Philippe The Original

1001 N Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Business Information

Restaurants, Sandwiches
Traditional American
Free Parking

Message from the Business

Philippe The Original is one of the oldest and best known restaurants in Southern California. Philippe's was established in 1908 by Philippe Mathieu, who claimed the distinction of having created the "French Dipped Sandwich." Philippe's "French Dipped Sandwich" is the specialty of the house and consists of either beef, roast pork, leg of lamb, turkey or ham served on lightly textured, freshly baked French roll which has been dipped in natural gravy of the roast. We our also known for our breakfast, deli sandwiches, salad, soups, bake goods, drinks, wine and beer. So check out our menu!
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Top Sentiments among Philippe The Original Reviewers

Famous French dip sandwiches Delicious mustards Best roast beef Amazing potato salad Good macaroni salad Perfect lemonade Recommend chili bean soup Fabulous tastes Juicy french dip lamp sandwich Great desserts

Customer Reviews (209 reviews)


on Yahoo Jan 05, 2010
I went to philippe last week for the first time in 20 years,but have been going there since 1965.I read the reviews on how much they had changed for the worse...I strongly beg to differ...It was better then ever.I had... (more)


on Yahoo Jan 05, 2010
That's the best restaurant in the area for sure. If you are sick of industrial and annoying restaurants, you've come to the right place. (more)


on Yahoo Jan 05, 2010
Great restaurant, I really love it, I hope that there'll be more restaurants like this one, really reccommended! (more)

Robert H

on Yahoo Jan 01, 2010
Great food at great prices, and a pretty fast way of getting customers served. Ignore the negative reviews. These people must be on some bad weed. If the place has been around for close to a century, would you think its... (more)


on Yahoo Dec 01, 2009
Don't be a foolish tourist,this a RIP-OFF.the smallest portion i ever seen in a restaurant,rude service and they expect a tip even when the customer waits in long lines.Why be so stingy? they could care less about the... (more)

gotta beef

on Yahoo Nov 20, 2009
I've been here a few times since I moved to LA six years ago. Each time I left dissapointed. I've tried the beef and the turkey, and always ask for extra au jus, but they refuse even if you offer to pay. I guess they don't... (more)


on Yahoo Nov 09, 2009
I can say I did it once!. Very average food nothing special. I have had better beef dip sandwiches at undiscovered places. The quality of bread is awful. The lemonade was lacking in 'lemony' taste.... (more)


on Citysearch Nov 02, 2009
If you're looking for an amazing, cheap French Dip, Philippe's is the place. The originator of the French Dip (yes, you heard me right), Philippe's is perfect right before a Dodger game! But get there early, as the... (more)


on Citysearch Nov 01, 2009
I believe this is the only place that serves french-dip sandwiches. Good lamb sandwich but it does not taste lamby. Cole slaw is good, too. The cons: the service is inconsistent--sometimes good and sometimes bad.... (more)


on Citysearch Oct 20, 2009
Breakfast is good. Lunch is good. so is dinner. Gets a bit crowded and the prices are immune to the economy but all in all, its a great place to get a good french dip that won't break the bank, and to get a good slice of... (more)
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Recent Comments

best beef stew ever...and beef dips rock (more)
prspear, May 15, 2011

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