Philippe the Original

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8 / 10

11 expert reviews

“In business since 1908, Philippe the Original claims to have invented the French dip sandwich.”

– Time Out

Fodor's Fodor's
"L.A.'s oldest restaurant (1908), Philippe claims that the French dip sandwich originated here." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
"From LAPD hunks to stressed-out attorneys to smooching couples, everyone loves Philippe’s, where the French-dip sandwich was invented over a century ago." Full review
Zagat Zagat
"Billed as "the originator of the French dip", this 1908-vintage Chinatown "landmark" still turns out "must-try" sandwiches hailed as "national treasures"." Full review
Frommer's Frommer's
"Good old-fashioned value is what this legendary landmark cafeteria is all about." Full review
Rough Guide Rough Guide
"1908 sawdust café that serves up the eponymous sandwich with turkey, ham, lamb, pork or beef – an amazingly good and filling treat for less than $6."
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