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The White Dog Bistro

68 Church St, Mathews, VA 23109-2322
+1 804-725-7680
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (13 reviews)
“scallops” (8 reviews)
“crab cakes” (13 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 20:30 Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
68 Church St, Mathews, VA 23109-2322
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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
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Dinner at the White Dog was a real treat. This restaurant is in a wonderful old historic setting with absolutely top of the line food! It could be one of the best meals we've eaten in a long time and could be successful in any...More

3  Thank Oceansaway77
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We happened to be in town finishing up a project a few nights ago and decided to stop by our favorite Mathews dining spot before leaving town again, only to find out some changes were afoot. Apparently the Chef (Walter) and his wife (Amanda) just...More

Thank W72W
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The White Dog is one of those restaurants that when you go to it, you feel like you are treating yourself. The ambiance is absolutely unique--I don't know of any other restaurant nearby that has the history and feeling of this one. The food is...More

1  Thank Savannah W
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Great service and food once again. Octopus Chowder? I was skeptical but now after two great dinners with lovely service, I know it's OK to trust the chef, great preparation.

1  Thank W72W
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Having booked a few nights at a great B&B nearby I wanted our first dinner out to be a Wow occasion. Set in an awesome building I thought this would do the trick. But we were very disappointed. The décor is pretty kitsch - do...More

2  Thank linskitours
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I love Mathews, VA. It is such a lovely town. I have vacationed here for 3 years now and I have wanted to go to the White Dog Bistro based on the recommendations from the lady at the General Store. She said it rivaled any...More

Thank Denise C
Reviewed 19 September 2017

The White Dog is very nice and was beautifully decorated for Christmas and New Years! The service was excellent and the food was prepared to perfection. Was eight in our party and everyone was very satisfied with our dinners. Drinks were beautifully served. lEach person...More

1  Thank PEGGY B
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

If you like unusual food this place is for you. But we could not find anything on the menu we really wanted to eat, no matter what the price. Being in a rural area near the Chesapeake Bay we were looking for fresh fish, broiled...More

Thank Yogaphile
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$27
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
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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