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White Dog Cafe - Wayne

4.6
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5705 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 5705 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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SASPEA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We had a fantastic night out with friends. Thank you!

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ShannonW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my daughters out for dinner and we had the best server and great service. We were able to enjoy dinner outdoors, we felt safe, and loved the ambience. We had a great experience during a really weird time. It was nice to forget about the weirdness and truly enjoy a good dinner. The mushroom soup is AMAZING!!

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Renee
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were initially seated at a table that was very windy and also neglected by the server. Upon request, we were responsively moved to another table that was more comfortable and more attentively served. After that the food and service were both excellent. The menu shows excellent creativity and appears to be seasonal. Both of our dishes were excellent. The mushroom soup was deliciously creamy and flavorful. The lamb bolognese was well seasoned and perfectly paired with ziti and ricotta. The Kobe beef hot dog was a clever idea and well executed with perfectly textured truffle fries. I would definitely return to this restaurant.

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vipjulie
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a Ladies Luncheon for five to celebrate a bride-to-be's special day coming up. We dined outside on the very pretty patio. I follow the autoimmune protocol (AIP) diet and White Dog was able to handle my food choices effortlessly. Wonderful lunch for all!

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Cody
New England
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Service outshined the lackluster food in our first indoor visit since March. Highlight of the meal was a flavorful pumpkin soup. The beet salad with polenta croutons, usually a winner, was covered in tough, semi-dehyderated watermelon radish slices and the croutons were cold, rock hard pellets instead of the usual crunchy exterior with warm soft polenta inside. An underseasoned dressing was the final blow. Scallop main course was a study in whites: scallops atop mashed potatoes with cauliflower-boring. Our server was excellent, but we'll wait a while before a return trip and hope the chef was simply taking a night off on that particular visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a great dinner here. Service was outstanding, food delicious, and a great atmosphere. Thank you!

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AnnR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our outdoor seating was moved inside on a very rainy day with excellent accommodation by the staff. Thank you.

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vipMelissaC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious pumpkin soup and falafel. Really enjoyed the spicy fig margarita!

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vipFoodsnob
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The hostess was rude and not very accommodating. The food is good but for some meals totally overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was awesome. He was very attentive and so much fun.😊

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KathyM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the simple preparation of local and in-season produce. Brussel sprout and sweet potato plus mushroom soup was perfect vegetarian meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really great!

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BradR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Given COVID challenges, I think they did a great job. Autograph Brasserie which is another local favorite of ours seems to be really challenged with Service during this time.

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vipAndyK
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and setting. We had to wait for a bit for our table and the manager was very apologetic and brought over several appetizers as an apology. Well done!

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SandyW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and ambience! We will return!

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vipHoya3
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was wonderful because I changed our table about three times. She was so sweet. The crab cake and brussel sprouts were absolutely delicious. Great lunch place!

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GregE
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside, had great service and excellent food. Really enjoyed the local beers and our server Phil was helpful and conversational

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vipSooz
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We were seated outside and it seemed that none of the servers thought we were their table. We waited over 20 minutes before anyone even acknowledged us and finally resorted to flagging a server down who was walking by. Once she took our order all was good (except when the umbrella was lifted straight out of the table by the wind) but no one was hurt and it didn't even spill the wine!

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vipRoccaforte
Naples
36 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

If White Dog is going to offer outdoor dining they really need to provide heaters. Although our server was great and the food was good we were just too cold after sunset - even though it was a mild day. While we’re trying to avoid Covid infections, people are afraid of indoor dining. We like dining there but will wait until it’s safer (and warmer).

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vipIluvphilly
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience. The fall drink menu is imaginative as well as delicious. Our server Jason was well informed, friendly and very professional . Can’t wait to dine again!! Thank you

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vipAnniversary
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another Fabulous experience at the White Dog. A great meal at a wonderful place. Our server Dan was a great part of our meal and expertly guided us through wine selections paired to our meal

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LMCM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious brunch , outside dining was beautiful under the tent & tables spread out due to Covid . The decorations for fall added to the atmosphere

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TaraD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, adorable restaurant. Always a favorite spot when we’re in town.

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BriR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I’ve been to other White Dog locations and have always enjoyed my meals but this time was not to the usual standard. We started with burrata and peaches. The burrata was good but the peaches were extremely unripe; we couldn’t even eat them. I know they’re out of season but why put them on the menu if they’re not ripe.
The main courses were also disappointing. The scallops were decent but they came out lukewarm. The burger was over cooked but also lukewarm and the cheese was cold and not melted.
Besides the food, everything else was great. Our server was attentive and friendly and the ambiance was good.
I’d like to hope this was an exception to the norm so I might give them another chance but this experience was really disappointing.

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PaulY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bread platter was amazing! The mushroom soup was a delight.

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vipBilly
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our latest trip to White Dog. We dined indoors, precautions were taken including distancing and the food and service were excellent as per usual.

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vipABenz89
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Honestly I have never had a bad experience at White Dog before. However the service to which I have never complained about was just ok. We got there and were seated ASAP which was fantastic. However my friend and I just felt rushed to get out. For what we paid for which was oysters , the bottomless drink menu , and each getting an entree it was just like not cool. This experience won’t deter me from coming back but if you treat customers like that on their first time coming then id expect them to not come back. I’ve been brunching with this establishment for years and always bring in new people with me. It’s COVID I get it , you have other people wanting and waiting to eat I get it but that’s just not my problem. Patience is a virtue.

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KathyA
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cake was delicious. Atmosphere was comfortable and relaxed.

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CynthiaH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. We had a reservation for outside seating. We were seated promptly. Great service and great food. We were not rushed.

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vipJeffH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our go to lunch spot - indoors or out! The food is consistently delicious. We love the restaurant.

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BillR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & great server made it special night

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well done! Thank you 😀

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a great time and the food/service is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. Outside patio was beautiful!!!

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vipDCFinc
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience5

This has always been one of my faves! Was disappointed to see the menu was so pared down. Some of our "go to's" were missing from the menu, which is now very sparse. Virtually no GF options for my celiac son and GF husband. Sounded like the family across the room was also struggling with identifying menu options for their family. The restaurant is so terrific, I'll keep an eye on the website for expanded menu options before returning. I understand the COVID shutdowns have ravaged restaurants so this is more of a cry for help than a criticism.

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vipEric
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very pleasant service and management. They are handling the Covid situation professionally.

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LocalReviewer
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot. The outside dining experience in general - can be hit or miss - but the White Dog have got you covered. We ate there a couple of times over the past week and it hit the spot both times. Last week we celebrated a special occasion and were in the tent. Sunday we took the kids for brunch and were seated at a table outside. Both times service & food great. The staff are very accomodating - fussing over the kids, making them comfortable and making sure they are happy. Food selections excellent - fresh food, locally sourced in many cases.

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MegElM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Waitress was less than friendly and food was just okay. I remember loving it before COVID but I think the ambiance and food was negatively impacted since the pandemic.

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vipSherylK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

It was way too hot in the restaurant.

FAQs

White Dog Cafe - Wayne does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. 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 5705 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.