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“Go where the locals go...”
Review of Dog Watch Cafe

Dog Watch Cafe
Ranked #1 of 28 Restaurants in Stonington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $24
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed March 4, 2013

And you will find a hidden treasure. Saw the sign off the road on our stroll up the coast. Knew it was the place to eat when we saw the parking lot full with local license plates. So yes, it was a bit loud and yes, it was crowded, but it was worth it. Hop over to the bar if you are only two and there isn't a table ready. Great place to eat if it is too cold to be out on the water. Fabulous, out of the water lobster, roll...one of the best I've had because it was not doused with mayo. The only reason I did not award five stars was because the one thing they need to give some attention to is their staff. The bartender was on her game but she is only one person and needed help during the lunch rush. Caused for a wait on ordering and paying, but not for lack of her effort. Same deal on the hostess. The fire outside by the adirondack chairs was a nice touch. But darling place that I cannot wait to visit again.

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Thank traceme2kc
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Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

Five of us ate dinner here last night. We had to wait about an hour for a table but were rewarded with one that looked out over the water. The steaks were cooked perfectly, the clams were tasty, and the chicken with lentils and spinach was delicious. The service was efficient and friendly. Overall happy dining experience!

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Thank selindo
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

I went here on a friend's recommendation and it was perfect! It's right on the water for a great view. The food is great! They have a local oysters and the lobster roll is ridiculous. Everything we ordered was terrific. The service is great. When we arrived they told us it would be about 45 minutes for a table for three but we only waited maybe 20 minutes. They do a bang-up Dark and Stormy too.

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Thank Andrew A
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Have eaten at both bar and table. Always a favorite local crowd gathering after work, sailing or looking to hook up. Food above average, but not world class. Prices are average, and haven't had a bad meal, but nothing memorable either. Will keep trying to find the perfect dish... As too many others rave about it.

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Thank karenaprn
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

reasonably priced, very good food. Wonderful service and owners are truly involved in the dining experience. Very busy almost all the time! I guess that speaks for itself! Great bar. Lovely views of the water. Located in Stonington Village, the quintessential New England fishing village

Thank ConnecticutSunlover
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