White Dog Cafe-Haverford

4.6
1451 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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New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service!

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JB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, especially for vegetarians. The ambiance and friendliness of staff made this a place that we will be sure to frequent time and again.

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B
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was very good and it was relatively quiet, which we had been warned about. Atmosphere was pleasant. Service was good, but the waitress forgot my wife's dessert (didn't charge us). Knew how to make my drink properly which was refreshing. Seemed like a lot of people seated ahead of us, even though we had a reservation. We would recommend it to others.

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OT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Loved this restaurant!!

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PF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was friendly and attentive and food was delicious.
Thank you

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LH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

I love the White Dog, but have to admit that his was the slowest service I have ever experienced there. Our reservation was at 12:45 and we did not get our entree until almost an hour after we were there.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner and service

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R
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

We were disappointed by the entrees. My fiancé got the short rib and I got the organic tofu. Neither had much flavor and were served lukewarm.

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DB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the food. Fun decor. Tables very close together so not easy to have a private conversation.

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FS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

What we ordered was good but the portions were pretty small.

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were at White Dog for Valentines Day. As you can imagine, a very busy night for most restaurants. I was very impressed by our evening at White Dog in all respects. The service was wonderful, the food was fabulous, and White Dog doesn’t limit their menu for such a busy night. They did not miss a beat! My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Thank you!!

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TB
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening! Wonderful Valentine’s Day experience!

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice for Valentines

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S
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good, as always. Very nice wine, excellent mushroom soup and Branzino. Best location!

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GG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambience, excellent food, excellent service. Highly recommended!

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S
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. Service was great and food was too

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g
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always great! i just love the ambiance and food is spot on!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great atmosphere, great drinks and a great meal!

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BH
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

White Dog Cafe in Haverford is my absolute fav brunch spot! The food is excellent, the ambiance is so perfect and the prices are very affordable for the high quality food you're getting! My only feedback is service can be slow - especially from the bar and tables are a little tightly packed together so you can hear your neighbors conversation. This was a little challenging for us!

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S
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always good and consistent. Service was a bit slow

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DD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

Had 8 pm Saturday night party of 8 reservation - waited 35 min to be seated. Told when arriving can’t seat your party after waiting 10 min. Poor ignorant management. No compensation. Ordered drinks at an over crowded bar. Bartenders poor, couldn’t make an Old Fashioned & the bar does not have a large cube for a whiskey drink.! Excuses and no satisfaction - finally seated. Banquette style table. The chairs were in poor condition. I am 5’6 & all 4 people on one side of the table sat very low into the cushions. My shoulders were even with the table top. Just ridiculous! Ribeye steak special was awful & has to be returned for bring uncooked. Service was ok but slow. Entrees looked ok upon arrival to each guest. The room was extremely loud. Gratuity included on bill for 8 people @ 20%. No incentive to be attentive to this group. I will not return nor will I go to any other location. Sloppy at best, abrupt, and kitchen can’t get it right! Not isolated, just poor and a waste of money!!! Never saw the manager, never read an apology, closed the restaurant because of extremely late seating of our party. Not fun at all! We were celebrating birthdays & another occasion.

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ED
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

White Dog is always solid -- food, service, ambiance, everything. And I love their changing menu of fun cocktails that are always yummy!

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J
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Although the food and atmosphere were very good, the service was extremely lacking. Our server came to the table at the beginning and toward the end of the meal. Someone else came and filled our water glasses. Perhaps he had too many tables to tend.

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TZ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The footloose very good at case and they had a nice selection of beers. It was a little bit pricey, but overall I would highly recommend it.

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SM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

We used open table to set a reservation at 4:30pm. When we got to the restaurant we were told they don’t start seating for dinner until 5pm. The bar was open but seating was on a first come first served basis with no where to sit.

Had we known we would have gone someplace else

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KC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always great! Love the food, service and atmosphere. Wish I could afford to go there more!

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EF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved it!! Would highly recommend. Perfect to a fun fancy-casual night out! Such cute decor!

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NP
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fabulous di and dining experience! 🍽

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M
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meeting with friends. Reconnecting. The food was outstanding.

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MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I believe that the noise level was a bit too loud. I felt that I had to scream across my small table just so my company could hear me.

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KS
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the cozy interior on white dog in haverford! Their food is a.ways deleicious! We tried to Maryland crab dip and it was outstanding ! A calorie splurge but worth it! The Salmon latkes were equally delicious. Our server was prompt and very attentive ! Will be coming back !

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IM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my boyfriend and I's first time at the White Dog.

I'm a huge fan of farm to table as I find that the food is not a lot tastier but the ambiance of the restaurants are usually more enjoyable.

The food was excellent! I think the only thing here to comment was that I personally feel like the shrimp wasn't blackened as I've had in the past elsewhere or made myself.

Other than that, everything about our brunch experience was excellent! Our waitress was not only knowledgeable on the menu but very nice and patient as we were a bit indecisive and curious being first comers. We plan to go back next Friday to try their dinner menu. Can't wait!

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PT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. I go both to the West Philly and Haverford locations. They have very good food, great ambiance, and excellent service. I have been going there for 20 years and I am always happy with my experience there.

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TF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner! My wife and I really enjoyed our meal and the service was fantastic.

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NM
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and best service I’ve ever had anywhere! Great vegetarian options. And not to mention awesome cocktails.

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GP
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the White Dog. Good brunch, nice people, no TVs!

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S
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Extremely noisy!!!!!

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S
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service, really good food & ambiance

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great even when we have kids with us

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RC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent! My omelette was just not my favorite dish I’ve had there (Kennett Square Mushroom). It was not that flavorful or exciting. Deviled eggs were to die for as always.

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