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3420 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3404
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Ranked #128 of 3,806 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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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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164 reviews 164 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I had dinner here on a Saturday. It was crowded so first get a reservation. I realized it was crowded for a reason. It's very good. The inside of the place is very neat. Very cool lay out. Lots of space and uniquely decorated. Nice bar. We had a great appetizer (Cured Meats & Charcuterie) that could have easily been... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Our family stopped in for a fairly quick sit down lunch. They quickly let us know the amount of time to have a table, or if we are comfortable with eating at the Bar it is a 10% discount. We had a very tasty meal as a party of 6 at the bar. Great food, great flavors, great service. Of... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Great food, great service and perfect atmosphere. You don't have to be a dog lover to come here but for those of us that at are, the dog art is a pleasure to look at. All of the food is organic and free range with many of the seasonal ingredients coming from local farmers. And it's absolutely delicious. I had... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Re-visited the White Dog because we enjoyed our last visit. I have only been here for brunch and if that is what you are looking for DO check it out. Local sourced, organic ingredients, unusual combinations, this is the place for you.You will not be disappointed with the choices, prices and service. Parking , well it is Philly.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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202 reviews 202 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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
440 helpful votes 440 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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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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