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Dog Watch Cafe

194 Water St, Dodson Boatyard, Stonington, CT 06378-1209
+1 860-415-4510
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried oysters” (17 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (28 reviews)
“blt” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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194 Water St, Dodson Boatyard, Stonington, CT 06378-1209
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went on a Friday night with an hour wait, which I expected. Took first available seats, which was a mistake if you want a little bit of a couples dinner. Whole bellies are very good and my wife's swordfish was as well. Good, but not...More

Thank Don R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to eat seafood , The service was great and the prices are worth the food you get to eat . Skip desert and get ice cream outside after the meal . Would go back again .

Thank jeff2411
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the outside bar overlooking the marina. Great venue to relax on the deck while you are waiting for a table. Wish the food matched the ambience. Ordered shrimp scampi with linguine. Was literally in a bowl of water. Food was tasteless and prepared poorly....More

Thank Tom T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service and food at a very reasonable price. We definitely would recommend this place to anyone visiting Stonington/Mystic Ct.

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a rainy Saturday afternoon. The place was packed and it seemed to be a happy place!! There were 7 of us, and they sat us quicker than expected. They have a mix of seafood and non seafood dishes - sandwiches and entrees....More

Thank X3363EMsandrag
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very warm & sunny, we first opted for outside till we realized we would be in full (hot) sun. So-went inside. The bar waitress was very nice, took orders and brought our drinks and water. The oysters a couple of us ordered could not be...More

Thank ANNE R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't want dinner in Mystic. Too touristy, too pricey, too busy. We headed to Stonington and the Dog Watch Cafe. Wonderful! We had to wait for a table so we sat outside in front with a glass of wine that you can purchase around...More

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve decided against eating here for over a year and finally went this past weekend, glad we did! Such a cute outdoor seating area in the front with tons of flowers, shade, and a nice breeze. Wonderful drink list, as well as many options for...More

Thank WhaleyD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got a referral to this place from 40 miles away and was not disappointed! The seared tuna was fantastic over a bed of Thai noodles and the roasted tomato soup was absolutely delicious. Come on over Mystic crowds. You’ll be glad you did.

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a late lunch. The food was very good. I enjoyed the full belly friend clams and my husband the fish and chips. The food quality was excellent. Best fried clams on our New England trip. Service was excellent. Fun setting along the marina...More

Thank MBHMarietta_GA
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Saila P
9 June 2018|
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9 April 2017|
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Response from Waldensis | Reviewed this property |
They don't take reservations, but put you on a list to receive a text message. Wait times are usually shorter than they say they'll be. Also, concur with the reviewer to praised the bouillabaisse--had it in June 2018, very... More
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Response from Linda M | Reviewed this property |
Contact the Dog Watch....I haven't been there since June!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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