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Dog Watch Cafe

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194 Water St, Dodson Boatyard, Stonington, CT 06378-1209
+1 860-415-4510
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tight space but the staff and food were absolutely great! The crowd was fun and friendly. It looks like on a warmer day they have more room in the front porch area and some hairs around little fireplace. Nice views of the harbor if your table is near the bar area. We intentionally waited for a table with a view.... More 

Thank gansettgirl
Smyrna, Delaware
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food! Had Lobster Mac and cheese, coconut shrimp, and a huge cod sandwich. Fresh and delicious. Right on the water and yes there were two dogs running around the docks hence watching the cafe. Highly recommend.

Thank JComp10
Griswold, Connecticut
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144 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I went here for the first time recently with friends who love this place. We had a great meal. There was a short wait on a Monday at 1pm. I imagine in the summer it's very busy. I ordered the Dog Watch Salad with no meat and was very happy. I love salads that combine greens with fruit and nuts.... More 

Thank cjyap
Hicksville, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

After reading good reviews went last Sunday around 2, didn't think there would be a crowd, frigid cold out. There was a 20 minute wait, no big deal, had excellent bloody Mary from bar while waiting. The food was good, I had a reuben and hubby had salmon. Enjoyable lunch, not tremendous portions, just right, and great thin fries.

Thank twoofakind2014
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Went out with a friend in the middle of the week. I wasn't sure what I wanted so I asked the waitress. She gave me several options in each category. She also told me what other patrons were saying about the daily specials. I decided on the special since I can always come and order off menu. The waitress agreed.... More 

Thank momofRJ
Stonington, Connecticut
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We are local to the area and when I need a great Kale Salad or good seafood, this is where we go. Consistently good food and service!

Thank bartholomew1212
Blauvelt, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit either by land or sea. Transient dock available for boater. Great soup, appetizers, steak and seafood entrees.

Thank dmg823
Newport, Rhode Island
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Been visiting the Dog Watch Cafe for about 5 years now, food consistently good as well as surroundings of water and boats! Because it is increasingly difficult to secure a table on Sunday afternoons (only day we can come), we go elsewhere.

Thank vicannwill
Newton, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Came here for dinner on a Saturday around 5 with a party of 6. They do not take reservations. We were told about a half hour wait which turned into almost an hour. The place is very small. Luckily there is a heated waiting area outside in front. Once we were seated the view from our table was picture perfect.... More 

Thank ML7915
Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Went for dinner on a Thursday evening at 5:30 and got a table without a wait. By 6:00 the place was packed with locals (always a god sign). Service was great, waitress knew the menu very well and the food was excellent. The menu was varied without being crazy, the prices consistent with the quality and location (not inexpensive but... More 

Thank davemgeorge

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?