Southern California August 01, 2018
You Can Still Eat At The Delicious Southern California Restaurant That Invented The French Dipped Sandwich In 1918
When it comes to foodie culture, Southern California has always been an exciting destination to visit. Even if you’re not a foodie, there’s one mouthwatering sandwich that originated right here in SoCal (or so the story goes) that everyone can appreciate. Take a look at this iconic restaurant established in the early 1900s that is responsible for creating one of the tastiest sandwiches on earth.
Since 1908, Phillipe The Original has been a mainstay in Southern California serving up a classic sandwich that can be found on almost every menu across the country. Phillipe The Original is located at 1001 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012.
As the story goes, the original founder, a Frenchman by the name of Philippe Mathieu, created the French Dipped sandwich quite by accident in 1918 when he inadvertently dropped a bread roll into the pan of juices from the freshly roasted beef. The customer who was served this accidental sandwich enjoyed it so much that it quickly became a popular menu item that was later named the "French Dipped Sandwich."
When a restaurant has been operating for over 100 years, you know they must be doing something right. And that's definitely the case at Phillipe the Original.
Inside Phillipe The Original you'll find an inviting deli lined with communal tables where you can grab a seat and enjoy your French Dip sandwich with friends.
Inside this charming restaurant you'll also find a few relics from the past. Namely, a wall of phone booths that will remind you of the good ol' days long before the cell phone.
As charming as this classic restaurant may be, we know that you're here for the food. When ordering a French Dipped you can choose from roast beef, pork, leg of lamb, turkey, or ham.
Stacked with a hearty layer of roasted meat, this sandwich will leave you feeling full and satisfied.
The best part of the French Dipped sandwich? The side of flavorful au jus that accompanies the sandwich that's made from the juices from each of the roasted meats.
Each sandwich comes with a variety of sides including crisp deli-style pickles, and potato or macaroni salad.
Although people come from all over the country to try the original French Dipped, you may also want to add a side of dessert to your order to complete the meal. We've heard their fresh-baked pies hit the spot.
Have you ever had a French Dipped sandwich at Phillipe The Original? If you’d like to try one yourself you can visit this iconic restaurant at 1001 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012.
Looking for more iconic restaurants in SoCal that will take you back in time? Check out this article:
10 Iconic Delis In Southern California That Serve The Most Unforgettable Sandwiches.