White Dog Cafe - Wayne

4.7
6236 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
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6236 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
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williamo
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor dining with exceptional service by the General Manager and her table service lead.

One suggestion as November arrives, it would be great to have some type of heat lamp or source of warm air under the beautiful tented , balloon filled environment.

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JudyK19428
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose to sit outside… and the servers brought heaters near and fired them up!!
It was wonderful!!

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vipAndrew40
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again a wonderful dining experience at White Dog in Wayne ! Love this place . Delicious food , nice ambience , professional staff . Thanks

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vipDavidW
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch food and service. Perfect for a business lunch!

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MaryannB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food very good. Oysters fresh, succulent. Mushroom soup delish. Our party of three had a lovely time.

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DianaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food2service5ambience5

The chicken on my salad was tough like a steak would be. Awful!!! It was necessary for me to return the salad. I have never had tough chicken before.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I understand the times and service delays but an hour wait for food was a bit much

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We came here for a bridesmaids brunch get together. The service was a little slow, drink and food orders got a bit mixed up, the food looked delicious but only tasted ok. I’d come here again for brunch since it does have a nice atmosphere but with lower expectations of the food and service. My experience here for dinner has always been good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner! The mushroom soup is wonderful and so is the pumpkin soup! The Brussels sprouts and brick chicken and the burger were hearty and delicious. Delicious elevated food, warm cozy atmosphere and excellent service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience at White Dog!

MK
MKreviews
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Cheeseboard was wonderful! Pumpkin Bisque delicious.

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vipTerryF
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the staff was friendly and attentive

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MaryS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pear Salad was excellent. Need more salads on menu. Outside in back is lovely

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vipElizabethS
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I really enjoy the ambiance of this restaurant! The food was really good too!

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DougD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wait staff was very attentive. Service was quick but not rushed.

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TerryN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My omelet was excellent. It featured apples and cheddar cheese. Our server was efficient and kind.

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vipdanb
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Tables are too close and Service as poor

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vipamyb225
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Soup and pasta was great but the chicken was super overcooked and dried out.

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greenbeans123
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I feel like WDC is hit or miss. I've had great meals, and some just so-so. Also felt slightly rushed during this lunch. Would like them to work on their consistency.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. So impressive 3 different servers said goodbye and thank you to my 90 yr. old mother as she was walking out One even walked up and supported her elbow as she moved across the room.. Such a class act at this location. Every-time we go there the staff is so appreciative and on top of everything.

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vipLittlegem
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious and our server Daniel was wonderful!!

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FrancesC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, wonderful experience. Unusually long wait of nearly 50 minute, but the wait staff Jason, made it a fantastic experience.

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vipAlanK
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another perfect experience. I didn’t get a picture of my burger but it was awesome too.

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DebB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious menu in a charming setting with professional service and a great wine list, but that noise level! Oy!

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vipcljd
Philadelphia
83 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Usually one of our favorites. Some changes we noted: you now have to pay for bread, serving sizes seemed smaller, service was haphazard. Some of our entrees were heavily salted. Some appeared to have been sitting under the heat lamp for too long. Some were overpriced for the quality and quantity (the chili entree). Wine order, placed as appetizers were cleared, was not delivered until 3/4 way through entrees.

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vipChristopherE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and experience. Fall menu is great and the service is wonderful.

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vipKristenC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We LOVE visiting White Dog but service tonight was a bit disappointing. Part of meal was forgotten and when served was overdone. Service waa slow. Just a disappointing night for our favorite restaurant 🙁

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Eitip
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, ample outdoor seating, exceptional service!

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vipDinnerWithMom
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend’s Birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Service was extremely slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food choice was lovely with the fall menu! We shared the Brussels sprouts and sweet potato appetizer, very scrumptious! All the food was prepared to perfection and Jason is a fabulous waiter!
Thank you to all involved!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Pre Wedding reception cocktails and small plates. We enjoyed the gathering with attentive service with delicious food and drinks 🥂🍾

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service

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Doug
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I discovered White Dog Cafe when killing time between my daughter's events a the Penn Relays years ago. The original University City location near Franklin Field was an eclectic little place. As they sold and grew the brand, I've gone to WDC in Haverford and Wayne. While it's a very different place from the original, what they've morphed into is pretty darn good, too.

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vipRugbyCoach
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food - Talia was a lovely, attentive server!!!
Would that I encountered more like her!!!!
Really Wonderful!@@

MJ
MJP7
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience4

I feel the menu is limited and bland, you need to offer more variety for lunch. It seems like it’s always the same old dishes. The specials aren’t usually very enticing and the descriptions don’t sound very “special.” I keep coming back hoping you might have changed the menu, but I’ve been disappointed time and again. Especially for the prices you charge. At this point definitely not worth it,
Time for a shake up—not necessarily more exotic, just tastier with more options.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time guests, enjoyed experience. Food was excellent and oysters were phenomenal. Thank you.

JO
JOANNEB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Server was the best, energetic, friendly & professional. It was a bit noisy outside with all of traffic on RT. 30, but it was expected. My only complaint was that my Burger, ordered Med/Rare, was closer to Med. No biggy. Next time I'll order it Rare!

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Vicme
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt very safe sitting outside, food and service were excellent.

JC
JaneC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Food is excellent. Our server was outstanding. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our lunch

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White Dog Cafe - Wayne is rated 4.7 stars by 6236 OpenTable diners.

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