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Philippe the Original - 212 Reviews - 1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1803, Los Angeles, CA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (213) 628-3781

Philippe the Original

1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1803
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 628-3781
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Philippe the Original - Los Angeles, CA
Philippe the Original - Los Angeles, CA
Philippe the Original - Los Angeles, CA
Philippe the Original - Los Angeles, CA
Philippe the Original - Los Angeles, CA
Philippe the Original - Los Angeles, CA
Philippe the Original - Los Angeles, CA
Philippe the Original - Los Angeles, CA
Philippe the Original - Los Angeles, CA
Philippe the Original - Los Angeles, CA


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Our food came out on time and was prepared just right. I would recommend this place to a hungry person the portions are huge! Service as ok but the food made up for it! I?d go her...


I think the sandwiches are too small and do not hold enough meat to feed a grown man. A 7 year old might like the portions but not me. I can buy a small sandwich like that one i...

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the original french dip 3/30/2006

My parents brought me to Philippe's when I was younger and I've been there a few more times since then. They're known for their famous french dip but they other things on the menu that I hear are good. But I get the french dip every time I have been there so I don't know what else to recommend. The place has sawdust on the floor and they have the hottest mustard ever there. So if you want to clear up your sinus then just head over to Philippe's and pile on some of their hot mustard on a sandwich. more

Over 100 years and still going... 10/26/2005

Probably the only place in Chinatown/downtown where you'll find free parking, Philippe's offers their famous french dip. You can choose to single or double dip your sandwich. They have meats to choose from such as beef, lamb, turkey and pork. I didn't try the beef because I am not allowed to eat red meat, but the turkey was okay. I guess if you're going to have a french dip, get a french dip! They also have 9 cent coffee and desserts like cheesecake. The atmosphere is pretty cool - they have saw dust all over the floor and old fashioned telephone booths and old fashioned water dispensers. It is definitely a great experience. more

French Dipped Sandwiches 9/24/2005

Philippe's is an original LA restaurant with sawdust shavings on the floor, a train museum downstairs, and lemonade that stills sells at $.19 (I think). They make pork, steak, lamb and turkey sandwiches, covered with a gravy from the meat. you add their special mustard sauce with some coleslaw and you're set. The also serve different pies and hard boilded pickled eggs (a Polish tradition). You can read about tis history and take a stroll in Chinatown or Olivera Street afterwards as you'll need some time to digest all that food you ate. It's also a couple blocks form the Union Street train station, so if you're waiting for someone to pick you up, you may want to grab something to eat in the meantime. more

Philippe's 9/2/2005

This restaurant has been here for years! They have survived trials and tribulations! For a great double dip roast beef sandwich, try this one! They also have others, but that's the best! They also serve potato salads, macaroni salads, chips, sodas, lemonade, coffee, desserts etc. and they are always crowded too! so if they are crowded, you know they are a good place to eat... prices used to be better, but still not too bad... more


downtown l.a. has a history with phillippe's.... i saw this place on pbs... they were doing a report on how old the place is and how often the people flock to this place.... it truly is a historical place.... don't be surprised to see hundred of old people there.... remember- it's a historical place..... lets talk about the food..... this place is notorious for their sandwhiches and cole slaw.... i think the food is average but the actuall place is really nice..... it;s so non-l.a..... the lemonade rocks though and it;s less than a $1!!!!!!!!!!!!! nice place to see nice people and the food aint so bad.... more

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I heart Philippe!! 8/13/2005

I always get the turkey sandwich with a bowl of straight chili with a 50 cent glass of homemade lemonade. The lines can be long but they go by quite fast. I have never been there when it was not crowded, the business is great! They also have a candy stand near the front entrance with all kinds of cant visit downtown WITHOUT going here! Its a classic! Frech dip subs, purple eggs and 9 cent cups of coffee! The owners make you feel like friends not customers and the resturant is old, warm and cozy! Take a metro ride into grand central station and there you are! more

The Original and still the Best 8/10/2005

Inventor of the French Dip this historical landmark in China Town still serves up a fine sandwich along with tasty beet eggs and the spiciest mustard around (not for the faint of heart or sinuses). Any visitor to L.A. must stop in and grab some tasty grub served from the counter to you in the huge saw dust scattered dining area. Even if you don't think you like the idea of a sandwich dipped in au jus try it and I am sure you will be converted. more
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Home of the "French Dipped"


  • Philippe the Original is home to one of Los Angeles best French Dip sandwiches. This order-at-the-counter dining establishment features...

  • 10/15/2012 Provided by KidScore

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Sun 6am-10pm
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  • Neighborhoods:

    Central LA, Chinatown