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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” (352 reviews)
“potato salad” (146 reviews)
“sandwiches” (332 reviews)
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06:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Soups, Delicatessen
1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1803
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Saw this restaurant on diners drive ins and dives. It was just as Guy said. Delicious. I love how the top half of the bun is soaked in au jus. Yum.

Thank Seanaroundtheworld
Reviewed 2 days ago

Philippe the Original should be on everyone's list as they explore LA. I loved everything about this place starting with the vintage neon sign outside and the fact that they actually have parking. We went twice in one week, both times during the lunch hour...More

Thank Cloverleaf3218
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have been here dozens of times but I have never posted a review. Have no idea why not. Anyway, it's the best. We have never ordered anything but a pork double dip sandwich and coleslaw. It's so delicious. Phillippe's is old, old. You order...More

Thank MrsPickle
Reviewed 1 week ago

This French Dip is to DIE FOR! They have great deli salads like macaroni and coleslaw. The atmosphere is unique - long tables to share the incredible spicy mustard with locals and tourists alike. A short walk from Union Station, don't miss it!

Thank bkute65
Reviewed 1 week ago

We accidentally stumbled on this place without knowing anything about the history. We were walking around China Town on our way to meet a tour guide at the Post Office. We were all hungry and my brother-in-law found Philippe was nearby and had good reviews....More

Thank G2557MGjenniferj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was not as mesmerized as most people are. The over all nostalgia of the place was nice, but the sandwiches themselves could use more flavor.

Thank Adri C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Phillipe's has been an LA institution for a long long time. Great French Dip from the place it was born. Get a cheap 5 cent cup of coffee while you're at it.

Thank Frank G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whether it's before a Dodger game or "just because" Phillipe's is an LA favorite for roast beef dips (they also offer turkey and other meats). My family lives over 120 miles away and anytime we're in the LA area - Phillipe's is the place to...More

Thank familytraveler368
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Philippe's is unique. Messy but clean. Crowded but intimate. Simply wonderful freshly roasted meat sandwiches (unless you're a vegetarian). It's the antithesis of fancy but that doesn't mean it lacks dressed up diners. It's fun. If you take friends there who get that cringe look...More

Thank Andrea G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You may not find Philippe in the Zagat guide or ever a Michelin rating, but the roast pork or beef sandwiches are awesome! Before the Dodgers game or a musical event at the Disney Hall, make a stop at this great part of LA! Oh,...More

Thank Michael G
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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
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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