White Dog Cafe - Wayne

4.6
6043 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 6043 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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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DrewL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Cocktails and Dessert were exceptional!

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Deedee
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
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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vipLinda
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipTreat
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Our server was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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ReneeS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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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
18 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!

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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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MatthewO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great service! Really wonderful also.

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JanetC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely experience. Very good food, lovely presentation, fine and efficient service, a very pleasant and cheerful waiter. It was just lovely! I would highly recommend. Have been to this White Dog, and two others, many many times and have never been disappointed!

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LuckyLady
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Prices have gone up!
The service was quite bad, non existent until we complained. Never had that happen in any of your WhiteDogs I have dined in. And I’ve been to them all. Mushroom soup was outstanding, as always but found it hard to rationalize how you could charge the same for a bowl of mushroom soup as a plate full of romaine lettuce.

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BeckyR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my mom’s birthday here as we have birthdays in the past and it is always fabulous. The food is always delicious from appetizers to desert. Drinks are yummy. And our service is always on point. Love the atmosphere it’s cozy and welcoming. Will keep coming here to celebrate many life events and just for the ordinary day in years to come. Thanks White Dog!

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Kattt
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, wonderful atmosphere

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MelH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and ambiance was all great.

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vipTomD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The staff was helpful with menu and beverage recommendations. Will be back!

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mizzlvant
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was only lunch but nothing extraordinary. Fries were very soggy. Rest of food nothing special. For price, probably won’t return soon. But staff and service excellent.

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JamesH
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a delightful anniversary meal. Everything was perfect, and we were very satisfied.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service at White Dog Wayne. One of our favorites in the area.

DH
vipDeniseH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite go too places. Their outdoor patio is perfect for summer dinning.

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vipAlanK
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was excellent

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MariaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

The ambience was amazing, however, the service was very slow and the food ordinary.

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vipCindylou
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, fun Sunday afternoon brunch. Had salad with salmon, was delicious!

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RyanS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Love the atmosphere here. Food is usually good, but for whatever reason the Brunch Special omelet and "lump crab" was bad. Which was a disappointing. Drinks were great however.

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SusanW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely setting for brunch. Quiet. Service was excellent. We had small children with us so the efficient service was important. Highly recommend!

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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 6043 OpenTable diners.

White Dog Cafe - Wayne does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://fearless.mfmark.com/fbcanvas.

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.