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White Dog Cafe - Wayne

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200 W Lancaster Ave, Ste 108, Wayne, PA 19087-4046
16102253700
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9:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Bar scene
Description: White Dog Cafe is committed to serving the finest ingredients from local...
White Dog Cafe is committed to serving the finest ingredients from local farms promoting sustainable, healthy dining and a strong community. Our contemporary American cuisine is prepared from our heart, blending seasonal ingredients and bold flavors with a refined presentation. Our three locations in Wayne, Haverford and University City provide unique and comfortable dining rooms paying tribute to everyone's beloved best friend. Open for Lunch, Brunch and Dinner with Happy Hour specials.
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  • 144
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great cozy ambiance and great food!

Three 58 year old couples had a reservation on a cold winter's evening last week. Every seat in the bar was taken and had an electric atmosphere for a Wednesday night. They were backed up and we had to wait 20 minutes but the hostess comped us a round at the bar. She handled the issue beautifully... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
james h
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wayne
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wayne
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Three 58 year old couples had a reservation on a cold winter's evening last week. Every seat in the bar was taken and had an electric atmosphere for a Wednesday night. They were backed up and we had to wait 20 minutes but the hostess comped us a round at the bar. She handled the issue beautifully. The food was... More 

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Thank james h
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The White Dog is my regular go to for business lunches and dinners. Food is always reliably very good, fresh, creative. On the pricey side, but usually worth it. Good variety and good vegetarian and local produce choices as well.

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Thank Martha S
Berwyn, PA
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of 5 friends met here recently on a Tues eve and were disappointed by a couple of things. We just wanted drinks and appetizers and to make it an early night. Our friend who organized the eve arrived first and asked if she could have a table in the bar area so as friends arrived they had somewhere... More 

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Thank TessBerwyn_PA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu is small, but everything very good and enough choices to please everyone in your party. This restaurant is always crowded. Desserts are worth waiting for.

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Thank Janice O
Philadelphia, PA
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722 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a pleasant surprise when I dropped in for a late lunch at White Dog--if you sit at the bar, you get a 10% discount! If you are eating solo, why not! I had a delicious sandwich--first time I had to eat a sandwich with a fork and knife (it was stuffed with goodies). The food is wonderful, the service... More 

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Thank Philadelphia_PAMissy
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very popular and crowded, but worth the wait or make a reservation. Happy Hour described above, and regular menu with good variety and quality cooking. Full bar, and somewhat pricey wine list, but some hard to find wine.

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Thank expressolover
Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We received a gift card or we might not have returned. The first time we sat in the bar and it was really loud. I could not understand why people liked this place. But the second time, we ate in the dining room and it was terrific, much quieter and the waiters were delightful. We had a great table with... More 

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Thank Digimom
Brookline, MA
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78 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The menu is sophisticated and inventive, the wine and beer list matches, the service is attentive. It is a busy place, and the noise level may not be conducive to the quietest of conversations, but it is an outstanding meal out the Main Line.

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Thank picturedesk2010
Houston, Texas
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Don't let the name fool you. This restaurant does not look (or smell) like a dog house. Very popular, so best to make reservations, even if arriving near closing time. Extensive menu of meats, seafood/fish, veggies cheeses, and desserts. Large bar with plenty of room to mingle. Many vegetables used are locally grown, yielding some amazing tastes.

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Thank DScotty
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

There are several White Dog Restaurants in Philadelphia and western suburbs. We have eaten in each one a number of times, usually with good food and service. This visit was unacceptable! Made a 2:15 PM reservation for a Sunday. Arrived at 2:00 and were told that no table was available. Not a large reception area, so several small groups crowded... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 W Lancaster Ave, Ste 108, Wayne, PA 19087-4046
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Wayne
  • Phone Number: 16102253700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 49
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

White Dog Cafe is committed to serving the finest ingredients from local farms promoting sustainable, healthy dining and a strong community. Our contemporary American cuisine is prepared from our heart, blending seasonal ingredients and bold flavors with a refined presentation. Our three locations in Wayne, Haverford and University City provide unique and comfortable dining rooms paying tribute to everyone's beloved best friend. Open for Lunch, Brunch and Dinner with Happy Hour specials.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?