White Dog Cafe-Haverford

4.5
2642 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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

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 2642 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
PA
vip3PAtourists
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food. Terrific service.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We really liked the restaurant ambiance- fun vibe and decor. Service was very slow. We waited 40 minutes just for coffee. We ordered cheese plate and coffee immediately upon sitting and the food came, but no coffee…all food was excellent-honestly had they just placed a pot of coffee and a pitcher of water to accommodate refills then we would have given a higher rated review. I know like everywhere maybe staffing is tough, so measures like self serving common drinks like water might be a time/labor saver for staff…and help the customers be more comfortable. You don’t realize how important just something like a refill on water can be when eating…until you struggle to get water refills while eating.

M
Mary
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food and service! Always busy which is nice to see and love the environment- warm and inviting!

DA
vipDAGg
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service5ambience3

We waited in a very cramped reception area more than 25 minutes past our reservation time. This is the third time that has happened in recent memory. I will never return to The White Dog Haverford for dinner. Lunch is better, because wait times are reasonable.

d
vipdlov
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food4service2ambience1

There was a huge crowd waiting for tables -- many people were not masked and standing shoulder to shoulder. Our busboy/server wore his mask below his nose. I told our waitress (who was wonderful) and she said she'd correct the problem. She was unable to. I felt very uncomfortable given all of these possible exposures. My food was good and the waitress was excellent.

e
vipellenp
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love it here!

IM
IsabelM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our grandson out for his 18th birthday. The restaurant treated him like a king it was a fabulous experience for him and us

EH
vipEbonyH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my husband was awesome!

R
vipRuthloveshealthyfood
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love to eat at The White Dog Cafe when I am in the area. They are always so accommodating with my special dietary needs. I loved the arugula and beet salad and had the salmon for my entree. The salmon was cooked to perfection and absolutely excellent. My companion had a burger and throughly enjoyed his meal. Our server was Sabrina and she was very pleasant to interact with and provided great service.

Z
Zurn
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sabrina is wonderful! The food is the best! Been going to White Dog for SO many years and they never disappoint!

A
vipAnniversary
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We frequent the Wayne restaurant but we’re in the neighborhood. Food consistent service a bit lacking especially since we were there for lunch @ 230 in the afternoon. Would be helpful if was an explanation or legen given with the cheese plate

MF
vipMarkF
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Too long of a wait for mediocre food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
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.

FC
FCAC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Apps were brought out after main course

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JF
vipJaneFranklin
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Owner’s awesome. Completely legit.

c
colinc
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

ES
ElenaS
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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!

RM
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.

OT
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!

A
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

PF
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.

CF
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!

TD
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!

JO
JudithO
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely interior. Delicious food

NJ
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.

ES
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.

JC
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.

C
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

OT
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome!!! Highly recommend

SD
vipSlimDK
Philadelphia
39 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.

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

Mice were floating around

f
vipfoodie
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

PV
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.

S
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.

S
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.

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

Just an amazing experience- ❣️

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 2642 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.