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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%
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“french dip” (387 reviews)
“potato salad” (154 reviews)
“lamb” (252 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 yesterday

Olvera Street is right next door to Philippe the Original home of the French Dip sandwich. The experience transports you back to that film noir story set in LA where that waitress in uniform took your order and dropped that cup of coffee and slice...More

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Took the Metrolink down to Union Station and then walked over to Philippe's for lunch. The line is long, the sandwich is worth the wait.

Thank mitakous
Reviewed 1 week ago

I do agree with other reviewers that the sandwiches here can be very good, but very good for a sandwich. I am a sandwich fan in general, but I can't compare a restaurant with more diversity to this place and say it's more than average.

Thank Ioana503
Reviewed 1 week ago

The size, price, quality and authenticity.... unmatched. Love the place. Highly recommended for a casual meateater's quick meal or meatfest!

Thank Jeremy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Philippe's is one of those been-around-forever, must eat at, L.A. restaurants. I've been coming here ever since I was a kid. The fact is, this restaurant has a lot of old-school atmosphere. From the saw dust on the floor to the old wooden tables and...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upgraded my review from 2013. Never disappointed when we visit for a French Dip sandwich. The restaurant has not changed much over the years except for the prices and now recently they have modernized their restrooms which was long overdue.

Thank Don H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first time I got the feeling entering a restaurant in 1880, not being in LA. Great atmosphere, and of course great American food. A must visit when you're in Los Angeles !

Thank SabrineStory
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only one person in front of me in the line and a handful of people already eating. We stopped in as it was close to our accom and we were on our way home from Disney. Went with the Beef after asking for a recommendation....More

Thank Candice E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have always heard this is a great place for the beef sandwiches. We came early and had breakfast- one had French Toast which was good- lots of slices and I had pancakes- too good! I suggest either. The place is not fancy but it...More

Thank Rita T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Famous for the french dips, but try the chile or beef stew. They're awesome. Only a couple of blocks from Union Station and a block from Olvera st.

Thank SPVowner
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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