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White Dog Cafe-Haverford

4.6
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1972 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
White Dog Cafe has been engaging its local community with award-winning contemporary American cuisine, since 1983 in Philadelphia and since 2010 in Wayne. Known for creative menus, using the highest quality farm-fresh ingredients and humanely raised meats and poultry, our menus change weekly to capture the best local, seasonal and sustainable grown foods available. Our inspiring menus are complimented with an all American wine list, local craft beers and seasonal specialty cocktails and refreshing mocktails served with warm hospitality.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1972 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
service
4.6
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJenniferL
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

White Dog is always solid

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vipOutdoorDining
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is so wonderful how White Dog Haverford has open up their outdoor area. We felt very safe and enjoyed an amazing outdoor meal.

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WilliamG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best meal we have had over the last 6 months. Service was great. Thanks and we will be back real soon

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Trevor
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setup indoors was very well laid out, extremely clean and a very comfortable dining experience. Waiter was great, and so was the food. Will definitely return.

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vipfjlind3rd
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service under their tent. It was pouring rain for much of our lunch but that did not deter the wait staff. Food was excellent as well. Deviled eggs and the blackened salmon tacos were the highlights.

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vipSutton
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tent in the parking lot was fabulous as well as the food and service.

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vipHeleneE
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience3

This is a crazy time. I was happy to see that White Dog set up a tent in the parking lot. The tables were spaced properly and there were fans running throughout. So, I made reservations for dinner. We were seated promptly. Our server, Eliza was absolutely delightful. The food, however, was not as delightful as our server. My husband ordered the mushroom soup, which he enjoyed. I did not order an appetizer, although I did have a perfectly crafted martini. My husband ordered the halibut without the pepper jelly. The pepper was on the fish instead. He scraped the pepper off and said that the fish was good. The tater tots were very good. I ordered the eggplant parmigiano. The eggplant was not fried-but it also was not cooked. It was impossible to cut. The tomato sauce was cloyingly sweet. And, the dish was cold. I should have sent it back, but I did not. I just didn't eat it. Onto dessert. My husband ordered the blueberry cobbler which was served cold...I had the blondie with ice cream which was served warm. We had not eaten at White Dog for some time. I thought it was a good time to go back to a neighborhood place and give at a second chance. It just was not a stellar meal for which we paid a stellar dollar.

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GlennM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual !

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StephenB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Decided to go here for a wedding anniversary. Nice place inside and out. Erica was our server and was among the one of the finest we have ever met. Attentive, personable and on her game 100% this location is a recommend for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great social distancing. Servers all happy to see us Great food as always.

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DonnaA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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JMKS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

White Dog in Haverford was delightful under their tent. They were overall very attentive to the present health issues and provided safe distancing and service. I will definitely be returning.

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vipJill
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor and socially distanced dining under the new tent. Our server was beyond nice, and the food and drinks were great as always.

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vipCharlie
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening under the tent. Felt comfortable with the social distancing outside. Food and service great as always.

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vipLarryderm
Philadelphia
294 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lovely dining room with attentive service. The salad was crisp, the gazpacho nicely made, and our hamburgers served just as we had ordered them, one medium and one well-done.

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vipStephanieP
New England
22 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience all around!! Amazing food, drinks and server. We were visiting from out of town and had tried the restaurant 2 years ago and remembered it. We had to go back and this time for dinner. Can’t wait to be in town again to return for another amazing meal. Thank you!!

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vipRuthloveshealthyfood
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a perfect brunch and every bite was delightful. I am always grateful for a restaurant that offers locally sourced and organic items on the menu. I am sensitive to wheat and appreciate the gluten free breads that are graciously offered. Brunch at the White Dog Cafe is something that I look forward to!

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vipJamesC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were quite good, but there was a screaming baby that made our first 20 minutes or so a bit unpleasant.

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JenniferC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

8 ppl mandatory 20% for terrible service. Food was just ok - I have much better food at other higher end restuarants

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Rykol
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mushroom soup was amazing!
The restaurant was busy on a Tuesday afternoon.

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Ellie
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

White tablecloth restaurant, very pleasant atmosphere, good for all adult age groups, food is excellent though not wildly innovative. We eat there often.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my son

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new menu! Food was excellent. Our server was so knowledgeable about seasonal produce and the menu. The food is consistently above expectation at the white dog which makes this restaurant a great go to for family dinners and special occasions.

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vipAmandaB
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It's always super noisy at brunch, which makes it difficult to have your own conversation. We love the food and service though, so we will continue to meet there!

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MaureenH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was fabulous but the service was a little disappointing.

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vipJohn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great high-quality food. Good, quieter atmosphere.

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vipswden
Atlantic City
28 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love White Dog! This is the first time at the Haverford locations. The evening was lovely and the food was very good, although mine was a little spicer than I thought. Unfortunately the people next to us were a little loud. The waitstaff was just the right amount of attentive. All in all is was a nice evening!

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AliH
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding, from the decor to the service, and of course the food. 10/10 would recommend and will definitely be back.

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vipNedW
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service excellent. Salad mediocre. Entrées-scallops/trout were average

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viplsass
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal at White Dog. Perfect for a casual Friday night out.

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vipAngP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meeting place for a business meeting. Food was excellent and fresh, the environment was not too loud, and the service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great vegetarian food!

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vipAndrew40
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a perfect dining experience today for lunch !
Great service from the moment we walked in .
I had a delicious cappuccino and my date had a Arnold Palmer . For lunch she had the soup and sandwich , I had the smoked salmon latkes
Everything tasted great! Thanks White Dog !

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I was dining with my high school French teacher who is with the Sisters of Mercy. The staff was great to her and we appreciated their attention to Sister.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a go to for us. Always enjoy a night out at the White dog

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HarryH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Several years ago I went to the White Dog Cafe in Wayne, their first venture into the suburbs...and I was disappointed to be served fish that was overcooked. Maybe they were still figuring out how to make a second location work. Years later, I had a very good experience at the Haverford location. Everything was cooked perfectly--which is especially impressive for the scallops.

Restaurants generally err on the side of overcooking seafood, because customers voice their dissatisfaction more strongly when fish is undercooked than they do when it's slightly overcooked. These scallops were cooked exactly as they should be--just until opaque in the center.

I don't hesitate to recommend White Dog Cafe and this Haverford location.

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vipMindyK
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Better than a chain restaurant by far, but still a bit crowded and we had to work at not listening to the people at the next table, and keeping them from listening to us! The food was very good - not spectacular, but quite good. Our waitress was fantastic!!! Thank you Alex for really making our evening a special one!

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vipRuthloveshealthyfood
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The restaurant was quieter than normal but that didn’t prevent a comedy of errors with our orders. We both ordered the Kennett Square Omelette, mine without cheese and more spring mix instead of the home fries. The omelettes came out and my omelette on the plate with just greens clearly had cheese spilling out of it, so we moved the home fries onto the plate and traded. Upon closer examination, I discovered that the other omelette also had cheese, just much less. The waitress kindly brought oil and vinegar to the table as this was happening, explaining the the vinaigrette has dairy, but all the greens at the table had been dressed. So my plate went back and I got a bowl of dry greens and was able to start on my salad. When my omelette came out, there was a side of home fries. Rather than watch my plate leave a second time, I just did not eat the home fries. The food was delicious, but it was a longer wait than usual to actually get what I ordered. The manager sent out complimentary sorbet, which was nice, but the server didn’t know and when we told him that we hadn’t ordered that, he took it away. We got it back with an explanation, but things could be so much smoother if the server had known what was going on.

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vipDpe123
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

White Dog rocks! Great food, service, and, of course, doggies galore!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pleasant spot in the Philadelphia subburbs, the main rooms are decorated in an eccletic mix of colors and furniture. The selections change with the seasons. I chose the turkey bacon sandwich on sourdough, I requested the bread to me toasted, and it was done perfectly. My wife code the 3 cheese sandwih and soup combo and my brother-in -law had the mussels which were cooked to perfection. We enjoyed our lunch and lingered over coffee for almost 3 hours. It was a great afternoon.

FAQs

White Dog Cafe-Haverford does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. White Dog Cafe-Haverford also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 896-4556.

White Dog Cafe-Haverford is rated 4.6 stars by 1972 OpenTable diners.

White Dog Cafe-Haverford does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://fearless.mfmark.com/fbcanvas.

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