Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
  4. Western Suburbs
  5. Wayne
White Dog Cafe - Wayne, Wayne, PA

White Dog Cafe - Wayne

4.6
4.6
6912 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 100 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • 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 Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 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

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (877) 328-9209

  • 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

Popular dishes

What 6,912 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Western Suburbs

    Most Booked

Sort by

Filters

  1. SE

    SELJYL

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    My partner and I had the trout entree and the potatoes and broccoli were more than charred. The trout would have been dry except for the delicious sauce. The spinach and bacon salad was quite good. Nellie was knowledgeable and very helpful with suggestions. Her service was excellent. We were seated near a wood cabinet. The servers utilized it regularly and the noise from flatware and glasses was extremely load at times.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Ambiance was on point. Service was average. Everyone loved their food. Tuna tartare, mussels, mushroom soup, deviled eggs. Trout, pot roast and burgers. Burgers are hands down one of the best menu items (get the spicy pickles). Truffle fries were awful and not much better on second attempt. Desserts was amazing. Server did bring surprise champagne (didn’t not special occasion) so kuddos for realizing there was a special event.
  3. L

    Locavore

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Solid meal every time. Thank you for being part of the neighborhood.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I am losing confidence in White Dog, although it remains wildly popular. Last several outings, service has been off (slow and or erratic) and food significantly less well executed. Recent chicken and waffles was frankly just poor: huge chunky and tasteless batter smothered in a fatty gravy….Have never had such a poor meal there. Overall I hope this is salvageable but I do not enjoy WD as once did. Foodwise, I think the problem is mostly with newer menu items: burger and cocktails still awesome. Service in tent iffy: had to ask to be seen after 10minutes at table. Please fix it! I am a regular!!
  5. JE

    JulesE

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Had a 1:00pm reservation on Saturday but wasn’t seated until almost 1:35 due to ongoing part groups. Food was passable but not what I recall from University City location of yore. We had to request for table to be cleared of dishes. We didn’t dare order dessert.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were celebrating the completion of a six year long project. We had a great time at White Dog. When we got up to leave, I inadvertently left my purse. On our way home I received a call from the restaurant telling me they had my bag. I was so thankful. So 5 stars + for terrific cuisine and above and beyond service. Thank you White Dog Wayne staff and chef.
  7. C

    Carol

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    We sat in a corner and it was quite cold. All of us said our feet were freezing by the time we left. Desserts were served cold, we had blondies and the crème brûlée. The blondies were so hard they were tough to cut. Two of us had the steak salad, also served cold. Not sure why the noodles and steak needed to be cold- does the lettuce wilt? Maybe, but warm would have been nice. Not in a hurry to return.
  8. RM

    RobertM

    Naples

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lunch res. Was handled efficiently. Food was fine but very noisy. Complimentary valet on a raw & rainy day was appreciated.
  9. a

    anthonyc

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food was very good with the exception of the Caesar dressing tasting like straight mayo.
  10. CE

    CarolaE

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great waiter!
  11. T

    Tara

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Always love the ambiance and food at this restaurant. The service was a bit lacking this time around. I asked the server for separate checks and she looked at me like I had two heads. You could see she was not ver happy. There were only two couples so I am not sure why she reacted that way. After the meal, we waited a bit long for those checks. The restaurant was not overly crowded either. Definitely was perplexing enough that my husband and I both brought it up on the drive home.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We’ll continue to support neighborhood and White Dog, but it’s starting to be hit or miss. Food is eh, service ok.
  13. DM

    DMcG

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful lunch with friends.
  14. a

    awdinner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    As relatively new residents of Wayne, we have tried to be fans of White Dog but we are always disappointed in the food. On our most recent visit, each of the 5 meals was over salted and flat, and in one case of a chicken dish, dangerously raw. The food at White Dog often lacks complexity—things are salty and/or oily (Mac and cheese) without any nuance. My family—even my middle school aged children—complain that the food is boring and, looking at the prices, say it’s “not worth it” and ask to cook at home! We are rooting for this local establishment and appreciate the homey vibe of the staff and atmosphere, but it will be a while before we again visit White Dog as a special occasion destination.
  15. E

    Emma

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! We will be back!!
  16. F

    Foodlover

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, great food, atmosphere, and good for any occasion.
  17. m

    margaretw

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an enjoyable night out when dining at White Dog Cafe.
  18. GI

    GerryI

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place to go for any and every occasion!
  19. TD

    TonyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this was our first dining experience at White Dog & will definitly return. The atmosphere is like no other & very cozy!
  20. D

    Diane

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good and service excellent. Thank you Sarah! The room was extremely noisy for lunch….could not move seating.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the fast service and delicious food!
  22. F

    Food123

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful fun atmosphere. Delicious food-Caesar salad w/shrimp, beet and arugula goat cheese salad, squash soup, broccoli cheese soup(special), truffle fries! Our server Jensen was great and so sweet. My friend and I hadn’t seen each other in a long time and we were just talking so much.
  23. SL

    ScottL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Server was very good, over the top attentive. Great job White Dog!
  24. M

    Mpenick79

    Charleston

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Overall a good experience. Love the ambiance at White Dog. Had a great cocktail, a Cinnamule. The house bread, banana choc chip, was delicious. The avacado BLT was underwhelming, soggy and bacon not cooked well.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A blast !! And …I just love the dogs ! Each time I visit I love it more
  26. G

    Gick

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our food was not hot, but it was still very good
  27. J

    Johnfinefoodandwine

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were great. Ed and team do a great job.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very noisy. Food was very good. Service too. Worth a visit for sure.
  29. l

    luv2dine

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal and Jason our server was great! Good atmosphere and consistently good food. Thank you!
  30. m

    mattm

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Manhattan was awful - tasted like flat coke Dinner was ok Thought overall food would be better than it was We had some appetizers which were decent and then our group had a variety of entrees - none were great all were decent Also the fact they had a freezer issue so they had no frozen dessert like ice cream or sorbet was a let down
  31. NF

    NovaFan

    Philadelphia

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Despite it being an incredibly busy Saturday night, everything was great as usual!! Food and service were fantastic. Highly recommend the deviled eggs and the tuna tartare appetizers. A++
  32. M

    Mike

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food is always good. The 3% credit card fee is too much.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Sarah was so sweet and knowledgeable about the menu. Very cozy vibe. All the food selections were delicious. Definitely will be dining again
  34. K

    Kelly

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were fantastic! It was such a great atmosphere too!
  35. H

    Hannah

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent service was excellent It was a little loud because there was a lot of people for a week night
  36. JD

    JillD

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    Waited 10 minutes to be seated, then they took us to the empty tent and sat us overlooking Lancaster Ave. Terrible
  37. JC

    JCWayne

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good lunch and experience. Food and servce were great. Would have liked seating with a little more space.
  38. FR

    FranR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    White Dog is consistently a favorite…wonderful and totally charming canine decor, interesting menu, very good food and excellent service!
  39. G

    Gnocchi

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully decorated and cozy restaurant with wonderful food and exceptional service. Highly recommend the filet mignon and mock-tails!
  40. S

    Shelley563

    Philadelphia

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We decided to have a nice lunch to celebrate the New Year. The restaurant was very crowded and we did have to wait a few extra minutes past our 1:15 reservation, but the staff did a good job of handling everything. White Dog has so many dining areas that it’s always fun to see where we will be seated , and this time we had a lovely table next to a large window. We started with drinks, my husband chose a very nice rose and I had the Pear and St Germaine Bellini - I love their Bellinis! We each had omelettes, y choice was the Kennett Square with the mushrooms (Yum! ) and my husband the Lancaster County. Both omelettes were delicious and served piping hot. The potatoes and salad sides were also tasty. We’ve eaten at the White Dogs in Wayne, Haverford, and University City and always enjoy our meals. Will be back soon.

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 6912 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 100 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 Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 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

  • Phone number

    (610) 225-3700

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (877) 328-9209

Copyright © 2023 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo