White Dog Cafe - Wayne

4.7
5863 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 5863 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAlanK
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent as usual

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KimB
Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten brunch many times at this location. Food and service is always impeccable!

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Gabe
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Good service. We were comfortable and happy with Covid precautions.

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vipSatNiteDiner
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy the mushroom soup and really enjoyed the new entrees. The restaurant has done so much to make outdoor dining very comfortable and enjoyable, even in cool weather.

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vipMicheleB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food was excellent as was server. I booked outside which I thought was the tent. But instead wa seated on the walkway. That would have been fine but it was starting to rain and the host was extremely rude and said that we booked outside and it was too bad if it was going to rain. Wow. I mean the food is good and I get everyone is trying to get though the pandemic but this isn't a Michelin star restaurant so you don't get to act like the perennial snob.

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vipThomasL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.... fantastic food

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vipMckenzie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipLindaS
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love coming to the White Dog. Staff always very friendly and food always delicious. We tried the garlic hummos, which was outstanding. Look forward to coming back!

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vipCharlesR
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great appetizer and entrée presentations. Atmosphere was friendly and inviting. Server seemed a little stretched so timing was a bit off. Still a great place to dine.

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EmKC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Some of the food is a bit too salty for our taste. But overall, it’s delicious! Very nice place and service.

KK
vipKoKo
Philadelphia
89 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Mushroom soup is always a winner. Tuna Tartare was spectacular.

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vipNancyS
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

It was not the same as we remember. I couldn’t even eat my food. What a shame. Maybe it has something to do with Covid. So disappointed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We had Easter lunch there. Table outside was too sunny and cold. Needed an umbrella. The food was really not good. I had the chicken anti pasta salad which was blah. My daughter had eggs Benedict and they were lukewarm and flavorless. The cheese plate was tiny and not enough crackers for four people. We had a few drinks and they were good. For the hefty bill it was a huge disappointment.

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Julia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Go to Autograph instead. The value was embarrassing, especially for an Easter brunch. The $20 “cheeseboard” was 5 apple slices, 4 small pieces of bread & three chunks of cheese. At a restaurant of that caliber it’s cheap and I’ve had so much better from them pre covid. Don’t offer it if you’re not going to do it right. Pasta was over cooked and cold when we received it, our waiter came over maybe four times over the hour and a half. Will not be going back. Sad because we looked forward to going for Easter and left annoyed, paid for an overpriced meal that was not worth the name White Dog used to be. I understand that covid brings issues and cutbacks but don’t have the quality of your food/ staff suffer.

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Emmons
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Our party has been to this restaurant on numerous occasions but this past experience was unacceptable due to the rude management shoving people in an out--at one point coming to our table to inform us that they were "busy" that day (implying we needed to get in and out), though we stayed no longer than our allotted time. Then waiter snatched the cash tip along with the credit card to pay the bill--all in poor taste. A very disappointing experience, sadly.

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KHoran
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting with a service staff that is the best. Kelly was our server and she did a great job to make our Easter brunch the best!

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-Easter celebration

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The food was terrible but the atmosphere was great!

MC
vipMelissaC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

A little cold outside with no heaters but good experience overall

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vipLC1963
Salt Lake City
46 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cool dog motif and delicious food were memorable at this main line classic. I had the mahi-mahi, and we shared AMAZING Brussels sprouts. We will definitely be back.

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vipAnniversary
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah was our fabulous server today!

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vipAlanK
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection. Another slice of burger heaven😀👍

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SALO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch and great service! Always a favorite place to dine.

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PaulP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were visiting our daughter at Villanova, my daughter suggested that we go to the White Dog Cafe. She had never been there before but heard good things about it. We weren’t disappointed!!! Everything was excellent, the food, the service!!!

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LoriW
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first inside dining experience in a year. So happy to be back at one of our favorite dining spots. It felt very safe and well spaced. We were seated right away, as it seemed most diners preferred to be outside or in the tent.
Our server was very pleasant and helpful checkimg on special.diet needs for me. They offered gluten free bread for our cheese board which was perfect. Nice cocktails , My husband had the trout and I had the salmon. Both very well prepared. A little disappointed the only gluten free option for dessert was ice cream ,however it was very good ice cream !

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vipSmilingMike
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter. Many menu choices. I had the lamb Bolognes which was very flavorful. Also the dirty Martini (they had a better name) was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday early dinner outside, on the patio.
Great food & service - we had a lovely time.

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JoyL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were incredible but the creme brûlée was magnificent! You have to come and try I for yourself!

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vipLennyS
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outside experience

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vipLorsar
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I love White Dog but this experience was a bit disappointing. I got the special which was a bone in pork chop. I specifically asked what temperature it would be cooked to and was told medium - a pink center. It was well done and very dry. Also, when i got the check I noticed I was charged $9.00 for bread and butter. Our waiter asked us if we wanted bread and butter for the table but neglected to tell us we had to pay for it.

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vipScarlett
Philadelphia
216 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. Very attentive and helpful. His recommendations were welcomed. My omelette was delicious as was the green salad. All at the table were very pleased with their platters.
Service was excellent.

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vipmichaelw
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The white dog provides fairly standard food. There is nothing exotic or innovative. The ambience is pleasant. Service is prompt and courteous.

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vipAlanK
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular, so was service and everything about the experience. I lost track of how many times I've come here since November 2020 when I first discovered this place. I absolutely love the Pumpkin soup, Double Cheddar Burger, and their turtle brownie is excellent too.

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Brett
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was excellent, food incredible as always. Love the interior, and appreciate that the outdoor dining was well constructed.

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LouisF
New England
14 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch outside on the patio. Absolutely wonderful. Service was top notch. The food was creative and fresh. We will return again and again

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vipjasontroj
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

White Dog is one of those places that you can count on for good food and drinks every single time. The best part is the waitstaff who are as passionate about the food as the person making it.

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Suzy
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated in the library which was out of the traffic and quiet.
Each of us enjoyed our meals, chicken, salmon and a burger!

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beth
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Reservation was at 6 pm. Did not see our server until 6.25. Ordered food right away since we had been waiting for so long. Then food appeared in 15 minutes. Didnt think it was our food since it came so quickly.
Server dissappeared again for about 30 minutes.
Overall, not worth the price.

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MaureenB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

I was disappointed with my entree falafel. Dessert was excellent service was great nice restaurant ambiance I should have gotten the Cobb salad

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

W my daughters visit breakfast

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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 4.7 stars by 5863 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.