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Philippe’s “French Dipped Sandwich” is the specialty of the house and consists of either roast beef, roast pork, leg of lamb, turkey, pastrami or ham served on a lightly textured, freshly baked French roll which has been dipped in the natural gravy of the roasts. Swiss, American, Cheddar, Monterey Jack or Blue cheese may be added. To accompany your French Dip sandwich, or sandwiches, we offer a tart, tangy coleslaw, homemade potato and macaroni salads, hard boiled eggs pickled in beet juice and spices, large Kosher style, sour dill or sweet pickles, black olives and hot yellow chili peppers. Philippe’s has been located in Los Angeles, CA since 1908 and at its current location on Alameda since 1951.


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Philippe the Original Logo - Los Angeles

Philippe The Original is one of the oldest and best known restaurants in Southern California. Philippe’s was established in 1908 by Philippe Mathieu, who claimed the distinction of having created the “French Dipped Sandwich.”

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Philippe the Original Logo - Los Angeles

Step into the bustling atmosphere of Philippe the Original, where we serve up mouthwatering breakfast options daily from 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Whether you’re craving our famous French dipped sandwiches or looking to start your day with a hearty breakfast, we’ve got you covered. Located in the heart of Chinatown in Downtown Los Angeles, our historic deli has been serving up delicious bites since 1908. 

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