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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, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 204
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
Excellence!

My mom and I stopped here for a late lunch and the food was excellent and reasonably priced! Great atmosphere inside and out. Loved that they had an outside bar right on the water with lawn games and music for entertainment. I'm sure we will visit again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
cparadis77
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My mom and I stopped here for a late lunch and the food was excellent and reasonably priced! Great atmosphere inside and out. Loved that they had an outside bar right on the water with lawn games and music for entertainment. I'm sure we will visit again!

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Danbury, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Very delicious... We had clams casino - so tasty and buttery; lobster roll - full of lobster and whole belly clams; and crab cakes... Everything tasted so fresh and delicious.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I had gone to the Dogwatch over a year ago and gave an excellent rating at that time. It is still excellent and worth a visit. Our cod sandwiches were excellent and very filling. We have paid more at other restaurants and not received half the value. The service was prompt, efficient and very pleasant. The only small negative was... More 

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Brielle, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We found this place by searching restaurants in Stonington. We are so glad we diid. They have an efficient system to text you when table is ready and we had a drink at their waterfront bar while waiting. My crabcake was so stuffed with crab. I wanted to order a dozen more and take them home in a cooler. What... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is one of those neighborhood locations that serves great food, is very casual and has a wait staff that is friendly (not becuase they are told to be but becuase that just how they are). They have a bar with a good selection of draft beers, a number of specialty cocktails to satisfy the ladies and all the specials... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

They don't take reservations but it's not a problem when the weather is good because you can relax and/or have a drink behind the restaurant on the pier. It overlooks the Dodson Boatyard. It was fun looking at the boats and dreaming... what if? My meals are always very good. I had bacon-wrapped scallops and the seared tuna with seaweed.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped a little before noon for lunch on a Sunday after receiving a recommendation from a local. Glad we got there earlier because there was a wait for tables before we left. We sat on the front porch but there is seating in back overlooking the marina too. My wife had a spinach salad which was very good. I... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Good food and great drinks. We wanted to sit by the water but it seems that there is an ordinance prohibiting patrons from that. So, we sat outside in the front of the restaurant. Afterward, we took a walk and enjoyed looking at the boats and water. There is an ice cream place right outside (don't know the name). Definitely... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great Lobster Roll and Kale Salad, but the Thai Noodles were more "sweet & sour" than peanutty. Nice outdoor (shaded) seating and prompt service

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This was our 2nd visit to The Dog Watch and unfortunately it was very much a Sophomoric experience. I ordered the huckleberry lemonade and much to my disappointment it tasted like lemon water with a splash of vodka. My husband informed the waitress that the drink was inadequate with the incorrect amount of vodka and lemonade to which Sarah S... 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: Doing business, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?