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White Dog Cafe-Haverford

4.6
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2103 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
White Dog Cafe has been engaging its local community with award-winning contemporary American cuisine, since 1983 in Philadelphia and since 2010 in Wayne. Known for creative menus, using the highest quality farm-fresh ingredients and humanely raised meats and poultry, our menus change weekly to capture the best local, seasonal and sustainable grown foods available. Our inspiring menus are complimented with an all American wine list, local craft beers and seasonal specialty cocktails and refreshing mocktails served with warm hospitality.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2103 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLanl
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's not a bad idea to dine outside. Nice as always.

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HarrytheK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

1). We made reservations 4 outdoors. However, when we got there, we were told we had to go indoors to let them know we were there. These days, I get paranoid about going indoors in an establishment. That’s y we chose to eat outdoors. I think there should b a host(ess) outdoors rather than forcing patrons to go indoors.
2). It was a bit chilly outdoors, so we asked 4 the (excellent) heat lamp to b turned up. It was, but only after we had to ask 4 times & a good while after we originally asked. Maybe they should just b on unless a patron asks 4 them to b turned off.
3). On the Open Door reservation, I asked 4 a piece of birthday cake for my wife’s birthday. It never came & it was never acknowledged. If the special request won’t b honored, or even acknowledged, y bother asking 4 it?
4). Our server (I’m sorry but I don’t remember her name) was nothing less then tremendous. She made us feel extremely comfortable (admittedly I was a bit shaky about eating at a restaurant), was incredibly efficient & a lovely person. She is an incredible asset to this restaurant.
5). Under current circumstances, I think restaurant patrons should consider leaving a larger tip than usual. These ppl’ work hard under conditions we’ve never experienced & deserve any support in any way we can give them.

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MIRP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top notch as usual in spite of covid19 restrictions

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vipLuv2dine
New England
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Second time dining out during green phase. The staff were very conscious of social distancing etc. Found the menu somewhat limited and prices were mostly on the higher end . We spent 77.00 not including tip . No drinks , just water. Burger for my guest, crab chowder for me. Fried pickles were shared. I did splurge on crime brûlée. Very nice service but food didn’t wow me.

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vipValerieH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We felt very comfortable and safe, and we were able to relax in the current COVID environment. All appropriate precautions were taken by the restaurant and guests. The food was great, and the service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food was not good. We have been here many times, but this visit was a major step down from previous visits.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

In pre-Covid times, I’ve loved going to White Dog. This experience was understandably different. We arrived for our 12:30 reservation promptly on a beautiful Sunday, excited to try outdoor dining at one of our favorite spots. Unfortunately, despite having checked in with the maître’d on time, we were thoroughly ignored as we stood outside the door (as instructed) in the parking lot, waiting for our table, until I asked for someone’s attention at 12:45. Then we were hastily seated at a table immediately near the entrance door, in no way socially distant from those going in and out. Once seated, we waited another 15 minutes for a server, who apparently was the waitress serving the table next to ours, and who I had to stop and ask “excuse me, do you know who our server is?” We placed our entire order, drinks and lunch, and had to wait another 15 minutes for our cocktails to arrive! When our appetizers were served, my soup was poured ceremoniously as the server noted I needed a spoon. He said he would go get one, and disappeared into the restaurant, never to be seen again. After 5 minutes, I stopped a hostess and asked her to bring me a spoon. Things got back to normal after that, but I was pretty surprised and disappointed by the overall experience. I would love to go back, but I’m not sure I feel WD is quite up to par, even understanding these challenging times.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not your usual everyday foods. The experience and the food were good!

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Tracy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Daniel was amazing! He knew the menu and helped us make delicious choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food & service however there was a bit of a wait for us to even receive our menus. Other then that...great place to dine and I’ll be back!

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vipTerryT
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dined outside on Friday, September 18. It was chilly, but the food is fantastic, as always, and service is excellent.

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vipJudie
Philadelphia
75 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

except for the bees everything was great, servers were j8ust lovely and attentive

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vipAw2417
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food. They handled all the Covid -19 precautions well. Very prompt at cleaning tables and chairs as soon as someone left. Only downside was they were a bit slow with the check. Overall, a great evening.

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YingZ
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The service staff needs a little training as our coffees were cold and she didn't know to bring salt and peppers to the table and was generally very slow in responding. She told us she was new, so her lack of knowledge is understandable. But we felt the management should provide her a little more training before letting her take care of the customers all by herself. The food was excellent and tasty and had a nice presentation otherwise. Will go back again and hopefully be served by better trained staff.

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vipfoodfan
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The seasonal menu had a number of excellent offerings. The service was attentive and tables were well spaced under a large tent.

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Maria
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love how White Dog pivoted and provides an outstanding meal in a outside environment that seems classy and private for each table. Excellent evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had been to the original one in Philadelphia a few years ago and really enjoyed it. We didn’t want to go into the city and decided to go to haverford location. When we go there the place was packed, inside and out. The food was very good but the service was extremely slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Safe. Well spaced. Only complaint was noise level but that was because we were all in a tent and sound carries.

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vipCharlie
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated a 82 birthday under the tent for a party of 6. Everything was delightful as usual. When Erika arrived as our server, the evening was complete as she is one of our favorites. A totally perfect evening.

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vipJenniferS
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Large parking lot dining and enjoyed it- for weekend dining it’s best to get there earlier... from 6:30pm onwards on a Saturday night, the parking gets full and it takes a while for the servers/waiters to attend to you because the restaurant is so busy. The food was excellent and service was friendly, but we had to constantly call the staff over just to order drinks.

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MichelleG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch with my girls. Food and service was exceptional!

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vipRedmooney
Orlando
28 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Pleasant , but sloppy service. Lack of structure and training.

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vipJenF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love white dog! One of my favorite cozy restraunts!

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vipDale
Philadelphia
198 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We've eaten here frequently as it is close to home and has lovely outdoor seating. However in the past we've always had an early dinner - 5:00 or 5:30 - this time we did not go until 6:30 p.m. and the service was quite awful. The only good news was there was a large crowd which was good for the restaurant in these times, but it greatly impacted what we had previously experienced as great service. The food selection is quite good for some items and a bit mediocre for others - prices are pretty hefty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Veggie were Not cooked I really thoroughly

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe under the tent with the fans and good social distancing I think it was even better than eating inside except on those wicked hard days. Our waitress was awesome and the food was as always incredible

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vipPearl
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We felt very safe in the tent, and service was very good. A bit over-priced, but a solid positive experience

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vipbarbaraw
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit pricey but our server was fantastic and the food was delicious! Great night out with our son!

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vipLouAnneL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our service was mediocre. He claimed to be on top of things but not for the manager, we would have waited forever. That said, we give them slack given the circumstances of covid.

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vipDale
Philadelphia
199 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have been eating here frequently with friends since they are close to my home and have very pleasant outdoor dining. However most of my meals have been closer to fairly mediocre until my last one when the three of us each tried something different and we all agreed our meal were excellent. I had the crab cake chowder, another the salmon and the other the scallops. All were yummy. Service was terrific. Prices a bit high but not outrageous

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Mary
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an enjoyable Sunday lunch under the tent and the food and atmosphere was perfect! Well done in a very difficult time! Patrons of all ages seemed to be having fun enjoying a great meal on a beautiful day!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Brunch was excellent and our server was very friendly and professional.

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TeacherKaren
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My husband and I ate outside with a friend. We are all seniors and thrilled to be safely social during Pandemic.

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SarahT
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time out dining this weekend since March! Wasn't sure what to expect for my friend's birthday brunch, but the White Dog did not disappoint! Their Marquee tent on the parking lot made a surprisingly pleasant ambience, the food was delicious--well up to their usual standard, the staff was all super friendly and helpful. Helped that the weather was perfect too. Definitely worth repeating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Waited a long time to get basic bread which never came.
Entrée was cold.
Table was wobbly.
Food delivery service was subpar
But our waitress was very good under the circumstances.

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Annzie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Outdoor dining extremely comfortable.

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vipSusan
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent. Service by Erica is superb!

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JohnB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, exceptional food. Don’t let COVID19 keep you away from this perfect, socially distant, CDC compliant dining experience. Perfect for Brunch, Lunch or Dinner.

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EvelynR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Accommodates large parties, a true plus in COVID times! Staff was beyond nice, very outstanding!

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Pete
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Plenty of outdoor seating under tent in parking lot. Food was of average quality but quite a bit overpriced

FAQs

White Dog Cafe-Haverford does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. White Dog Cafe-Haverford also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 896-4556.

White Dog Cafe-Haverford is rated 4.6 stars by 2103 OpenTable diners.

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

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