White Dog Cafe-Haverford

4.5
2631 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2631 people are saying
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vipMarkF
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Too long of a wait for mediocre food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice brunch menu. We stopped in based on good reviews for brunch. Did not disappoint. We sat at the bar and got good service with no reservation needed.

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FCAC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Apps were brought out after main course

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! She explained everything on the menu so beautifully and provided us with the best service!

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vipJaneFranklin
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The White Dog Cafe never disappoints! Excellent food in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Owner’s awesome. Completely legit.

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colinc
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food. Seated very quickly, very nice staff and great waitress. Food was exceptional.Really great evening with my family.
Thank you,WDC

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ElenaS
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a wonderful experience! We will go back next time we visit Philly

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the beautiful decor to the exceptional service, the dining experience was top notch! The food was delicious and included many vegan choices. The whimsical dog decor was charming. We can’t wait to visit again!

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RussellM
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

If you are looking for a city quality meal in the suburbs, this is the place to go.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely peaceful evening- just what we needed. Thanks to the wonderful staff and kitchen. Please keep outside dining!

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vipAndrew40
Philadelphia
74 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food ! I had the Mushroom soup and the smoked salmon latkes , my buddy had the tuna tartare . Great service from Amy and her trainee . Always a great experience . Thanks . Will be back

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vipPhillyFoodieWB
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

More soup should be served w/ The price of the soup OR lower price ($9/$10). The pork sandwich was soggy and the flavor seemed like it was only pepper, needed more salt & love, the red pepper & idk what cheese? Added nothing just left confusion. I was really excited for this but was left so empty and sad. K.i.s.s! My cinnamule was great & the server was great no complaints. This is my 1st time being disappointed at White Dog. Especially because I spent $60 & left hungry & dissatisfied. Hopefully I can revive this pork sandwich.

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ColeenF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was simply wonderful, and so was the service. Can't wait to go back!

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vipTildaD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food is always good but right now service is slow and poor. Our waiter was nice and doing his best but there was a very long wait to be seated - even with a reservation and plenty of open tables. It took 40 minutes to get drinks and then the kitchen was out of the first 3 entrees we ordered (at 7:30 pm on a Friday)! The meal dragged on for hours. Hopefully they will hire different staff!

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JudithO
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely interior. Delicious food

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vipNikkiJuly
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had lunch outside so noise level was minimal. Food was good and service was excellent. Somewhat pricey for the menu offerings but usually consistent.

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vipESK1
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was great. Ambiance rating low because we are outside (our choice). Food was outstanding as usual.

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vipJohnC
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch for our son and with our immediate family was fantastic. It was a wonderful meal with great service! Thank you.

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Caroline
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork tenderloin was tender and delicious and my husband’s mani mahi was SO good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Not worth the money. Seems they try too hard with the menu. Sometimes you just need to keep it simple.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome!!! Highly recommend

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vipSlimDK
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We were seated quickly in a preferred area. Our waitress, Maura, was terrific. Food came out quickly. We shared the Brussels sprout with bacon appetizer and it was out of this world. We also both had the Orecchiette with zucchini, eggplant, burrata and tomato. The fresh orecchiette were delicious as was the zucchini but the eggplant was very tough. Also it would have been better if the burrata had melted into the dish but unfortunately it stayed put in the middle of the plate. Overall we really enjoyed the evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Mice were floating around

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vipfoodie
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bar area dark but guess that’s because it’s a bar!

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PennValley1
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

We sat outside with friendly + effervescent, Tiffany, our server. Firstly the main hostess in blue dress tried to open an umbrella that almost hit me on my head. Tiffany took our order but the outdoor tables were so understaffed that food arrived at room temperature. We also considered dessert given that we were trying to celebrate 2 birthdays...however menus did not arrive and we decided to just pay the bill. Not the best experience at White Dog. 2 Stars for service, food temperature, quality and a near miss by a falling umbrella. I could have prepared a better and safer meal at home.

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Seafooddiner
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

We waited 40 minutes for a table that we had a reservation on, there was no acknowledgement of us waiting or any offer to sit elsewhere, we waited another 15 min once we got our table to get any service. Our server was terrific, but what came out of the kitchen was pretty inedible…specifically the halibut and chicken dishes. We will not return after many years of being loyal customers.

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Susan
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We had a lovely meal at White Dog Cafe last night. The restaurant is beautiful and the food was wonderful. Our waiter, Devon, was seriously over-worked - had nearly every table in the large room. As a result, service was a little slow and we were not able to get water refills or order a second round of drinks. We will happily be back, though. White Dog Cafe is a wonderful restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an amazing experience- ❣️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Took my wife out for breakfast along with our daughter for my wife birthday. Arrive at 11:30 placed our orders by 11:40. 45 minutes went by. We noticed that other patrons who arrived after us receive there food. I Had to waive down an employee that wasn’t our waiter to voice our frustrations. Our waiter I believe name “Isaiah” was MIA the entire 45 or so minutes. 10 minutes after the complaint, a manager approached us to apologize for the inconvenience. When the food arrived my wife and daughter food was correct, but my dish was incorrect. The food was pretty good, but everyone was hungry by that time. When the check arrived they charged me for the incorrect dish as well as the correct dish. And for the inconvenience they offered us a free desert. The restaurant failed us numerous times. Our waiter seem reluctant to serve us. And compensation for the awful experience was a free desert that no one wanted. I have dine many of places (including the university location) and this amongst one of my worst experiences. Our 7 year old daughter complained she never waited this long for food

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It took a bit took get seated and serviced, but once they took our order everything was timely and the food was delicious.

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vipMESW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Delicious food and excellent service.

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vipjn22
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great as always! Having some gluten free bread, rolls and a gluten free hamburger bun would really make a difference in my dining experience. White Dog used to have these options and it is very disappointing for me as I have to be gluten free.

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vipLinny
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I twice got an omelet with "no onions" even though the wonderful waitress took back the first incorrect omelet. She offered to try a third time or take it off my bill but I refused both kind offers. I took the onions off myself and ate a small part of the omelet. I usually have a good meal at the White Dog. It must have been an off kitchen day.

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carls
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and our out of town guests were very pleased. Thanks!

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KellieS
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Birthday brunch for my husband.
Had the Lancaster omelet , hardly any goat cheese and very dry. My son had the calamari salad and it was loaded with big chunks of tomatoes and very little calamari. The burger was good.
Now on to our waitress. Maybe she is new. She brought on iced tea and forgot about the other iced tea that my husband ordered. Forget the sugar had to wait for that as well. Very very slow service.
I love this restaurant and have dined here several times and it is normally a wonderful experience!

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vipErinM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parents weekend

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Cap16
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience! Ambiance very inviting and comfortable. Food was spectacular. Everyone at our table was extremely satisfied with all entrees selected. Most of all our waiter Dan, is a true professional. His patience and attentiveness made us feel like we were the only family in the room. Well done!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing
Service was great and the food

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MaryB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was very good and our waiter was excellent and so friendly. We would definitely go back. It was a bit busy and more noisy because it was parents weekend at Villa Nova down the street, but otherwise a great experience.

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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 2631 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.