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White Dog Cafe - Wayne

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$$$
American, Contemporary
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200 W Lancaster Ave, Ste 108, Wayne, PA 19087-4046
610 225 3700
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: White Dog Cafe is committed to serving the finest organic ingredients from...
White Dog Cafe is committed to serving the finest organic 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. Both our Wayne and University City locations 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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delightful Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve we enjoyed a delicious dinner in the White Dog's slightly quirky and thoroughly charming setting. The menu offered a broad range of creative dishes - everything carefully explained by a friendly server. It was the perfect place for a relaxing holiday evening with our adult... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Barbara N
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Wayne, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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223 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wayne, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

On Christmas Eve we enjoyed a delicious dinner in the White Dog's slightly quirky and thoroughly charming setting. The menu offered a broad range of creative dishes - everything carefully explained by a friendly server. It was the perfect place for a relaxing holiday evening with our adult children. I look forward to returning again and again. So many things... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

It never seises to amaze me how busy this place gets,the middle of the afternoon on a Sunday .Between their brunch & dinner menus , still the folks keep coming in.The reason is the food is alway consistinly good,dispite the limited menu selections.And the atmosphere is uniquely Main Linenish, with the decor and numerous portraits of dogs.There always seems to... More 

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Glenmoore, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The food was delicious, service was excellent. They had a menu for those with food allergies - the same menu with allergens noted so they could be avoided. I am celiac, and selections were somewhat limited, but there were several choices. The squash bisque was delicious - sweet, creamy and nutty. They even had gluten free rolls! The salmon dinner... More 

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Short Hills, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Was taking local clients to lunch, wanted the local flavor and they recommended White Dog Cafe. Nice upscale setting, our server was a true professional, as this was a business lunch, he was on top of our needs while not being intrusive on our conversation, could not have been better. Enjoyed a nice chicken cobb type salad, while slightly pricey,... More 

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Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

While visiting my daughter at Villanova she recommended that we eat dinner at this restaurant. She had heard the owner speak at a seminar regarding her business model of farm to table and sustainability and that interested her. We were not disappointed. The service was excellent, our server was very informed and walked the four of us through our choices.... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Had a very nice lunch here yesterday. The nondescript office building doesn't give away from the outside that it house a wonderful restaurant. Cozy, canine inspired decor, friendly service, good bar and good food, all at reasonable prices.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A group of 5 met here for a semi-annual lunch. The special soup and mushroom soup were great. The entrees -- sandwiches, linguini and pappardelle -- were delicious. We shared one dessert so no one felt guilty. A little pricey, but fresh ingredients. We would go there again.

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you like dogs, you'll love the atmosphere. Otherwise I think the whole experience is over rated. Food is good, but not compelling, wine is good but marked up way too high. Service is ok but not great. Prices are outrageous! Will not return

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Wynnewood, PA
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went with another couple for New Year's Eve which is not the best time to review a place. We were seated promptly at our arrival. The place was full but not overloaded with people. Service was fine, not especially attentive. The entrees were good but not great. I had the swordfish, 2 people had the mahi mahi and one the... More 

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Villanova, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Just the other day my friends and I had dinner reservations at The White Dog Cafe. By far the rudest people servicing any restaurant I've ever visited. Our party arrived before our 5:00 reservation. When I let the hostess know the entire party was there she said I will sit you closer to 5:00. At this point is was 4:55.... 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: 610 225 3700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

White Dog Cafe is committed to serving the finest organic 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. Both our Wayne and University City locations 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 - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?