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Philippe the Original

1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1803
+1 213-628-3781
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“french dip” (351 reviews)
“potato salad” (143 reviews)
“lamb” (244 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Soups, Delicatessen
PRICE
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LOCATION
1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1803
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went there before the game... what an excellent choice! This place has a really good atmosphere and really delicious food. A must go if you're a baseball fan.

Thank Zonta55
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

While it's up for debate on who originated the first french did, opening in 1908, Philippe's is definitely one of the first places offering french dipped sandwiches in Los Angeles. You line up, order from the counter and on of the servers hand makes and...More

Thank Milan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Philippe's French Dip Sandwich bar is an institution in Los Angeles and has been in operation for over 105 years. On the weekend it is jammed packed with baseball fans, and they serve over 4000 sandwiches in a weekend. There is a wait but the...More

Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got a beef dip and I can honestly say that it was one of the best sandwiches I've ever had. If you are in the area I definitely recommend stopping by and trying their sandwiches.

Thank PeterScheler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Before the Dodgers game, went to Philippe the Original for amazing sandwiches. Great at-counter service and amazing food.

Thank LV_Lee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have to say it's one of the best tasting sandwiches I've had in a long time. I had the beef double dipped and it was amazing. Just wish it was slightly larger, could have easily had two it was that good! Should have got one...More

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Philippe is the best. I just love everything about this place. The place has not changed since it opened. I always get the french dip sandwich, a few pickles, some potatoe salad and something sweet for desert! Your order at the counter and your food...More

Thank SteveFawley
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those efficient but time-warp venues that you just want to go back to over and over again. The famous French-dipped sandwich is a must for an 'eye-closing' culinary experience. Named after the Los Angeles policeman who first requested his sandwich be...More

Thank grantmccahon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you go downtown for a visit there are a few must see/do/eat and Philippe's is one of them. Old time order at the counter restaurant with really good sandwiches. Enjoy!

Thank michelle d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just love everything about this place. Great memories from childhood, place has not changed. Love the French dip, double dipped of course. Salads, pies and donuts are so good as well. A must stop in Los Angeles. Don't forget to take some mustard home.

Thank Rbb599
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fourfourfourgirls
Hi, is this restaurant suitable for a family of four kids? How affordable are the food?
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.
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Lizardia
Do they serve gluten free anything?
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.
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Lizardia
Do they serve gluten free anything?
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 22:00
Monday
06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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