Dog Watch Cafe

4.8
961 Reviews
$30 and under
American
WELCOME TO DOG WATCH CAFE
One thing we know for sure—the Dog Watch is a great way to keep you and your crew happy. Dog Watch is all about having a good time. With locations in Stonington and Mystic, Connecticut, you will enjoy amazing food and great people and your choice of waterfront views and sunsets or a relaxed backyard atmosphere. We source our food and drink from many local vendors.

PLEASE NOTE: Reservations for "regular" tables are indoor tables and "outdoor" are for our dockside waterfront tables which include high top tables. Please request in visit notes if you want a high top table. Bar seats cannot be reserved. We cannot guarantee any requests. Reservations will be held for 10 minutes, then released. If you are running late we cannot guarantee a table or same type of table, especially weekends. We have outdoor heaters, but it can still be chilly so please dress warmly for outdoor weather on the water. Dogs allowed at outdoor tables.
What 961 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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SarahW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience! We sat on the dock with a gorgeous view of sunset - the heat lamps kept us warm as it was around 52 degrees outside. The food was excellent (coconut shrimp appetizer, fish tacos, volcano cake dessert). Can't wait to go back again!

MP
MelissaP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating at the Dog Watch has been a positive experience every single time. The salmon dish is phenomenal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dog Watch is one of my favorite places of all time! Staff and food are phenomenal.

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BDKC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place on the water. Great fresh food & good service too.

KC
KristineC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. We will definitely be going again.

DM
DoreenM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated and had a picture-perfect view of the ocean. My lobster roll with fresh lobster meat was delicious as always and my favorite glass of Savingnon wine was brought to me without a wait. My favorite restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service and food was outstanding. We felt a little rushed trying to adhere to their 1.5 hour table requirement - we didn’t have dessert as a result. But otherwise, awesome lunch. We will be back.

SM
SuzanneM
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great Lobster, friendly and helpful staff.

Service a bit fast as though they were desperate for our table!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had incredible dinner on the dock under warm heat lamps! Perfect night!

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vipFoodie
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster Mac and cheese and fried oysters were superb.

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NJRJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great seating outside by the water. Good shielding from the wind and good heaters. Delicious seafood casserole and lobster sandwich. Laid back, relaxed, great maritime ambience. Seems to be a locals favorite too.

LB
LeahB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and great service. Recommend making reservations.

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Charlie
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Short menu with so many great choices is always the biggest challenge for me every time.

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Simpsonsthink
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

4 people, outside, dock. We didn’t need heater. Plexiglass on water side cuts the breeze. Seated immediately with reservation. Greater and brought water immediately.
Timely order taking. All appetizers came together. Food came a bit after so we didn’t feel rushed. Every thing was as ordered and proper temperature when served.
We were checked on a few times.
Had a lava cake for dessert and shared.
Great spot with varied menu , easy paced service, good food and view. What’s not to like???

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vipLinda
New England
61 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great again!!!

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SheSheinRI
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Hard to beat sitting dockside at the Dog Watch. The food is great, the service as well. If you can make a reservation, make it to sit outside. You will not be disappointed! They had plenty of infrared heaters to keep us nice and toasty.

TG
vipTomG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant! We had a great meal, service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was great! It was the first time my husband and I have been, everything was great from the food to the service to the ambience will definitely be back!!

GC
GaryC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch on the dock was great. Food was very good, served hot and the service was very good.The weather was sunny/mild and the table setups were great with the heater for the chilly weather.

LG
vipLisaG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm never disappointed at the Dog Watch! Excellent food, great service and an outstanding view! My favorite place!

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devineexperience
New England
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - service - waitresses/waiters outstanding - Lisa (bartender) amazing! Loved every moment went for dinner - came back the next day for lunch -

Pat & Debbie Devine

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated yet another wedding anniversary with our friends at Dog Watch. Food was outstanding (as usual), service was excellent, and there is no way to beat the view. True harbinger of Spring is to see the boats beginning to reappear in the marina.

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DaveS
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate at the bar and the meal was delicious. John, the bartender was very friendly and made our night very enjoyable! Definitely will go again soon.

MB
MaureenB
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food is always good here and the view is terrific! Drinks are strong, be careful!

MC
MaryC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe outside. The heaters were marvelous. Would go back. Had teh new salmon dish with "hash" (brussels sprouts, sweet potato, pecans, bacon). It was outstanding. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal.
N. B. I realize that the turnover time for a table is 90 minutes. We were all enjoying our salad when the main course arrived. The main could have been served a few minutes later after the salad plates were removed.

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Auggie
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacon wrapped scallops & Lobster rolls are the best!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, staff and service. Never disappoints.

SB
SheilaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to the Dog Watch! Food is always delicious and you can’t beat the ambiance.

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JULIAP
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, location, and ambiance. Loved that it was also dog friendly. Ate outside on the lovely deck. Highly recommend this place!

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GlynnisS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful View , Exquisite Food!
Loved the Tuna tartare

RG
RobertG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was wonderful, reservations were breeze, and the food was absolutely delicious as always

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vipVickyL
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. All of the staff is so friendly and the food is great always!!

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Jlm5143
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. We sat outside and there were enough heaters to keep us nice and warm!

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Pat17
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very Good Meals, drinks and wait staff. Outdoor deck seating is the best way to enjoy this spot but if the weather is not on your side then inside dining is very good too. Be sure to make reservations before you go.

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ThomasW
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was generally very good although hamburger was over cooked. Service was excellent as usual. Outdoor dining at it's best.

BW
vipBrianW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had the soup of the day which was like a Mexican tomato soup it was a little sweet and a little spicy. Then I had fish tacos which were really good. I washed it all down with a couple pale ales that were on tap. They were so cold that the beer was a bit frozen. Heavenly!

LG
vipLisaG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual! I usually have the broiled scallops with mashed potatoes, but this time I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich with avocado and it was AMAZING too! Our favorite place!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Key West
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place!

AL
AlexaL
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was wonderful! The fish tacos were perfect with just the right amount of kick. The steak tip special had an amazing mushroom cream sauce. Will certainly visit again

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DEater
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Good food, fresh, well prepared, unpretentious, friendly service, fast but not rushed, a table with an awesome view, ample parking. Generous pours in the cocktail department. Good Covid protocol as well.

FAQs

Dog Watch Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 415-4510.

Dog Watch Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 961 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.