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Dog Watch Cafe

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194 Water St, Dodson Boatyard, Stonington, CT 06378-1209
+1 860-415-4510
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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89 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Finally went back for a second visit. I really needed a seafood fix. I was not disappointed. First of all its a cute cafe , right on the water with a casual, coastal vibe. Friendly, attentive service. We started off with clam chowder and a shrimp and roasted corn chowder. Both really good. Nice consistency. Hubby had a surf and... More 

Thank Vicki M
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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174 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was very good, the atmosphere was great. The staff was attentive and cordial. This is a lunch spot that should not be missed.

Thank Dave S
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Casual restaurant serving sandwiches, salads and delightful entrees with a spectacular view of the yachts in the harbor. Fun outdoor area for enjoying beverages while you wait for your table.

Thank Corinne R
Stonington, Connecticut
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My experience with this place is always positive! Great food, attentive service, nice location, and lively atmosphere. First come, first serve only (no reservations) so you may want to go to the Dog Pound (on the dock) for a drink while you wait for the hostess to text you that your table is ready. It is worth the wait.

Thank johnnyjr2016
Laurel, Maryland
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lobster macaroni and cheese! Not to be missed and the local Cod fish and chips were just amazing on the water too boot!

Thank Jackalcall
Crestview, Florida
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451 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was hoppin' busy on a Tuesday evening. The hostess took her name and phone number and said she would text when a table became available. The bar was nearly full, but two folks kindly offered to shift over, which opened up two seats at the bar. We prefer sitting at the bar so we took that instead of... More 

Thank kmsmolen
Charlestown, Rhode Island
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61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have in the past given the Dogwatch 5 stars, but today after having my favorite sandwich, their Lobster Roll, which usually has a minimal amount of mayonnaise and today you could hardly see the Lobster through the Mayonnaise. They must have changed Chefs, as it is usually the best Lobster Roll ever. Not anymore unfortunately. I hope they see... More 

Thank glang27
Englewood, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though it was a cool, rainy evening, we were very comfortable dining on enclosed porch. Everything was great - delicious scallops for me and husband's cod just as good. Excellent service as well! Highly recommend.

Thank ammom2016
Stonington, Connecticut
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Solid food and amazing location. Service is excellent although expect a wait in summer. Back bar is great on a sunny afternoon. Everything on the menu is very good. $10 Tuesdays are fantastic off-season. (Check out their BBQ place too!)

Thank Sommersby74
Sao Paulo, SP
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67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here on a rainy yucky day around 1 pm and lucked out with only a 10 minute wait for a table (those who came at 2 pm or at 12 pm waited an hour, we here). Great clam chowder and lobster salad, gorgeous beer on tap, nice service. Highly recommend.

Thank Krisbrazil

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 24
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?