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Philippe the Original

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1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1803
+1 213-628-3781
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06:00 - 22:00
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Madison, Indiana
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128 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I ate here on our trip to l.a. This place had some delicious sandwiches​ at a reasonable price... for l.a. of course. Congrats on the great food.

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Thank Indiana115
Boca Raton, Florida
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135 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whether you want a hearty breakfast or a French dip sandwich, which this place originated. No waiters. You get in line and place your order and pay, and in just minutes, your food is in front of you. Sawdust on the floors. Plenty of seating and parking. Walk around and look at all the historic pictures and other items. I... More 

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Dana Point, California
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102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Philippe's the Original has been in the same location for decades. Classic old school diner with different sides and deserts behind the counter. The double dipped beef sandwich is fantastic! A great and legendary place to get a quick meal if you are in the area.

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Thank Tom M
Los Angeles, California
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122 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cafe is located in an easy walk from Union station in downtown LA. It is actually in between Chinatown and olvera st. The fare is ordinary grub, eggs,cakes and other such foods but the atmosphere is quite unique,almost like a factory w/I a cafe. At one time the coffee here was ten cents a cup,but that was four years... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are near union station, pop across the road and have a fantastic French dipped beef sandwich, I did. Arrived at 11.30 am and stood in a queue. 1x beef and blue cheese sandwich, double dipped with pickled beetroot and a glass of lemonade. 10 out of 10. Saw dust on the floor and a sea of tables and... More 

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Thank KENNETH W
Los Angeles, California, United States
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can feel the history at this classic LA eatery. Terrific french dip sandwiches Pickled eggs. Long wood benches. Friendly counter workers. Parking in the back. Right across the street from Union Station and next door to Chinatown. I love this place. It's just so LA.

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Thank Rick C
Cottonwood, California
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154 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to eat before the game----great menu----famous for beef, lamb dip--single or double dip?? Get the 2 side dip and add a beer or potato salad---or a slice of pie?? Great place to hang out before or after the game.Parking is a little difficult, but spaces become available pretty regularly.

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New York City, New York
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272 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us stopped in for a quick meal before an event near the Staples Center, mostly because we've known of the place for decades and never been there. It's not likely we'll visit again. The double-dipped beef sandwiches may be famous, but we found them bland and under seasoned. The lemon meringue pie for dessert was the high point... More 

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omaha ne
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

had not been there for over twenty years as had moved away. Still tasty and an interesting spot to eat.

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Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very popular among DTLA and outside LA locals for its history, OTC design, and delicious sandwich. One of the best French dip sandwiches anywhere. Love the feeling of this historical place, a bit rude workers, and tasty, stomach filling food. Soaking the French bread, until it turns an oily yellow brown is a delight and adds flavor. DO not be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Soups, Delicatessen
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 22:00
Monday
06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?