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Philippe the Original

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1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1803
(213) 628-3781
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 476
    Excellent
  • 302
    Very good
  • 104
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lamb Dips?! OMG, yes!!!

An LA must. I've never seen lamb dips anywhere else, so I especially love Philippe's, but you can't go wrong with a traditional beef dip either. Make sure to order your dip "wet" so you get all that juicy goodness. If you like spicy mustard, theirs is phenom. If you can avoid peak lunch hours and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
EmBentley
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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129 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An LA must. I've never seen lamb dips anywhere else, so I especially love Philippe's, but you can't go wrong with a traditional beef dip either. Make sure to order your dip "wet" so you get all that juicy goodness. If you like spicy mustard, theirs is phenom. If you can avoid peak lunch hours and weekends, it's a much... More 

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Thank EmBentley
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everyone always raves about the beef dips at Philippe's, and I agree they are great, however, everyone needs to know their breakfasts are just as good! I ordered ham and eggs and it was the best ham I have tasted in years! The potatoes were great, the coffee was great, it was awesome! I recommend arriving early to have breakfast,... More 

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Thank livinlargeLA
Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Philippe's is a real treat. Nothing ever changes. The sandwiches are always delicious. The sawdust is still on the floor, the bar stools are still the same and it's a great stop before the theatre or the ball game. You can always expect a delicious meal!

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Thank Baron87
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is always consistently good. Only wish the lines were shorter -- of course, they never are.

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Thank Monica M
los angeles
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An Los Angeles original. There is controversy over who created the french dip. But go. Just a great place to go. If you've never been, go. An icon and fun experience.

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Thank Lslondre
Los Angeles
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be prepared for crowds, a wait in line and a great sandwich with wonderful coleslaw. The whole thing is a must do for visitors to LA and it is close to the train station which is beautiful and Olivera street so you get half a day of sightseeing.

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Thank shesh46
Garden Grove, California
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I have been to this restaurant many times before, even though we live thirty miles away in The OC. Philippe's is a landmark in LA. It had been around over 100 years, which is a miracle in fast-moving LA. It is located in downtown LA near Union Station and Olvera Street and close by China Town and... More 

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Thank LelandSisk
San Clemente
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been coming to Philippe's The Original French Dip Sandwich shop since I was a small child. Great memories of eating in the wooden booths in the clown and model train room with my Dad and my two brother’s. Never disappoints. Food is ALWAYS delicious. Service is ALWAYS fast and friendly. Atmosphere is ALWAYS fun and lively.

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Thank Matt H
Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

a tradition, and it's still good after 100 years. move over chicago and brooklyn, los angeles actually invented dipped beef

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Thank Chris S
Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

as good as it's reviewed as, funky, interesting location and EXCELLENT food... every Angelino should go at least once!

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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

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