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Philippe the Original

1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1803
+1 213-628-3781
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“french dip” (391 reviews)
“potato salad” (155 reviews)
“lamb” (254 reviews)
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6:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Soups, Delicatessen
1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1803
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is THE place for the French dip. The double dip was just perfect in terms of wetness, and the mustard was a must. Fast service.

Thank lemonloaf
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a no frills dip sandwich shop that focuses on quality food at a great price. Don’t let the long lines scare you away! The staff is a well oiled efficient machine. The sandwiches are the Stars, but their glass wine list is wonderful....More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place Like a time travel back in time Food is good fresh and not expensive Order from counter and self seating Swandwiches 8 to 10 bucks, sides 1.50, Lemonade 80cents

Thank michael c
Reviewed 1 week ago

The dinner that time forgot. The food, the prices, the quality are all good. The service has grown to incorporate plastic in the last two decades (which is nice) but it still has the panhandlers outside on the street and over-priced (but excellent) pickles for...More

Thank Kris J
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the last of LA's historic sandwich shops, home of the "Original" french dip sandwich. Your choice of roast beef, lamb or pork au juice. Counter service and 10 cent coffee. Sawdust covered floors with community tables and benches. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner...More

Thank jamesv8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the best meal in LA. Really top notch. Get no dip, the top dipped or both the top and bottom of the roast beef dipped. Wait in line and grab a table upstairs for a quiet experience.

Thank Celling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it's just the best sandwiches I've ever eaten, but no, I'm cheating, my mother did more delicious)))

Thank rrwraithblue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

as usual, the food was fantastic and the philly was bomb.com! everything was made to order from what i could tell, the bread tasted fresh and the meat was NOT dry and "brittle"... full of flavor and phully dippable! * see what i did there...More

Thank milvetmac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes the lines are long, yes its old fashioned, and yes it's so good and its been busy for a hundred years. I never miss a chance to go for a Lamb or Beef double dipped. Everything is good, the sandwiches, soup, chili, stew, and...More

Thank P7482XWstevef
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is over 100 years old. A restaurant does not last that without good food at a good value. My standard order is the lamb sandwich with cheddar cheese and potato salad.

Thank Scott4023
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Questions & Answers
19 May 2017|
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Response from Theo B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Most servings can feed one person, but kids can split servings, especially if they're younger. All meals affordable.
4 February 2017|
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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.
4 February 2017|
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 213-628-3781
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