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, enjoy amazing food and great people with your choice of waterfront views and sunsets or a relaxed backyard atmosphere.
PLEASE NOTE: Reservations for "standard" tables are indoor tables, and "outdoor" are for our dockside/waterfront outdoor tables. *Outdoor reservations are not guaranteed an indoor table if it is raining*
Tables reserved for dining only. Bar seats cannot be reserved. We cannot guarantee special requests. No parties larger than 6 people. Tables will be held for 10 minutes past your reservation time. If you are running late we cannot guarantee a table or same type of table. Please contact the restaurant if you are running late (860)415-4510). We have outdoor heaters, but it can be chilly. Dogs allowed at outdoor tables.
You guessed it. Lobster Salad, Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato. Served on Your Choice of Bread
Chunky Lobster Salad Served Cold with Celery, Mayo and Lettuce on a Toasted New England Style Roll
Two Mahi Tacos Topped with Corn Slaw, Cheddar Cheese and Cilantro Lime Crema
Awesome on a beautiful December day on the docks!!! Great food.. great servicee..🎄!!!!!
Great food and service, as usual.
Best restaurant you will find in the state.
Awesome food and service while watching the sunset over the harbor!!!
Great place! Friendly staff, great food, and wonderful environment. Highly recommend!
The food was great and they were very accommodating since we asked to switch tables 3 times! Rose our waitress was the best!
Becoming my weekly spot…Love everything about the place!
Always a favorite for us. Consistently very good. Excellent and friendly staff.
We love Dog Watch Café, in fact the Café and Dog Watch Mystic are our favorite places to eat. On this chilly Sunday night, we had a 7:00 pm Open Table reservation and were seated at one of our favorite tables. Despite a medium crowd, it was pleasantly quiet, unlike many busy summer nights. Our server was lovely and all the food was served perfectly hot or cold as expected. The peel and eat shrimp were a bit smaller portion than we recall, but absolutely delicious with amazing seasoning. The price stays the same, so market pricing likely affects the order size. My husband got the amazing Bouillabaisse, which we got with extra bread to sop up the amazing broth. My Seafood Casserole (special) was delicious, but not a very good value. With 3 scallops, 3 shrimp and 2 absolutely tiny lobster claws for $30, I feel I would have been more pleased with the Stonington scallops for $26 and its larger portion of seafood. It came with a large side of mashed potatoes and a side of very spring veggies (in November). As always the food was delicious and the atmosphere always what we love. A leisurely drive through the Borough to catch a few Christmas lights made it a perfect night.
Liszt does a fine job each time for my family, our server!
Outstanding menu. 1 very good meal and 2 outstanding meals
My brothers came down from northern Maine for Thanksgiving and it was also my birthday so they took me here. I’ve been here before and loved it so I wanted to show them this place. They own their own restaurant in Maine and they absolutely loved it here! Everything from the service to the meals were superb!
Made a reservation. Good food, great service, great atmosphere. We will be back.
As always, our dining experience was awesome. The food was terrific and the wait staff was super. Our waitress was warm friendly, helpful and attentive. We have never been disappointed at DWC.
Always crowded, tells you they are doing things right. I used open table for lunch, glad I did.
This was the only restaurant open on Monday night and we were lucky they were. On the water, cozy, great service, busy. We probably won't male it back to Stonington, but this restaurant is worth a visit.
Great service great food
Great brunch… great food .. great service!!! Thanks
Highly recommend!! Everything about this restaurant is excellent from the moment you walk in until you leave!
Everything was great
Awesome November afternoon sitting outside with friends. Everything was fabulous..
A wonderful place to dine. We enjoyed the outside dining. Food was good and the wait staff were very attentive
Excellent service and atmosphere.
Our second time there and have not been disappointed.
Wait staff was excellent! Food left a little to be desired. Pasta well overcooked, sauces were tasteless. Italian dishes without any garlic?! Applecrisp with little apple but tons of unwanted cream. Favorite dessert was not available. This has always been a great place to eat, but since Covid things are not of the same quality that regulars expect. Hope that things get better soon.
A must restaurant to visit. Always a most enjoyable experience.
One of our favorites in the past. Haven’t been there in a while due to COVID. Menu has changed a lot and some of my favorites were gone. Got the cod which tasted good but was mushy, not flaky. I’ll assume it was an isolated instance and try again soon.
Food was very good. Underwhelmed by the service. Waitress never told us her name and disappeared for a long time after bringing the check. Maybe she was having an off night, but it felt like since we weren't part of the Local "Borough" crowd we weren't deemed worthy.
Beautiful scenic location for a late day lunch. Bouilabaisse was good, not outstanding as quoted"Best in CT: Only slight taste of saffron in the Tomatoe/Saffron sauce. Seafood was good. Portion enough for me, served in 8 to 9 inch bowl with bread. For Would of been nice to have a small side salad included in cost
All in all a nice birthday lunch. Would go back for a cocktail 🍸
This restaurant was fantastic and we hope to go back. I chose it because I needed a spot in the Mystic/Stonington area that would halfway between two couples meeting for lunch--from western CT and southern Mass. I read the menu online and loved the variety available. Two of our party had the honey-pecan salmon and two had the whole belly clams. Everything was delicious! The salmon was served over a unique brussels sprouts hash that had slivered sprouts, red onion and butternut squash. Delicious and different. The clams were perfectly fried and even the fries themselves were wonderful.
We tried two desserts--the apple crisp and the lava cake. Both were great.
The setting, even on a chilly day, was beautiful, overlooking the boat docks.
Now when we meet our friends again, we know exactly where we'll end up--at the Dog Watch Cafe! There are more items on the menu that we want to try.
The hostess and waitress were welcoming and friendly.
Not only did my friend and I enjoy a delicious lunch at the Dog Watch yesterday but the service was superb! We were visiting and taking out time but never did we feel rushed. I love the Dog Watch. In fact, I am going there again tomorrow for lunch.
Good food in a cozy restaurant on the water.
Had a great meal last evening. Fish and chips were great as was the cod. Our server was exceptional. The bourbon and birch was a big hit!
Great place to have a meal , cocktail
or both and feel comfortable
Everything was great. Very friendly staff and good food.
Seared tuna is fantastic. I highly recommend. Fresh and delicious.
Party of six, six different entrees and every guest enjoyed their meal!
As always I greatly enjoyed our lunch at dog watch. The food is always delicious and the toasted ale Was nice and cold and delicious. We brought with us and they enjoyed a great day. We will be back soon thanks
Great food, friendly service, fair prices. It’s our new go-to place.
The lobster BLT and the bouillabaisse were outstanding. The ambiance of the outdoor seating space was excellent. Each table had their own warm lap blankets and heaters to keep warm in the cool weather. Beautiful view of the marina. Will definitely be returning to this restaurant.
Great food and service! Would definitely go back for the views too!
Dog Watch Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 1835 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.