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White Dog Cafe

) #41 of 3,615 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)
“mushroom soup” (22 reviews)
“burger” (36 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 5 days ago

We were there for a 97th birthday party. The chef sent out a complimentary appetizer and dessert bite, which were both delicious and the gesture was very sweet. However the crab cakes were so rich they were too much and the server spilled food on...More

Thank Heidi B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lively place to get upscale brunch on a weekend morning. Service is always good, food is delicious and atmosphere is very lively.

Thank FellowTaveler2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the middle of the Univ. of Pennsylvania campus, an excellent choice for lunch or dinner. On a street with a number of restaurants this one is always crowded and a reservation is suggested. Varied menu for food with many choices of wines and beers....More

Thank jimbo004
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am biased because White Dog's food kept me happy and sane during my tough law school years. It is literally 10 yards away from the school's main entrance, and for my first visit to Philly in 25 years, I insisted on going back for...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our dinner in the eclectic American fare restaurant. Servers were friendly (Philly) and farm to table food was good. Chicken dinner was high quality and salads fresh. Good beer and wine selection. Dog lovers and artsy will appreciate the decor.

Thank gregwolf8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had hamburger, hummos, mushroom soup and pasta. Food was delicious. Prices reasonable. Service very good. Large menu choices. Separate lunch & dinner menus.

Thank Mora1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

White Dog has always been top dog in Philly for about 3 decades. Enjoyed a great lunch out front along the street and noted that inside was filled to the brim.

Thank PAMan804
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had some friends visiting from the Baltimore area and they had been to White Dog several years ago and suggested we have dinner there. We made reservations and headed down to Philly, but hit a big thunderstorm and the Schulykill Expressway was a parking...More

Thank Keith C
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 16 June 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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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