Philippe the Original

1001 N Alameda St (at Ord St), Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 6:00 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
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  • French Dip sandwiches
  • potato salad
  • lamb
  • beef
  • lemonade
  • cole slaw
  • dips
  • breakfast food
  • pies
  • mustard
  • spicy food
  • good for a quick meal
  • pickles
  • authentic
  • tapioca
  • desserts
  • casual
  • chili
  • pork
  • good for groups

    Order the lamb sandwich and get it “double-dipped” for extra au jus goodness.

    ZAGAT · April 26, 2010
  • Bravo

    Since I don’t live in LA, I crave their sandwiches a little extra. One of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had.-Jimmy Bradley , Top Chef

    Bravo · December 2, 2010
  • Travel Channel

    Order the signature French dipped sandwich, which Philippe's is said to have created during a very happy culinary accident. --Adam Richman, Man v Food Nation

    Travel Channel · August 4, 2011
  • Travel Channel

    There’s nothing like roasted lamb on soft bread drenched in gravy. Yeah, this is good! – Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations Read more

    Travel Channel · December 6, 2010
  • LA Weekly

    The spiritual home of the French dip, the famous sandwich of carved meat on a jus-soaked roll + 9 cent coffee, 50 cent iced tea, 60 cent lemonade, perfect coleslaw and pies & sawdust covered floors! Read more

    LA Weekly · January 30, 2013
  • Los Angeles

    Classic LA sandwich anyone? Philippe the Original or @HarryCole1908. Go @metrolosangeles 2 Union Station & Pershing Sq #dtla

    Los Angeles · July 14, 2011
  • 30 Minutes Or Less

    They're famous for their French Dip, so #DontBlowIt by asking for chicken tikka masala.

    30 Minutes Or Less · July 6, 2011
  • Tom H.

    The best french dip sandwiches in the world...and L.A. institution and a "can't miss" joint. Read more

    Tom Hammer · December 1, 2009
  • Foodspotting

    Try the French Dip Sandwich

    Foodspotting · December 1, 2010
  • Michael P.

    The best traditional French Dip sandwich in LA. I also recommend the tapioca pudding!

    Michael Pusateri · March 23, 2009
  • Peter F.

    Double Dip is the best =D

    Peter Fisher · September 5, 2009
  • The Expendables 2

    Take home a jar of their legendary hot mustard! Brought to you by THE EXPENDABLES opening August 13!

    The Expendables 2 · June 30, 2010
  • Michael B.

    Get the lamb, double-dipped, with bleu cheese; it's a slightly more expensive combo of sandwich options but it's oh so worth it. Don't forget the nuclear mustard, either.

    Michael Bielec · March 3, 2010
  • Travel Channel

    Set up like an old-school cafeteria/diner, Philippe is best known for its "French-dipped" sandwich. The breakfast of choice: cake donuts, along with 10-cent coffee.

    Travel Channel · August 26, 2012

    Ask for a double dip! That’s a real treat · January 6, 2012
  • Ninja C.

    beef dip, pickle, lemonade and use the hot mustard!

    Ninja CupcakeAssassin · November 3, 2011
  • Giancarlo S.

    The lemonade is only 75¢! It's good.

    Giancarlo S. · August 6, 2010

    The birthplace of the french dip steak sandwich is here at Phillippe's in Los Angeles. You cannot go wrong with the classic beef au jus. · September 4, 2011
  • Steven M.

    Be sure to get your sammich double dipped!

    Steven MacNeil · January 9, 2010
  • Joséphine

    a true LA classic ! they're known for their french dip sandwiches !

    Joséphine · March 26, 2012
  • Lidia R.

    The sandwiches are pretty alright.

    Lidia Rodriguez · August 10, 2010
  • Kelsey W.

    - mustard on the tables is amazing if you love spicy! Really spicy!

    Kelsey Weisenberger · May 9, 2010
  • Starry K.

    Skip the line, and get into the kitchen! Make a pick-up order that's more than $40, and you get to skip the WHOLE process (and see the kitchen which is cool!)

    Starry Kitchen · December 16, 2011
  • Chris H.

    Get the Beef Dip double dipped with Blue Cheese.

    Chris Henley · June 26, 2010
  • Sarah M.

    if you eat too much hot mustard, your face will start to bleed and you will cry in front of everyone.

    Sarah Minnis · August 22, 2013
  • Tom B.

    Mustard is hot!

    Tom Brandt · November 29, 2010
  • Matt L.

    Lamb double dip with jack, macaroni salad, lb of potato salad, pickle, and hot mustard. If you're serious, use all the mustard you can on your sandwich.

    Matt Lawler · October 12, 2009
  • Kathyne O.

    Take some mustard home Trust me on this one.

    Kathyne Owen-Holcomb · August 7, 2013
  • Andre C.

    The mustard is soooo strong that I got tears in my eyes, bleeding nose and a hammer in my forehead!!! Use cerefuly!!!

    Andre Cavalheiro · February 21, 2013

    When I dip, you dip, we dip!

    @SDWIFEY · May 8, 2012
  • HopHeadJim

    Lamb dip w/ cole slaw

    HopHeadJim · October 17, 2011
  • Reggie G.

    As delicious as the sandwiches are, try to make here for their delicious breakfast! Served daily from 6am-10:30am.

    Reggie Gregg · August 15, 2011
  • Zachary P.

    Buy the mustard. Put it on everything. Bliss. Read more

    Zachary Pennington · March 20, 2010
  • Don H.

    Add blue cheese chunks to your beef dip Read more

    Don Heegel · November 24, 2009
  • Z.A.K.

    Between here and "Coles" I can't decide. It all depends on what mood I'm in and how drunk I plan on getting.

    Z.A.K. · May 1, 2012
  • FoodTrucker T.

    Double dip it, baby!

    FoodTrucker The · April 30, 2012
  • Jon N.

    get the pickled beets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Jon N · May 30, 2010
  • Gigi J.

    Go to Philippe's FOR BREAKFAST! Coffee is still cheap, so get 2 at the counter. Have a meeting here for hours and not pay for parking. Watch the retired Chinese gentlemen read their morning papers Read more

    Gigi Johnson · December 16, 2009
  • Joseph K.

    The Lamb & the Beef Double Dipped are best, with slaw. People wait in line for SO long. Had it once as a kid, didn't remember. Not sure what's with so much hype, all built up! Was such a let down...😑

    Joseph K · October 12, 2014
  • Catherine M.

    My go to meal is a lamb sandwich, a beef sandwich , a dill pickle and a custard. Been eating here 30 years.

    Catherine Mims Yamaguchi · April 13, 2014
  • Jessica H.

    Get your dip with bleu cheese. Bomb!!

    Jessica Haltom · June 8, 2013
  • SEGA

    Best French Dips. - John, QA Tester

    SEGA · June 5, 2013
  • Randall R.

    11$ got me a CAN of coke bottle of water and a sandwich with ONLY one meat and bread seriosuly??? Not really a wonder why Cali is broke! Idiots pay this much for nothing? Wow

    Randall Reynolds · April 17, 2013
  • Manny G.

    Try the Beef Dip - Mmmm. It's so wet.

    Manny Garcia Jr · July 6, 2012
  • LADOT Bike Program

    Don't forget to try their awesome mustard. Oh, and bike parking is conveniently right outside!

    LADOT Bike Program · May 30, 2012
  • 🐯 A.

    Double dip your sandwich.

    🐯 A · May 30, 2012
  • Nina C.

    Double dipped! Trust me

    Nina C · November 5, 2011
  • Michael W.

    It's as good as they say and worth waiting in the line

    Michael W · October 27, 2011
  • Robbie M.

    Order a side of potato salad. It's better than what your mom ever made.

    Robbie Miller · October 9, 2011
  • Hemang

    Get the classic French dip! LA food icon

    Hemang · August 15, 2011

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