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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” (27 reviews)
“fried oysters” (16 reviews)
“blt” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
194 Water St, Dodson Boatyard, Stonington, CT 06378-1209
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank ALM0618
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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 weeks ago 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 DoctorGCP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for lunch while on vacation in Connecticut. Very enjoyable atmosphere on the waterfront. The food was good. Reasonable prices and a large selection!

Thank AnnieDees
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We first had stopped at the DOG WATCH outside of Mystic, Connecticut and since we enjoyed the meal, service nd atmosphere so much, we decided to have lunch at the original establishment two days later. Locations, food and service were excellent. We had the chance...More

Thank Kenneth S
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Good food, lovely view, Service was good. Bathroom doors were wonky and hard to open and close.Seems to be more of a local establishment

Thank lissycap
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Great cocktail selection on dock overlooking harbor, followed by great seafood. Started wirh tuna tartare, then broiled scallops. Would recommend both!

Thank PattyD440
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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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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 St, Dodson Boatyard, Stonington, CT 06378-1209
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stonington
  • Phone Number: +1 860-415-4510
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