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Philippe the Original

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1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1803
+1 213-628-3781
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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232 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for lunch. Don't be intimidated by the lines. They move fast and the tables open up. I always hesitate to buy dip sandwiches because either the meat is too dry or the roll is soggy. Theses sandwiches are prepared to your taste as you specify 1 dip, 2 dips or wet. The potato salad was fresh and tasty.

Thank Karen A
Kirkland, Washington
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280 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We travelled from Seattle to our favourite restaurant in Los Angeles... The sandwiches and sides are awesome.... Be sure to see the train room... And the 50 cent coffee is the best...

Thank Don H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Open since 1908 and still going strong . I didn't know what a french dip sandwich was....I do now. Your choice of beef, lamb pastrami etc is piled onto a bread roll which has been dipped in a very tasty gravy. The addition of the house mustard is a must.Watch out it 's hot stuff. I also indulged myself in... More 

Thank bluesbuddah
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What can one say that has not been said? Again an iconic location in Los Angeles that we take visitors to. I have been many times and enjoy it thoroughly. It has been there FOREVER and with its location just blocks from Union Station, one can take the Metro to arrive there. All the meats are terrific, salads yummy. However,... More 

Thank oma664
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I was completely surprised how wonderful the French dip tasted. I'm not even a French dip fan ...until now! You can get it dipped once, twice or wet. Depending on how soaked you want your sandwich in the au jus sauce. I got wet and it was perfect!!! Cole slaw was great too. I'm ready to go back for more!!!

Thank WendiMcCright
Los Angeles, CA
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139 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Famous for they French Dip, pickled pig's feet, hot mustard (made on site) & forty-five cent cup of coffee! Established in 1908 and hasn't changed decor or menu so it's a magical moment when you walk through their doors. I love the big community tables so you can meet all sorts of interesting people or catch a big booth in... More 

Thank TravelSecrets78
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Still the best place in town! Love the double dip french dip with spicy mustard. Love, love, love their pickles and cole slaw! Wonderful place.

Thank Gigi Gaughran S
Los Angeles, California
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Philippes is one of the oldest restaurants in LA. It opened in 1908. My family has been coming here for many years. The best French dipped sandwiches in LA! Great deli food and very unique ambience. It's close to China Town and historical Olvera Street downtown. Great for the whole family.

Thank TNoel44
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the must visit sandwich restaurant in LA. So nice to have dinner in a real character Diner. Mainly a "Dip Sandwich" place' my wife and I had Beef Dip sandwiches and our friends had Lamb Dip, for dessert we had Apple pie and ice cream. Perhaps not everyone's choice but we really enjoyed it. Probably hasn't changed much... More 

Thank Geoff F
Hermosa Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can be very very busy, but service is fast. Several choices of sandwiches, we have tried 4-5 everyone very good. Au Jus sauce is excellent. Make sure you taste the mustard before piling it on your sandwhich. It is not for the weak hearted. It is strong. Everything there makes for a great experience including the cafeteria seating. Excellent fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Soups, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1803
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: 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?