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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)
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11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
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 2 days ago

I was here in September 2017, and returned again in December. The restaurant was better than my first visit. The clam chowder and lobster roll continue to be excellent. The prices are very reasonable, and the staff is excellent. The bar is a very lively...More

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went with co-workers tonight at 4:15 for an early dinner before evening affairs. Got seated immediately right on the water. Beautiful view of the marina, a few locals at the bar and quick service. Tuna wrap, cod sandwich and salmon on kale salad were all...More

Thank NCurl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. The waitress was nice and very accommodating when I asked for a “lunch-sized” platter of whole belly clams. They were delicious! My husband ordered the soup of the day and the cranberry chicken salad sandwich, which...More

Thank Marlene K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place for lunch, with interesting sandwiches and salads. The décor is nautical, as to be expected adjacent to a boat yard. Popular with both locals and tourists.

Thank michaelkU4551EN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We looked this restaurant up on this app and we gave it a chance but the food was awful however the view was pretty and the staff was nice

Thank IndianaPellegrino
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We had drinks and lunch at the Dog Watch. Love where it is located for walking after lunch. Can walk down through town, to the tip for some time to digest. I had a really good veggie burger and clam chowder. It was all delicious....More

Thank potatofish
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Had lunch on a beautiful fall day at the Dog Watch Cafe. Crowded at lunch time, but only a 15 minute wait for a table. Busy waitress was friendly and very competent, Chowder and French onion soup were delicious and served hot (not lukewarm like...More

Thank RhodyRick2015
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Had a wonderful lunch there with a friend. Portions were the larger side of center and food was excellent. Service was friendly and accurate.

Thank wanderlust2NewYork
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed dinner here... it was lively and the waitstaff were very friendly and warm. The atmosphere overlooking the harbor during sunset is spectacular. We started with appetizers which included nachos and they put all the fixings on the side instead of over the...More

Thank quiltyny
Reviewed 14 October 2017

At dog watch the food is good, but if you are looking for a relaxing dinner where you can talk to each other skip this venue. We were seated in the bar and it was so loud we ate quickly and left.

Thank saw55
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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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, 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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