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Dog Watch Cafe

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194 Water Street, Dodson Boatyard, Stonington, CT 06378
860-415-4510
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 193
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  • 33
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  • 1
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Vacation

Excellent service and food in a neat town. We will return! We sat out front which was great with two young kids. Tee Shirts and souvenir items along with ice cream beside the cafe under a tent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Bill K
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Excellent service and food in a neat town. We will return! We sat out front which was great with two young kids. Tee Shirts and souvenir items along with ice cream beside the cafe under a tent.

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Norfolk, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We had our boat at the marina and had several meals, lunch and dinner, at the Dog and really enjoyed it. It's clearly a local favorite so it gets very, very crowded, but the cell phone waiting list app is clever, and you can wander around the marina to gawk at the fancy yachts. The food is excellent and they... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Visiting from out of town, we weren't sure what to expect. It was a very pleasant surprise! We were told it would be an hour wait for dinner, but we only had to wait for about a half hour. There are really cute arrangements of Adirondack rocking chairs outside with some pretty flowers surrounding them that you can enjoy while... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Sailed over from Block Island and didn't have to go far. They are not shy with the lobster here - the lobster ravioli is divine with chunks, yes chunks of lobster. Yes, there is a bit of a wait (hint, that's a good sign), but that gave us plenty of time to head around back on the dockside to enjoy... More 

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Allentown, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by the owners of the inn where we were staying. We asked for a "local" place with great food........and that is exactly what we received! You know that the restaurant has to be good when you have the luck to find the last parking space in its lot. Dog Watch accepts no reservations, so the earlier... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We just returned for lunch on way to Cape Cod and it's always a terrific way to start off our vacation. Service was a bit "off" at first, but quickly improved. Good food, great setting, and love Stonington itself!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The waitress was very unhappy not welcoming at all. If you want to feel like a dog then this is the place for you.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I had lunch here while visiting the weekend, it was so good I came back the next day. Had a good time here, great atmosphere. Good: -Calamari appetizer -Lobster Salad (either this or the Lobster Roll) -Buffalo Wings (10 wings per order) -Bermuda Spinach Salad -Hard Root Beer -Quick and polite wait service -Big parking lot across street from storefront... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Loved the food, staff and Boatyard setting! You might want to call ahead to see what the wait time is. We were lucky and got in quickly at the bar. There is also a popular drinks only outdoor bar on the docks (see pic) where you can wait for your table with a beverage in a beautiful setting.

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Westbrook, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We went with friends who had mentioned that the Happy Hour was voted the best on the CT Shoreline. Sat in the bar area at one of their high-top tables with our friends. The bar menu was varied, wine, beer, and liquor list very nice, and you could also order from the regular menu. We stuck to the app size... More 

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Additional Information about Dog Watch Cafe

Address: 194 Water Street, Dodson Boatyard, Stonington, CT 06378
Phone Number: 860-415-4510
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stonington
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 24
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 194 Water Street, Dodson Boatyard, Stonington, CT 06378
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stonington
  • Phone Number: 860-415-4510

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 24
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?