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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 170
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
NIce views of the local harbor.

We went on $10 Tuesday. You can order a bottle of wine for $10. They have select entrees for $10 as well. The dessert was excellent as well!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
rod562015
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South Glens Falls, New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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314 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
South Glens Falls, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We went on $10 Tuesday. You can order a bottle of wine for $10. They have select entrees for $10 as well. The dessert was excellent as well!!!

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Stonington, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Worth the visit for the food, ambiance. view and drinks. Great place to take family or just any friends.

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Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Bar food with great seafood options. Very friendly atmosphere of local characters and well-heeled tourists. Amazing views of world-renowned Dodsons Boatyard and Stonington Harbor. The staff is friendly, professional, and very pretty. Reasonably priced, for Stonington Borough. Accessible from water.

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Santa Barbara
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Apparently I really like it: I've been there countless times and even had them cater a boat celebration. Very good lobster rolls, margaritas and bloody maries!

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North Stonington, Connecticut
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We were given a gift certificate for this great restaurant and what a gift it was! This is our new favorite restaurant. We loved our menu choices, the atmosphere and the view! My husband ordered oysters and I got the lobster ravioli, which was the best I've had. Cannot wait to return to this fantastic spot!

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Westerly, Rhode Island
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I love the variety of food offered at this place. But, I always get some fish dish because of the wonderful view of the water and the fishing boats, which can be seen from almost every seat in the restaurant. Sometimes the wait time is ghastly in the summer, but with them being open all year round, I like to... More 

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Dennis Port, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Great atmosphere, right on the water with lovely views. Friendly and prompt service, good food and moderate prices. Large glass of wine for the price. Would've loved to sit out front in the large chairs surrounding the fire pit, but it was a little too cold that afternoon.

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Manchester, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Small restaurant sure packs them in, they take your number and text you when your table is ready so you don't have to just stand around (especially since there is no room to stand around without being in the way. In warm months there is a great long deck with drinks served along the side of the marina boats, nice... More 

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Johnson City, New York, United States
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Brilliant view from the deck, seeing the boats coming and going at the marina. Just had a beer as I thought the menu was over-priced and didn't fancy paying $16 for fish and chips which is what I would have liked the most.

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Stonington, Connecticut
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is nothing to write home about and I'm still baffled by all the rave reviews this place gets. The food is pedestrian. Nothing that'll make you sick but nothing that'll make you sing. It's pricey, there's always a line, parking lot may be full in the summer when all the boat owners are in, but it's a great place... More 

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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, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?