White Dog Cafe-Haverford

4.6
2751 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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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 2751 people are saying
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Service was terrible! And I love white dog usually. They weren’t even that busy. Took twenty mins to get seated. And another twenty to get water at the table! Had to order everything at once. Not ideal!

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vipceej
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always creative and delicious food, fun atmosphere, good wine...what else can you ask for?

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DanT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, especially the black bean soup. Great service too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and everything was outstanding..food, drinks, ambiance and service! We'll def be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would totally come back. Fresh food interestingly prepared. Love the ambience and all the dog art!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall1food2service2ambience5

Boyfriend and I got a little dressed up late on a Friday night to try this place out for the first time. The mushroom soup was delicious. Everything else was nothing special. I got the Buffalo Wedge and it looked and tasted like something I could've gotten at a Denny's. Pierogis were fine. Hummus was meh. We were considering dessert until the waiter passed our table three times without stopping and it wasn't very busy. Overall, I probably will not be back and it's a shame cause the place is gorgeous. $92 and I feel like I should've just went to wawa.

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Stephen
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Solid food. Great apps. Reasonable drinks. Quick service.

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vipOceansoffun
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Oysters, entrees and wine were excellent - service good - ambiance eroded as towards latter part of our stay - as usual, an overall good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service and meals were very good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good brunch spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The service could have been better. Our server did not appear interested or checked in on my table. Slow when requesting items for our table, having to go to the bar to request the check & appeared to be speedier with servicing individuals around us.

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Golfcrew4
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always happy with my experience here .

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience

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vipJaneW
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gracious and attentive service; parties were well spaced for social distance. The food was excellent and the menu offered a very nice range of options for the various dining preferences at our table. Sometime I'm going back to sit in one of the booths in the bar area--so appealing! Also, the restrooms were large, attractive, and immaculate.

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vipCheever
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omelet and PorkRoll with egg and avacado sandwich were both delicious brunch options!

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vipJamesC
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soup was delicious and the strip steak was perfect. Server was attentive and friendly. Thanks!

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Rednugjoan
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Was disappointed in the menu, and in the taste of what I ordered. The creme fraiche in the mushroom soup was the size of a quarter, and the taste of the soup was nothing special. The kale salad was $13.00, and the cost to add salmon was $14.00. My guest ordered it anyway, but we both agreed that $27.00 was a lot to pay for a salad. My Mocktail of pear juice and two other ingredients was bland. Will not be going back until they change their menu.

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BuddingRose
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent time as always!

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RaVonneM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy, great parking. Service and food were prompt

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Burgers were delicious, the kale salad was disappointing – Heavily dressed and the flavors were blah.. your other salads much better! Squash bisque terrific! Our server male/dark hair was kind and attentive. We ate outside.

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vipJoelS
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Speaking only for my dish, an Avocado BLT, I was disappointed. I’ve had better BLT’s most places I order it. It’s a go to sandwich, but not here.
Service and atmosphere were great. Not in love with the menu.

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Mexi
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

My food came out 5 minutes after ordering, it was apparent that the salmon was precooked, rewarmed and very dried out. Very dissapointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Waitstaff were very attentive and polite. Food was overpriced- hamburger was $22.

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DDBB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service ok. Food ok. Coffe cold. Jammed all the tables to 1 area with the restaurant wide open in others. Price too high for what is offered.

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Erin
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service!

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Doyle
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is good. The food is excellent. I have no reservations about going to this restaurant again.

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BillyK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was great. Would absolutely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was excellent and very good service. All very friendly.

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Terry
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Jake was really terrific. Great dinner and can’t wait to come back.

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KariF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!! Staff was super friendly and spacing of diners was perfect. This is a new favorite for us

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Reliably great place for a nicer-than-average dinner out. Service was particularly good for our visit. I did not catch our waiter’s name. Older Asian gentleman. Very professional.

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LauraB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is always yummy here. I had the Kennet Square omelet and we shared a cheese board. Both were really good. The atmosphere is lively and relaxing. Great for brunch or drinks after work.

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JackieJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We totally enjoyed our whole experience. The staff was very nice and the food excellent.
A very nice kick off for the holidays.
Thank you

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MIKAELER
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

good food and experience

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vipDebiSw
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I frequent White Dog Cafe. The food & service is consistently good. The menu choices provide something for everyone. They accommodate special requests, if possible. The noise level & ambience depends on the time you visit & where you are seated……the prices are fair, especially considering the experience they provide.
I look forward to returning many, many times in the coming years.

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vipNathalieW
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful, great service, but the food quality has really gone down.

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vipRobertR
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance, and looked really festive for the holidays. The food was quality, and the drinks were well constructed. Love the White Dog.

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DrewFood
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Joined colleagues for lunch. The food was decent. Not great. Atmosphere was decent. Not great. Bloody Mary was great. I haven’t been to the White Dog in some time and think the overall quality has fallen off a bit. I had the half chicken and it was overkill on the kale and dry as can be. I should have stuck to my typical burger.

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vipPatriceA
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Overall food was excellent - Server was way less attentive than should have been- had to flag down a hostess. Was told we could get 2 coffee cups to split the soup and never received them so that was annoying.

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JudyK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service
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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 4.6 stars by 2751 OpenTable diners.

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.