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Dog Watch Cafe

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194 Water St, Dodson Boatyard, Stonington, CT 06378-1209
+1 860-415-4510
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“bouillabaisse” (29 reviews)
“fried oysters” (15 reviews)
“blt” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
194 Water St, Dodson Boatyard, Stonington, CT 06378-1209
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a traditional New England lunch with lobster rolls and clam chowder. My husband also enjoyed oysters. Everything was fresh and delicious. The wait staff was very attentive and it was nice looking at the boats going by.

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this cafe on our way from CT to Newport. We knew we should stop in Stonington after visiting Mystic and were glad that we did . We asked some locals about where to have lunch and they pointed us in the direction...More

Thank MegWesternAustralia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is just the kind of place I've been looking for since arriving in Connecticut! This restaurant is right on the marina, great views of the boats, windows open, great breezes and great atmosphere. The waitress and all the staff were very attentive and cheerful....More

Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dog Watch Cafe we had dinner here in June. I was delicious. My husband had sword fish and I had sea scallops. Very fresh and great favor. The Dog Watch has its our ship to watch fish. Amazing Food. For dessert we has Key Lime...More

Thank Jeri1003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Dog Watch for lunch at the recommendation of a friend living in Stonington, got a table overlooking the harbor, had a very nice lunch. Casual, good service, good food.

Thank Cboy57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at another establishment down the street but the teens wanted ice cream for dessert so they recommended Dog Watch. I have been here before to eat and it was good so we came here. It was the right choice. My friends are from...More

Thank Bugfast
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried eating here the first night we were in the area and was told it was a 2 hour wait. Got in the next night with no wait. There was a large party that was seated next to us - unfortunately they were very loud...More

Thank Suzanne Marie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heading south on I-95 my wife was in the mood for “a Monday waterfront lunch” so we detoured off to Stonington and arrived at the Dog Watch Cafe just around noon. By that time the parking lot was already almost full and so also the...More

1  Thank SRQwanderer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived around 3pm on a Saturday and was surprised with the place almost full. We originally were seated in a hallway area but before we ordered a gal came over and told us a table opened by the windows and offered to move us. Very...More

Thank Darlene W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was everything I hoped it would be! The lobster roll was fantastic. The seafood casserole was fantastic. The onion rings were fantastic. I can't say enough, I would love to go back one of these days. If I'm ever vacationing up that way again,...More

Thank Larry H
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Geri M
April 9, 2017|
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Response from GreatDaneDrummer | Reviewed this property |
We happened to stop in on a night where a 5K run was starting & finishing.. UH OH? Nope We were seated within 20 minutes or so. Very convivial spot and absolutely the best bouillabaisse I've ever had. I recommend the... More
July 14, 2016|
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Response from Linda M | Reviewed this property |
Contact the Dog Watch....I haven't been there since June!
arthur c
June 25, 2016|
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Response from igolfman | Reviewed this property |
No reservations taken
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $24
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: +1 860-415-4510
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