White Dog Cafe - Wayne

4.6
6200 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
What 6200 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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Noise · Moderate
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AntoniosT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every item ordered was great, service was very attentive, really nice ambiance.
Will certainly return!

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GeorgeP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around atmosphere and no better way to spend a few hours relaxing with family and friends :)

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Cricket
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed ourselves

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SandyC
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff were excellent. I love the decor

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BobD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

They did a nice job with the outside seating. Very comfortable

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to impress me. Food, service and atmosphere on point as usual. We love White Dog!

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vipJansun
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious The service was exemplary
We had an excellent lunch sitting on the terrace under the tent We plan to return for dinner in the future.

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vipRobertK
Boise
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Cheese plate good and true to the mission “farm to table”; tomato salad was just “not good”. Tomatoes passed their prime and cucumbers (not listed on the detailed menu description ) over powered the flavor as well. Understand service is an issue with COVID etc but this was really mediocre at nest

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Susy
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent as usual but service, like it is everywhere these days, a little slower than the old days. My Halibut was just perfectly prepared and the homemade deserts made with real ingredients, a true delight.

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williamo
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent especially staff services

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AJAY
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The ambience was delightful and we will visit again soon. We have been to all three locations and consider White Dog to be one of our favorite restaurants.

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vipBelowExpectations
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Fish was overcooked and hard to chew. Too much sauce on everything.

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KateB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Host desk was very accommodating. Clearly very busy, but attentive. Server was kind. The restaurant was managing a lot of volume in terms of guests, and food, but once we were seated it took over an hour to receive main courses. This aspect of our experience was disappointing.

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vipEM260
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we visit Villanova, the White Dog Cafe is always on our list. We never go back to NY without eating here. The best BLT anywhere. The patio is gorgeous and the staff is professional, thoughtful and safe. Thank you for making our birthday celebration extra special!

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vipChristineA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch, delicious food & friendly service from

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JMSD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Food was delicious, service was terrific. It exceeded our expectations!

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vipRestaurantweek13
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific restaurant that keeps us coming back! We had a particularly sweet and attentive server who elevated our experience. The tent has never been lovelier. My only quibble is that the music occasionally was a bit loud. Overall, one of my favorites!

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vipKristin
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved it will return our son goes to Villanova and is a freshman it will be our spot for years to come.

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Gene
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We were seated outside as requested under an umbrella and we we the first table by the steps of the street and it was not an ideal location with the street noise. Suggest putting a nice succulent planter wall to help or some type of decorative partition.

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vipJnk2003
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a time when everyone is complaining about customer service, White Dog has never faltered & always goes above & beyond. Food is outstanding as always

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vipPeterP
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a nice experience. Service was outstanding. Lamb bolognese was great; vegetable chili was a little too thick. Sort of weird they don't bring bread to each diner. You have to order it separately.

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June
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food was good, interior was exquisite!!!

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vipThomasY
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at the Wayne location of White Dog Cafe!

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JGSR
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and excellent staff! Enjoyable evening.

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vipPaulA
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The short rib special was delicious, as was the salmon. We also enjoyed splitter the water melon salad. Our waiter, "Kirk," was attentive but unobtrusive and paced the meal perfectly. The restaurant has adapted to Covid seating very well, to provide a relaxed ambiance to dining.

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ALVINK
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE WAITER WAS INCREDIBLE IN FACT HE WORKS AT YOUR HAVERTOWN STORE AND HE WAS ONLY IN WAYNE FOR A DAY.

WE SAT OUTSIDE AND HE HAD A MASK ON WE DINED AT 11.30 A.M.

THIS GUY WAS THE BEST OF THE BEST SORRY I DONT KNOW HIS NAME BUT HE WORE GLASSES AND HAD A SHORT BEARD.

HE WAS ABOVE HIS CALL IN THE LINE OF DUTY.
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HE DID EVERYTHING YOU ARE SUPPOSE TO DO WE DIDNT EVEN HAVE TO ASK HIM WE LEFT A GREAT TIP NOT ONLY WAS THE FOOD GOOD BUT THIS GUY MADE THE VISIT PLEASANT THANKS TO MANAGEMENT YOU HAVE HELPED TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN BECAUSE OF YOUR SKILLS WHEN YOU HIRED THE GUY.

ALVIN KATZ

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Very slow service.

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vipWendiB
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable server was lovely and food was good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One dish didn’t come until we were paying the bill so we just took it home…

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CBS547
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food. Sat outside, which was lovely. Service was excellent.

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Dinemainline
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night sitting on the patio with very attentive service and delicious food & cocktails.

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LaurenAlbies
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

My husband and I went for lunch with our infant daughter. It took them about 10-15 mins to get us seated but I think they were just trying to accommodate our stroller- they sat us perfectly out of the way. We ordered two rounds of cocktails, two appetizer and two entrees. Our server started off pretty great but eventually disappeared. Food and drinks took such a long time to come out. We had to keep asking for our server to see what happened to our food and to get a check and then again, just to pay our check. For our 1:30pm reservation, we left around 3:20pm. We’ve had much better luck at other WDC locations. The apps were good but our sandwiches came out cold. Seems we might have just been forgotten about overall as they switched shifts or something.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful restaurant with an amazing menu! Loved the ambiance, so fun to look around. The food was excellent. Close to Villanova.

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RubyC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Three of us old friends having lunch on a sunny Saturday sitting outside, it was perfect. In spite of large groups near by, the noise level was low enough for civilized conversation. ( almost unheard of in NYC)
Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! On-site parking. Great food, drinks, and atmosphere.

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Veni
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience5

The service was really slow, even though the restaurant was not that busy. Four of us were there for over 2.5 hours. The food was just ok. The hummus needs work. The falafel sandwich was open faced, and it was so hard to eat. The bread and butter was good. So was the truffle fries and creme brûlée. We did not get value for the money that we paid; we left tired and a little disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor tent was wonderful, safe dining

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We have eaten at White Dog for years. It has changed a lot since COVID. My husband has Celiac and used to be able to eat more there but they barely have options and weren’t willing to substitute. The food just wasn’t good at all! Some of the same dishes that we have had in the past have changed. The quality just isn’t there. I know a lot of restaurants are struggling but I think they have cut too many corners and it’s just not worth the money. Very disappointed.

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vipBobby
New York Area
178 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Funky and fun! This White Dog (we have visited the University City location on many occasions) is a different yet familiar. Nour was our attentive and knowledgeable waitress. There is plentiful parking in the strip "mall" lot. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. We dined indoors among the canine decorations. Menu items are varietal. We enjoyed the setting since we were in the area. Recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I have always loved White Dog. But some things on the menu never change Maybe have some pasta dishes??
The fried chicken sandwich has no chicken
Different sandwiches??

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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 6200 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.