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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” (30 reviews)
“fried oysters” (17 reviews)
“blt” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
194 Water St, Dodson Boatyard, Stonington, CT 06378-1209
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11 - 20 of 686 reviews

Reviewed 20 October 2017

Had a wonderful lunch there with a friend. Portions were the larger side of center and food was excellent. Service was friendly and accurate.

Thank wanderlust2NewYork
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed dinner here... it was lively and the waitstaff were very friendly and warm. The atmosphere overlooking the harbor during sunset is spectacular. We started with appetizers which included nachos and they put all the fixings on the side instead of over the...More

Thank quiltyny
Reviewed 13 October 2017

At dog watch the food is good, but if you are looking for a relaxing dinner where you can talk to each other skip this venue. We were seated in the bar and it was so loud we ate quickly and left.

Thank saw55
Reviewed 7 October 2017

After visiting their. awsome Mystic site (very dog friendly fyi) last time in Aug. This summer, we thought we'd try them at their original site. It was great they were open on a Friday nite til 10 pm as our travel time brought us to...More

1  Thank Sherlockfoodie
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to Stonington and the Dog Watch Cafe was recommended to us by a friend. We loved it. It was right on the water, very casual, the service was terrific and our lobster on the Dog Watch salad was excellent. We...More

Thank Sandra E
Reviewed 1 October 2017

I am so sorry to report that the quality of food has deteriorated since my last visit 2 years ago. The lobster mac and cheese was quite dry, with hardly any cheese or lobster. The beef stew, no exaggeration, had only 3 dime-sized pieces of...More

Thank wilberdink
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

My friend and I were on a road trip and came here to get some seafood. We ordered fried calamari, crabcake appetizer and lobster BLT. The fried calamari was great. The crabcake was cooked to perfection but the flavor, it was a bit bland and...More

Thank Toni S
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

What a delightful spot on the water. Lovely outdoor eating area as well as air conditioned inside. Waitress attentive and friendly. Food very very good. We had the fish and chips and a salad. Batter of the fish was perfect. Crispy light and cooked right....More

Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Seafood is delicious here for lunch or dinner. Whether dining inside or outside, you get an attentive, friendly staff without being rushed out the door. Oysters on the half-shell are great! The location is great for watching boats/people from the back deck.

Thank idatater
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Great food, great service and a great location. I love having drinks on the dock before a nice meal inside!

Thank ALM0618
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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
  • Food
  • 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
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 - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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