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1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1803
+1 213-628-3781
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06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It does not get any better than this!! Hands down this is the best place to get a French Dip. Awesome beef dip sandwich, awesome potato salad and awesome apple pie! Their pastrami dip is on point too!!! Simply the best!! I strong suggest reading their website which explains this restaurant best. I could not have described it better so... More 

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Thank Schwidawg
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place has a long history, coffee was 5 cents until the 80's. I'd say the lamb with blue cheese is my favorite, but it's not suffering to have the chili or the beef stew. Both are honest versions, and cheap. The mustard is the best mustard in Los Angeles. Lots of free parking and close to freeway ramps make... More 

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Thank G5034CBmichaelp
Townsville, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We tried Philippe The Original on recommendation from our local friends and it was fantastic, relatively cheap prices, great tasting sandwiches and a unique dining area. I would not go out of my way to eat here but if your anywhere near the area its a great place for lunch !!

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Thank Adrian L
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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very popular place especially before Dodger games. Even on the rainiest day in LA in 6 years, the line was healthy. My boyfriend ordered us 3 sandwiches because I KNOW he wanted to take one home. They have a wide variety of sandwiches but best known for the French Dips. Casual interior, sawdust on the floor, long tables with stools.... More 

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Thank diannespain
Estes Park, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great French dip - beef, pork, and others. The desserts are also great - banana cream, coconut cream, chocolate cream and many more.

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Thank Thomas W
Yorba Linda
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They have the best beef dip sandwiches. The mac salad is also very good. If you get a tea or lemon aid get 2 they are small and lines tend to be long.

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Thank F1661POjamesp
Newhall, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place. It's old Los Angeles. Everything is the same as it was when my grandparents came here for lunch.You gotta love the old photos on the wall and the bank of wooden phone booths on the side. When you walk in over the saw dust covered floors you know your in for a different kind of dining... More 

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Thank Cthymrtn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some historians will argue that Phillippe's is not the original home of the French Dip, but it's hard to find another restaurant with a better one. The iconic atmosphere takes patrons back in time to the earlier days of LA, and it's easy to spend at least 20 minutes looking at all of the memorabilia. The communal seating is interesting... More 

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Thank Wayne W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, this place from the outside doesn't even look like it's open. We stopped in around 2:30 in the afternoon on the recommendation of one of the Amtrak employees in the business lounge. When he was telling us about it, another passenger pulled up a photo of Phillipe's to make sure we didn't miss it. I'm so glad... More 

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Thank Maria D
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Never changes, neither do I. Double meat, double dip, their fabulous mustard along with the great pickled beets.Always a treat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
American, Soups, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Cheap Eats
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?