White Dog Cafe - Wayne

4.7
5942 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 5942 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChrisL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience4

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

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Yngyang26
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, generous portions and nice location.

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vip10thstreet
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun casual brunch with my BFF!

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vipAnonEmaus
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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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vipJoanieb
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food came out all at once amd was way too heavy

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vipCoppola
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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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TomM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Great service. Highly recommend. Will return!

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vipSelina
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Will never go to any Fearless restaurants again. An incident of a glass breaking accidentally turned into a blame game by Manager Michael. We didn't ask for a manger and yet from the moment he approached our table he was hostile and accusatory. He further escalated the situation with inappropriate remarks which he deservedly got in return and honestly deserved much worse. A comped meal we didn't even finish is lower than the bare minimum. No apology when following up with Upper Management and Owners, "he's a new dad and under a lot of stress" . They stand by his behavior and that's the end of any future patronage.

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vipLove2eat
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice setting in outdoor covered patio. Appetizers were better than entrees. Schnitzel was very overcooked - actually tough to cut because it was fried so much. Ironically, the carrots that came with it were barely blanched. Short rib was generous portion, but the mix with pickled vegetables was jarring. Service was friendly and kind, but disjointed (lost pen, forgot the box for leftovers, needed reminders...). A torrential rain/wind storm came and we went inside to bar to have dessert (just ok) and coffee and drinks, and bartender was very kind.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and good food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Mushroom soup and bread were delicious. Highly recommend

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vipPBV1
Philadelphia
85 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating out since COVID19. The outdoor seating was adequately distanced and servers well masked. I have been hesitant but felt very comfortable and not at all threatened. All the other patrons very complied with mask request.
Have loved White Dog in the past and it continues to be an excellent restaurant. Food choices are varied, well prepared, and delicious. I rate it one of the best in in the area.

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DMDB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful spring day and a table on the terrace. It could not have been lovelier. Even with the parking lot and route 30 nearby the terrace seemed like an oasis of warmth. My companion and I each had the crab cake omelette and cup of mushroom soup special offering. Both were delicious.

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vipElizabethS
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the TREE ROOM for dinner with friends and it was wonderful! All of our martinis (we got 4 different ones) were prepared perfectly, shout out to Pat the Bartender who made my PERFECT Pear Martini! The mushroom soup is to die for and happily remains a staple item at the restaurant FOR YEARS.👍🏻😊 We shared a burger, the veal chop & the veal Milanese and all of them were yummy and cooked perfectly!

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auder
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

We dined there on Monday 4/26/2021
we ordered the hummus which was good but not spectacular by any means. The waiter brought an additional complementary plate of crudités.
For entrees we ordered:
a burger with fries which our son thought were good.
we had the salmon, the trout and the Mahi-mahi
So disappointing! The fish crusts were too salty, the risotto tasted like a worse version of prepackaged rice. The salmon's vegies were floating in a watery sauce. the corn bread was wet and the fish was flavorless.
The deserts were excellent. The drinks were very expensive.
The 'open outdoors' were mostly enclosed with a plastic tarp, so we did not feel safe.
I am not sure what happened to this place.

We would only come back for the desserts and coffee if they could open up the tent

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Lynnie
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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EvanA
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Extremely clean restaurant not a single piece of dust. Tuna tartare very fresh,
nice presentation, the salad with the add on chicken breast could have used a few
more "salad items ". All it had was lettuce, and cherry tomatoes. Price is on the higher end which is why I commented on the salad shortcomings. Will definitely go back, and
I should add I have been here before a few times. It's consistently 4 to 4.5 stars.

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vipLaura
New England
45 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We ate under a covered tent outdoors which protected us from the wind. The tuna tartare was heavenly with some smashed avocado on top. The mahi mahi was good but not exceptional. Our eager waiter was awkwardly enthusiastic and made us a bit uncomfortable. He seemed attentive until I ordered a second glass of wine in the middle of my entree, which he didn't bring until well after I had finished my dinner. Overall, a lovely spot with good food.

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vipWanderlust726
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire experience was amazing! A thoughtful birthday scratchoff card to start. The bread and butter app was delicious along with our drinks. I got the beet salad and mac and cheese, both were very good. The cookie car dessert was a great touch. Our server, Amanda was the best! Can't wait to return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best places along the main line for consistently good food and a great atmosphere. The tents they have set up outdoors are a great addition across the past year. Perfect for the special occasion we were celebrating!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was wonderful!

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DanielleD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, atmosphere. Will be back for sure!

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MelissaB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is simply great. The wait staff is friendly and attentive. And, the food is delicious. I consider myself somewhat of a tuna tartare appetizer connoisseur, and this version is really great. ALSO, they have blue cheese-stuffed olives for your dirty martinis. So, cumulatively, this restaurant checks off every one of my boxes.

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Mindy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! Everyone in our group was very pleased with meal! Good enough to come right back and the same thing the next day!

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vipMAB001
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They went above as gave us beautiful fruit tray fir what they had noted was a previous complaint as I am a big fan of White Dog! Their mushroom soup and truffle fries are a must to experience! Our waiter was so delightful in trying to meet our needs and wishes!!
I was thrilled with the experience !!

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SeersuckerMan
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Standard fare. Good menu that changes with the seasons. Not overly inventive but delivered with tasty consistency. State Covid19 guidelines state tented areas must have two sides open to allow air circulation, WD apparently doesn’t agree.

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CarletonG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was terrific; noise levels entirely satisfactory; food was outstanding. Our server-- Sarah-- was very, very attentive and accommodating. The French fries were especially tasty and addictive. We enjoyed our Sunday Birthday celebration with family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Sunday brunch with the family. This was a major improvement from the last time we visited this restaurant. Hopefully it stays at this level. Thanks for a great brunch.

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vipSarah
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit pricy for brunch but the Nashville hot chicken sandwich was fantastic

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vipBrie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We will be back!

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Hannah
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had a fantastic time at brunch at White Dog. Our server, Kelly, was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The chicken & waffles was a stand-out meal! We loved the bottomless mimosas and mocktails too. The front patio was perfect for a sunny spring day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Have always enjoyed White Dog. Last night, it was challenging to find something to order that wasn’t heavy or sauced
unless it was a salad. I figured the spring menu would feature some lighter options. I finally ordered the mahi mahi. The accompanying sides were wonderful; however, the fish and topping were so heavily salted, I could not eat it. I will say that the hummus is best I ever had and the creme brûlée outstanding. The servers were adorable but kept forgetting to bring things we requested.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice experience! Great food and beautiful ambiance!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch and a really helpful staff. Always a pleasure dining here.

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White Dog Cafe - Wayne is rated 4.7 stars by 5942 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.