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Dog Watch Cafe

194 Water St, Dodson Boatyard, Stonington, CT 06378-1209
+1 860-415-4510
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bouillabaisse” (30 reviews)
“fried oysters” (17 reviews)
“blt” (11 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
194 Water St, Dodson Boatyard, Stonington, CT 06378-1209
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11 - 20 of 681 reviews

Reviewed 1 October 2017

I am so sorry to report that the quality of food has deteriorated since my last visit 2 years ago. The lobster mac and cheese was quite dry, with hardly any cheese or lobster. The beef stew, no exaggeration, had only 3 dime-sized pieces of...More

Thank wilberdink
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

My friend and I were on a road trip and came here to get some seafood. We ordered fried calamari, crabcake appetizer and lobster BLT. The fried calamari was great. The crabcake was cooked to perfection but the flavor, it was a bit bland and...More

Thank Toni S
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

What a delightful spot on the water. Lovely outdoor eating area as well as air conditioned inside. Waitress attentive and friendly. Food very very good. We had the fish and chips and a salad. Batter of the fish was perfect. Crispy light and cooked right....More

Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Seafood is delicious here for lunch or dinner. Whether dining inside or outside, you get an attentive, friendly staff without being rushed out the door. Oysters on the half-shell are great! The location is great for watching boats/people from the back deck.

Thank idatater
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Great food, great service and a great location. I love having drinks on the dock before a nice meal inside!

Thank ALM0618
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I stopped in for a lobster roll and beer. My wife had a lobster salad. Both meals were very good. The service was excellent as well as the harbor view. The bar area looked very lively.

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Our last visit here was in 2016 to the month. This time we brought friends. Bouillabaisse, Baked Cod, Lobster tail & Flank Steak and Whole Belly Clams! For starters, we ordered Calamari and Watch Hill Oysters. The Bad, Oysters were really small. Not sure if...More

Thank FoodCriticNorwich_CT
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

This place is neat if you can get a spot on the dock for a drink. They have a good array of cocktails, wine, and beer. There are outdoor tables with umbrellas that are great on a nice day. They have cornhole and large jenja...More

Thank DoctorCP
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Dog Watch Cafe was one of my mothers favorite spots to grab a bite to eat. I had been there numerous times with her, and my sister did as well. Unfortunately, my mother passed away August 31st of 2016. So this year, on the 1...More

Thank Blake W
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Went here twice while visiting the area...Great food at a popular spot with both locals and vacationers. Whole T-Shirt scene going on out in front - selling the wares and then the Dog Pound out back which I think can get quite ripping with the...More

Thank RaoulME
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Geri M
9 April 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
15 July 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
26 June 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
USD 10 - USD 24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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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