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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 185
    Excellent
  • 118
    Very good
  • 33
    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
Happy Fourth!

If you're in or around Stonington/Mystic CT, one of the best places to eat is the DWC. If you love bouillabaisse you'll love theirs! We also ordered the Sea Scallops (fried & broiled). Both very good. Lastly the service couldn't have been better! Put it all together and it makes for a happy day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
FoodCriticNorwich_CT
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Norwich, CT
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Norwich, CT
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you're in or around Stonington/Mystic CT, one of the best places to eat is the DWC. If you love bouillabaisse you'll love theirs! We also ordered the Sea Scallops (fried & broiled). Both very good. Lastly the service couldn't have been better! Put it all together and it makes for a happy day! You won't be disappointed if you... More 

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NY
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We had lunch here. The staff and customers were very friendly. We split a meal of scalps and it was very good. The view was very nice and we could see many boats coming in and out. In all a very nice place. Just expect to pay a little higher price. We will return! Nice people!

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Johnston, Rhode Island
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

a friend told us about this little café with a view of the marina. We stopped there after touring the lighthouse museum and were not disappointed. Very fresh tasty seafood and sandwiches with a great view. Unfortunately in Stonington you are not allowed to have food outside only drinks so we had to sit inside on a beautiful day.

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Yonkers, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Went to Dog Watch Cafe on the recommendation of friends. We wanted a spot on the water to have good seafood. The menu seemed quite old fashioned and more like a country club vs. top rated restaurant. Not many interesting seafood items to choose from, and they had lamb chops as their lunch special. We ordered mussels (PEI) and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Mahi cesear salad=$15. Excellent but a bit over priced. Seared Tuna Salad= $15. Excellent with olives, artichoke hearts and potatoes.

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Atlanta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My husband and I had lunch on the porch since there were no tables available near the water. We both had clam chowder and shared an order of fried clams. Service and food were both good and we will go back if we are in the area.

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new jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Stumbled on the Dog Watch Cafe while taking a scenic drive during a weekend visit to Mystic. Dinner was an hour and half wait at 6pm -so just decided to go out back to the dockside bar. Deck was large enough to accommodate a good size crowd and allow for two set-ups of a bean bag toss game, giant size... More 

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Smithtown, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Sat at the bar and had lunch - great bartender, very personable, and fun to sit amongst the locals. Great lobster rolls and lobster mac and cheese.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Menu choices are limited - best bet is to head outside onto the deck and sit in the sun with a beer or a cocktail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

the service is totally first class, the food is also.....i could eat there every night and never get tired of it. they really know how to treat customers.......and oh, the food.....

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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: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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