White Dog Cafe - Wayne

4.7
4969 reviews
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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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Happiest Hour

Join us at the bar, in the Den or on the Patio from 4 - 7 PM Monday - Friday with $5 cocktails, wine and beer, select half-priced bottles of wine. Enjoy our specially priced menu and freshly shucked oysters.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 13, 2019

Ends: June 14, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-7:00PM

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WH
Philadelphia
151 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lunch with a friend at White Dog - it was an ugly day so we ate in the library room- noise level is moderate so you can have a normal conversation. We had the most lovely waitress, didn't catch her name but she will be out on maternity leave very soon. My friend got the seasonal omlet with a side salad and I dined on the special - a tuna steak grilled and served on a brioche bun with Asian cole slaw. Both entrees were delicious, and you could taste the high quality ingredients. The fries were great, as is the bread and butter that is offered when you are seated. Kudos to White Dog for keeping their standards high year after year.

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DI
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

i have always enjoyed the restaurant in past years, but recently on visits I feel as if White Dog has lost some of its care to details in the food preparation area. Today the avocado, egg, and bacon on brioche toast was ok taste wise, but the bacon was too thick and too well done making it almost impossible to bite off. My friend’s burger was ok in taste, but did not appear in color to have been browned on the grill. The truffle fries in my container - i didn’t ask my friend about hers - were all just tiny pieces and a bit soggy. The pineapple gelato and strawberry sorbet were delicious; a happy ending!
We sat for a long time chatting - our waitstaff was gracious and smiled continuously- although I am sure she may have secretly wished we’d move faster. She continually checked on us and serviced us perfectly!
I always appreciate any of the rooms to which diners may be assigned; they are fun and different from the usual table and chairs restaurant.
Will I return? More than likely as things can change, especially within a changing kitchen staff.

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SG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

White Dog never disappoints. Their truffle fries are to die for!

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D
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect neighborhood choice when looking for exceptional consistent food choices with great service. White Dog Cafe never lets you down.

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C
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Delicious food and great ambiance. But the service was sub-par. It took 30+ minutes to get drinks, 40+ min to order our food. Would not recommend sitting outside in a corner.

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m
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

reliable with fresh ideas, always great! the staff is great and the food delicious

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here many times before, one of my favorite restaurants in the area! Food is amazing and happy hour is a steal! Love this place.

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w
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

treated us great for special occasion..like outdoor seating space even w hummers' of route 30

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y
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Service was perfect, not rushed. Can't wait to go back.

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m
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great staff...great food...fast service...convenient location

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!! Even gave us a birthday card! Food was outstanding and service was great. Awesome vibe all around.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Food was very weak

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DR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Our only problem was that we sat for a long time and nobody acknowledged us. I had to ask a server to get us a server and it was him! He did a great job after that, but he should have apologized.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation cekebration

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J
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

So happy we went - every dish was delicious, our server Alex was fantastic.

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n
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always great service (maybe a little too attentive) at times. The ambiance is lovely - attention to detail and great decor. The food was good. Would prefer to slow the service down a little - the appetizer was not finished and the main course came out. Feels a little rushed.
Cookie jar is a cute concept for desert but cookies not that tasty. All in all though - it’s a great local restaurant!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phillip was great

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I
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Karina was very nice and the food is outstanding as always

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C
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent experience from greeting when we arrived to last sip of coffee. Our server was excellent and the food outstanding. Plan to go back soon and often.

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o
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch at the White Dog. Always a must. We just got back from vacation and it was one of our first stops. The pork fried rice is amazing. I’d eat that everyday for breakfast if I could.

My boyfriend had the brunch special, which was a short rib hash with a fried egg and horseradish cream on top. So good. And we’d literally just returned from the land of excellent short rib (SC).

We capped it off with a date tart, bc who doesn’t need dessert with breakfast?

As always, a great meal and a super good time.

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r
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most outstanding was the attention we received from the staff from the presentation of the fabulous brunch to the classy and discreet celebration of our son’s 37th birthday! Needless to say, at 37 he did not want a lot of attention but I, as his mom, wanted something and White Dog delivered beautifully. We sat outside, the meal was fabulous, the service was attentive and not too much. Perfection! THANK YOU!!!

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SG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our dinner was delicious. The service was a little slow.

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C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and lovely atmosphere! Our waiter made some amazing suggestions for options in which we ordered and enjoyed his suggestions.

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KY
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was exceptional! He was very knowledgeable on their drink menu and mid-day menu when we asked questions. The drinks and food were excellent as well!

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H
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had lunch here late in the day on Memorial Day. The weather was fantastic and there weren't many people there. Food was excellent. Service was great. Couldn't have asked for a better day, so everything was tip-top.

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r
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

I have eaten here many times and always enjoyed my meal until this past weekend. The service was poor, the waiter seemed frazzled and the couscous was served in a bowl with water still in it. Had I not been with guests from out of town, I would have sent it back. I just did not eat it. The salmon was bland and had no flavor. I was surprised to say the least.

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D
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice brunch.
Our server pleasant, helpful, professional.
Would certainly come back
Great white Sangria

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last minute decision to have dinner with friends visiting the area. Outside dining was wonderful. Great menu and thoughtful, attentive service. Everyone agreed we would be back.

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BV
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time at the restaurant. All four of us thought the food was outstanding. Our server was pleasant, knowledgeable about the food and wine and the noise level was low so that we were able to enjoy our conversation. All in all a great experience. We intend to go back soon for another great meal!

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L
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We sat next to a group celebrating a surprise engagement and they were excited and noisy. We requested a change of tables and our waiter and the manager were very pleasant and accommodating. We were moved and sat at a quieter table in a different room. it saved our evening,and we are grateful for the kind service we received.

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JA
Philadelphia
110 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Seated in a nice area though near the entrance to outside patio. Ordered the great mushroom soup, really tasty and hearty. Also had corned beef and cabbage, a reasonably sized portion with a lot of boiled red potatoes, also tasty. Wife has a red beet salad and shrimp and grits. She liked the salad but the main course was different. Huge shrimp with the heads still on, a lot of collard greens and a vert small amount of grits in a soupy sauce. She felt the collards overwhelmed the dish and didn’t like the heads on the shrimp. However we asked for more grits and they gladly accommodated. Has two nice mixed drinks. Everything was solid though a little on the pricey side.

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l
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice meal. Quality farm to table style option. Quality wines that were well priced. I'd return

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TD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my wife's birthday and were treated like royalty! The atmosphere, the service and the food were superior! White Dog Wayne is one of our top 5 restaurants of all time!

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B
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food. Great ambiance. Always enjoyable.

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Y
Philadelphia
172 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

You will never get a bad meal at White Dog. Super friendly Servers. We come often but this was the first time on a Sunday Evening. Much quieter than Friday or Saturday Night.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Anniversary

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NL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had requested a quiet romantic table for our anniversary, and we got the perfect table! We were also given a lovely card wishing us a happy anniversary. And even our dessert had “happy anniversary” written on it. Just a magical evening!!!!!!

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FF
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always enjoyed the White Dog on Samson St. The room that we were in was cozy and cleverly decorated that brought the downtown ambiance to mind. Interesting, unique choices on the menu. Ispecially loved my doggie cookie jar and milk!

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MS
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing as always - bananas foster french toast and eggs Benedict ! Sat on the patio which is lovely. Service was ok- server forgot to bring sugar and coffee ended up getting cold but it was replaced. Took a while to get our order taken. Otherwise had a great experience.

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RM
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine at this establishment. From the outside, you’d never expect the beautiful and charming interior, each room so different and unique. The menu is always full of great choices, and the food, when it comes, never disappoints. The tastings that are offered are always lovely, too. Loved our server, Ken, who was helpful without being pushy. All in all, a can’t-miss experience.

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