White Dog Cafe-Haverford

4.6
1669 reviews
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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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OT
1 review
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an azmazing experience. Our serve was so attentive and got all of our orders perfect. Our 5 person meal was split per person by check and she had everything correct without even asking. Spot on service and amazing food. Can’t wait to come back again.

S
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great diverse menu of delicious,well-prepared food, hand-crafted cocktails and service excellence, as usual. Server Katie has waited our tables in the past and is cheerful, attentive and knowledgeable. And offered good advice against over-ordering the mussels entree I feared wouldn’t be filling enough if just one order. She’s a pro in terms of advising re the wines, as well. White Dog never fails to deliver a good dining experience, be it casual or a little more formal. Location immaterial, by the way.

KL
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, service and ambiance

BG
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to White Dog many times over the years and it still remains a great spot to dine - lunch or dinner. The staff is very accommodating and the food never disappoints. Today we arrived with some elderly friends. They were quick to help and make modifications for their comfort! Bravo to a well trained and friendly staff!

CT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was fantastic, service fantastic, but the A/C was freezing - I’m a dude and usually warm and my date and I were both shivering. Otherwise - highly recommended!

NG
London
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our Anniversary lunch was delicious. The crab dip was tasty as was the Thai salad and beef Rueben. No room for dessert.

S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The best mushroom soup I’ve ever had!
Terrific happy hour (4-7) values including $5 watermelon martini and deviled eggs. Main menu options not inexpensive but very fresh, balanced flavors and beautifully presented. Can’t wait to return.

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

Excellent! The birthday card and complimentary dessert was so special

MH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a family brunch at White Dog-Haverford on August 11. Everyone's meal was terrific and the service was excellent. The warm donuts are a great start!!

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

Seems like most restaurants are noisy these days but White Dog is not. Very cozy, comfortable, beautiful room. We had a big round table for our party of 6 so everyone could see each other. First time at this location, we’ve only been to University City location which is great as well.

PV
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Sitting outside was lovely

H
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and had an opportunity to sit outside on a beautiful Saturday evening

TA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was prepared perfectly. Everyone in my party was amazed with the service and the staff was very friendly and professional. Excellent experience.

LP
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Daughters birthday and provided a birthday card/dessert. Very nice and thoughtful. Food was excellent. At first the service was slow but then it did get better.

l
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Liza was awesome!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great hamburgers! Very good Caesar salad. This restaurant is s casual go-to for us.

S
Philadelphia
74 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The best thing about white dog is it’s reliability.
Reception, wait staff and food are never disappointing.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at the Havertown location, but they never disappoint. Great service, food and drinks. White Dog Cafe is a 10/10

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service, but a bit pricey.

CM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Bottomless Brunch A+++
Kennett Sq omelette blah... ok, breakfast potatoes over cooked and dry. No onions or peppers as I was told was in there. Salad wilted and served w/no dressing until I asked for it.

l
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great brunches at White Dog! They gave good coffee and it’s very comfortable in the booths or tables- I recommend highly
Laurie

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family & I always love going to White Dog. The food is amazing & the staff always friendly & accommodating. My almost 2 yrs old is in love with the decor. It is DEF worth checking out!

R
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Food as always delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant.

C
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tables and chairs are difficult to access. Booths are far more comfortable.

H
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent halibut dish!

DN
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. Wonderful service! We will definitely be back!

D
Philadelphia
177 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Go here frequently for lunch or brunch. Always an enjoyable experience

CB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Our meal was excellent. However, there were a lot of young kids in the restaurant and one was screaming. Wouldn't have thought this was an establishment for young kids!

JH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is superb and the ambiance is phenomenal. Enjoy my time there each time we go.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic. I’ve been several times to this one and the one in University city. They have great burgers, fries, brunch and desert options. I would recommend the biscuits and gravy.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great date..

ME
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gazpacho was great as was shrimp salad. Jackie was what every server should be. She genuinely seemed to care that we had a wonderful experience.

CR
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was welcoming, efficient and professional. Our servers were delightful and determined to make our lunch pleasant . The food was delicious, and served almost immediately after we placed our order . We enjoyed a lovely time .

DM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

There was a young child at the table next to us that was allowed to wail throughout the entire time. Unbelievably the parents did not take their child outside. (I have two kids and know the importance of letting others enjoy their meal.) They ran out of breakfast breads and another of their staple dishes by 1230 !? The coffee was served almost cold. I'm not sure what happened but our previous visits there have never been that off.

MJ
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A bit pricey and the main room is drab, but the food is good and the service outstanding. Not great value for the dollar, but not unreasonable either.

B
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband enjoyed his short ribs and was pleased with the large serving of spinach. The shrimp with quinoa and roasted vegetables was delicious but I prefer having the tail shells removed before serving.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

We did not have a very good first impression. We had a 5:00 reservation, and we showed up at 4:45 to a few people in the dining room and a few people at the bar. There were four people at the check in desk, and while one girl was grabbing menus, one of the guys who couldn’t be bothered to get off his elbow leaning rest told us they “weren’t quite ready for us”. I looked around the bar and dining room and told him we’d have a drink while we waited. This guy was just rude.

The good news is that the drinks were great, the food was delicious, and our server Chris was wonderfully attentive. Wasn’t a fan of the “decor” but overall we had a good experience.

l
Philadelphia
197 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Be prepared to not be able to have a quiet conversation....noise level is waaaaaaay above average. Gets all ages to enjoy the wonderful food and friendly service. It appears to have NO dress code at all...so anything goes. Enjoy...but save your chats for later....

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Uneven service and pace. Server didn’t advise us about specials until we were ready to order. Cocktails slow to arrive. Gazpacho was outstanding but the perfectly crispy Arctic Char suffered from a poorly executed Panzanella salad, Croutons were much too big and difficult to chew, dressing was so-so. Generally our dinner failed to achieve WD’s typically outstanding quality and attentiveness.

G
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The White Dog never disappoints. The food and service are always excellent and the Haverford location has the most amusing dog portraits & decor. A fun, eclectic restaurant.

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