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The White Dog Bistro

68 Church St, Mathews, VA 23109-2322
+1 804-725-7680
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (15 reviews)
“scallops” (9 reviews)
“crab cakes” (13 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
68 Church St, Mathews, VA 23109-2322
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crowded but still comfy. Chateaubriand continues its greatness. Took a bit longer this time (25 min for entrees) but we weren't in a hurry, knowing the food is always really top notch, and it was a Holiday weekend. Recommend calling for reservations even though they...More

Thank W72W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a mixed experience. On the one hand, the White Dog has an interesting menu-- seafood oriented but with interesting touches and a nice diversity in offerings. And the food itself, if a bit on the rich side, was very good. The crabcakes were...More

Thank Pollyanna70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to White Dog for our very small wedding reception/dinner. We didn’t give them as much notice as we should (we’re very informal folks) but they were wonderful and so accommodating, even reserving a private dining room for us. The food was phenomenal, everyone...More

Thank Emelia B
Reviewed 12 June 2018

With respect, I find these positive reviews too generous. We found White Dog stuffy and pretentious. The menu was simply bizarre, throwing things together simply to throw them together and look impressive. There was no harmony in the flavors, and the presentation of our dishes...More

1  Thank DCGourmet
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

We just had our wedding here this weekend and there aren’t enough superlatives to truly describe my experience with the White Dog Bistro and their entire staff! Everything was amazing was just amazing!!!! The food selection is abundant, original and extraordinary in quality, not a...More

Thank jlvcheer22
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Loved that the Gluten free options were clearly listed this time around. Maybe they were before but just recently decided to improve my health so this is important to me. Seafood Veracruz was excellent with Local and Abroad seafood sources mentioned. All restaurants should do...More

Thank W72W
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Everything she wrote was true. would add that the food was mostly delicious and that prior to leaving the chef/owner came to the table, apologized and generously made amends for our experience.

Thank ALiLuWhoo
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

No menus, no bread, out of shrimp, scallops omitted from one dish, all 4 dinners not served at same time. 50 min wait from seat til food on table. Many excuses. Check had up charges that needed correcting. Not ready for big leagues. Stay away

Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We came with a larger party this time of 9 while we had family in town and a fine time was had by all, service was discreet, children were accommodated very nicely. Food was the usual "outstanding" as we've come to expect.

1  Thank W72W
Reviewed 23 January 2018

My husband and I dined at this top notch establishment on Christmas Eve. The ambiance and presentation was magical. The food was high quality, perfectly prepared and pleasing to the eye. An extremely pleasurable experience on Christmas Eve!

1  Thank Cindie2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$27
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 Church St, Mathews, VA 23109-2322
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Mathews
  • Phone Number: +1 804-725-7680
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Enjoy fine dining at the historic White Dog Bistro restaurant in Mathews Virginia. The Bistro unites artistry, simplicity and elegance with beautiful fireplaces set in a classic 1840's southern mansion....
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