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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%
Travelers talk about
“bouillabaisse” (30 reviews)
“fried oysters” (17 reviews)
“blt” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
194 Water St, Dodson Boatyard, Stonington, CT 06378-1209
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Reviewed September 1, 2016

Now normally restaurants in marinas fall into the general category of tiki bar chic with a decent burger sometimes and lots of beer and maybe some local color. The Dog Watch does not fit that mould at all. This is a real restaurant with real...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Overall good food. A bit disappointed in the bouillabaisse as it was mainly onions and not much fish and shell fish. Expected more from their wine list too being wine people. Hubby ordered the swordfish which was really fresh and flavorful. Will return for another...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

This is a Good spot. If you are looking for a place right on the water, for a casual meal, where the focus is more on the bar than the food, this is right up your alley. On the other hand, if you are looking...More

Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Heading to New England every summer for family vacation we stop here for a respite, cocktail, dinner and ice cream. What a great location in a cool little seaside New England town. The food is good. The deck out back is like a 24/7 party....More

Thank Frankenmary C
Reviewed August 24, 2016 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
Reviewed August 24, 2016

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...More

Thank RHC1224
Reviewed August 23, 2016

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...More

Thank irishpkc
Reviewed August 22, 2016

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...More

Thank Amberjack03
Reviewed August 22, 2016

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...More

Thank Uconnhoopsfan
Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, 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: +1 860-415-4510
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