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Dog Watch Cafe

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194 Water Street, Dodson Boatyard, Stonington, CT 06378
+1 860-415-4510
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Waterford, Connecticut
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The outdoor space at the Dog Watch is the main attraction. Out front there are fire pits and lots of Adirondack chairs in which to enjoy a drink while waiting for a table. Out back there are gorgeous water views, lots of seating and a bar with games. Indoor seating is fairly limited so the wait for a table can... More 

Thank semic64
Stonington, Connecticut
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Husband loves seafood (I don't), he raves about the clam chowder, scallops and shrimp scampi. I enjoy the signature Dogwatch Salad. Service is friendly and professional. Nice views of the water with boats moored nearby. There is usually a pretty good crowd, especially on weekends. Fortunately, we live nearby and can go during the "slow season".

Thank mzellie19
St. Louis
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We had a great meal and enjoyed the live music while visiting last week! The food was delicious and the service was very good!

Thank wc1208
Latham, NY
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

OK IT really IS the best bouillabaisse in the world. :-) Even with a 5K event headquartered at the Café the night we visited, we were seated quickly and the service was attentive and friendly. Great cocktails. Chopped Kale salad was enjoyed immensely by my wife. The menu was filled with great looking items, but how can I ever choose... More 

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Holyhead, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This was a great find. We sat out in the sun enjoying a beer watching the Marina. We didn't eat but wish we had done as inside was quite full and all the food looked fabulous. Next time. ..!! There's a whole load of corn holing games outside and it looks like in the summer it's probably bustling as there's... More 

Thank Ynys-Chickpea
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197 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Dog Watch is easy to miss as you overpass over the rr tracks on the way into town. That would be a pity. Dog Watch has a reasonable bar menu and a few drafts and wines. Food menu touches all bases, from steak to pasta to seafood. Lots of interesting apps, too. Park across the street, plenty of outside seating... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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215 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Located in a boatyard area, this restaurant is an inviting place to enjoy a great meal with a choice of being seated inside or outside. Certainly enjoyed my fish and chips while watching boats come and go. Would recommend a meal at this restaurant if you are in the area.

Thank wildlime92
Destin, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful Five Star dinner at the Dog Watch Cafe!!! Had dinner at the bar with a perfectly prepared blackened Swordfish filet!! Great service, great dinner and drinks! Great outside bar on the back deck! Only ten minutes from my hotel, at the "Inn at Mystic", which is only 5 minutes from the Mystic Seaport! Absolutely beautiful part of the world... More 

Thank Mike S
Pawcatuck, Connecticut
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Came here for a late dinner and drinks. Ended up sharing 3 appetizers. The scallops and bacon, the coconut shrimp and the southwest chicken egg rolls. All of were great; my favorite being the scallops.

Thank Amye82474
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The Ambiance is a 5. Sit at the bar if you really want to get to know the area. Elaine our bartender was a 10. And the locals were awesome to listen to. The food was really good. I had the veggie burger my husband had the Cuban and a salad. Portions were large food was great and service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 24
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 Water Street, Dodson Boatyard, Stonington, CT 06378
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stonington
  • Phone Number: +1 860-415-4510

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?