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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 235
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  • 34
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  • 4
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  • 10
    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
Reasonable Lunch, Great View

Stopped in for a quick lunch before heading back home to Mass. The place was fairly busy, even for a winter weekend, but we didn't have to wait long. Simple soup and salad lunch was brought by a friendly waitress. food was good and price was reasonable. My guess is that the place would be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Merl13
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Massachusetts
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Massachusetts
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped in for a quick lunch before heading back home to Mass. The place was fairly busy, even for a winter weekend, but we didn't have to wait long. Simple soup and salad lunch was brought by a friendly waitress. food was good and price was reasonable. My guess is that the place would be extremely busy during the summer... More 

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Thank Merl13
Metrowest
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were at the Dog Watch Cafe for mid week lunch. The service and food was excellent. Everything was fresh, hot when served and clean. Spouse had the grilled Reuban and I had a chicken caesar salad.. coffee. The ice-cream dessert was ok so would choose something else. Lots of locals and everyone seemed happy :). Our waitress was friendly... More 

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Thank Sumner10
Sharon, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I stopped for lunch at the Dog Watch Cafe en route to Massachusetts from New Jersey. We enjoyed the scenic waterfront location, delicious meals and impeccable service from a smiling, attentive waitress. Couldn't have asked for more from this off-the-beaten-path gem.

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Thank MelodyHRitt
Norwich, Connecticut
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I try to make it here every month or so which in the summer is sometimes difficult as they do no accept reservations. I have not had a bad meal yet and the scallops are my favorite. Possibly the best I have every had. The restaurant is small so in the summer be prepared to wait. In... More 

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Thank silvaja01
Coventry
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch on our way to Beer'd brewery. We had a burger and a Cuban. Both were flavorful and the fries were very good. Also had nice outside seating; even had a firepit burning.

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Thank Dan_the_Man_Staziak
Uncasville, Connecticut
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome menu, great food and service while sitting near the water's edge! Who could ask for more? My first visit but certainly won't be my last. Enjoyed a very leisurely lunch with a friend and a new experience for both of us! A must return visit is in the works.

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Thank Smily2015
Coventry, Connecticut
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153 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice not to wait for a table but a bit chilly near windows for the winter! 10 oz. steak for $23 with a splatter of mashed potatoes didn't seem worth it. Just OK chicken Caesar salad. Had to ask for a couple of rolls with dinner - seems like they should have been included.

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Thank Beverly61
Greenwich, Connecticut
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Dog Watch for the first time for dinner with our friends. They had been there many times, for us it was the first. We had the best dinner! We sat at a table overlooking the water and the dock and enjoyed the best calamari, sliders, fish & chips and burger. There was live music and our... More 

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Thank Cindy27M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drive 1 1/2 hours to get the best clams casino on New England coast; ask for bread to soak up the garlic butter. Take a ride down Water St. after dinner and watch the sun set. Great place!

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Thank Peggy P
Windsor, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very busy and popular place for locals and people like us who stop on our way home from the beach in Rhode Island. It is a comfortable place with great views of the water. The owners greet you like family and are very personable and accommodating. Since it is always busy, there are outdoor areas to have... 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: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
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?