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White Dog Cafe

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” (77 reviews)
“mushroom soup” (23 reviews)
“burger” (32 reviews)
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Contemporary, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3420 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3404
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was not impressive at all, When I made the reservation they asked me if it was a special occassion and I told them it was a bday. They didn't acknowledge or suggest anything or even ask again when we got there Don't know why...More

Thank delia1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Monday is half-price night for bottles of wine. Good deal... We had the mushroom soup and the pumpkin soup which were the stars of the evening. The cod with mussels were very salty, the pork cheeks special was very good and the lamb pasta was...More

Thank Carl R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were to meet friends near Univ of PA and naturally thought of the White Dog. Mistake! The limited menu is just so so and the food not very good. But serving it cold is unacceptable. The Oregon Pinot Noir was excellent but couldn't make...More

Thank CaptMakai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always enjoyed the farm to table food at White Dog, but have felt the prices high. However, when we went for Sunday brunch last weekend, the prices were more reasonable and the food was incredible! The menu is extensive. All three of us...More

Thank dina g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The setting is charming.The food and service, not so much.The food is particularly problematic; bland "Kennet square mushroom soup", dry grilled salmon on a mediocre caesar salad and similarly dry and tasteless chicken on a chicken sandwich.Now the service; every dish we ordered was delivered...More

Thank sweetiesPennsylvania
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Fabulous food and ambiance! Great selection of items! I look forward to returning here on my next visit to Philadelphia!

Thank dkyhb
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We always loved White Dog for the atmosphere, kitchy, cozy, and mellow. White Dog is still those things but as an older adult there are little things that could be better. I went for dinner both Friday and Saturday nights with 2 different groups. Our...More

Thank RaniD77
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Dinner group of nine. Service was very attentive. Reservations were honored in spite of the busy crowd. Eclectic menu with something for everyone. Caesar salad appetizer is one of the best. Enjoyed a unique lamb dish. Large selection of wines.

Thank Harveyjag
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Went here with a group of friends (they chose the restaurant) and was seated at a long table in the basement. This was cozy, not dank or gloomy. The food was excellent and innovative. I had the best Thai steak salad ever.

Thank NikaJunie
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here on a Saturday, around 2:00 pm. We were seated outside after a 10 minite wait. Two of us ordered the burger, my daughter the chicken sandwich. The burgers were over cooked (we ordered medium) it was served on a stale roll with...More

Thank suehal798
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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