Philippe The Original

(213) 628-3781 | View Website

1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA | Directions   90012

34.059722 -118.237026

Open Hours

Mon-Sun 6am-10pm

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Neighborhoods: Chinatown, Central LA

Philippe The Original
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Home of the "French Dipped"

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Reviews for Philippe The Original


Known for its famous french-dipped sandwiches, Philippe's been serving up their renouned piled-high sandwiches for over a century! Order the roast beef & ask for it "double-dipped." It's seriously the BEST!

Philippe The Original

No visit to LA is complete without a "dip" into the gravy pool of goodness served up at Philippe's. The staff is super friendly too. If they were located closer to my house, I'd be as big as my house!

Philippe The Original

Single dip if you don't like your bread soggy, but you can get up to double, triple and quadruple dipped. Their mustard is spicy and their coleslaw and potato salad is a must.


I spent my youth getting a Ruben dip and crappy coffee and honestly I'd keep coming back. My grandparents used to come here decades ago and tradition continues...

1 month ago

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

2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

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 there last night and could not believe how little you get in the beef sandwich. There was a time when it would fill you up, but now it barely covers the roll and for $6.75, it's the biggest gyp in L.A. At least if they gave you something for your money, but they don't. Another thing; I always thought the dip was beef dripping. Now I come to find out (from the cashier) that the drippings are from beef, PORK, and lamb. Personally, I don't want anything from a pig.

9 months ago

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 massive size, like you quite often get at fast-food joints.

9 months ago

The best! Simple. Avoid the place on gamedays and weekends.

over a year ago

Philippe The Original – I found this joint on the food network a few years back and have been back here ever since then.

This place is popular for their french dips, so if you don't like french dips, then you probably will just be ok with this place. Sometimes the line is long (5 or 6 people), and sometimes there is nobody in line, so it all depends.

French dips (beef, pork, lamb) are very good. Ask them to do the double dip (double dip= buns are dipped in the juice twice). Even if you do not like the soggy bread, you should try this.

Must get the pickled beets and pickled eggs! They are so... good. Eggs are pickled in pickled beets juice.

over a year ago

deeelish! – 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 here again for sure.

over a year ago

OH MY GOD YESSS – Best French Dip anywhere...Try it with bleu cheese

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Bland,bland,bland – Saw Philippes on food network and had high expectations. Not impressed at all! The bread was flavorless, beef dip greasy with no taste at all. Then to add to the atmosphere, there was a guy sleeping in his bowl of soup. I can pass on that type of nostalgia. Try Johnny Pastramis

over a year ago

Lamb Triple Dip! – They invented the French dip sandwich and still crank 'em out, good as ever.

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