, and turkey and other delicious options as well. It's in a very old historical landmark and when you step inside you feel like you were just coming out of...the time machine Delorean.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed September 24, 2020 via mobile

Wife and stopped by here for lunch on our way back from orange county. Have not been here in several years but it still is as good as the first time I ever had it. Beef, double dip is the way to go. My wife...and each got the chili with beans and cheese which always rocks! An LA staple and must try when in the city! Great beer selection as well and the service was spot on and friendly!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 11, 2020

If you are near Downtown Los Angeles this is a must stop for lunch. Sadly, because of Covid, there is no inside dinning right now, but you can have it delivered or you can eat there, outside, where they have made a great eating area,...all spaced out, spotless with all the Covid rules in place. It is just so yummy. They have the best old school beef sandwiches, macaroni salad, pies, cakes and even beer. The salads are great and they always have a fresh soup. I just can't say enough out this place. They have a hot mustard that you can buy there to take home. Have a great time.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 5, 2020 via mobile

Stopped in on a Saturday afternoon and only waited about 10 minutes to order. The food was ready quick and there is plenty of seating out in the back. We got the double dip which means top and bottom of roll are dipped. It was...good. Very reliable french dip. Parking is available across the street or there are several $5 lots nearby.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 25, 2020

I got the Pork Dip, cole slaw, pickle and jalepeno chips. It was a lot of food. I did not need dinner later. I did the single dip and it was plenty wet while starting to get a bit mushy. I think that is because...we got the food to go. Had we eaten it right away it would have been perfect. The cole slaw was ok, I wanted some vegetable. It was sweet. DON'T MISS THE PICKLE - The pickle was the best! It was crunchy, salty, vinegary goodness.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed June 19, 2020

This is such an LA landmark. We found a parking spot right across from Union Station. Hasn't changed in a decade. An excelllent French dip sandiwch for about #8 dollars , along with potato salad, and 45 cent cup of coffee. Everything ix excellent and...I love the out vibe of the place. Even with the Covid 19 situation, we were able to eat inside and enjoy the old school vibe.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed May 23, 2020

Phillippe's claims to be the inventor of the original French Dip Sandwich. This claim goes as far back as 1908. The story goes that a policeman ordered a roast beef sandwich and it accidentally fell into the gravy. He ate it anyway. From then on...it caught on and that's how people have been eating them ever since. For many years, they were famous for having the cheapest cup of coffee in the United States at 9 cents a cup. Inflationary times have upped the price to 45 cents however. On game day you'll find many Dodger fans here before or after the game as it's in close proximity to Chavez Ravine where Dodger Stadium is located. As well as a baseball theme, the restaurant has a railroad theme as it is also located close to Union Station which is the main train station of Los Angeles. If you're ever in L.A., a stop at Phillippe's is a must.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2020 via mobile

This is a Los Angeles mainstay for delicious French dip sandwiches... your choice of Roast beef, pork, lamb, turkey, pastrami or ham. The sides (potato salad, macaroni salad, and coleslaw) are great too. You will not be disappointed!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed April 3, 2020

What a great experience, One of the most interesting & unique restaurants I have been in. A blast from the past serving great French dip sandwiches. On our recent visit the food was great, the service good and the ambiance incredible! Very Very fair prices,...especially for Los Angeles! Free parking in their lot rite behind the building. Will definatley go back for a French dip, when in the L.A. area. Overall Rating ~ Very Good!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed March 17, 2020

Heard about it on Food networks The best thing i ever ate , and i love a good French dip so had to try it. Un fortunately i either am not an purist or just get better french dips elsewhere but i was not wowed...at all very ho hum at a good price but wouldn't make my must return list Maybe i should hav gone with the full dip?More

Date of visit: February 2020
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fourfourfourgirls
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Response from Paul G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, kids will like it and no one will mind your kids. It's not expensive, $12 PER person probably
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Response from aandmrun | Reviewed this property |
This is not really a place where you would go for "healthy choices". It's a" sawdust on the floor" kind of place.
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Lizardia
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Response from Steven A | Reviewed this property |
I do not think so and with amount of wheat products in kitchen I am not sure I would take a chance In downtown The Border Grill has a gluten free menu
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