White Dog Cafe - Wayne

4.7
5972 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The White Dog Cafe is known for it's unusual blend of award winning contemporary American cuisine, civic engagement and environmental sustainability. We only use the finest ingredients from farms that practice sustainable farming methods and all of our seafood comes from sustainable sources, while our wine list includes quality varietals from american vineyards.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 5972 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and food. Katarina was our waitress and did a fine job.

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Diane
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thank u for my gift card! Nice touch🎉

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Louise
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Then only problem was that it was cold outside and you had no heat lamps. Fire hazard under the tent, I was told. But, always like the White Dogs in Haverford and Bryn Mawr.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are outside and there were no heat lamps. That would have been nice, it was cold.

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vipJoyce
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were treating a friend for lunch. We were greeted immediately and seated on time. Our server was friendly and efficient. The food was delicious. We will be back again. Love, love, love the decor.

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Elsa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, server was considerate, helpful and friendly, environment was very pleasant. Great for both a casual lunch or fancy dinner.

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Fancyfreebob
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fabulous food. Spicy lamb rigatoni was delicious, as was the roasted chicken. Service was a tad slow, though the server was quite pleasant. The table clearer was indifferent.

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NATHALIE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and ambiance. Quiet , great for family gathering or catching up with friends.

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vipSandraK
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and decor!
Seated quickly to a beautiful room.
Kelly our waitress was great, as well as servers, hostesses.
Food and drinks were incredible, esp the mushroom soup and truffle fries!
A great friendly gem to celebrate Mother’s Day!! 🌹

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day - great food & service!

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vipLizA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Loved the outdoor seating area set up.

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Battle941
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful brunch for our first Mother's Day! They were very accommodating for our 4 month old.

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vipChad
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Most recent visit was for Mothers Day, an annual tradition for us. With White Dog being closed most of 2020, it's been over a year since we've been able to visit.

Our reservations were for a 10am "brunch" and were very disappointed to see that their menu has been significantly pared down. The only breakfast option from the menu was eggs—no sweets like waffles, pancakes, beignets that we previously *loved*, etc. There was only 1 special for Mothers Day and it was… eggs! Crispy pork hash w/ eggs. Sounds great, but playing the same note as the rest of the menu—heavy and savory. Not great with a cup of coffee at brunch.

It will be a while until we go back again and will look for some menu updates / expanded options before making our next visit.

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vipVicky
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Request for outside not considered. Had to settle for a table inside. Hostess staff was not welcoming or even gracious. Narrow selection on the menu. Unbelievably skimpy, expensive salad. The a la carte bread and butter is worth getting. Our waiter was lovely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our son's graduation at the White Dog in Wayne. The food and service was excellent. We chose to sit outside under the tent even though the weather was cold (still wary of dining inside). My son and I both had the filet mignon, which was great and cooked perfectly. My husband loves the lamb shank and our older son enjoyed the farm to table chicken. We also enjoyed the cheese board. The turtle brownie was scrumptious. All in all it was a wonderful meal and graduation celebration.

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John
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It would’ve been better if we were at least offered a drink when we got there. We waited a good amount of time prior to any service.

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vipJunelovers
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks (to the top!), wonderful service and the food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service as always....will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the double burger was so good 😊 only thing I forgot to add was bacon. I’ll make sure to do so next time!

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MindaM
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You know you're going to like a restaurant when the host/hostesses have a personality. You may think that is a standard feature - but no, it is not. These days. They were smiling ( under their masks of course, but you could tell ) joking around while on top of their game, recognizing regular customers and just generally welcoming ! The person(s) who seated us was even happy to hear all about our dog including us sharing a picture ! Brownie points right there ! And, we heard from our server it was their first night !

Hope you like dogs. There are dogs everywhere. On the walls in all kinds of frames, big china dogs, little china dogs, in the bathrooms - whoever designed the restaurants, which also have so many other aesthetic points of interest, is TALENTED. I loved the warmth and coziness, the separate rooms - from the outside it just does not look as interesting as it does inside so it's a great surprise !

I suppose I should mention the food LOL - husband had these little sweet oysters from the west coast which he proclaimed to be excellent, and we shared the bread. You gotta have the bread, people. We had trout with a cornbread stuffing and shrimp bernaise and is their a better sauce because I don't think so, the roast chicken with butterbeans in some heavenly sauce and creme brulee for dessert. Everything was so perfectly cooked, presented, seasoned - and our waiter was wonderful.

Restaurant like this are why I love to dine out. Why I will never take the challenging hospitality industry for granted. White Dog Cafe is doing all of the things right. Thanks for a great evening !

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vipmelissaG
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently one of my absolute favorites.  They almost never let me down, the food is always great! I was very sad a few weeks ago when I went to eat at the bar and found it was now required to have a reservation. My husband was away and I got up the nerve to go out by myself only to be turned away. For some reason the hostess was a bit clueless and didn't comprehend the situation. I didn't say anything so she never knew that she caused such an emotional response. Obviously I got past it since we went there the next week for our anniversary.  

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good to be back! This I has been one of my favorite restaurants since it opened years ago. This time, as always, the greeting at the front was welcoming with laughter Included. I had the special and my guest had the salmon. I started with the mushroom soup which is not on my diet, but irresistible. She had the fresh oysters. Drinks from the bar were just right. They are carefully observing Covid regulations. So, excellent food, drink and service in a warm, safe environment. Perfect experience!

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clergy
Orlando
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Service was good. Nice atmosphere.

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Dee1440
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite outside eatery since Covid started!

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ChrisL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Cheese plate was great without options. Menu was boring. Burger was always the choice.

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Yngyang26
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The decor, food and service was amazing~ The prices are a bit higher but to be expected for Wayne PA

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very nice time— It took a little while for our waiter to take our drink order but Phil made up for it by being quite attentive throughout the remainder of the night.

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MarianS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

I think their prices have skyrocketed since the pandemic. I know that previously luncheon for 2 was never close to costing just under $100 and that was with no alcohol involved. I would recommend it to others but I would caution them on the price.

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vipYvonneP
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, generous portions and nice location.

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vipLPAllen
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

entrees served differ from the description on the menu - need to be corrected due to allergy issues, and taste preferences

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vip10thstreet
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun casual brunch with my BFF!

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vipJoanieb
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food came out all at once amd was way too heavy

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

We ordered the salmon from the menu. It was served with peas and carrots, no flavor and was completely underwhelming. It reminded me and my guest of airplane or geriatric food.
For a place that charges for bread and butter, gotta do better than that.

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vipAnonEmaus
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve always enjoyed the White Dog. They recently changed to their spring menu so they had some new fish and dessert options, so we took advantage. The food is always fresh and delicious. So nice to be back eating at restaurants again.

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vipCoppola
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were having so much fun that we over stayed the dining time limit.

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NinaT
Poconos
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fun atmosphere, great service! All great things!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

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AnnieK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favorite spot! Was at the Wayne and Haverford location so far. My only complaint is I can't decide whether to eat outside or inside because the atmosphere indoors is just SO cool. Love this place!

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vipJane
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

The server was nice enough but extremely busy
It took 30 minutes to take our drink order and another 20 to get the drinks
The food took a long time too
I had to get up and ask another server for water
I have been to this restaurant before and it was great but this time was not good

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vipMckenzie
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and wonderful atmosphere

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You can order delivery directly from White Dog Cafe - Wayne using the Order Online button. White Dog Cafe - Wayne also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 225-3700.

White Dog Cafe - Wayne is rated 4.7 stars by 5972 OpenTable diners.

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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.