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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” (395 reviews)
“potato salad” (155 reviews)
“lamb” (258 reviews)
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6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.All hours
American, Soups, Delicatessen
1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1803
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's not elegant but it's one of a kind. Cafeteria style but phenomenal French dip sandwiches. I don't like eating off paper plates, but the food is so good!! The lines are sometimes 20 deep x five lines!! Everyone loves Philippe's famous French dip! I've...More

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten here before and reviewed before, but I want to add this note. I arrived back at Union Station from a trip to New Orleans just after 5 AM. That was early and, though, some food counters were open at the station, they were...More

Thank Zoom_Gotti
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My grandfather and I used to ride the streetcar from his office on Spring St to Philippe’s for a French dip sandwich for lunch. The restaurant was decades old, even back then. LA has changed since then - and how! - the streetcars are gone,...More

Thank jg3arrow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Based on tripadvisor reviews, we have been to Phillppe to try their classical French Dip sandwich. Unfortunately, it was just OK. Nothing special.

Thank Burcakurt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great atmosphere and sandwiches. Not gourmet but hearty and delicious. Lamb and pork, both were great and lean. Pie and a pudding for dessert, coffee less than a buck! Great ordering counter!

Thank VVThanx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Lady suggested we lunch at Phillippe's, as we were in the area. I'd heard of their legendary sandwiches, and I readily agreed. At the counter, she ordered their classic French Dip sandwich, while I opted for my favorite pastrami on rye bread. When the...More

Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think this is place only if your in the area would not drive special for this sandwich . I really feel locals love this place and thought fun 1 time we tried all different sandwichs nothing special my thoughts, but glad I went and...More

Thank Alwaystravel999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Classical good food. Loved literally everything. From the service to the food. When i’m back in L.A. i hope to come back to Phillipe!

Thank Jason K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Phillppe is the best place to get a french dipped sandwich in Los Angeles. One of the old time classic places, they are been serving since the early 1900's. Famous place so lines can be a little long, as can the parking, but all well...More

Thank mcorbin560
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must visit for anyone looking to experience old time Los Angeles. Great atmosphere and good food. Great decor and a location close to Union Station.

Thank ACEManhattanBeach
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Questions & Answers
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.
3 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.
3 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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