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“Ticked off the list but wouldn't go again. ”

Philippe the Original
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Ranked #3 of 383 Quick Bites in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 0 - USD 20
Cuisines: American, Deli, Soups
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Central L.A
Description: Philippe the Original opened its doors to Los Angelenos back in 1908 and is credited with inventing the French Dip Sandwich. Since the creation of the French Dip, Philippe's has served the classic dish along with popular sides including, potato salad, coleslaw, beef stew and chili. Still owned and operated by the same family since the 1920's, Philippe's celebrated their 110th Anniversary in 2018 - being the oldest continually operating restaurant in Los Angeles!
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We wanted to go because 'Man vs Food' had been there and it was close to Dodger Stadium after the game. Cheap. Quick service. Beef is very tender. We had two - a beef 'dipped' that was very salty but ok and also a pork 'wet' sandwich which was pretty soggy and salty. Maybe just not our thing because the place was packed and has been in business for a long, long time. Worth a visit for the experience.

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank mumwife
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Brought my dad for his first time. We love this place. The beef dip is out of this world and the mustard is the cherry on top.

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Chris E
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing beef dip sandwich! Came here because of Man vs Food. Great servce. Will come back again when I'm in LA

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank shawnleofficial
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Been coming here for 40 years. You can't find a sandwich like this just anywhere. The building hasn't changed since the first time I visited. Always amazing. LA visitors should try it . People all over the world know this spot.

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank garygQ4186SM
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Always a line at lunch, so suggest come early or late. The counter ladies are wonderful, fast and friendly. Order double-dipped if you like your sandwich really moist. Don't skip the great pies, like the apple with crisp crust and lots of apples inside.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Thank Dean W
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