White Dog Cafe - Wayne

4.7
6286 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
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vip1NewZagatsGuide
Philadelphia
353 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding, fabulous, post Thanksgiving dinner at White Dog! The most wonderful manager ever! We love the new manager, Leslie! So friendly and personable! We fell in love with her from another restaurant and followed her to White Dog! We swear that the food tastes even better!!! between the manager Leslie, the server Jason, who has worked for them since the beginning of the restaurant in 2009, add another server named Chris,
they are taking the friendliness and the joy to a whole other level! We love it there! We are on the vegan and vegetarian side so we enjoyed the pear salad, the beet salad, the Mac and cheese, the veggie ragout, three different mock tales, the “Winnie Palmer”, the “Lindy hop”, with a pear flavor…
and the “brand new life”… an extra special lemonade with ginger beer!! For dessert, we had the brownie! Everything we had was fabulous! Even where they seated us, in the library! Literally we were matching the room!!
Loved it, loved everything we have and especially our fabulous server Jason, and absolutely outstanding new manager, Leslie!! We definitely will be back!

JS
JeffreyS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Group of college freshmen friends reconnecting for the first time while we were all home for Thanksgiving. Great food and ambience -- one of our favorites on the Main Line!

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vipCCPhilly
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley was a perfect server tonight.
Every plate was super delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time catching up and celebrating an engagement. The staff was very friendly and welcoming and helped us decide what to order. The food was delicious and half off wine on Monday was a nice special.

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SusanH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rainbow trough was delicious. The ambiance and service were great. Our family had a wonderful and special time.

KC
KristineC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Apps great, entrees good, service OK
Net net = Beautiful space with great vibe but food and service not at same level

PS
vipPhilaSuburbsGuy
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exec Chef Zach Is outstanding. Fantastic meal every time.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and professional server. Food came out hot and all meals served at the same time. Water glasses kept filled. Server was attentive without being intrusive.
Manager stopped by to make sure everything was good.

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vipPghfoodie
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on a weekend road trip in Philadelphia and we always try to stop At the white dog café. Never disappoints!

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vip19087M
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best! Great food, great service, great atmosphere!

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vipmelissam
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved evrything

JC
vipJennC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and dining experience. Always greatful they have a vegetarian menu.

NF
vipNovaFan
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

White Dog is usually one of our favorite restaurants. I was there twice this past week--once for dinner and once for brunch. In both cases, the experience was subpar. Hopefully this is a blip due to lack of resources, staffing issues, etc. Will give it a couple more tries and hope for the best.

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foddiesadeux
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

White Dog is a local favorite of ours! The staff was very friendly and efficient managing a packed house on Friday night. My Dirty Dog martini was spot on, the haddock cooked to perfection and my dining partner's mushroom Rueben was delicious. Let's not even mention our guilty pleasure of fried pickle appetizer, yum!

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vipWilliam
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very noisy and the food way overpriced. Service was good.

JM
JMA1117
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Soups were delicious. Entrees disappointing. And disappointed they no longer serve complimentary bread. A bread basket would have been too much to eat. We would have liked a small roll to go with soup appetizers. Staff is great.

DG
DeniseG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Service was okay, he tried hard knew the specials he just was overwhelmed by having to many tables. The food was not good at all sadly. We both had the halibut,it was so dried out, over cooked and cold, the funny thing is the General manager came to our table and apologized food the food taking a long time so I am not sure why it was over cooked and cold. I will not be back for awhile.

JK
JulieK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.

So glad they have great heaters outside. Made a very cold day very comfortable!

SN
SatNiteDiner
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch and the omelets and the eggs Benedict were perfect. Great meal. We will be back.

EC
ErinC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Good experience. Nice ambiance. Expensive drinks. $28.00 cocktails

AM
AnneM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to White dog several times and it has always been good but this time they outdid themselves. All of our dinners were outstanding. There were a lot of fish and vegetarian options which was great for our party.

SF
vipSaladFan
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a great experience despite the rain and for maintaining such a great tented space, year-round!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great anniversary dinner.

K
Kathleen
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was fantastic. Highly recommend!

JC
JCNN
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Have been to White Dog many times.
The service is always good to excellent.

Decor is imaginative and pleasant.

The food at our dinner on Monday was ok not great. My main issue w the food was that 3 out of group of 4 ordered the duck 30$ apiece.

My plate contained 4 maybe 5 small pieces of duck breast. The pieces had a lot of fat on them, and the taste of the duck that was there was fair.

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Rita
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Egg entrees (2) were extremely salty. One lady sent hers back, and got a different one that was much better. The other was not sent back, but only ate partial. The one that was sent back was not charged for which was very nice.

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vipCalista
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always white dog surpassed our expectations we had to wait a few minutes for our table and they actually offered as complementary sparkling wine while we waited. We ordered the pumpkin soup mushroom soup double cheddar burger which is one of my favorites and mushroom rueben as well as the pumpkin latte desert everything was delicious!!! My good friend was in from Maryland and she loved it he decor and was very impressed with the overall professionalism food quality in space! I also like how they change the menu seasonally to so you can have your favorites different times of the year.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the ambiance and leisurely lunch after a medical appointment! Superb!

DL
vipDanaL
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very good. Wine list good but prices marked up way to high ( 5 times retail in one example). Stephanie our server was funny, cheerful
And excellent!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is absolutely amazing and made my experience 100% better!

LF
vipLizF
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our food! The restaurant is decorated beautifully and the staff was impressively quick and attentive despite being very busy. We will definitely be back!

LI
LINDAL
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Two people ordered Wggs Benedict & both eggs were hard boiled & not runny. Another person ordered chicken & waffles & waffles were dry. I ordered BN squash with sweet potatoes & shrimp & that was good. They offered to replace the eggs but already waited 20-30 min for food. They did not take anything off bill.

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lois
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really like White Dog. Consistently good food and such nice service

CF
CollegevilleFoodMan19426
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. All of the staff were very friendly and went the extra mile to wish us a happy anniversary. Would definitely return!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch, amazing service and lovely set up.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girl and has a great dining experience at White Dog.

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williamo
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience as the staff is terrific, the fall menu is the best, and the outdoor heated tent keeps us coming back for more!

LS
vipLydiaSmile
Philadelphia
113 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was really great and the food terrific as always.
Their mushroom soup is always a favorite!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The food is just OK but ambience and service are quite good.

CB
vipCindyB
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Host was great but our waiter was not especially attentive, meal took long to serve and he infrequently checked in on us plus he was rude when we asked if the air could be turned down. Food was exceptional and atmosphere was great.

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White Dog Cafe - Wayne is rated 4.7 stars by 6286 OpenTable diners.

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