Fodor's Expert Review Philippe the Original

$ Downtown Los Angeles American Fodor's Choice

First opened in 1908, Philippe's is one of L.A.'s oldest restaurants and claims to be the originator of the French dip sandwich. While the debate continues around the city, one thing is certain: the dips made with beef, pork, ham, lamb, or turkey on a freshly baked roll stand the test of time. Join locals as they chow down at communal tables while debating Dodgers games and politics. Orders are taken at the counter where some of the motherly servers have managed their long lines for decades, doling out huge breakfasts, chili, pickled eggs, and a generous pie selection. The best bargain: a cup of java for 50¢.

American Historical Casual Breakfast Lunch Dinner Coffee Quick Bite $ Flight Centre Fodor's Choice Family

Quick Facts

1001 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, California  90012, USA


Known For:
  • $0.50 coffee
  • Communal tables
  • Post–Dodgers game eats
  • 50¢ coffee

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