White Dog Cafe - Wayne

4.6
6058 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 6058 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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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
1 review
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipAbby
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined a day 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 a day 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 2 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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipRepeatdiner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 3 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 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

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DinoD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 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 4 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 5 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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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.

OT
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.

OT
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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DaveH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grilled chicken sandwich was fantastic. Thai noodle special was spicy and yummy. Falafel sandwich was tasty. For dessert, the cheese cake was delicious and the cookies and milk were great. Service was outstanding as well.

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Eugenia
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was really good but just thought that the eggs Benedict was a bit on the small side

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vipClementine
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Food and waitress service was excellent. We made a reservation for 8:00 and received two texts asking to confirm reservation and stating their policy of not honoring reservations if 15 minutes or more late. We arrived at 7:50 and we’re not seated until 8:20. No apologies or comments about the late seating. Others without reservations seated before us. The manager came out to seat his friends.

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vipBrunchMay2021
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Have been to White dog café several times over the past years and this visit unfortunately disappointed. We were seated outside under a tent and it was raining hard and quite cold. The hard metal seats were freezing, and we asked for cushions which appeared 30 minutes later. No heaters. Every food item that was brought to us was lukewarm or even cold on arrival, including hot tea, soup, cappuccino. Even though it was cold outside the food should’ve been brought promptly when it was hot. No bread is provided unless you pay an eight dollar charge we asked for a hot alcoholic drink. Bartender made whiskey diluted with hot water, and it was so diluted we did not taste hardly any whiskey at all. Portions were on the small side for lamb shank. Overall disappointing.

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You can order delivery directly from White Dog Cafe - Wayne using the Order Online button. White Dog Cafe - Wayne also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 225-3700.

White Dog Cafe - Wayne is rated 4.6 stars by 6058 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.