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White Dog Cafe

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Vegetarian, Contemporary, American, Gluten Free
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3420 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3404 (34th Street)
+1 215-386-9224
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This bar and restaurant seems always to be busy. It is hard, if not impossible to find a seat at the bar with so many regulars taking early possession. Outdoor tables are very few but it is a nice location to sit out when you can grab a table. Food is not really very inspiring at all. It is very... More 

Thank ObiePowers
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to White Dog for happy hour on a random Thursday and we were so glad we did. The food was exceptional-- everything from the oysters to the swedish meatballs in mushroom sauce were excellent. The drinks are remarkable as well, I highly recommend their version of the manhattan. Delicious! The place gets crowded so go early and dont... More 

Thank AlePad2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whether you visit the Philadelphia or the Wayne location, you will enjoy a delicious meal in a fantastic atmosphere. At the Philadelphia location on Monday nights, they offer 1/2 price bottles of wine. The menu options are limited, but there are usually specials offered. The truffle fries are a must have during your visit. It is my recommendation that you... More 

Thank Pinot R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a warm Sunday night it was quite comfortable to sit outside. The inside rooms seem better suited for larger groups or parents visiting their kids in college. The dishes were imaginative and plated with the care seen in vaunted fine dining venues. Tuna tartar had a crown of avocado and a splash of complimentary sauce. A mixed salad was... More 

Thank BoHahn
Hinsdale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun little restaurant on a cute little street with nice separate rooms where the tables are located. They offer a gluten-free menu and were very helpful also with my daughters dairy free needs. Our group had burgers, some with gluten-free buns, they were absolutely delicious. This place has been farm to table since the early 80s.

Thank kenapastore
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I left the decision on where to celebrate our youngest daughter's family brunch to our older, 24 year old, daughter! She slam dunked it for her sister. This place is super cute, and perfect for a family! We are all dog lovers (toy Yorkie and Great Pyrenees) so we appreciated the decor immensely. We started with the poppy seed homemade... More 

Thank Angela H
new york city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over the years my family and I have eaten at the White Dog several times for brunch, but this review is solely about our most recent experience. We arrived right on time for our reservation but were a party of 6 instead of five. After a quick, friendly check for a table, were seated. Our wait person was efficient and... More 

Thank outsdad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for happy hour and loved it! It was very crowded at the bar but we got seats after about 15 minutes. The place is Adorable and the food is VERY good! My husband loved his drink-- the Barkley Cooper featuring Old Forester. The humus was wonderful (especially the black bean) and deviled eggs were very nice. I... More 

Thank Deb9463
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went last week while on a business trip to meet with my team and was so pleasantly surprised and pleased with everything. The food was delicious and the decor was so unique and so different in each room. We ordered everything from oysters, deviled eggs, lamb, halibut..etc...Such an awesome little place will definitely go back one day.

Thank Vanessa954
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been eating at White Dog Cafe in Sansom since my daughter attended college in the area. That was in the early 1990s. Now my granddaughter is attending the same college and every time I visit her, probably every other month, we go to there for lunch or dinner. It wouldn't be a visit to that area without a stop... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Vegetarian, Contemporary, American, Gluten Free
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, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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