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3420 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3404
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Ranked #135 of 3,780 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $40
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 34th Street
Transit: Conveniently located a block east from the 36th Street stop on the Rt. 34 Trolley; two blocks south from the 34th Street stop on the Market-Frankford Line, and just around the corner from the 42 and 21 bus routes at 34th Street.
Description: White Dog Cafe was one of the original farm to table restaurants, founded in 1983 by social activist Judy Wicks promoting community environmental sustainability. 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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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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193 reviews 193 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Visited with friends on a freezing cold evening and had a great night out. Very pleasant and friendly staff welcomed us to the restaurant andcqukckly got us seated in a lovely space with many carved dogs on the walls. The menu looked great and the food was equally good. I loved the shrimp wrapped in pancetta andthe Muscovy Duck. Add... More 

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Waldwick, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This has become our favorite place to eat when visiting my daughter at UPenn. Great food, cocktails and service in an eclectic, cozy atmosphere. Can get very busy - make a reservation!

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Woodstock, Vermont
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226 reviews 226 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
438 helpful votes 438 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We had been recommended this place so off we toddled and we were not disappointed. We asked to move tables as ours was next to a very cold outside wall, and this request was completed without any issue. Our dinners were tasty and the glass of beer interesting. All the food is sustainably sourced, and judging by our fellow diners... More 

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las vegas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visited for lunch. In the University area so it was very crowded - but that means (usually) good food. I was not disappointed. Good service. I would go back.

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Boynton Beach
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119 reviews 119 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is one of those restaurants you must visit if you are in Philly. Went there for dinner and I was blown away, being celiac I was very happy that they were very knowledgeable of the disease and provided me with a menu that showed what was safe for me to eat. On top of it yes they brought me... More 

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Kalispell, MT
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Beautiful location and a good selection of unique menu items. It also has a great craft beer selection. I highly recommend.

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La Jolla, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The food was amazing and staff were great - the tables in some rooms are very close together so you can't help but hear everyone else's conversations. If you're looking for privacy, this isn't the place (unless you are a larger group and they reserve one of the rooms for you.)

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The farm to table and organic choices are always unique and delicious! Charming atmosphere and lovely outside cafe when the weather is nice… super warm and cozy on the cold Philly nights!

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Gladstone, New Jersey
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

We had an early Friday night dinner and order special entrees. Their mushroom soup is always good. The steak was not served medium rare as ordered and came pre-sliced. The fish was accompanied by a yummy barley mushroom risotto. We shared the delicious pumpkin cheesecake. Service was attentive. It's still a favorite place and we will surely visit again when... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My wife and I were stayed in Philadelphia for two nights and went to the White Dog Café on the first night for an early dinner and qualified for the happy hour menu.We had Jars with Lump Maryland Crab, Pickled Vegetables and Pork Rillette served with pitta bread and all were so good. We liked it so much we went... More 

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Additional Information about White Dog Cafe

Address: 3420 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3404
Phone Number: 215-386-9224
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 40
Cuisine: American

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