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“Dog Watch-EXCELLENT!!”
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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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Dog Watch has the best food ever and great atmosphere. It is located on the water and has excellent service. We go there for lunch during the winter too.

The restaurant is always busy, so plan on waiting for a great meal.

Thank Ann T
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Reviewed May 12, 2014

Went to the Dog Watch late afternoon last Sunday. No wait to get in at 4:PM between lunch and dinner crowd and managed to get a table overlooking the marina. Service was prompt and the margaritas were quite nice. I am an appetizer person. Haven't ordered a full dinner in a restaurant in years. Started with the Thai noodles with a decent portion for two. Just enough spice. Ordered the mussels and the clam casino. Mussels cooked perfectly and the broth to die for. Wanted to drink the broth from the bowl. Garlic...yes. Clams casino.... the best I have ever had. Generous portion....garlic yes..I love calimari especially fresh calimari with the tentacles. I asked the waitress if it was fresh as the menu indicated it was just rings and alas found out it was frozen and did not order it. She must have relayed my trepidation to the owner because the owner Dave Eck approached with a complementary serving of the calimari. Not only was Dave a gracious host he is a very smart small business person. The calimari was outstanding especially with the sausage and banana peppers. I have been to this delightful destination on previous occasions and have to further endorse the Dog Watch Pasta as one of the best pasta dishes I have had.

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1  Thank Divinewine
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Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

Luckily we arrived early - 11:45 -it was already nearly full! But we were seated right away and I ordered lobster salad - it was a really large portion of lobster salad - worth the cost. We had planned to meet our friends at skippers dock but sadly it's gone - thanks to trip advisor we found this right away and it was a fine replacement

Thank Patricia L
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Reviewed May 2, 2014

We came looking for a local place that had good food. Had the fried whole belly clams. Excellent. They are a friendly place with a great beer list. Nice water view. The staff is great. Going here and seeing so many people lining up at the tourists restaurants makes us question why? This is clearly what yo want to try if yo are going to the trouble to travel to a scenic and interesting area. Stay away from the steak house and Friendly's, yo can always go to one of these. Experience the Dog Watch Cafe.
It will be crowded here on weekends and during peak tourists season. Go early, on a week night, or off season.

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Thank TomWall60
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

The food was great. Love the view outside and the decor/atmosphere inside. The hostess was extremely nice. We had our name on the wait list for 45 mins but within 20 she came over to us and offered some open seats at the bar. The only thing I would say are the bartenders are not social at all! We felt like he barely came over to us and only took care of regulars the whole time.

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Thank MW2582
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