White Dog Cafe-Haverford

4.6
2287 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 2287 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PLM1
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food and Service Outstanding. We were outside so atmosphere was less than ideal.

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vipWendyP
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always consistently good. Perhaps a bit more variety in the future would be nice but understand the issues now.

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vipFoodEE
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently great food, drinks and service. A great place to treat ourselves to a night out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a great experience!

JD
vipJamesD
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

First time we have eaten inside since the covid restrictions. We disappointed with the maintenance on the interior, ie. stained upholstery, beat up tables, etc.

The service was slow and the food was not up to par with past experiences at this location.

It will be a while before we go back.

JM
JoseMaria
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Excellent choice if you happen to be in the Haverford area. We visited the colleges around the place and had lunch at the White Dog Cafe. Excellent food, nice decoration.

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vipDale
Philadelphia
202 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We eat here frequently as it is close to our homes and has lovely outdoor eating space. Food is usually quite good but not much to rave about. Prices s bit high It was crowded our recent visit and service was a bit spotty

BB
vipBobB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great care in cleaning. As always a great experience even given the current situation.

TG
vipTrachandaG
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated my Aunt’s birthday.

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Christine
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

White Dog has the best food and ambiance in the area!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Overpriced, small portions, - not good for a salad lunch

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Richard
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

If you sit outside for dinner, request the side of the tent out of the sun.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful time food was delicious and the service was great

AN
vipANdyS
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Food and service was great. Loved the outside seating. Biggest problem was they only had 1 person bathroom for the whole restaurant on Easter Sunday. One of the bathrooms was out of order. The 1 working bathroom was also not clean.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

We had a really disappointing dining experience today for Easter Sunday. We arrived on time and had to wait 15 minutes to be seated. When we were finally sitting, it took 20 minutes to even get a drink. Apparently they had the the bartender making all the drinks and serving all the tables in the bar area on his own on Easter Sunday. When we asked the manager about it, he said they had 600 reservations that day and were doing the best they could. It sounded like a terrible excuse for extremely poor planning on a holiday. We weren’t even told the specials when we sat down.

Aside from the poor service, we were seated in the bar area next to the bathroom. Not ideal, but we were hungry so we didn’t care at first. However, there was apparently an issue with the bathroom and there was a line of people waiting and basically standing on top of our table the entire meal. I honestly felt like I was dining at a Chuck-E Cheese. The worst part is, aside from the terrible service and the bathroom situation, no one even came up to us to acknowledge what was going on or to apologize. If I’m paying you $18 for a waffle, I expect better service. Otherwise, I would go to iHop. We were disappointed because we typically have great experiences here and this was just awful. Not sure if we will be going back.

AJ
AliciaJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

I was put out when we were offered water and dog treats for our puppy and never got the dog treats after numerous requests. Not sure why they would be offered and then never given. You start to feel as though your business is not welcomed when something like this happens. I will think twice before going to White Dog/Haverford in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite brunch spot in the whole world

LC
vipLynnC
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our visit to the White Dog. The decor was bright and fun and the staff very attentive. Our food was delicious as well and they accommodated all our requests. We will definitely be dining there again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience3

Food was good. Took a long time to get seated and initial service but it was ok after that. Seated between two tables with small children who were incredibly loud.

ME
MerryErin
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Service was very slow. Sadly, there’s not enough staff for the tables that were filled. Our food came out slow and the fries were soggy and old. When we ordered our second glass of wine, the waiter put down the check and didn’t offer us dessert or ask if we wanted anything else. It’s a shame that the service and the food is so lack luster. Maybe it was an off day.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience

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vipbarbaraw
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner and time with our son were superb as was our server , Andrew! He made fantastic suggestions from apps to dessert! Thank you Andrew! We’ll be back!

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vipJeanne
Atlantic City
34 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated an80th birthday with 7 of us. The drinks, dinner and service were excellent

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vipsblit
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Ate outside under thee tent, very good compared to eating indoors.

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Steve
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food uniquely presented in a heated tent in the parking lot. The "New Normal"?

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ZdMo
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Fries were burned, when we told the waitress she acknowledge that but did not offer to compensate for it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Party of 10, Kyra was very good waitress. Dinner was good, menu choices were somewhat limited but food was excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was spot on, loved our experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always love white dog!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been going to the Whitedog...On Penn's campus since 1986. We go the Haverford location and had another great experience. It is out favorite!

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PatriciaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

I was quite disappointed with our experience at the white dog. We had a group of 8. Made a reservation for 1 on Sat and had to wait a 1/2 hour before we were seated. Once seated, it took at least an. hour to get our food. It was horrendously noisy under the tent and by the time the food came we were all starving. Unfortunately the food was not worth the wait, the poor service or the horrendous noise in the tent.

MS
vipMarciaS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A little noisy but it was outside so little can be done to prevent that.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you!!

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vipIndy
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food delicious. Dinner in the tent. Service a little off, but I didn’t care. Everything else really nice. 😊

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a very good dinner. Appetizer selection was excellent.

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Ligia
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The White Dog in Haverford is my favorite place to go in this area. Nobody else measures up. I love their food and their service. Their service always goes above and beyond.

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AlleenA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great indoor dining. Hamburgers were terrific, and then of course truffle fries are the best!

TD
TableDilettante
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A perfect place for a special mid-week lunch with a friend. Friendly, responsive staff, relaxed vibe. Food wise, the tushroom soup perfectly seasoned, a fine segue to the robust romaine salad. The cheesecake was surprisingly light and a delightful final flourish.

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StacyC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch out with 2 vaccinated friends!! Perfect and great waitress Spencer!

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courtneya
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Food very basic and not exciting. Everything was cooked fine, just bland flavor wise. I’m guessing salt and pepper which usually are on tables weren’t there because of covid but I could have really used some since many of the dishes had very little flavor.

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

White Dog Cafe-Haverford is rated 4.6 stars by 2287 OpenTable diners.

White Dog Cafe-Haverford does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://fearless.mfmark.com/fbcanvas.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.