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White Dog Cafe-Haverford

4.5
4.5
3011 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

19:00


Booked 50 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00–15:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30–15:30 Dinner Mon–Thu 15:45–21:00 Fri, Sat 15:45–21:30 Sun 15:45–20:00

  • Phone number

    (610) 896-4556

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Lamb

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 389-3060

  • Area

    Havertown

  • Cross Street

    Lancaster Avenue and Haverford Station Road

  • Parking Details

    Parking in Haverford Square

  • Public Transit

    Haverford Square Train Station is right behind the restaurant

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,011 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. p

    patty

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and fantastic, attentitve service! Also, best coffee ever.
  2. D

    Daisy

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Very poor in many way. The White Dog is a very nicely decorated, welcoming place. BUT, the food leaves a lot to be desired. I ordered the Greek Salad and it was awful. The lettuce was brown, wilted and there was hardly any feta cheese in it. And it was served in a very unappetizing way. Plus we had to wait 20 minutes for our server and were finally lucky to find a hostess who put in our order. Very disappointing.
  3. DI

    DIneoutoften

    Philadelphia

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I felt the menu ingredients and types of preparations was limited. The truffle fries were limp and below the top few were in little pieces. The server and the hostess were friendly and very efficient. The food wasn’t what I have come to expect from White Dog Cafe restaurants.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Came with my Dad for my birthday lunch. Service was wonderful. I was only disappointed because our table was wobbly. I knew it was busy since we had to make a reservation so I decided not to say anything but maybe check all the tables. Otherwise good, drinks and service great as usual.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Really disappointing. Salad and salmon was meh. Fries were soggy. No offer for coffee or tea. And no mention of our special occasion (we were seated in the bar area) despite it being marked in the reservation. Had two small discount offer cards from previous dining and only one was accepted. There are much better options on the main line to spend $100 on a mediocre dinner.
  6. UP

    UlyanaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Many items on the menu are spicy which many people can’t tolerate. Please let servers know to notify if a menu item is spicy. We ordered a simple BLT and description didn’t mention that it’s spicy. My husband can’t have spicy food due to health issues.
  7. KW

    KWS53

    Philadelphia

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Nice dinner for 2. Server - Daniel - was great! Helped with wine selection and was cheerful and helpful. Gazpacho was good, but I will say the food runner who delivered did not delicately pour into the bowl, but kind of sloshed it in there. Shrimp salad was good as was tuna tartare.

    White Dog Cafe-HaverfordResponded on 10 August 2022Hello, Thanks for the positive review! We are glad you had an excellent experience. See you again soon! Regards, Brianna Brocato, Manager

  8. J

    Jayne

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the tuna melt for lunch! I’m gluten free so they serve in over greens. I also love the seasonal mocktails…the summer cucumber one is my favorite. I only wish that they still had available the gluten free dinner rolls for us gf folks :(

    White Dog Cafe-HaverfordResponded on 10 August 2022Hi Jayne, Thank you for the positive review and the feedback about the GF rolls. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and will see you again soon! Regards, Brianna Brocato, Manager

  9. CK

    CatherineK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a solid choice. Great food, good location, excellent service. Highly recommend both the Haverford and Wayne locations.

    White Dog Cafe-HaverfordResponded on 10 August 2022Hi Catherine, Thank you for the positive review! We are happy we were able to provide an excellent experience for you. See you soon! Brianna Brocato, Restaurant Manager

  10. L

    Leitrim

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    My lunch were excellent. Both cups of coffee were cold. However the bathroom was extremely dirty. Trash can needed to be empty No toilet paper and the water in the sink was running. It was the first bathroom. I did notify the receptionist that it needed to be cleaned.
  11. HS

    HarrySebby305

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent, though a bit pricey. We did have the whipped cheese which was excellent but in the future we will just have entrees.
  12. JO

    JudithO

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely decor. Innovative drink seasonal drink menu.
  13. SF

    ScottF

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We have been there alot and was totally not impressed this time. Our Waiter Devon T. was no way to be found. We had cousins in from out of town and they were disappointed as well. I think the wayne location had better service.
  14. DJ

    DeborahJ

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    The soup was cold and the shrimp was too spicy Service was slow
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    I thought the food wasn’t good at all and completely overpriced for being so average I haven’t loved this place for years especially the ambience but the food was really sub par
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent - food, service, ambiance!! When in the area would absolutely fine there again and would highly recommend.
  17. JT

    JillT

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service Beautiful restaurant Lots of parking
  18. PM

    PatriciaM

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Too many menu changes, missing some of the usual faves. My salad was thrown together. Service was fair. I wouldn’t come back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A quick brunch outside on this gorgeous day before we head into the city for some sightseeing. Omelettes were great and the breakfast potatoes particularly excellent, really crisp. Server was lovely and White Dog delivers again!
  20. K

    Karen

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! The food was outstanding-best fillet I ever ate! Great choice for a special occasion (it was my birthday) or any time. Will definitely go again,
  21. u

    ugetwhatupayformostly

    Philadelphia

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Have had mixed experiences here. Going to hone in on one thing - a $27 salad consisting of 5 decent sized pieces of shrimp, very, very few butter lettuce leaves spread out in a single layer, a scant sprinkling of sliced cherry tomatoes and pickled onion, and an even smaller hint of pancetta. With almost no counterbalance of flavors , the over-spiced blackened shrimp and chipolte ranch deliver a single flavor profile that becomes overwhelming. Shrimp was great but the overall heat profile meant I left two on my plate uneaten. Considering there was little else served on that plate, this almost $30 salad meant I left hungry. Unfortunate.
  22. SB

    SuzanneB

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    This is a really cute place, great service etc. but I wish the menus were a bit different. I wish they had more pasta or light meal options like a Flatbread or sandwich at dinner. I went with my mom. We were happy to be out in a nice place, service and drinks all fine but menu just not that appealing this time.
  23. ZB

    ZachB

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal all around. The food was amazing and our server was knowledgeable and able to make recommendations. Will be back next time we are in the area.
  24. WL

    WilliamL

    Philadelphia

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the menu and our server. Well done White Dog.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and service. Can’t wait to go back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Ugh. Greek salad was very expensive and quite small. Brown lettuce and zero presentation. BLT maybe had 3 slices of bacon for $17. Uninspired sandwich along with soggy fries. Bar decor looked like it was from the eighties. Very nice, efficient server.
  27. LW

    LocalWayneResident15

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    How can you go wrong with a Thursday lunch of Tuna Melt and Fries ? Let me tell you: sandwich was cold; cheese on top had time to solidify; fries were burnt, limp, soggy., stuffed into a cone dish. An offer to reheat the food was very unappetizing. The chef should have ben embarassed to serve this. I may be back, but will definitely scrutinize my plate. I suggest diners beware.
  28. AF

    AFPV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Efficient service, excellent food, pleasant staff, good value. I'll be back.
  29. V

    Vivi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh and delicious food. Great place to go back to again and again
  30. S

    Sky173

    Philadelphia

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WDC never disappoints and this experience was no different. The one differentiator for this visit was the extremely polite, well-spoken and attentive young man who served our table. Unfortunately, I was a guest and didn't see his ID on the CC receipt. Tall, slim African American lad with a unique necklace and pendant. Give him a raise!
  31. WS

    WSNarb

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We returned to White Dog for brunch to get our new favorite waffles. They were great! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The only reason I am not giving 5 stars overall and for service is attention to detail. My coffee was delivered, and I was asked about cream and sugar, which I requested. It did not arrive. I asked again and it took longer than it should have. My coffee got cold. The quality of the food makes up for this, and we had experienced this delay dynamic on our last visit. I know White Dog can do better.
  32. LS

    LorraineS

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    White Dog has excellent food and service - a favorite place!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience3
    It was a great experience the waiter did take his time in taking care of us . Wish it was speedy
  34. CR

    CarolR

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure at White Dog Cafe
  35. DV

    DianeV

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Haverford White Dog Cafe offers pleasant ambience, attentive service, good food.
  36. E

    Erica

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food could've used some seasoning, but overall was good. Ambiance was great, as is the location. Adequate parking, located directly across from Haverford College, perfect spot for a walk afterwards.
  37. Y

    Yum2017

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great time :)
  38. F

    Foodies

    Philadelphia

    99 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great server. Always wonderful food. That’s why we come back time and again
  39. J

    Judy

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food continues to be high quality and tasty! My omelet was prepared perfectly!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love outdoor seating for happy hour

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from White Dog Cafe-Haverford using the Order Online button. White Dog Cafe-Haverford also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 896-4556.

White Dog Cafe-Haverford is rated 4.5 stars by 3011 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 50 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for White Dog Cafe-Haverford

379 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Lancaster Avenue and Haverford Station Road

  • Area

    Havertown

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00–15:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30–15:30 Dinner Mon–Thu 15:45–21:00 Fri, Sat 15:45–21:30 Sun 15:45–20:00

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Parking in Haverford Square

  • Public Transit

    Haverford Square Train Station is right behind the restaurant

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Lamb

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (610) 896-4556

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 389-3060

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