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White Dog Cafe - Wayne

4.6
4134 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Dinner Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Monday - Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday - Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Happy Hour: Monday- Friday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Brunch: Saturday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Brunch: Sunday 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Phone number
(610) 225-3700
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Zach Grainda
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For the convenience of our guests White Dog Cafe offers a complimentary valet service during lunch hours Monday through Friday.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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White Dog Wayne has become a popular dining destination on the Main Line since 2010, and a long time favorite in Philadelphia for over thirty years. Known for our commitment to serving local, organic and sustainable foods, White Dog will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests.

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Sun 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 9:30PM

What 4134 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.6
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4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Restaurant was full on a Sunday evening. We had a reservation for 4 people at 6:30 and called to say we would be late. Arrived at 7 pm and were seated at a small oval table that is more suitable for 2 people. Server was very nice but everything took a lot of time. Food was delicious.

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vipJeanne (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Dinner was delicious. There were 4 of us. Two of us had the mushroom soup which is always a winner. My husband had the tuna which he loved. We also shared a special appetizer of a duct confit croquette which was very tasty.
Three of us had the beef stew over noodles for dinner. The seasonings and flavor were right on and the meat was very tender. My husband had the lamb shank which was also right on. Delicious and tender.
The wines suggested by our waiter were well thought to match our food. The service was also great. He did not rush us and was very knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Very knowledgeable staff who helped us with wine and dessert pairings based on our entree selections. Wonderful farm to table restaurant with delicious options. Excellent ambiance. Will definitely be returning for more memorable and delicious meals!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great service, great food!

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Richard (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We always enjoy ourselves at the White Dog Cafe, in Havaerford, Wayne or Center City. The food is scrumptious, the service is attentive but not overbearing, and the atmosphere is terrific—particularly if you’re a dog lover like we are. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

It was very good and the service was excellent. I will recommend it to my friends and I will be back.

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vipRShea (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great experience!

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Jaru (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

White Dog Cafe in general is a must! I usually visit the University City location, but found that the Wayne location was much better in set up as you weren't bumping into other guests on your way in and out. The food was just a smidge off from the taste in UC, but was still really good! We celebrated my birthday with fancy hats/ fascinators and everyone loved it! We were greeted so graciously upon entering and sent off pleasantly as well. Our server, hands down, was the best in the restaurant with major spunk and a great helpful attitude. You could definitely tell she loved working at White Dog! Great visit and will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great food! Will go back again.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food, service and atmosphere were wonderful. Definitely a keeper!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

White Dog always delivers. Well done. Had a great time.

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Jimbo (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Despite being ten (10) minutes early for our 7:30 reservation, we still had to wait nearly twenty minutes to be seated. Once seated, service all around was poor: from taking our drink orders to getting bread on the table, apps and entrees - everything was painfully slow. If the meal had not been as good as it was, the evening out would have been a bust.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

The hostess poured us water then we didn't see anyone for over 5 minutes. We sat by the bay window and the room was drafty. Drinks took a long time. Food is of nice quality but the sliders were disappointing. Besides the buns being considerably larger than the beef inside, there were only two on the plate. Should have gotten the full size burger.for $5more and yalem half of it.home.

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vipCDT2S (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic as always! Good food and great service! Always look forward to returning.

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AJJA (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food at White Dog Café is second to none, and the atmosphere is always energetic. While this is a "special occasion" type of restaurant, the price is honestly not bad for the quality food you experience. The wait staff is very well learned on the menu options, and will always give a great recommendation.

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vipClassic (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Overall a great meal. We had to wait about 15 minutes past our reservation time, and just a bit of an annoyance that the drinks we had while waiting at the bar couldn't be carried over to our dinner bill. Tables were pretty close together! Great tasting food was the big plus, and the Pawmagromit house cocktail.

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RAR4 (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I have been going to White Dog in Wayne for as long as it has been open. I am a local resident and WD is one of my favorites. I must say though how very disappointed I was on Valentine's Day dinner. I made my reservations a month in advance- and when I arrived- you would not know it was not any other day. No flowers on tables, no valentines, no special menu, no chocolates for the table, no champagne with arrival- actually my point is anything would have been nice! No effort was made by the restaurant to make it a special occasion. Seriously! I arrived that morning on a flight from American Airlines with champagne and chocolates and hearts everywhere. why would I in the future think to go there as it was any other night? Why did you advertise so much for Valentines and make zero efforts- I was truly disappointed. you really fell behind other restaurants, and I wish I had made another choice.

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Coach1 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

As always the White Dog did not disappoint us. I chose the White Dog for our Valentines ❤️Dinner as it my Wife’s favorite. We started at the White Dog in Philadelphia on Samson St., and when they opened out here in Wayne, we were delighted 😄.
From the service to the food, and all in between you will not find a better meal, libations or friendly (knowledgeable) service anywhere.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED❗️❗️❗️

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner. Cocktails and lamb was delishes.

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vipMichael (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Fabulous dinner with friends - our first time at White Dog Café - won't be our last. Might have to check out the other locations as well.

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