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White Dog Cafe - Wayne, Wayne, PA

White Dog Cafe - Wayne

4.6
4.6
6576 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 50 times today

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 2:30 pm–4:00 pm Brunch Mon–Fri 9:00 am–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (610) 225-3700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Greg Maloney

  • Neighborhood

    Wayne

  • Parking details

    For the convenience of our guests White Dog Cafe offers a complimentary valet service during lunch hours Monday through Friday.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,576 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Western Suburbs

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  1. d

    drljf

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was great. Room was a bit chilly.
  2. T

    Tracy

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Portion size was small compared to price.
  3. LG

    LeighG

    Richmond

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service by Greg
  4. SQ

    SusieQ

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was excellent; we both had the mushroom/cheese omelet. Our server Eric was terrific; he was very attentive, but also was very accommodating when we lingered over our lunch. The covered porch outside is lovely.
  5. c

    casb

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good attentiveness to detail. Menu options were not as enjoyable as at the other white dog locations but still tasty. Always love the decor
  6. AL

    AdrienneL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything on the menu looked absolutely amazing! We loved the pretzel bread, avocado BLT, and noodle steak salad. The ambiance is cozy and eclectic, the wait staff is attentive and knowledgeable, and we will definitely be back!
  7. NZ

    1NewZagatsGuide

    Philadelphia

    383 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    383 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We enjoyed two watermelon lemon Mojito’s, the Kennett mushrooms soup, the beet salad, fabulous desserts, wonderful Side of wild mushrooms, Great for accompanying the soup, and my friend enjoyed that udon noodles stirfry, but be careful of hidden ingredients! If you are allergic to some thing, you should announce it immediately! Our wonderful waiter, Jason, was quick to correct it! Thank you, also to Leslie, for being such a wonderful manager of this restaurant! Such huge improvements since you have become the manager at White Dog, dear Leslie!! Fabulous food! I can 100% say that I the restaurant you came from, to be the manager, at White Dog, is hurting without you!! Every place that you manage ends up to be one of our favorite restaurants in the whole entire area!! You do a GREAT JOB!! Thank you, to Leslie! White Dog Wayne is top notch with her hard work!! We appreciate you so much!!
  8. TG

    TimothyG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent choice! Both indoor and outdoor seating is perfect. Food and service exceptional.
  9. KJ

    KarenJ

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun, interesting choices, everything was well prepared. Service was great and the atmosphere is upbeat and pleasant. Really enjoyed our meal!
  10. SI

    SIMONJ

    Philadelphia

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very nice brunch. Good selection. Breakfast platter was very nice, if a little stingy on bacon. Recommend the mushroom soup.
  11. C

    Christinem

    Philadelphia

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!! My favorite place just got better….everyday brunch and lunch items It was heaven! Our server, Christina, was a joy and took great care of us Can’t wait to return
  12. MB

    MichaelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love eating here. The food, service and ambiance are great. It's a bit pricey, perhaps more so than it should be. We ate in the covered tent, and it was quite loud. If you are looking for quiet eat inside.
  13. MC

    MelissaC

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch with friends celebrating the news that I am to be a grandmother! As always the staff was attentive and courteous. I always feel like family at White Dog! My favorite lunch spot on the Main Line!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at this location, food was delicious and our server Gregory very professional. Will be back!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was superb. We sat outside, on a beautiful day. Inside and outside are a lovely experience. Server was not fantastic. Didn’t offer to take away empty plates or glasses, had to be asked a few times for tea refills, etc. Service didn’t quite match the rest of the experience. But still a favorite.
  16. DP

    DPJMY

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We still only eat outdoors due to Covid concerns and they have a wonderful patio with a covering and open sides. The food is fresh and delicious and the menu has something for everyone. We have found that it is important to made reservations in advance for any weekend visit.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been here so many times for various occasions. The food never disappoints and we love the atmosphere.
  18. h

    hawk

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Enjoyable evening
  19. N

    Neil

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a delightful pre-Father's Day dinner. This is my favorite of the three White Dog restaurants I have visited. Despite the holiday rush, we were seated in just a few minutes at a table that was appropriately separated from other diners. The mushroom soup was spectacular - strong mushroom flavor and creamy texture. The pretzel bread was good but more bread and not enough pretzel for me (I love pretzels of all stripes). The meatloaf delicious. For me, it brought back memories of childhood. Isn't that what meatloaf is supposed to do? The spicy lamb Bolognese revived a different memory - of my favorite Bolognese rigatoni dish. This was nearly as good. Service was seamless and unrushed. We will be returning!
  20. N

    Nora

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfect! Food and service.
  21. TW

    TomW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch with a friend. Food was delicious with perfect presentation. Although it was busy, the service was great. I will definitely return!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    The food was on point and the service was great!!
  23. RR

    RoseR

    Philadelphia

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Very good restaurant just wish they could have adjusted the blinds so the sun was not directly in my eyes for the entire meal
  24. N

    No1cupcake

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love eating outside in the summer and the covered patio at The White Dog is the perfect setting to do that! It’s full of flowers and sculptures, and is surrounded by greenery so you don’t even know you’re sitting basically beside Lancaster Avenue in Wayne. Also, the tables are far enough apart that you don’t at all feel crowded. As far as the food, everything was excellent , even the bread. I had the the carrot ginger soup which was wonderful and served hot just the the way I like it. I also had the sockeye salmon special which was ample and perfectly cooked. My boyfriend had the steak tips salad which he thought was delicious! All in all, it was a very pleasant and tasty dining experience. We will be back!!
  25. LM

    LisaM

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, ‘G’ was thoughtful and attentive-the table behind us evidently felt the same way. Food was local and so fresh! Ambiance fantastic and unique. Great all-around experience. Hadn’t been for several years but will make it a point to return in the next month.
  26. GP

    GeorgeP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just great ingredients and plate presentation combine with exceptional service and ambience to create a pleasant dining experience.
  27. SK

    SueK

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Best Kennett Square omelette was the best omelette I have ever had. The service was not very good. I thought the prices were very high.
  28. AK

    AlanK

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day linner. Everything was excellent as usual. Tried the pretzel bread for the first time excellent although I was expecting pretzel salt on it not sesame seeds, otherwise perfect. Had my usual double cheddar burger med-well. It was cooked perfectly and tasted perfect as well. Tried the carrot ginger bisque soup for first time as well. I was pleasantly shocked at how good it was. I look forward to getting it again. Sorry no pics this time😢😩😀.
  29. I

    Iflybcn

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service.
  30. BM

    BarbaraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    a great place for brunch,, outdoors was lovely, would have liked French Toast on the menu... but other than that, no complaints...
  31. RS

    RShea

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!!!
  32. SD

    SuperDave

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect dinning experience at the Bar with Kelly. First time here and we'll be back for sure.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere.
  34. NC

    NatalieC

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    What a treat! There we’re seven of us that sat outside. Not a great start since one of the chairs was fully broken and hadn’t been removed. Our waitress was a tad slow and very frenetic, but we weren’t in a rush so alas we enjoyed our evening. So here’s the run down - Cocktails - The watermelon spicy margarita was totally inconsistent. The watermelon mint martini, however, was quite good. Starters - The house made soft pretzel bread was to die for. Totally got this. The roasted garlic hummus was meh… I’d skip it next time. ALWAYS the Kennett Square mushroom soup. Creamy, decadent. Yellowfin tuna tartare was alright but not very much for $18. Mains - the spicy lamb bolognese is absolutely incredible. Tons of sauce and meat. I will come back for this dish specifically. The cheeseburger…was a cheeseburger. The chicken was a massive portion and well seasoned (but it’s chicken). The steak frites were not a large enough portion to justify $56. Dessert - peanut butter crunch was super decadent. The vanilla bean crème brûlée was nothing crazy but had a nice touch of a shortbread cookie and fresh berries on top. Would be great if they go their things together in a handful of areas but overall enjoyable evening.
  35. JT

    JoyceT

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always..food was great, fresh, just right. Ambience good and wait staff excellent. I have allergies, and they did 100% to accommodate me. Totally enjoyed. Will go back soon.
  36. WA

    WAHDinner

    Philadelphia

    112 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and atmosphere. However, their check in process is more complicated than taking out a library book. It always a click and peck fest when you check in at the desk and a few people then need to get involved before they can simply sit you at a table. Otherwise - great food, nice but slowly served drinks and fun time.
  37. M

    Malvernfoodie

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Menu read better than execution, at least at our particular meal. We were cramped at a table that should have been for two (there were three of us). I had to flag down our server several times for help. The egg on my asparagus was brown on the bottom and yolk was over-cooked. The special was out of stock...but it was only 6:30 PM on a Tuesday. Better had he not mentioned it. I have had better experiences here, maybe it was an "off" night?
  38. S

    Steve

    Philadelphia

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, locally sourced menu. Service and food were great. Menu had very diverse offerings. My group really enjoyed our meal. Highly recommend.
  39. WS

    WayneonSunday

    Philadelphia

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great Sunday afternoon meal after exploring Wayne, PA! Our waiter, Jason H., was awesome!! The only comment that I would make was that the Cheese Plate was a little short on accompaniments. Otherwise, a fantastic meal!!!
  40. T

    Trish

    Philadelphia

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our party of 2 went for lunch on a Sunday and were seated under the tent outdoors. The weather was beautiful and the setting very nice - plants everywhere and rustic tables and decor. The only problem was the area faces rt 30 and the traffic noise was somewhat loud and distracting. Service was a bit slow - they were very busy- but the food was prepared nicely. We both had the mushroom soup and my companion got the burger while I opted for the burrata salad. Food was fresh and prepared as requested.

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 - Wayne using the Order Online button. 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 6576 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


Booked 50 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for White Dog Cafe - Wayne

200 W. Lancaster Avenue Wayne, PA 19087

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Wayne

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 2:30 pm–4:00 pm Brunch Mon–Fri 9:00 am–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    For the convenience of our guests White Dog Cafe offers a complimentary valet service during lunch hours Monday through Friday.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Greg Maloney

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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