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Dog Watch Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

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Clams Casino
Baked in the Shell with Peppers, Bacon and Garlic Butter
Chicken Wings
Hot or Mild Buffalo, BBQ, Teriyaki, Honey Mustard or Thai Chili Sauce. Have the Sauce on the Side for Extra Crispy
Southwest Chicken Egg Roll
Served over Mixed Greens Topped with Corn Salsa, Sharp Provolone and Southwest Sauce
Golden Fried Rings Sautéed with Chorizo, Banana Pepper Rings and Garlic Butter Served with Marinara Sauce on the Side
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My parents took us here for my bday. First thing I noticed were the campfires outside with Adirondack seating...very cool! It was pretty chilly out, so we did not sit (maybe next time). We walked inside...beautiful place! We sat at a window seat and the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Cher-bot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Dog Watch looking for an early dinner, and ordered a range of appetizers, taken by our lovely server Abby. My husband had the fresh oysters, while I started with a cup of Lobster Bisque. Both were fresh and tasty. Then...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BarracudaBunny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite for lunch. We of course found our way to the bar, ordered a couple of glasses of wine and cups of lobster bisque and onion soup. What could be better on this crispy day! Delicious. We finished by sharing...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank FoodCriticNorwich_CT
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We were celebrating our sons birthday and our grandsons birthday. The wait staff was very attentive. There was no need to look for her because she seemed to come as we needed anything. We started off with Dog Watch Nachos. Amazing! My husband had the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RIDance
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

My first experience eating raw oysters and the were good! Lobster salad excellent. Staff attentive and quick. Right on the dock in Stonington.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sara B
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Brought our bikes on the car to ride around town, get something to eat, have a drink, look at shops. Checked in on Trip Advisor and picked Dog Watch. Just what we needed. Good food, good service, good views out the back. We got there...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank fredf672
Reviewed 21 October 2018

No reservations policy. On Columbus Day weekend at 3;30 PM the place was packed. Late lunch or early dinner? The crowds come because the food is delicious and reasonably priced. The codfish sandwich exceeded expectations, as it was moist, flaky, and perfectly fried. On another...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Beaune
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We arrived early for lunch anf glad we did.. Within minutes there was a waiting line in the off season. Says a lot about the quality of food and service. Go for it.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank justbill2015
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Sunday evening on a holiday weekend is not always a great time to find a great restaurant on top of the game. Food was good but could have been a little warmer. The bar tender stared waiting on us and everthing was in the wrong...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Patricia K
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Stopped in for a cup of coffee in the afternoon...was charmed by the setting, menu, and friendly staff. Came back later that night for dinner and had a really good roasted cod. The following night we'd planned to dine elsewhere, but the place was so...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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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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