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White Dog Cafe

) #45 of 3,605 Restaurants in Philadelphia $$ - $$$ , American, Vegetarian Friendly
3420 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3404
+1 215-386-9224
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (68 reviews)
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Open Now
11:30 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Contemporary, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3420 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3404
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1 - 10 of 577 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

I was invited to meet some colleagues here from UPenn and CHOP -- and what a gem. It was busy, but they had booked a table. The food was served quickly and the waiter respected that we were meeting/chatting so left us to it. So...More

Thank englandrwc2003
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have loved and frequented the White Dog since we were medical students in the 80s. Also a great place to eat . Service is friendly. Atmosphere is warm. Food and beverages are great.

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome Birthday Experience for my daughters' 13th ! My wife mentioned to the person taking reservations that we were celebrating my daughters' birthday. They met her at the door with a card then made sure everything else was top notch! Great Meal and service in...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed the food and location of this restaurant. This restaurant is close to hotel Inn at Penn, walking distance, also across from University of Pennsylvania bldgs. I knew nothing about the restaurant but took a chance because of the area it was located. Food...More

Thank spicyjamaicangirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is impossible to fairly review this place if you have any inclination towards dogs. The whole theme, the art, the dog paintings etc are awesome. But the fact is, having been here now 3 or 4 times, the food is just not that good...More

Thank CLF422
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location on a University City side street, outdoor sidewalk seating, and the interior is a a dog lovers paradise. Each individual room had a unique decor, no loud noise to drown out conversation, and the music was perfect. Portions are small but just the...More

Thank stevewestchester1221
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun luncheon destination, with amusing canine decor. Exciting menu for all palates. Especially enjoyed cucumber, mint, lime beverage. Wonderful rolls.

Thank mrsok2017
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in Philadelphia and you have the opportunity to eat here do so. Beautiful food. Generous servings. Fantastic table service. Great decor. Farm to table dining with the sustainable produce ethically and locally sourced. One of the best meals I've eaten in the US....More

Thank BryceRogers
Reviewed May 22, 2017

I wanted to like the White Dog Café. I like the idea of it being a locally sourced restaurant from both an environmental and supporting-local-farms aspect. It seemed like an interesting restaurant and I was there will family to celebrate so hoped it would be...More

Thank Jay P
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

This is my first social media review ever because this place motivated me to write it. No, I didn't order Gouda but I did fear during our 2 plus hour ordeal that, like Godot, our food would never arrive. Preface this with stating that it...More

3  Thank WJM1997
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3420 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3404
    (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
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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