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White Dog Cafe

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Contemporary, American
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3420 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (34th Street)
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.
+1 215-386-9224
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: White Dog Cafe was one of the original farm to table restaurants, founded...
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 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Modern and Delicious

Went for brunch, Lancaster Omelette was so good and roasted potatoes, definitely can taste and feel the quality of the food.Wish there was a closer location in Boston, MA.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Went for brunch, Lancaster Omelette was so good and roasted potatoes, definitely can taste and feel the quality of the food.Wish there was a closer location in Boston, MA.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

For those visiting (or attending) Penn Law, this is a great lunch spot. It is reasonably priced and does a great variety of salads, sandwiches and mains at lunchtime.

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Eatontown, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Went for lunch last week and was fabulous as usually. The ambience is beautiful with many rooms all decorated in a dog theme. Food tasty and fresh. The staff was very attentive and accommodating. Definitely will go again.

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New Providence, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stopped by during the happy hour. The house wines and cocktails are $6 and a the food was reasonably priced. The tuna tartar, vegetable wrap, mac and cheese with bacon, beet salad and bread with butter were delicious. The dog decor was very cute. Service was exxellent.

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Nanjemoy, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I expected this to be more of a burger place but they had a very strange menu with expensive items. Service was good and everyone seemed to like their food.

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Boca Raton, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The food was quite a great surprise! The decor is so charming, what a find! We had a wonderful lunch with great food and great service. The cheese plate was wonderful, and the tuna tartare was just perfect. The Cuban sandwich came with truffle fries... What more could you ask for? They also have a wonderful cocktail and wine list,... More 

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Went twice for dinner, really good, perfect sercice. Lots of taste, portions are not huge but not hungry when leaving. Did not have a chance to try the desserts... Too full... There is a small terrace on the street, very pleasant, and a mise en bouche by the chef while waiting for the food to arrive. Did not wait very... More 

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Mamaroneck, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My experience here (And pretty much everywhere else!) was excellent!! I went here for a wedding party and they made really amazing food! For the "First Course" I got a crab, lemon oil, and greens soup! I liked it! Then I got cod which i loved! And last but maybe best, Chocolate cake! They also had fantastic bread and butter!... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Never disappointed, whether dining with business associates or casual lunch with friends. The service is friendly, prompt but NOT intrusive. The menu changes seasonally (farm-to-table done well); and very good options to chose from. I don't think the menu items are over priced, especially for the area and freshness. However, drinks are pricey, but that is to be expected. Overall,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is a popular place near University of Pennsylvania. The pitch is produce (local, organic etc). However, it is a restaurant - so it matters what you do with the produce and this was disappointing. Nothing seriously wrong - just uninteresting. The service was OK but it was irritating that the steak I ordered medium rare was medium and one... More 

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Additional Information about White Dog Cafe

Address: 3420 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone Number: +1 215-386-9224
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: Contemporary, American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3420 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
    (34th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-386-9224

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups

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 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
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?