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“Absolutely wonderful food!!!”
Review of White Dog Cafe

White Dog Cafe
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Ranked #48 of 4,445 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations
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 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.
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Loved this restaurant. The menu is great and very diverse. Shared the mixed greens salad and it was wonderful. We had a fish dish and rigatoni, both wonderful finishing with coffee and rhubarb bread pudding. Everything was delicious, service excellent and loved the bathrooms although I couldn't decide easily which one to use. I hope to come back but loved it!

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Thank KimCarlKids
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

We had not been to the White Dog Cafe in several years and decided to try it with our vegetarian son who was staying in University City for a few days. I had checked the menu on line a few days before and sort of had my heart set on short ribs, and was disappointed when after looking at the menu and not finding that entree, our very friendly wait person told us that there was a new chef and a new menu as of the previous day. However, once I got over my initial disappointment, I had ample choices and my daughter and I both enjoyed the squash blossom enchildas preceded by mushroom soup, which although excellent seemed a bit pricey at $9 for a small bowl of soup. My vegetarian son was pleased with his choices and my carnivorous husband found his steak excellent especially since they were willing and happy to substitute sauteed mushrooms instead of the swiss chard listed on the menu.

We ordered 2 beers, 3 appetizers, 4 main courses, 3 desserts and 4 beverages and our bill came to a little over $40 per person before tax and tip which I guess is considered moderate these days.

My only real complaint was my inability to get hot coffee-the first cup was lukewarm-the replacement-supposedly just out of the machine only a bit hotter, but not really hot-the tea drinkers were happier. We would return,

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Thank Judith R
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

White Dog Cafe (University City) is a great place for brunch. Well-prepared, locally sourced food, and a great beer selection. Plus, if you love dogs, you need to look at all of the art on the walls!

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Thank TrainTraveler91
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Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I had just spent 3 hrs helping our daughter pack while moved out of her UPenn accommodation and we were tired and famished, we opted for this on campus restaurant after looking at a few options around and seeing their limited option afternoon and more reasonably priced bar/ entree menu. My wife had the mushroom soup which was spectacular , they brought bread with it on our request , with a smile . My turkey burger was excellent and large , certainly satiated my hunger . A great meal and way to end our two year association with Philadelphia

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Thank prateekchawla
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Business dinner, fabulous variety, all farm to table foods. Great service great wine selections...good time with friends. Will do it again real soon

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Thank Marci1313
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