White Dog Cafe - Wayne

4.6
6062 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 6062 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great first time! Service was great!

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vipKayla
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating for our special occasion. Excellent service and food! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food took a little while to be served but other than that we had a great experience

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funnybaby
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dinning

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Tablefor2
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food and the ambiance at the Wayne White Dog. The mushroom soup is terrific. Our server and the kitchen cooperated to get my wife an appetizer that wasn't on the menu.
They also have very creative and delicious cocktails, best anywhere. It's our favorite place - our last nice dinner out before covid and the first one to go to once we felt comfortable going out again.

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vipAbby
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since... and it was delightful. Food was fabulous- had the deviled eggs - always delicious- and the caprese salad. The salad was a twist on what you’d normally expect. Service was on point and the outdoor dining was perfect. The way they’ve created the outdoor space with temperature control (strategically placed fans) will be lovely on a hot summer night

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suprised
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Falafel was hard, dry and had no taste. Music speaker was too close and loud. Server wasn’t around much.

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dinas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

White Dog in Wayne is one of my go-tos and never disappoints. Food was delicious as usual and service was spectacular.

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PeterA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipRepeatdiner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very dirty knife inside napkin with other utensils; had to ask for spoons after soup was served; wasn’t told they were out of cream puffs until after they were ordered and we waited ten minutes.

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vipDennisT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Service was a bit slow.
Food good. we ate outside.

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DinoD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Our experience does not warrant a return visit. Under staffed. Food arrived in intermittently. A few meals were cold. Slow response and poor experience in general. Value for the product was not close to breakeven.

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christina
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though I was late for my reservation and still had wonderful service! Every interaction from the host stand to getting directions to the bathroom (which is so impeccably decorated) was so pleasant. So nice to be in a restaurant and feel like I'm at home.

Had the Cauliflower salad special and it was incredible! Will definitely be back soon!

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SuzanneM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I'm never disappointed with the food. Always a tiny bit shocked by the price...maybe it's just a "back to reality, you can dine out again" perception.

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yummyinmytummy
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

After missing dining at the White Dog Wayne for over a year due to Covid, we were excited to return. Sadly, the food was lackluster, almost bland, except for overly salty grilled shrimp. For the cost, the food should be better. Service was attentive but not smothering. Covered patio has pretty flowers and lush plantings so that you can forget you are dining on the side of Lancaster Ave! We will return, but with fingers crossed for tastier food.

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vipamandav
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was very slow. It has been great previously, so this may have been covid effect.

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DanaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Just a bit noisy on back patio due to the tent. Food & Service are always top notch

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DrewL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Cocktails and Dessert were exceptional!

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Deedee
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Unfortunately, wait staff was overstretched, two meals were practically inedible, “glazed roasted carrots” came out unglazed and uncooked, and the price was way too steep for what we had.

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Martinigirl
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I met my sister and brother-in-law from out of town. Thoroughly enjoyed, love the mushroom soup. Ate outside next time hopefully inside

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vipLinda
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience from the moment we walked in the door. Staff was welcoming and gracious. We had an excellent meal and a wonderful server. Food was delicious. Ambiance was great. It was a treat from my friend for my birthday and it was great in every way!

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MaryanneW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at White Dog Cafe. Did not disappoint! Dinner was delicious!

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JFEats
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just like the philly location, Wayne is well run and a great place to eat. Creative, fresh food, a good beer list and a friendly, professional staff. I like that it is broken into different rooms so it doesn't feel like a giant warehouse.

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vipTreat
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Our server was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, amazing drink list (complete with lots of alcohol free options), and cool ambiance!

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ReneeS
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great little place! The decor inside and outside was beautiful and charming (the owners are clearly big dog lovers). The food was excellent! Very flavorful and fresh. I highly recommend them.

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nataliep
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was ok, the service was good. We were seated in the bar areas surrounded by big parties, it was loud. Luckily, most guests left before we got our dinners, so it was so much better. Next time, I’ll put a note in the reservation to sit far from a bar area.

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SimoneL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious meal with excellent service. The mixed berry cream puff was especially outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Didn’t like the nickel and dime pricing for bread and beverage. Very basic menu and not what was on the website.

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DeniseM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as a post HS graduation brunch celebration at a family favorite restaurant!

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EdTT
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

outside seating is great. the inside atmosphere is very pleasant. have been here a number of times. overall the food was just OK - mostly standard fare, the service is good, the prices are high for the portions as compared with other local restaurants - states that it is $$ - should be listed as $$$. for three people it ran about $70-80 with no drinks. for us, we would not return for just OK food. The Autograph down the street from the White Dog is better in terms of food variety and great outdoor seating.

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foodjunkie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The service was very slow. The food was average at best and very high priced for the overall experience.

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vipBradL
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual Bryn took great care of us. Happy hour items were delicious. A great place for dinner and all the employees are good to us.

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PetraT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love to go to White Dog Cafe for brunch, lunch or dinner. The food and service are consistently great.

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JudithH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The restaurant decor is lovely. Our seats outside were great but I was a little disappointed that the lunch menu was so limited. Our server seemed very harried and never checked back with us once our food was served.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s Always a lovely time at the White Dog Cafe. It was our anniversary and from the moment we got in the restaurant we were given the warmest regards on our special day.

The food and service was spectacular! To help celebrate the occasion further they gifted us a fun scratch-off coupon for our next visit and to finish our meal, a complimentary glass of champagne each!

How wonderfully thoughtful & lovely! Thank you White Dog!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, atmosphere and staff!

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Jana
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Since a full vegetarian menu, that we were familiar with, was not available online, I’d called ahead and was assured one will be available for us. At the time of seating we asked for one but were told that it was no longer offered and that there was just one item, falafel, that was a vegetarian option. Apparently the veg menu was also a pandemic casualty ! Don’t know why?

Perhaps it was some new misinformed staff member who told us that the option existed, but finally we had to go elsewhere for dinner.

Genuinely disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Dan our server was wonderful!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was good, service not so much, starting from reception desk to our server, just rude and bad services.

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White Dog Cafe - Wayne is rated 4.6 stars by 6062 OpenTable diners.

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