Philippe the Original

1001 N Alameda St (at Ord St), Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hours:
Closed until 6:00am (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 6:00 AM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Credit Cards:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No
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  • "lamb double dipped and a side of chili....lots of food but..." (7 tips)
  • "... but don't put too much hot mustard or you'll be wishing you didn't." (12 tips)
  • "The best french dip sandwiches in the world...and L.A. institution and a..." (13 tips)
  • ZAGAT

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

    ZAGAT · April 26, 2010
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Los Angeles

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

    Los Angeles · July 14, 2011
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  • 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
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  • Tom H.

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

    Tom H. · December 1, 2009
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  • Foodspotting

    Try the French Dip Sandwich and spot it on Foodspotting!

    Foodspotting · December 1, 2010
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  • Michael P.

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

    Michael P. · March 23, 2009
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  • Peter F.

    Double Dip is the best =D

    Peter F. · September 5, 2009
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  • 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
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  • 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 B. · March 3, 2010
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  • 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
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  • Restaurant.com

    Ask for a double dip! That’s a real treat

    Restaurant.com · January 6, 2012
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  • Ninja C.

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

    Ninja C. · November 3, 2011
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  • Giancarlo S.

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

    Giancarlo S. · August 6, 2010
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  • FoodSherpas.com

    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.

    FoodSherpas.com · September 4, 2011
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  • Steven M.

    Be sure to get your sammich double dipped!

    Steven M. · January 9, 2010
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  • Joséphine

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

    Joséphine · March 26, 2012
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  • Kelsey W.

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

    Kelsey W. · May 9, 2010
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  • Lidia R.

    The sandwiches are pretty alright.

    Lidia R. · August 10, 2010
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  • 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 K. · December 16, 2011
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  • Chris H.

    Get the Beef Dip double dipped with Blue Cheese.

    Chris H. · June 26, 2010
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  • Ahsatan

    .09 cent coffee!

    Ahsatan · December 12, 2009
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  • Sarah M.

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

    Sarah M. · August 22, 2013
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  • Zachary P.

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

    Zachary P. · March 20, 2010
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  • Don H.

    Add blue cheese chunks to your beef dip Read more

    Don H. · November 24, 2009
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  • 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 L. · October 12, 2009
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  • Kathyne O.

    Take some mustard home Trust me on this one.

    Kathyne O. · August 7, 2013
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  • 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 C. · February 21, 2013
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  • 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
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  • HopHeadJim

    Lamb dip w/ cole slaw

    HopHeadJim · October 17, 2011
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  • Reggie G.

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

    Reggie G. · August 15, 2011
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  • Tom B.

    Mustard is hot!

    Tom B. · November 29, 2010
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  • Jon N.

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

    Jon N. · May 30, 2010
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  • 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 J. · December 16, 2009
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  • Manny G.

    Try the Beef Dip - Mmmm. It's so wet. (via @Foodspotting)

    Manny G. · July 6, 2012
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  • 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
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  • FoodTrucker T.

    Double dip it, baby!

    FoodTrucker T. · April 30, 2012
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  • Nina C.

    Double dipped! Trust me

    Nina C. · November 5, 2011
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  • Michael W.

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

    Michael W. · October 27, 2011
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  • Hemang

    Get the classic French dip! LA food icon

    Hemang · August 15, 2011
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  • The Feast

    Order beef, pork, lamb, ham or oven-roasted turkey sandwiches, grab a pickled egg and slab of pie for good measure - the ramekins of spicy mustard on the tables are sure to clear sinuses. Read more

    The Feast · June 9, 2011
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  • TONG PO

    My order = 1) Swine Double Dipped + Double Meat 2) Side of Slaw3) Pickle4) Tomato Bisque5) Tap Water

    TONG PO · November 30, 2010
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  • Where's W.

    b1zZ3N was here.

    Where's W. · September 9, 2010
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  • eliztesch

    DOUBLE DIP!!

    eliztesch · August 14, 2010
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  • KW L.

    Trick is let the sandwiche sit for a while so that the dip spread out through the bread. Then it'd be juicy & tastu

    KW L. · April 18, 2010
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  • Mike H.

    it is the original!

    Mike H. · April 16, 2010
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  • Curtis S.

    Buy two sandwhiches... you'll want a second.

    Curtis S. · March 24, 2010
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