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“classic experience”

Philippe the Original
Ranked #7 of 9,944 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
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Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Central L.A
Costa Mesa, California
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229 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“classic experience”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

best food for the best price, the wait was a bit long but oh so worth it. I highly recommend going to Philippe when in Los Angeles.

Visited September 2012
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Henderson, Nevada
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Old School Yum”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

This place is an L.A. landmark and in the 35+ years I've come here, I've never been disappointed. Beef double dip with Swiss, you'll never be the same. My favorite side is the coleslaw. A must stop on my Southern California trips and before a Dodger game.

  • Visited June 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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269 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Healthy? No.”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

You go to Phillipes for old fashioned French dipped sandwiches. You can get pork beef lamb ham, but everybody seems to get the beef dip. It is the most popular and most yummy. There is sawdust on the floor, And usually long lines that move pretty fast. They have lots of good choices but I get the lonase. Don't bother with the macaroni salad, it is... Eh. But it's pretty darn inexpensive! If you are in the area and you need something fast this is a good place to go.

  • Visited June 2013
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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213 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Delicious and Fun Trip Back in Time”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

Had to try Phillipe, and was not disappointed. The French Dip was excellent (double-dip) but I wish I would have gotten it wet. the homemade spicy mustard is excellent, and has a real kick to it. I also tried a cup of the chili and macaroni salad, both were very good. A fun place, with a old-timey feel, definitely worth the trip. The one downside (to me) is that I think the sandwich could be a little bigger. It's just at that point where one is too little but two is definitely to much.

  • Visited May 2013
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England
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Sandwiches”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

On a trip to LA, had to take a visit to get one of the famous dipped sandwiches and I was not dissapointed. I chose the dipped beef sandwich with swiss cheese and it was brilliant. The queuing is a bit crazy but overall the service is good for the amount of people that were in there. Plenty of space to sit down and enjoy your sandwich and also a nice glass of lemonade for only 65c. We went here before going to see a dodgers baseball game so that might be why it was busy. Still only had to wait for 15 minutes which is more than worth the wait!

  • Visited May 2013
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