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Dog Watch Cafe

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
194 Water St, Dodson Boatyard, Stonington, CT 06378-1209
+1 860-415-4510
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bouillabaisse” (30 reviews)
“fried oysters” (17 reviews)
“blt” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
194 Water St, Dodson Boatyard, Stonington, CT 06378-1209
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1 - 10 of 675 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I stopped in for a lobster roll and beer. My wife had a lobster salad. Both meals were very good. The service was excellent as well as the harbor view. The bar area looked very lively.

Thank Joseph L
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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
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dobber0816
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!
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Meals
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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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