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Philippe the Original

  • 1001 N. Alameda St. Map It
  • Downtown
  • American
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

Dating from 1908, L.A.'s oldest restaurant claims that the French dip sandwich originated here. You can get one made with beef, pork, ham, lamb, or turkey on a freshly baked roll; the house hot mustard is as famous as the sandwiches. Philippe earns its reputation by maintaining traditions, from sawdust on the floor to long communal tables where customers debate the Dodgers or local politics. The home cooking—orders are taken at the counter where some of the motherly servers have managed their long lines for decades—includes huge breakfasts, chili, pickled eggs, and a generous pie selection. The best bargain: a cup of java for 49¢.

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1001 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, California, 90012, United States

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Published 07/06/2016


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