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Philippe the Original
Philippe the Original

Philippe the Original

87 reviews
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1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 628-3781
http://www.philippes.com/
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Philippe's "French Dipped Sandwich" is the specialty of the house and consists of either roast beef, roast pork, leg of lamb, turkey or ham served on a lightly textured, freshly baked French roll ... Read more
which has been dipped in the natural gravy of the roasts. Swiss, American, Monterey Jack or Blue cheese may be added. To accompany your sandwich we offer a tart, tangy cole slaw, homemade potato and macaroni salads, hard boiled eggs pickled in beet juice and spices, large Kosher style, sour dill or sweet pickles, black olives and hot yellow chili peppers.

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Chino

Phillippe’s is always a treat. Even though it does attract a lot of tourists looking to sample a French Dip at the place that invented it, there are also plenty locals who are there to grab a bite before a Dodgers game. The French Dip is good and tasty, but they also serve a delicious Pastrami Sandwhich. The location is great, too. Union Station is a block away, as well as Olvera Street. It’s also walking distance from City Hall, Angels Flight, Disney Concert Hall and several art museums.

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Knoxville

The lamb sandwich is amazing; not too game-tasting and very tender. The coleslaw is tart and crunchy. The upstairs is perfect if you want to get away from the noise on the main floor.

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Local from Burbank

Yum, love this place! But bathrooms are being remodeled and the construction noise was hard to talk over.

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Local from Los Angeles

The home of the original french dip sandwich. This Los Angeles landmark is the place to go for a taste of history and the best french dipped sandwich on earth! A great pregame meal before a dodger game or a stand-alone meal. If you have lived in LA and have not visited this establishment, your next meal should be here! Even though the beef is the stable, my personal favorites are the lamb and pork sandwiches, potato salad, and the homemade lemonade.

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Local from Burbank

This place is awesome. Everyone is so nice and everything on the menu is awesome!

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New York City

Ever wonder where the "french dipped" sandwich was invented? (Hint: at Philippe's). One of California’s oldest restaurants, dating back to 1908, the thing to order at this downtown spot is the classic roast beef french dip - a crusty French roll dipped in “jus” and stuffed with tender roasted beef. As they say, classic never goes out of style.

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Local from Whittier

Best place to stop before going to Dodger Stadium. I take my food to go and take it into the stadium to eat at my seat. Way better than stadium food

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Escondido

At the same location since 1951. It has a vintage feel. Saw dust on the floor. Telephone booths in the restaurant. Home of the French beef dip. Also pastrami dip. Food macaroni salad, peach pie and coffee is only .46!

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Local from Los Angeles

Yum..yum..yum. The food is delicious,the atmosphere in the restaurant is friendly. Love it

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Philippe's has been in business over one hundred years. It is said this is where the french dip was started. Love the horseradish mustard!

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Local from Rosemead

To me, Philippe is like a long lost lover. When we reconnect, the feels come back and it seems like we never departed.

Credit cards: In the past, they did not accept credit cards. To keep current, they finally accept them. Very good!

Locatioin/Parking: Located in Chinatown. You can park across the street or park in the back.

Ambiance/decor: Chill place to hang out with friends and eat. So much dodger pride! Decor kinda resembles a big mess hall with communal wooden tables. If you want more intimacy with your small group, there are smaller tables to sit at also.

Service: So I notice they have a new way to end the transaction. In the past, you would pay the staffer that you place your order with. Now, the money is handed off to a cashier located in back of the front line to be processed. Service is still great. Expect to wait during peak hours.

Food: Come for the roast beefi or lamb french dip sandwiches with jack cheese. Make them double dip and apply some hot mustard. Add potato salad, a pickled egg, pie, and a drink to make your order complete.

-Courtesy tip: Sandwich will get soggy due to the au jus (juice from the roasted meats).

Happy eating!

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Local from Arcadia

I had to go with my class during culinary school to Olvera st in LA and the instructor said we had to eat here and I had the most incredible French dip

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Manila

The beef dip is awesome and worth every penny. Add some potato salad and dill pickle too.

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Chino

I been going here since I could walk. Love pickled eggs and French dip with a healthy dose of hot mustard.

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Local from Los Angeles

Plenty of parking. There are two lots, one is across the street.

I always get the lamb or beef and have the bread double dipped. During lunch and dinner, there can be a long line, but it's worth the wait if you're craving it. I always get the macaroni salad and corn bread.

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Local from Covina

I come in and its a long line everywhere I go. The lines take forever to move, but when I order and leave it takes one minute to get my food and another minute to finish my sandwich. I don't think the sandwich is that great, just average to me

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Local from Los Angeles

Places like these no longer exist. The sandwiches are old world & harkens back to your grandparents eating lifestyle

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Claims to have invented the French dip sandwich. In a time capsule with sawdust on the floor and cheap eats. Tip the order takers. My favorite: the lamb dip with blue cheese. Friends swear by the hot mustard.

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Local from Los Angeles

Best sandwiches and the cream pies to die for sorry but way better then Marie callanders

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Local from Los Angeles

the best roast beef dip. it was invented here when a worker dropped a roast beef in the au ju sauce. coffee is still only like 25 cents too.

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