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White Dog Cafe-Haverford

4.5
4.5
3054 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 67 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:45 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:45 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:45 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (610) 896-4556

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sean Lamb

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 389-3060

  • Neighborhood

    Havertown

  • Cross street

    Lancaster Avenue and Haverford Station Road

  • Parking details

    Parking in Haverford Square

  • Public transit

    Haverford Square Train Station is right behind the restaurant

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,054 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Western Suburbs

    Great for Lunch

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  1. BG

    BG924

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Birthday lunch
  2. GC

    GloriaC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Enjoyed their Happy Hour - good food, good wine, good service, fun decor : )
  3. BR

    BR1121

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What fun for a great lunch w friends
  4. DL

    DogLover

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    White Dog in Wayne is one of our favorite breakfast / lunch places. We were at an event in the Haverford area and decided to go to this White Dog location. One thing that was consistent was the ambiance. Eating in a White Dog feels magical. It's a great place to sit, relax, and enjoy company. The service was very different. We had to flag down our server for just about everything (refill of coffee, new silverware, etc.) and sat at our table for 15-20min at the end of our meal before we were able to get our check. Food, as usual for White Dog, was great.
  5. AW

    AbigailW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to White Dog for a birthday brunch and everyone was so kind. The service was excellent, food and drinks came out quickly and everything was delicious. I will definitely be returning.
  6. JB

    JimBo

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Fun doggy ambiance, good food but expensive ($25-35 entrees). A little annoying that you pay for bread.
  7. JM

    JoseMaria

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent experience, second time we're there. We'll return.
  8. PP

    PPPP

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall1food4service4ambience1
    For many years I’ve been a regular customer at WDC Haverford. We usually dine in the room by the windows, with the delightful playful dog portraits, or sometimes outside, weather permitting. For years we also dined with larger groups in the large living room, about once a month, but less frequently for some time bc of Covid. Obviously, we have enjoyed dining at WDC in the past. HOWEVER, last night we dined in the living room, now decorated with GIANT DOG HEADS mounted on walls all around the room, and we felt surrounded by taxidermy.. as though surrounded by giant dead dogs, watching & staring at us with giant woeful pleading eyes. It was inescapably unnerving, distracting & totally unpleasant. The food & service were very good as always, but were totally overpowered by the invasive presence of the horrible giant dog heads!!! I never want to be in that room again. Whoever decided to immerse & surround the patrons with such invasive, aggressive and unappealing decor should PLEASE reconsider that decision. We will not be bringing our larger groups of guests back anytime soon.. nor dine at WDC-Haverford (with smaller groups) unless we can be guaranteed seating elsewhere. Ugh! What a terrible environment. It ruined our experience.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We celebrated our anniversary. Service was exceptional. Food and drinks were outstanding.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great service, good food, and convenient for parents weekend visit.

    White Dog Cafe-HaverfordResponded on September 24, 2022Thank you for your feedback! We hope to see you again on your next visit!

  11. OS

    OindrilaS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I’ve dined at White Dog quite a few times, not only at the Haverford location but also the Sansón Street and Wayne, PA location. Yesterday, for the first time the food did not live up to expectation. The seasonal apple martini was awesome, though.
  12. JJ

    JJPod

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great happy hour specials, wonderful room and a broad, eclectic menu. Fabulous meal!

    White Dog Cafe-HaverfordResponded on September 22, 2022JJPod, Thanks for the review, we are so happy you enjoyed happy hour with us! Maybe next time we will see you for Brunch. Regards, Management

  13. J

    Jane

    Raleigh

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place for lunch. Wait staff always efficient and friendly. Good menu choices, including fried pickles!

    White Dog Cafe-HaverfordResponded on September 24, 2022Hi Jane! Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback! We hope to see you again on your next visit!

  14. LE

    LEKK

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a beautiful experience as always. We love the White Dog. Delicious coffee, inlets, burgers and tacos! Server was friendly and attentive.

    White Dog Cafe-HaverfordResponded on September 19, 2022LEKK, Thank you for the awesome review! We are happy to hear you loved our food and our service and look forward to having you again. Regards, Management

  15. P

    Phillymom1

    Philadelphia

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I've said it before and I'll say it again, it's time for real water glasses! No more pub-style mason jars!! Also, too much truffle oil on the menu, it's on too many things - like the fries. Lastly, please up your wine serving from a measly 5 oz to a standard 6.
  16. EK

    ElizabethK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our service was excellent, the only complaint I had was my dinner wasn't warm enough and the pasta was a little overdone. Everything was very tasty and we would definitely come back!
  17. F

    Fran

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place, very good service, interesting menu and delicious food! We very much enjoyed our meal.

    White Dog Cafe-HaverfordResponded on September 13, 2022Thank you so much for the compliments Fran! We hope to see you again on your next visit! Thank you, Oy Rathpakdy, Manager

  18. PG

    PamelaG

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Long time fan of the White Dog experience. For brunch, we enjoyed the Kennet mushroom omelet and blackened salmon tacos. Excellent food as always. Service was spectacular
  19. l

    lobster101

    Philadelphia

    399 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    399 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our appetizers were amazing...tuna tartare and mushroom soup. Our entrees were salmon, burgers, chicken salad and shrimp salad...they were delicious. Can't wait to return. thank you!!!

    White Dog Cafe-HaverfordResponded on September 10, 2022Thank you so much lobster101 for giving us such great feedback! We hope you visit us again soon!

  20. SU

    SUZANNER

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    very slow service long wait for main course serving soup w/o a spoon and no one around to bring a spoon
  21. PE

    PaulE

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the service even better!

    White Dog Cafe-HaverfordResponded on September 6, 2022Hi PaulE! Thank you so much for letting us know how your dining experience was! We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again soon!

  22. LS

    LorraineS

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place for great food, fantastic service and ambiance!!

    White Dog Cafe-HaverfordResponded on September 10, 2022Hi LorraineS! Thank you for the compliments! We hope to see you again soon!

  23. C

    Carolyn

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very attentive. Above and beyond compared to other restaurants. Food was perfect!

    White Dog Cafe-HaverfordResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you so much for the compliment Carolyn! We hope you join us again!

  24. RC

    RosemaryC

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    First time here, visiting my student son who just moved in the area. Happy to have a nice restaurant nearby. The service was very good from arrival throughout. Our server’s food & drink suggestions were spot on. The mussels were delicious, tender and small - just right. BBQ Pork steak was unique & very good, delicious dill pickle potato salad & pickled watermellon - so good. The trout platter was excellent, fresh and prepared well. Dessert, a blueberry almond cake was delicious and the creme brûlée was prepared well. The only disappointment was lukewarm coffee. The meal was not inexpensive, but it was plentiful and we really enjoyed it. We will return.

    White Dog Cafe-HaverfordResponded on September 5, 2022RosemaryC, Thank you somuch for the great review and the feedback about the coffee, we will use this as a tool to train and coach our team. We are so happy you had a great experience with the server and our menu and look forward to having you again. Regards, Brianna, Manager

  25. M

    Marylander

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    The ambiance and the drinks were fantastic but the food was overpriced for the quality. We ordered dinner salads with chicken, which lacked flavor and was undercooked. The salads themselves were not tasty. The server seemed very kind and like she wanted to please the customers but she didn't keep up with our table. We waited 10 minutes with our credit card on the table trying to catch her attention so that we could pay and leave.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food as always! Love the decor.

    White Dog Cafe-HaverfordResponded on September 10, 2022Thank you for your feedback! Please visit again soon!

  27. JO

    JudithO

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service!!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Patrick was amazing and provided suggestions that we loved! Always love my experience at White Dog!
  29. J

    Josh

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good, the service was high quality, and the atmosphere was nice for a business dinner. Thank you.
  30. DC

    DarraghC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    First time there with kids. They don't have a listed kids menu but readily accommodate with a number of easy kitchen options. Great experience overall. Food always great.

    White Dog Cafe-HaverfordResponded on August 31, 2022DarraghC, Thanks for the review! We hope to have you again soon. Regards, Brianna- Manager

  31. AD

    AndreaD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    service was exceptionally slow and the food was average this time
  32. MW

    MitchellW

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Have eaten at this White Dog many times. The food and service are very good. The only improvements I could ask for are that the artisanal cheese board have more crackers or crisp bread available and that there be a couple of more check-ins by staff or water replenishment.
  33. B

    Brad

    Philadelphia

    93 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good food, excellent service and rather noisy…
  34. a

    angdilorenzo

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent!

    White Dog Cafe-HaverfordResponded on September 10, 2022Hi angdilorenzo! Thank you for letting us know your experience! We hope you join us again soon!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can go to Stephan starr of Jose graces restaurants if u want but they can't match White Dog for excellence all around.

    White Dog Cafe-HaverfordResponded on August 27, 2022Hello, We are so glad you have had a great experience! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Brianna, Manager

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great everything
  37. A

    Alibaba

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    The food at white dog is consistently good. My only complaint is that we ordered the whipped ricotta appetizer and when I asked the waiter if we could get a side of vegetables like carrots and/or cucumbers with it, his immediate response was no. When I asked again, he again said it was not possible . I was annoyed because I had a hard time believing they couldn’t accommodate that request. So after saying “I’m sure they could do that”, he said he would ask and of course was able to bring a side of tomatoes, peppers and carrots (didn’t really think tomatoes were great for dipping but was glad I had an alternative to the bread).
  38. WT

    WheresTheBeef

    New York Area

    133 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great casual place near Haverford College for lunch.
  39. M

    Mrg590

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    We went specifically for an annual charity event supporting the Alpha Bravo Canine charity. It was advertised as from 5pm-close, with 1 menu dinner and 1 menu drink having all proceeds going to the charity. We sat down at 7pm, only 2 hours after the event start, and were informed that the kitchen ran out of the dinner item. This was incredibly disappointing, and was a major bummer for the meal. We were really looking forward to maximizing our ability to benefit Alpha Bravo Canine with out meal, but were unable to due to poor supply management by the restaurant in Haverford.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from White Dog Cafe-Haverford using the Order Online button. 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 4.5 stars by 3054 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 67 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for White Dog Cafe-Haverford

379 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lancaster Avenue and Haverford Station Road

  • Neighborhood

    Havertown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:45 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:45 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:45 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking in Haverford Square

  • Public transit

    Haverford Square Train Station is right behind the restaurant

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sean Lamb

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (610) 896-4556

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 389-3060

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