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White Dog Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, 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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Contemporary, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
3420 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3404
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is super cute in a little house. The food was very enjoyable and delicious. The truffle fries were absolutely fantastic!

Thank BriPri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If the name of the restaurant doesn't clue you into its ambiance, the decor will. Everything has gone to the dogs here and it's just great fun. The locally-sourced food was fresh and tasty. The wait staff was friendly and accommodating when special requests were...More

Thank Joyce G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh homemade dishes with local source ingredients are combined to a refreshing combination of tasty and wholesome food. The menu changes monthly to accommodate seasonal availability of different choices.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For those who like a fish menu, Idaho Rainbow Trout is one of my favorite. The chocolate Haze melted my heart and my tongue. I like this location. We could find a parking spot every time. One of the older server was a great friendly...More

Thank blissbreath
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this funky restaurant next to Penn, for Sunday brunch. Very cool rooms and decor, attentive wait staff, fantastic menu for brunch with really interesting choices. Whatever you get, if bacon is your thing then get a side! Mushroom omelette and avocado BLT were excellent.

Thank LikeItActive
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quick dinner after work, very comfortable interior, prompt service from friendly wait staff. Interesting paintings and portraits of dogs on the walls by talented artists. The pasta was delicious, with an amazing selection of boutique beers to choose from. Next time I’m in town, I’ll...More

Thank Geoff B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lively place for a Sunday brunch surrounded as it is by the University of Pennsylvania. Four of us were seated on time with our reservation and the server was helpful with interpreting the menu. Of the four seperate hot dishes ordered, two...More

Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Great restaurant for brunch. The inside is very nice food is amazing. The staff was excellent. Overall great experience

Thank Rose T
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We went to this restaurant while on a Philly trip a few weeks ago and loved it! It's in an old row home and is a two story restaurant, with a wonderful dog decor! We definately will go back to this charming restaurant. Did I...More

Thank Sandy C
Reviewed 4 February 2018

This is an utterly charming place with many tiny rooms with "dog"decor. Amusing portraits of dogs line the walls. Because of the small rooms, the sound level is under control and the end result is quite romantic. The service is good enough and the food...More

Thank Carolyn B
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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