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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
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Boston, MA
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited the café with our two small children. The service was brisk and considerate. There were fun little toys for our children to play with. The food was good and reasonably priced. Nice spot!

Thank marstar17
Rome, Italy
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124 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The PEI mussels in the garlic butter sauce are some of the best I've ever had! The Watch Hill oysters were fresh and delicious. The scallops were great and the tuna as well. I had cod which tasted a bit off but my waitress promptly took it away with no problems and gave me a new dish. All-in-all great place.

Thank RHC1224
Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of our favorite places on the shore. The food is always topnotch with service to match. Sarah took very good care of us on this visit. The Coconut Shrimp was a perfect starter before the Mahi Mahi Caesar Salad. Whether your first visit or one of many the staff treats you as friends. Oh, did I mention... More 

Thank irishpkc
Brooklyn, Connecticut
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped in during lunch and expected a long wait but were pleasantly surprised to have the hostess immediately take us to a table with a view (my request). We were then quickly given our menus and specials list along with a bottle of water and some glasses with ice. Since it was a very hot day... we wanted a... More 

Thank Amberjack03
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was sure a pleasant experience. We sat a the bar for dinner and the bartenders and the locals were a joy to talk to. We started with oysters for an app and they were so fresh. Dinner was seared tuna and bouillabaisse, both so just delious and cooked to perfection. We can't wait to go back, and thank you... More 

Thank Uconnhoopsfan
Guilford, Connecticut, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Super location at water's edge - great seafood & wonderful drinks!! Very crowded at lunch time even during the week - aim for Happy Hour instead

Thank Janet E
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to visit this place with your dog, forget it, there allowed only outside with 90 degres, the name is only to catch you attention What a dissapointed choice!

Allentown, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in the area. We typed in "Seafood Stonington" into google and this place showed up. We were very glad that we went there for lunch. We gave our names at the front desk, they asked for our cell #, we went outside and walked around the marina, grabbed a beer at one of the outside huts, and a... More 

Thank Eric M
rhode island
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a Sunday afternoon and enjoyed our meal. Excellent lobster salad. My husband had the tuna and said it was excellent. Would not hesitate to return to if in the area.

Thank janb40
Bristol, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love lobster rolls and the one I had today at Dog Watch Cafe is the best I've had on the CT shore!! The hostess told us that we'd have a 20 minute wait, which was fine because the dock behind the restaurant has a really nice bar. We no sooner had our beers and we were called for our... More 

Thank c_latvis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $24
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene
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?