Dog Watch Cafe

4.8
892 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 892 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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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PaulaO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner celebrating my birthday. All arrangements made online, food and service outstanding. Can’t wait to see how the new outside dining works out this summer. Love it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit, every meal is always great!

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viptjje
New England
98 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent local hangout. The tuna app is awesome as well as the rest of the menu.

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ClareS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a spectacular late lunch outside. Toasty heaters and friendly, attentive service.
Delicious food. Doesn't get any better!

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Ambiencefoodservice
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Locals/very careful re: Covid protocols love this place-ALL year!
Appreciate ability to make reservations & location requests honored as much as feasible. Outside on dock at sunset (under powerful heaters in Feb) special & safe. Staff great & food always consistently good. Had broiled scallops & hub loves shaved Brussels salad w salmon. If too cold good table separation inside w panels. Good Job, Dogwatch.
( Take a nice walk around the stunning Borough before ...wear your 😷!)

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DENCIL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time inside dining in almost a year! Dog Watch did a great job with making the venue feel Covid separated and safe. Couldn’t have picked a better place. Outstanding food, service and views. Had mussels and scallops and grilled oysters along with lovely wine. Wonderful experience!!

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BarryM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly heated outdoor seating. Nice menu selections, tasty food. The hot mulled cider with a shot really hit the spot.

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AngelaH
New England
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I dined outdoors on the deck in mid-February. The heaters did a great job keeping up warm and the food was delicious, as it always is. My daughter has a bloody Mary blog and she found the bartender's creation to be fantastic. I love deck dining and am happy they have been able to make it work even during the winter.

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JimS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dog Watch is always a favorite. They do a great job of social distancing, outdoor heaters, etc.

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vipLinda
New England
55 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch..... outside on beautiful day on the dock! Everything awesome!!!! See you next week ... or sooner!!!

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vipNormanY
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Go to place. The owner's and staff quickly become your friends .

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ashleymspt
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff. Great food and drinks.

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debbie
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been going to the Dog Watch for many years. Since the pandemic, it is one of the few places I enjoy going, both indoors and out ! Matt and Lisa the bartenders are doing an amazing job, going above and beyond to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome. I go there myself at times and never feel awkward.
The food is consistently good, and they make the best martini's !
Thanks to Dave and Wendy for getting us through these times.

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robink
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service were very good. We felt extremely comfortable with the social distancing layout in the restaurant. Will definitely be back! Especially for the delicious cucumber Bloody Mary !!

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KristenW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have already recommended the Dog Watch Cafe to friends! Our meals were delicious, the service was wonderful, and the outdoor seating was comfortable and scenic. We will be back for sure the next time we visit Stonington!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended on all fronts!

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TereseF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I appreciate being able to eat outside with heaters and a view. Brought a blanket for my lap and was perfectly comfy.

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vipElle
New England
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still open air outdoor seating in February!! Thank you! Thank you! and as always, excellent food and service!

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vipLinda
New England
56 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch today!!!! Wonderful food and service !!!! 💕💕

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PattyR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the crab spring rolls, lobster ravioli and bouillabaisse... all amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful location. Following great measures to ensure Covid safety. Great food, service and fun atmosphere. Love it here!

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vipJillV
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always right on! Service is the best and food always good!

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MegHob
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, the best fish n chips in Connecticut. Large portions and the fish is fried to perfect golden crispness. We drive an hour and a half to eat here and have never been disappointed. Highly recommend!

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vipLinda
New England
56 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!! As always!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience celebrating our friends birthday. Food was excellent as usual.

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vipLinda
New England
56 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch at DogWatch on the porch!!! 30 outside but warm and delightful inside... great staff, great food great friend!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on the deck. Sunny but cold. Heat lamps didn’t do much but we dressed appropriately. Great food as always!

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LynnS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! I get the seared tuna and it was great! Friendly staff, attentive and helpful.

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Sarah
New England
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food every time! I’ve tried many different things on the menu and never been disappointed!

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vipLinda
New England
56 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome night!!!! Always great at DW!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dog Watch was the perfect place to take Grandmother for her Birthday! As usual, the food and service was above and beyond!

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vipChrissyC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We ate outside on a chilly February night and the heaters kept us cozy and warm! It was awesome!

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AnthonyL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside due to Covid-19 concerns. Heaters were warm and we felt safe. Great staff and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Staff - all especially Sara

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JohnD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Only problem was with a door to the outside. Staff had to use it for outdoor patrons and the door never closed properly so we were constantly closing it to stay warm.

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JillW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are locals and this is our favorite go to restaurant!!!

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DanC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Great views & service ... food is consistently yummy!!!

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anthonyg
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fried clams were excellent. Wife had lobster Mac and cheese. Very good. Desserts were nice size and priced right

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Hollyk
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and atmosphere. Welcoming feel. Good food. Can’t wait to visit again when the weather is warmer.

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andrews
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

it was safe, as far as covid is concerned. wait staf very pleasant.

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 892 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.