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Dog Watch Cafe

194 Water St, Dodson Boatyard, Stonington, CT 06378-1209
+1 860-415-4510
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bouillabaisse” (31 reviews)
“fried oysters” (17 reviews)
“blt” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
194 Water St, Dodson Boatyard, Stonington, CT 06378-1209
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, lovely view, Service was good. Bathroom doors were wonky and hard to open and close.Seems to be more of a local establishment

Thank lissycap
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great cocktail selection on dock overlooking harbor, followed by great seafood. Started wirh tuna tartare, then broiled scallops. Would recommend both!

Thank PattyD440
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really popular spot with a fun crowd and friendly service. There is always a wait but if you are willing to eat at the bar the wait is less. My husband loved the chicken wings. Nice scenery and a cool bar outside...More

Thank Joli G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of outdoor seating with limited indoor seating. Food is good service inside slow as they were busy outside. I had twin lobster tails pretty good, husband seared tuna okay, daughter broiled scallops great, son in law brisket platter very good. We had 7 month...More

Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met here due to halfway location for 3 couples. No reservations and were told 90 minutes when we arrived at 6:30. We only waited 45 at the bar. Great young bartender- helpful and polite. Our table was in the bar which was a little loud...More

Thank Lisadcurry
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are locals and eat here all the time. The food is consistently delicious, the drinks are generous, and the staff is fun and friendly. They are always busy, so grab a drink and hang out on the Dog Pound deck overlooking beautiful Stonington Harbor...More

Thank hell0dave
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the years I have given Dog Watch 5 stars and I am happy to say that, it is still a 5 star eatery. I had slammed them in a previous review for way too much mayo in their lobster roll and they have since...More

Thank glang27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These were the freshest most sweet and tender scallops I have ever eaten. What a great find! The locals we met recommended the #2 pick (Noah's) but it was closed on Mondays. We are so glad it was!! This place was a typical New England...More

Thank fz15fq
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was a wait but not too long. We really wanted to eat outside by the water but took first available and lucked out that it was a window table. The food portions were big. We didn't finish half. It was noisy inside.

1  Thank Asgpro2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fried oysters were fresh and yummy! Bar is outside behind the building on a wharf. Expensive drinks but great scenery with games, I.e., cornhole and Jenga.

Thank Priscilla K
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Geri M
9 April 2017|
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Response from GreatDaneDrummer | Reviewed this property |
We happened to stop in on a night where a 5K run was starting & finishing.. UH OH? Nope We were seated within 20 minutes or so. Very convivial spot and absolutely the best bouillabaisse I've ever had. I recommend the... More
14 July 2016|
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Response from Linda M | Reviewed this property |
Contact the Dog Watch....I haven't been there since June!
arthur c
25 June 2016|
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Response from igolfman | Reviewed this property |
No reservations taken
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 Water St, Dodson Boatyard, Stonington, CT 06378-1209
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stonington
  • Phone Number: +1 860-415-4510
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