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About White Dog Cafe - Wayne

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.

200 W. Lancaster Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

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

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 225-3700

Website:
http://www.whitedog.com/

Parking Details:
For the convenience of our guests White Dog Cafe offers a complimentary valet service during lunch hours Monday through Friday.

Executive Chef:
Zach Grainda

Additional:
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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Sun 8:00PM - 9:00PM

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

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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.

White Dog Cafe - Wayne Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (69)
Great for Lunch (65)
Local Ingredients (61)
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Good for a Date (61)
Creative Cuisine (60)
Good for Birthdays (57)
Neighborhood Gem (54)
Fit for Foodies (49)
Great for Brunch (48)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
Business Meals (46)
Cozy (46)
Bar Seating (41)
Great for Outdoor Dining (40)
Fun (39)
Seasonal (37)
Good for Groups (35)
Sunday Lunch (35)
Worth the Drive (33)
Casual (32)
Romantic (32)
Healthy (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Authentic (23)
Hot Spot (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (22)
Happy Hour (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Comfort Food (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Afternoon Coffee (14)
Organic (13)
People Watching (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Great Beer (10)
Afternoon Tea (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Vegan (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Scenic View (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Live Music (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Forgot our leftovers on table & our waitress came out in the cold to make sure we had it. Overall the staff is very friendly.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was amazing and our waiter Jason was awesome! Love the WDC!

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Outstanding food, hearty fare with substantial servings. No fussy presentations. Waiters are attentive and personable. Unfortunately, this restaurant has an ongoing problem with honoring reservations on time. This is the 3rd time in 3 months that we arrived at our appointed time for a reservation and were told that we would have a 30-40 minute wait. The bar and entrance area are packed with others waiting for tables. The coat check is similarly over-crowded, so you're stuck holding your coat, crammed into a corner, waiting a half-hour or more for a table. Really detracts from the otherwise great atmosphere and consistently excellent food and waitstaff (once you're seated).

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·Dined 3 days ago

We made our reservations over a month in advance to celebrate a birthday and had
to wait 45 minutes to be seated. Our server was not that great. Very disappointing.

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Our food and service were divine as usual! The White Dog never disappoints...

Tags: Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was perfectly fine. Service was sluggish and lacking. The noise level made conversation virtually impossible.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I have been to the White Dog many times and am never fully satisfied. It is expensive, the noise level is intense and the waiters are often condescending. It is a shame because this could be a really nice place with a little more customer care added.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Was surprised to be able to get a table for 4 on relatively short notice on a Saturday night. Restaurant was bustling but not too crowded. Unfortunately our waitress was not the most attentive, but she got the job done. We had to ask for bread, for example, and she never came back to ask how the meal was. If she had, I would have shared that the beef stew was completely underwhelming, especially for the price. Everything else was good, if not great, though.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wonderful dinner - one of the best steaks I have ever had. Boneless ribeye.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Never disappoints!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went for a late lunch\early dinner with a friend. We loved it! The service was excellent. The burger was amazing. The potatoe pancake apppetizer was delicious. I also tried a little bit of the mushroom soup....so good!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great place with great service. Just wish vegan/veg options were part of your regular menu as opposed to a special one available only on request. Also, more veg options for brunch would be great.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Pretty prefect. Service was excellent and so was food. Highly recommend.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great dinner with friends and our kids. Really enjoyed the evening and the food. One of our favorite places to grab dinner.

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

I had grilled cheese/ soup. Soup yummy. Bread and butter yummy. Sandwich greasy, plain white bread and cheese not gooey. Too expensive for that. Cappachino was not hot.
Overall cool Decor but food bad.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Always a good experience

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Terrific place for Sunday night dining. Uncomfortable chairs in the front room but fantastic service made up for the discomfort.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

My favorite restaurant! The food! The service! The dog paintings!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Very limited launch menu. Still serving eggs or brunch menu on a Saturday at 2 o’clock. The menu is very avant-garde. If you have a meat and potatoes person with you, this is not a good choice.
I had pumpkin soup and a Cobb salad. The soup was extremely salty… And I like salt. The Cobb salad was just OK.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Always love it here. Feels special. I didn’t love the octopus appetizer- felt like very little octopus compared to sauce it was served in. The large oysters were not good- I had one that almost made me gag- and I LOVE raw oysters. It happens. Overall, will remain a favorite that we take visiting family to and for birthday celebrations.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

We initially were taken to a table for 2 that was extremely cramped in a loud room with several families. I asked to be reseated and luckily they were able to accommodate my request. The second "location" was much better! Soft seats, decibel level much lower and mainly small groups. The food was excellent, service was excellent too, and we both enjoyed our beers. I did not enjoy my miniature after dinner pour of Port wine, not sure what the bartender/cafe has in mind as to what is a regular pour, but it was "thimble" sized IMO. A Port wine pour is generally 3-4 oz., this one fell way short of that mark, I will not order Port wine for an after dinner drink again. $11 for a pour from a $14 bottle is not acceptable. I will come back to the White Dog Cafe as I really enjoy the food and beer selection.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 21, 2017

This lunch was the third meal at White Dog. First was brunch, then dinner. All three meals have been memorable. The food is good, the service attentive without being rushed, and the ambiance is delightful....how could you not like all those cute photos of man's best friend?

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The Host desk was very nice and gave us a preferred spot. We loved everything and the staff was uber friendly and accommodating to everyone there. Lots of people were celebrating things and they give you special presentations for your birthday or anniversary I could see. The brunch menu is really great we always choose to go that timeframe when we go. They do have the best soup and it is always seasonably fashionable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Very nice restaurant with excellent service. The food was good, but not up to the quality it should have been at their price point.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Everything was perfect. Food, service and ambiance was excellent.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always delicious. Our waitress recommended a wonderfu l bottle of wine. Service is always efficient and professional. It does tend to be a little loud, but the quality of the food and service makes up for that.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our 1st trip, food was exceptional. Restaurant was busy yet the staff was very attentive. Look forward to returning

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Tara and Ervin were wonderful! We went to white dog to celebrate our engagement and could not have asked for a better experience. This is by far our favorite place!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great place to eat.
Service is prompt
Decor is intriguing
Food is very good and consistent

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Awesome service and the food was great. The waiter was great; knowledgeable and very attentive. Most of all the food was awesome. My husband had steak and egg and I had an omelet with a side of sausage. The chicken sausage was the best. We can't wait to go back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I love this restaurant! The food and service are great, and the decor is adorable!

Tags: Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It took them forty-five minutes to seat us (with reservations). They seem to be emphasizing the bar. It was noisy, very noisy, rock music playing, everyone shouting over the music, and the food was mediocre at best. I used to love the atmosphere and the food. I wouldn’t recommend it at night. It was an awful experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love the restaurant, but annoyed that we had to wait about one half hour to be seated.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Stereo was way tooo loud in bar!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Refreshing display of culinary creativity. The braised goat ravioli appetizer is superb. Wayne, PA is so fortunate to be home to one of the three “White Dog Cafes”. 🐾🐾

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our first time here and it turned out nicely for our anniversary. We enjoyed our adult beverage selections; my husband had to hone in on what beer he wanted to try.
Artisan Cheese board with jams was tasty; not our usual. Our entrées (one mahi mahi special and one pork) were flavored nicely to accent the dish. Accompaniments like farro, spatzle were unusual but a nice touch. We split dessert after a big meal, tough to choose. Server Tara took good care of us. Establishment left us an anniversary card for the memory and many along the lines of service shared Happy Anniversary greetings. (Open table great in allowing to you note that on reserving) Management seemed actively present in among diners and staff which I prefer to maximize the experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The White Dog has been one of our go-to restaurants for years, and our most recent visit - to celebrate our anniversary - was among the best. We were greeted very warmly and sincerely upon arrival and were seated at a special table in the back room. Our waitress, Liz, was very personable and professional. She paced the entire meal flawlessly so we had plenty of time to enjoy everything. And the food was outstanding as always, which is why we never hesitate to come back. Thank you for a special evening!

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I’m never disappointed when I go there!
I brought my sister there for the 1st time and she raved about everything!

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Healthy, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Have actually had two meals this week at the White Dog, though only one was an Open Table reservation. My dinner was so good (Open Table Reservation) that a friend and I stopped there early-ish for dinner before heading to a show. Wonderful both times. I raved so much about the Duroc pork from the earlier visit, that my friend had that, and loved it too. I had a delicious Thai Beef Salad. Wonderful place with a lovely staff, and cozy decor.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Even with reservations the four of us had to wait at the bar for our table for about fifteen minutes. But everything after that was wonderful. The menu was loaded with numerous interesting items. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the wine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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