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Dog Watch Cafe

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194 Water St, Dodson Boatyard, Stonington, CT 06378-1209
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Astoria, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my second review. I've been going to this restaurant any chance I get for years now and it's still every bit as good as it was the first time. This place is so good that if the only way for me to get there from Queens (where I live) was to walk, I would do it without a... More 

Thank Andrew A
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my 4th time at Dog Watch. The 1st was excellent, the 2nd was disappointing. The lobster mac and cheese was really dry. The next time I had the tuna which was superb. This 4th time my husband had the bacon wrapped scallops, which again were great. I had a special which after about 4 bites I thru away.... More 

Thank Sandymrs
Oxnard, California
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place recently changed names and owners. It is a great local place with lively bar. Great food...amazing location. It is small and a bit cramped but really worth a visit if you are visiting Mystic Seaport

Thank Jim L
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this gem while sampling wine at a local winery. Such a wonderful experience, we made a winery tour weekend with friends for the following month and planned it around your restaurant and bar.

Thank Keila H
Blauvelt, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is delicious. I had the New England Clam chowder and it was very tasty. Just enough clams and potatoes in a rich creamy base. My husband had the fried calamari, delicious and unusual. There were pieces of chorizo sausages blended with the calamari which made for a unique taste. The surf and turf special was great. It was... More 

Thank dmg823
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a very warm and casual atmosphere with incredible water view. The owner and his wife are right out there helping! Great people! Food is delicious and service is always spot on!

Thank SDC10
Trumbull, Connecticut
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225 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was another must stop for us based on the reviews on TA, as stated here a local favorite, the place was packed but we were able to get in, in about 30 minutes and were able to hang out by the fire-pit while we waited - bonus ! Service, food and views were excellent, I had the Codwich: Cod,... More 

Thank atlantagor
Lakewood, Colorado
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You know that when the locals eat here often, it is a good place for a meal. My wife tried the lobster salad and I opted for something I had never tried before - bouillabaisse. It was FANTASTIC! It is a fish and shell fish stew prepared with locally caught ingredients. This place is a must if you are anywhere... More 

Thank JimWiseman1
Mystic, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WelLive in Mystic/Stonington, come, there are so many things to do here. Relax and take it all in. Downtown Mystic, Stonington Boro, Old Mystic Village (shopping area), sitting on the dock on the Mystic River and watching the basque bridge go up for tall sail boats. Many fine and nice restaurants. Casino's are close by, but just relax and enjoy... More 

Thank roah860
New York, United States
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a recent trip to Mystic, CT we were looking for a lunch place that offered seafood choices on the lighter side. This cafe had a good menu and is located right on the dock in the heart of Stonington off Rt. 1A. We shared the "codwich," a crispy, friend cod sandwich on an excellent roll that held up to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $24
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 Water St, Dodson Boatyard, Stonington, CT 06378-1209
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stonington
  • Phone Number: 860-415-4510

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