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White Dog Cafe

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3420 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3404 (34th Street)
+1 215-386-9224
11:30 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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Columbus, Ohio
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a perfect location to meet friends for a Sunday dinner. The menu offers a variety of choices including a separate vegetarian menu. The portions were generous and the food was delicious and interesting. Our group of 10 was seated in a separate area which was very comfortable and private.

Thank MC43054
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to the White Dog in Wayne for several years. Every time feels like my first. There is a great Happy Hour and the apps are amazing. The ambiance is so unique and creative. If you are a dog lover like me, it's worth it just to look at the art work and the creative ways they... More 

Thank phila2az
Hackettstown, New Jersey
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The White Dog Cafe is an amazing place for "food with a twist". Impressive wine list, great service and very interesting menu awaits. Lots of fish main courses here, along with the traditional filet, lamb and chicken entrees. We started with PEI mussels, Emeril would have been proud of and a honey shrimp appetizer which was absolutely delectable..If you like... More 

Thank Jazmar
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 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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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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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219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 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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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

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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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

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 

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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 Friendly, Contemporary, American, Gluten Free Options
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
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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