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Dog Watch Cafe, Stonington, CT

Dog Watch Cafe

4.8
4.8
2827 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, 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Daily: 11:30am - 9:00pm

  • Phone number

    (860) 415-4510

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jaime Astudillo

  • Catering

    Catering provided by Dog Watch Catering and private event venue available at our sister restaurant, Dog Watch Mystic.

  • Neighborhood

    Mystic

  • Cross street

    Dodson's Boat Yard, Stonington Boro

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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What 2,827 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Connecticut

    Best Value

  • Connecticut

    American

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  1. DM

    DeMi

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rose is a great waitress!! Food was supurb(salmon) and we love it there!!
  2. T

    Tigerlily

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I took his sister to Dogwatch in Stonington for her birthday. We were seated by a window overlooking the water -- thank you! -- and enjoyed a very pleasant lunch. Our server was very nice, helpful and efficient. We always enjoy Dogwatch Cafe, especially during the warmer months when we can sit out on the deck.
  3. M

    Murph

    Naples

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner last night. I had a lovely table for 1 overlooking the sunset. Both the hostess and my server were so friendly and nice. Food was delicious as well! Happy they were open on a Monday night.
  4. KG

    KathyG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Beautiful view even from the inside tables.
  5. RO

    ROLANDB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service highly recommend the salmon
  6. NA

    NAPAJEFF

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ALWAYS A GREAT GREAT TIME!!! LOVE THE VIEW, THE FOOD AND THE STAFF FOR THEIR GREAT SERVICE!!
  7. FF

    FrankF

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A favorite spot for us. Excellent seafood. Always cooked to perfection and very consistent quality. Service is friendly and attentive. We think Rose is great. A wonderful spot right on the harbor. Great value as well.
  8. PR

    PatriciaR

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best way to make an ordinary day into a special one is to get a reservation at DWC just when you’d like it. Thanks for a very special Friday!
  9. M

    Matt

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, as always.
  10. DC

    DawnC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal and wonderful service!
  11. G

    Gtimpe77

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, great food. As usual, we enjoyed our visit. We will be back again.
  12. PV

    PatV

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Dogwatch is always the best, we love it there
  13. j

    jeffz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have gone many times. The atmosphere is great right on the water, the staff is always friendly and the food… Is absolutely off the hook good! One of our go to places.
  14. JH

    JennH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant has an abundance of character! Right on the water, next to a marina, inside and outside dining, fire pits to have a drink by while you wait for your table...among other attributes. The service is absolutely 5 star! John, the bartender, who waited on us was (and is) extremely personable. Super attentive and just a real pleasure to talk to. Will come back here again and again - highly recommend the seared tuna!
  15. DA

    DonnaA

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family had a bunch of different things. The bang bang shrimp, grilled oysters, burger sliders and tuna appetizer, lobster roll, open faced steak sandwich, salmon, kale ceasar salad, cod fish sandwich, chowder and wonderful desserts ( oh yeah the Nutty Irishman drink was to die for)! We have been here several times and the food and service has always been amazing!!!!! We absolutely LOVE coming here!
  16. CS

    CarolS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy our experience there. We love sitting at the bar. Lisa is Great!
  17. G

    Gtimpe77

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. This is one of our "Go To" places. We will be back.
  18. f

    foodforthought

    Denver

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. We arrived early for reservation and they accommodated us immediately and kindly. Fantastic server, and support staff. Food was excellent and they were very busy for a Wednesday lunch in January. Great vibe amongst customers. Thank you!
  19. JB

    JackieB

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! I tried the flounder dish this time and it was fantastic. If you love garlic, you’ll love this dish.
  20. MM

    MannyM

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great selection of food items from seafood to burgers. Chowders and soups are outstanding. Price is very reasonable. Service was excellent.
  21. JL

    JudyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My guest and I had very good experience. Very friendly wait staff and very accommodating. We were not rushed to leave which allowed us to talk and get caught up. Food was wonderful. Definitely recommend The Dog Watch.
  22. J

    Janet

    Chicago

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sarah was the sweetest! We come from Chicago and this is always our favorite stop! She said she remembered us and our uncle who passed a few years ago. He was the one who took us here and introduced us to great food and great people. We are all dog lovers so it makes it that much sweeter! We all have dog watch tshirts and sweatshirts!! We constantly advertise! Can’t wait to come back! Thank you for delicious food and wonderful memories!
  23. R

    Rick

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place. Have been there numerous times. Food is excellent as well as the deserts. A little pricey but great place.
  24. JF

    JohnF

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. Great setting for the restaurant.
  25. JH

    JanH

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite date spot - and we love Tara! We have had her a couple of times. Always pleased with the Dog Watch!
  26. DJ

    DJ22

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dogwatch is always outstanding. Great food, service, and location. Highly recommend the Stomington Scallops.
  27. HA

    HaleyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and the skinny colada is the best thing i've ever drank. Hooray!!
  28. T

    Tedward

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Rose, our server was excellent!
  29. A

    Annie

    New England

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is great, service was excellent and the atmosphere is perfect. Not too loud, but vibrant.
  30. F

    Francine

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Broiled scallops with side salad was wonderful! It's one of my favorites. Bang Bang shrimp never disappoints.
  31. PM

    PeteM

    New York Area

    81 reviews

    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great at this very popular spot in beautiful stonington. Service is excellent, food good and nice bar.
  32. PM

    PeterM

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dog Watch Cafe is always a win win! Great service, location and wonderful food. The scallops are always amazing. I have never had a disappointing meal here.
  33. AG

    AnnG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Dog Watch was decorated beautifully, lighting was fabulous, food was and always is wonderful. It was a rainy January evening so the restaurant was pretty quiet. The bartender really makes a nice drink and we enjoyed a fun evening!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, and our server was exceptional
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great fun place with kind people and yummy food!!
  36. G

    Globetrotter

    New York Area

    65 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Have been here for lunch two other times and thought I had found a great place to have lunch on the water during the off season for tourists but they disappointed me with their so called Brussels Cesar which was suppose to be romaine lettuce with a mix of Brussel sprouts. Well there were no Brussel sprouts and when I asked the server she said “oh they put some shaved sprouts on top.” I said really but I can only find just one tiny sliver. She offered to take it back but I had waited longer then I cared too already and didn’t want to wait for another salad. Won’t go back.
  37. G

    Grumpy

    Miami

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We go here all the time and are never disappointed. Got a last minute reservation (amazing even for a Monday night) and the place was slammed. Figured it'd be a while to get anything. Much to our amazement, service was spot on and both our food and drinks arrived as if the place were half full! Not sure how they do it, but everything was perfect!
  38. G

    Gtimpe77

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Dog Watch for a delayed holiday celebration. The food and atmosphere were both great. Every member of our party enjoyed it.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I love DWC. We usually dine there once a week when in Stonington. The food is always excellent but just as importantly the service is wonderful, creating an extremely welcoming vibe from the moment you walk in the door. I highly recommend this restaurant any time of the year. I also must give a shout out to Rose whom we have been lucky enough to know for decades!
  40. c

    carla

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come here every New Year’s Day. Was a few minutes late but was still accompanied. We tried to sit outside but heater kept turning off. The staff sat us inside with no problems. Great service

FAQs

Dog Watch Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 2827 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
Google Map for Dog Watch Cafe

194 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Dodson's Boat Yard, Stonington Boro

  • Neighborhood

    Mystic

  • Hours of operation

    Daily: 11:30am - 9:00pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jaime Astudillo

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (860) 415-4510

  • Catering

    Catering provided by Dog Watch Catering and private event venue available at our sister restaurant, Dog Watch Mystic.

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