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Dog Watch Cafe

194 Water St, Dodson Boatyard, Stonington, CT 06378-1209
+1 860-415-4510
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried oysters” (17 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (28 reviews)
“blt” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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194 Water St, Dodson Boatyard, Stonington, CT 06378-1209
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped in with our dog to sit on the patio and grab a bit to eat. Food was excellent. We had a lobster roll and a lobster blt. Patio is nice and big with lots of seating.

Thank jdeprofio
Reviewed 2 days ago

We drove off I 95 in search of a meal and saw a sign for the Dog Watch and decided to give it a try. It was quite busy for a Monday lunch. The staff was very efficient and friendly. The salad nicoise was wonderful....More

Thank njgramps
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Water St. Cafe was an awesome dinner choice. The food was the star of the evening more so than the service, unless the water knew you. While the Garlic Steamed Mussels were good, they weren't memorable. Our entrees of Tempura Flounder and Monkfish Pan Stew...More

Thank Jay V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Came with family to enjoy some seafood. Everyone’s meal was delicious. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Put this restaurant on your list to visit

Thank sklong93
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to visit Stonington couple times during Summer and couple times during early Fall. But never ate at this place until recently. What a great discovery of fresh seafood, great service and amazing vibe and the views! We tried mussels and scallops - perfect!...More

Thank arthurbanga
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for a drink and appetizers. Great service and friendly atmosphere. We had the calamari and oysters. Oysters were a little gritty. Nice view and outdoor seating.

Thank CT_Traveler1515
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Dog Watch Café is a cute little place to eat, The food is fresh and very tasty. The staff is very friendly. It's a relaxing casual place, where you can also play cornhole!

Thank rickyrandy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a stop at Dog Watch Cafe on August 11 after visiting Stonington Vineyards. We have dropped in two other times but unfortunately this place can get jamming and couldn't find parking. We arrived on an overcast day which may have been a deterrent....More

Thank Twoordinarypeople
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As we expected, the place was hopping. We had a dink at the bar out back while we waited (skip the caipirinhas) and passed the time enjoying the scenery. If there is a really long wait, put your name on the list and check out...More

Thank chessie333
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have tried getting in before but they do not accept reservations..... the place is always jammin in season . Late August and 6:15 was a winner for us. We got in with no waiting. They have a nice selection of craft brews and the...More

Thank Ed B
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Response from Waldensis | Reviewed this property |
They don't take reservations, but put you on a list to receive a text message. Wait times are usually shorter than they say they'll be. Also, concur with the reviewer to praised the bouillabaisse--had it in June 2018, very... More
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
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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