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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%
Travellers talk about
“french dip” (376 reviews)
“lamb” (262 reviews)
“potato salad” (158 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Soups, Delicatessen
1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1803
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I've been to Philippe's a couple of times when visiting Los Angeles. I had originally heard of it from one of the food programs on TV a number of years ago. I always get a double dipped beef sandwich and one of the side dishes....More

Thank SkinnyDawg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After arriving from Union Station and my stomach growling I decided to walk over to an LA Landmark and I didn’t disappoint. The wonderful smell and sawdust on the floor was good to start with, after waiting for 10 minutes I ordered my food from...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When a place lasts as long as this in a city as changeable as LaLaLand, you just know they are doing something very right. Ask any one on line, any of the parties filling the tables and even the tourists getting off the buses

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family has been going to Philippe's since the 1920s and I have been going since the 1960s. Their food is always excellent. My wife and I had a beef dip a lamb dip, coleslaw, potato salad, a pickled egg and a baked apple. All...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A local iconic restaurant that has been in business for over 70 years, they serve great french dip sandwiches which my favorite is the lamb double dipped.

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a chance to visit this place while waiting for the train at nearby Union Station. I knew that I was coming to a famous place which is basically an institution in Los Angeles. My expectations were set high considering favorable reviews. The place...More

Thank Acidov
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was were it was started. Always busy and food is great and freshly made. Sawdust on the floor and staff has been their for ages. Prices not bad.

Thank Carole Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Philippe the Original has been serving their famous French dipped sandwiches for over 100 years. We stopped by on a rainy Thursday to sample the original beef sandwich, double dipped. The beef was tender, and the bread held up well and wasn't too soggy. We...More

Thank mcgowan06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's always fun to stand in line for your meal at Phillippe and listen to the conversations around you - the next person in line may be a metal-worker, or a punk rocker or a superior court judge, and they all mix effortlessly. The food...More

Thank HeyGordo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just went to Philippes for the first time this week. We walked from Union Station and enjoyed delicious beef dipped sandwiches. We came because we heard this place had history (being the "birthplace" of the beef dip sandwich) and we wanted a quick spot...More

Thank chele67
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18 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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