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1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1803
+1 213-628-3781
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We heard of Phillipe on foodtv and travelchannel. We are from out of town and wanted to hit some LA originals and try the original French dip. We weren't disappointed. It was an excellent sandwich. We found street side parking but it looks like they have a small lot. One tip is everyone who is new to there goes to... More 

Thank XraycingDoc
Belgrade, Serbia
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1,095 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 712 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Being from Serbia, meats heaven, my review won't be applicable to most people, as we are here used to all kinds of meat prepared in numerous ways. We were visiting downtown LA and we planned a lunch here due to high TA rating. Didn't expect anything wow, but woooow were huge 3 or 4 lines at lunch time when we... More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Place is very cool With a ton of history. The sandwiches speak for themselves and are awesome. What I really love is that their recipes for slaw and potato salad are almost spot on my grandmothers depression era recipes. It's like being in her kitchen again. Great for lunch and actually easy to get to in downtown LA

Washington, DC
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252 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant was recommended by a friend and it was great. I had the pork dip sandwich. The juice was on the sandwich and the sandwich and the coleslaw were both delicious!

Thank StLawrencelover
Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard a lot about this place and made it a point to have lunch here when we were in town. Convenient parking lot. Long line that moved fast...know what you want to order when you get to the counter. Ordered the roast beef sandwiches with double dip bread and decided to split a pastrami with my friend. Enjoyed the roast... More 

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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

1 Thank Schwidawg
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Townsville, Australia
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79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 !!

1 Thank Adrian L
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182 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

1 Thank DiAnnesInLove
Estes Park, Colorado
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119 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Thomas W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Soups, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
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?