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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” (386 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of those 'bucket list' places you must go. Huge energy, great for people watching and an excellent selection of meat, cheese and breads. Dipped of course! I had the NY pastrami with a plank of bleu cheese. I added the hot mustard table side...More

Thank craig g
Reviewed 1 week ago

its very rare when you find such an institution in LA that is also very good. we ordered the french-dip sandwich (yes how original is that?). ok this is the best french-dip sandwich i have ever had. loved it!

Thank arizona-mark
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is probably if not the oldest diner in LA Right across the street from union station it’s great for a quick bite or a group eating before a dodger game. The service is good I would totally recommend going.

Thank Alicia G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Philippe's is a fast moving, dynamic place to eat, The sandwiches are meaty and very tasty. It is close to downtown Los Angeles and convenient to many attractions.

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a decent French dip, nothing special to be honest with you. The place was packed by baseball fans before the 5pm game, lined up 30 mins to get the "ok" French dip, totally not worth the money, wait and walk to be honest....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Philippe the Original is on the outskirts of Chinatown. People who work downtown will make the drive to go to Philippe’s for lunch. This is not a fancy restaurant. There is sawdust on the floor, hard wooden tables and benches for seats. It can often...More

Thank Annette M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dating from 1908 one of the oldest food spots in LA. Still serving its famous French dip sandwichs. Generations of Angelina’s have made a trip to this heritage food experience. It’s a trip back in time and a tummy treat today. Very close to the...More

Thank Bruce r
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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
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Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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