Philippe The Original

Philippe The Original

"Home of the "French Dipped""

1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA
(213) 628-3781 serving: Central LA, Chinatown
open:Mon-Sun 6am-10pm

Sidewalk Score: 9 out of 10
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The Low Down


Know Before You Go: The sinus-clearing hot mustard gives Philippe's French-dipped sandwiches their powerful, distinctive flavor. If you want to add a culinary punch to any meal, you can buy this combustible condiment by the jar at the restaurant.

The Extras: Private rooms are available for large groups and tours. Please call ahead for reservations and details.

The Extras: Private rooms are available for large groups and tours, and the enclosed booths are perfect for power lunches. Please call ahead for reservations and details.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

by KidScore at KidScore

Philippe the Original is home to one of Los Angeles best French Dip sandwiches. This order-at-the-counter dining establishment features affordable pr...
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By beckiz480958273 at Citysearch

Love their franch dip sandwich!! Read More

By XperTee at Citysearch

Home of the original French dip sandwich. Get the French dip sandwich double dip or single dip depending how juicy you want it Read More

By dang171213520 at Citysearch

One of the claimed originators of the French Dip, this place is delicious and a nice detour from more typical dining, with it's retro feel. Read More

By ac1972720973 at Citysearch

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE???? I've been to Phillpe's for over 50 years! Not that often, but enough to see a big difference over time. Went ther... Read More

By meleahk at Citysearch

The sandwiches here are well worth stopping for. An interesting little place with lots of character. Had the beef dip and was surprised it wasn't a... Read More