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White Dog Cafe

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3420 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (34th Street)
+1 215-386-9224
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is consistently good, if a bit esoteric. Be prepared for some out of the ordinary combination of sides w/ entrees. Service is very good. The lamb bolognese is a staple and always excellent.

Thank J_Mas_63
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In town for business and pleasure, our long weekend in Philadelphia was memorable. Although Friday evening was downright frigid in Philly, my family and I ventured out in the cold in search of a solid, healthy meal. We found warmth and goodness on a plate at The White Dog Cafe. This farm to table eatery offers a full menu of... More 

Thank Camy D
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had read a lot of mixed reviews about this restaurant and did not know how we would fare. We had a super- fresh and crunchy salad with the most delicious homemade dressing. The vegetarian burgers were the best ever! Our server was friendly and checked with us every few minutes to be sure we had everything we wanted.

Thank Joyce M
Naperville, Illinois
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620 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here on the recommendation of friends and we weren't dissapointed. 1) the food was great. 2) the decoration is so cool. There is fun dog art everywhere. Great service and just an overall great experience.

Thank mja1982
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All of the menu items were "out of the ordinary." The chef and waiter were very accommodating in modifying dishes. I had a spinach salad with roasted squash and toasted pumpkin seeds, and they let me add the avocado from the Cobb Salad and the pear from the Bosch Pear salad.

Thank Addles84
San Jose, Costa Rica
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

My wife and I had dinner this weekend, and the salads were fantastic. We each tried one that appealed to us, and mine was the Arugula Beet salad. It was amazing. We also ordered a three cheese board appetizer and loved it. My wife had a steak special and I had the Scallops and they were OK.

Thank Jopacca
Jodoigne, Belgium
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a restaurant to enjoy some fine cuisine and in an original place, the white dog café is the address you need! You will enter a place where "taste" is written in capital letters. The dishes we ordered were made of organic ingredients. It was so good and so fresh! Also for most of the decoration... More 

Thank peflorent
Saint James, New York
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140 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Didn't know where to go in the area and did a bit of research and decided on this spot. Glad I did as the experience was great. We sat at the bar and ate dinner there. Bartender very friendly and helpful with menu and beers. Food was delicious. I had a burger which was juicy and very big and my... More 

Thank Dan T
Alpharetta, Georgia
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The food at White Dog is always tasty, and their service is always excellent. Keep up the great work.

Thank js2972015
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I think the place is one of the best around UPenn. Went there for brunch and dinner, first with a friend and then alone. The menu is quite varied and they have daily specials.

Thank Maria A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Contemporary, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
    (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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?