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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%
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“bouillabaisse” (32 reviews)
“fried oysters” (17 reviews)
“blt” (11 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 6 days ago

I had heard good things about this place and was happy to finally check it out. Its a small restaurant with a family owned feel. Located right on the waterfront. We had a nice window seat with a sunny view of the harbor. Service was...More

Thank benton2569
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated on the marina IN Atoningron, the Dog Watch provides casual, yet delicious dining options. The cafe is just that, tables located at or around the bar where food is served as well as adult beverages for the thirsty patrons. While I have enjoyed several...More

Thank PapaBlanch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't want anything fried tonight, or a lot of bread. This was the perfect dinner. The broth was so flavorful, I think there were strips of fennel in the broth, and a lot of herbs, emphasizing thyme, which flavored all the seafood, but especially...More

Thank Ella111145
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the freshest scallop dinner !! Absolutely delicious...About a 5minute wait for a table for 3...Wait staff were prompt without making you feel rushed...This was off season but the place was busy...In season there is a firepit outside where you can have a drink while...More

Thank bbechard7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Celebrating our anniversary,we had an overnight at the Inn at Stonington and included in their February special package was dinner for 2 at one of 5 local restaurants. We chose the Dogwatch Cafe and were glad we did. Started with the Mussels in Garlic Sauce...More

Thank kathyandalan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for a late lunch/early dinner on our way home from Cape Cod. I order the bouillabaisse which was great! My wife who is not a seafood person, ordered the Chicken Piccata which she said was delicious. We were able to get a table...More

Thank Eman57
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We decided to try this local spot off-season. It has “no reservation” dining. It was happily crowded and lively - with friendly greetings and encouraging words to “get a drink and sit on the porch or wherever you like!” We chatted with other patrons and...More

Thank janbK6058QR
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stoped in for lunch. Very friendly and helpful staff. Our meals were outstanding!! I had Tuna Nicosie, the tuna was done perfectly. My husband had lobster salad, delicious! We also enjoyed the rum Punch . We will definitely be visiting again.

Thank jnrobi
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Great food. Always a wait. Great cheery atmosphere. Serenity on the water!!! Their clam chowder is the best around! Huge bar with a Cheers type atmosphere. They are open year round.

Thank mommagoose_63
Reviewed 20 January 2018

On a blustery cold day their Lobster Bisque hit the spot! Very creamy with a possible hint of sherry (?) and a nice lobster flavor. Despite the chill outside, it was nice to look out onto the patterned frozen salt encrusted water and take in...More

Thank epicure7
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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
25 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
US$10 - US$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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
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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