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White Dog Cafe-Haverford

4.5
4.5
2968 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

8:00 PM


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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:45 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:45 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:45 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (610) 896-4556

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sean Lamb

  • Neighborhood

    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, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,968 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

NoiseModerate

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  1. j

    jth2131

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The menus is very limited and the entrees not up to par
  2. S

    Susiee

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Waiter was very nice but overworked Did not acknowledge special occasion
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It was ok. Farm to table and higher prices left me with some higher expectations. My son liked his burger. Shrimp were good and fresh— most of the tomatoes in my heirloom salad were over-ripe, but some were good. 24$ crab dip was underwhelming and came with 5 small pieces of toasted baguette—I probably could have asked for more but for 24$ seems like it should come with more. Fried pickles were good. Roasted zucchini— 1 larger piece and one smaller piece overwhelmed by the harissa they were sat in. Just left feeling unsatisfied despite having spent a lot of $$. This was our first time. Might try brunch or another location.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was great, but tables are really close - you are pretty much sitting with other people- to the point I felt uncomfortable because all I could hear were the other tables conversations.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was great. Unfortunately, the hostess had a disconnect and never told him we were there. Took 15 minutes and us following up twice
  6. s

    schmi

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent services, drinks, food and deserts, will come back .
  7. RC

    RenataC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    Yesterday was very hot. I was seated outside and after 15 minutes I had to get up and go inside to ask for water. No one brought it or even came over. Then my friend arrived. We ordered drinks and ended up waiting almost 30 minutes for those. We appreciated being comped for the drinks and dessert but We were very disappointed with the experience. Also the food was not up to the usually high standards of this restaurant. Not sure what has happened but hope they get it together. It was one of my favorite restaurants.
  8. P

    Phillymom

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Wait staff was a lovely person and tried but it did take over an hour to receive our brunch. Food was excellent once it arrived.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    We love White dog. We usually go to the one in Center City. The Menu is the same and we live closer so this one so we thought we try it out. The only thing good was our drinks. I ordered the BBQ pulled pork Mac & cheese and it was nothing like what I am used to. There wasn’t any bbq sauce they said they didn’t have any and I wasn’t told until after I ordered it. I never got the option to order anything else. Another dish we had was the lamb bolognese and the only thing that was good was the lamb. The pasta or sauce had no flavor. The total was over $100 and we did not enjoy it one bit and very upset with our experience.
  10. MH

    MichaelH

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    The omelet fillings tasted terrible. Potatoes were soggy, not crisp.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    Found a bug crawling out of our salad $22 hamburger. Generally just not up to what we have been used to at the white dog Haverford
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Lovely restaurant. Good service. Food very mediocre. Ordered beet and arugula salad with tofu. Was absolutely tasteless.
  13. PS

    PomsterS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great staff - always a pleasure to meet friends here for drinks and a meal
  14. SH

    SierraH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Our waitress was amazing and she made our experience there great. But the mac and cheese was horrible , it tasted like milk. The jerk lolipop lamb chops were not done or seasoned at all. My fiancés meat loaf was very mushy with no texture. But the fudge and vanilla desert was great. Also the mock tails were amazing. But this is for sure the last time I would ever attend white dog.
  15. M

    Michal

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  16. JR

    JohnR

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went to White Dog for Father’s Day. The staff was friendly and accommodating.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent waiter was nice. Will be dining there again.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The atmosphere was great and food was amazing.
  19. l

    localbehungry

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Was served hot coffee but no spoon and no cream or sugar. Had to ask 2 different people 3 times before I got it and by then the coffee was cold.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Pet friendly outdoor seating.
  21. PP

    PPPP

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service by Gera was great. New items on menu were great (especially the whipped feta appetizer, grilled shrimp salad, and pretzel bread).
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s really was a lovely experience . Food was Delicious.
  23. RD

    RonnaDonna1

    Philadelphia

    61 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    We ate lunch outside. I got there 10 minutes early and there were 4 tables open. I asked to be seated and was told that I would be seated at 12:30 and not before cause there were 12:15 reservations that hadn’t shown up. I sat in the vestibule to wait. Asked to open a door cause it was like a coffin. NOPE. Can’t open one cause of the air conditioner. Can’t open the other cause they say so. Finally seated. Asked for the outdoor umbrella to be tipped a bit cause it was very sunny. I was told THE UMBRELLAS AREN’T TO BE MOVED! We shared oysters and a baby romaine salad. The oysters were delicious. 30 minutes later, the salad came. A Cesar salad and my guest doesn’t eat cheese. 20 more minutes and the remade salad still hadn’t shown up. Paid for the oysters and left. They gave us the remade salad on our way out & didn’t charge us. Not a pleasant experience. I think the Wayne location is more customer friendly.
  24. JT

    JudyT

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food and drinks and unique decor. A great evening with a wonderful friend!
  25. RN

    RobinN

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Comfortable spot to meet friends or have a business lunch. Great decor and delicious food served by an attentive staff.
  26. TO

    TimO

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been the the White Dog Haverford several times. Each time, this one included, has been wonderful. Very pleasant environment, particularly if you are a dog lover! The walls are covered with paintings of dogs, and the menu is diverse and suitable for lunch, dinner, small bites, dessert, whatever your mood and appetite. The servers are helpful and available without rushing you or hovering. We are not drinkers, but they have a wide selection of wine beer and cocktails.
  27. SC

    SusanC

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dining experience at White Dog Cafe-Haverford. Charming setting, quick seating, and a delightful server who was present and well versed in the menu offerings.
  28. M

    Moimeme

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    wrote a couple of times ago that the furnishings are looking shopworn. Got answer working on it
  29. D

    Dale

    Philadelphia

    220 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    220 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I eat here often and always a very pleasant experience. My only complaint about my latest visit was I had 12:30 reservations and arrived a little after 12:20. A somewhat rude hostess told me we’d have to wait until 12:30 to be seated. Within my vision was an empty booth which had been cleaned and ready for seating and that is where we were ultimately seated. Why we had to stand from for 10 minutes before being seated at the booth that was available when we arrived is beyond me
  30. l

    lobster101

    Philadelphia

    395 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    395 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great service and delicious meals. We ordered hummus, mushroom soup and pretzel bread. Our entrees were sausage bolognese, salmon, shrimp salad and vegan burger. Dessert was brownie and ice cream…wonderful meals.
  31. DW

    DinnerWithMom

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service was outstanding this time. A bit chilly inside for my elderly mother. Only true complaint was that they allowed a Lady at the table behind us to speak loudly on a speaker phone for a lengthy conversation. So rude.
  32. SS

    SecretSommelier

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great meal outside in the perfect weather, with attentive service and good choices across the board.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    The atmosphere is great but the service could have been more attentive.
  34. M

    Margot

    Atlantic City

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Good, but I’d like more variety on menu
  35. EP

    EveP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    sitting outside.....too close to parking lot traffic. Three trash trucks drove right by our table, one older woman almost hit our server who we cautioned not to step back. Food and service was excellent.
  36. IS

    IrisS

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was perfect! Happy face, good service, just a beautiful lunch! Food was delicious!
  37. DY

    DaveY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very good meal and service. Service was at a slower pace but we had the time and dining challenges for restaurants seem to be the sign of the times.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Good atmosphere. Will dine again.
  39. FL

    FoodLover

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    I didn’t like the truffle fries that was included with my sandwich. They gave me a bunch of burnt end pieces with skins on them. There were barely full long fries which loses the value plus you can barely taste the truffle oil. Our server wasn’t very friendly nor attentive. She lacked personality and felt awkward and forced to be polite. I handed her my birthday certificate to redeem for a free glass of sparkling wine and she hesitated and looked confused. She brought me a glass half full of the wine. Why couldn’t they finish pouring me a little more? I also didn’t like where they seated us even though I wrote a special note for us to be seated at the best table for a birthday celebration. I felt like there was a lack of attention to details overall to our dining experience.
  40. DG

    DonnaG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    The service was good until it wasn’t. Our server was attentive in the beginning and then when she had other tables just let us sit. She never came back to our table for our dessert order. And then never came back to take our check.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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 2968 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


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

  • Neighborhood

    Havertown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:45 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:45 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:45 pm–8:00 pm

  • 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, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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