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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” (32 reviews)
“fried oysters” (17 reviews)
“blt” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 9:00 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 August 8, 2016

You know when you go to a place in the middle of a Monday afternoon and it’s mobbed, that it has to be good and OMG was it! We loved everything about DW café and are already planning our next trip to the area around...More

Thank MariaSci44
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

This is a cool place at end of town right near the yachts and docks. Nautical, upscale but cozy and casual decor with simple dishes done very well. Lots of seafood choices and other things. Great bar and nice outdoor areas both in front and...More

Thank Pm2pm
Reviewed August 3, 2016

Referred by a family member for lunch the atmosphere was casual. We had a lobster roll that was over filling with lobster, but was lacking of flavor if that is possible the fries were over cooked otherwise fried to a crisp. Service was exceptional with...More

Thank Ronniemoe
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to get a bite to eat at the bar and learned there was even a wait for a bar stool. (The dining room had a 2 hour wait for a table of 2 on Saturday night at 8:30). We were...More

Thank Joli G
Reviewed July 30, 2016

Great place to stop and get a bite to eat. Very busy so get there early. If you sit at the bar the bartender is very helpful and friendly.

Thank hpprokop
Reviewed July 30, 2016

The staff are all very friendly. Service is generally very good, but sometimes (when very crowded) can become "iffy." The food is always good in my book. Lots of interesting appetizers which I prefer. The dinners are also good, too, however. I usually get clams...More

Thank DonCapeMayBeach
Reviewed July 29, 2016

This was our second time at the Dog Watch Cafe. We shared the Southwest Egg Roll and it was great, a little bit spicy on a bed of greens with a corn relish. I had the panko crusted cod which was cooked very well, the...More

Thank 1972MichelleS
Reviewed July 28, 2016

We were charmed by the busy dockside restaurant in a Stonington boat yard and loved, loved, loved the lobster rolls. Afterward, we enjoyed a cup of sorbet outdoors in the ice cream tent and a stroll along the dock. Can't wait to go back.

Thank _tazdamian
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

I had the best Clams Casino I have ever enjoyed at Dog Watch. This place, over looking the docks, is now on our list of musts in SW CT. We'll be back there next visit.

Thank Wolfspark
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Good spot for drinks and dinner overlooking the harbor of Stonington also there's an outdoor patio on the water side as well as the front of the building that have fire pits. Favorite of locals as well as the visiting boaters.

Thank SailingThistle
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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
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, 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: +1 860-415-4510
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