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Dog Watch Cafe, Stonington, CT

Dog Watch Cafe

4.8
4.8
2731 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 43 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 2,731 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Connecticut

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  1. BS

    BobbiS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My two favorite menu items are the pizza salad (wonderful blend of nuts, cranberries, pear and greens on a very thin pizza crust), and the grilled salmon sandwich. I have never been disappointed in anything I’ve ordered at Dog Watch
  2. E

    Enjoyable

    New England

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal, and prompt service by Courtney. Looking forward to our next visit.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always a wonderful meal
  4. M

    Madiooch

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicioso!! Great views n the water! Will return sooner than later
  5. G

    Gfmkl

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salmon and scallops were excellent, as was the clam chowder. This is one of our favorites. Always good food and friendly service.
  6. CD

    CD16

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Right on the water and the views are spectacular. The food is delicious and the service is always quick and attentive. Cocktails are great too. We drive 1-1/2 hrs to treat ourselves. Thoroughly enjoy every trip we’ve taken!
  7. D

    Dede

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good. Nice weeknight dinner. Service was excellent. Very consistent and enjoyable. Especially enjoyable on the dock when weather permitting.
  8. MC

    MarlC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    In spite of dining on a Monday the restaurant had the energy of a Saturday night. Patrons were enjoying themselves, and the staff was outstanding.
  9. W

    Westerlyites

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great place, great atmosphere, great food, views are exceptional. One of our favorite places!
  10. m

    mgf180

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dog Watch NEVER disappoints! We arrived 1/2 hour early and the hostess kindly was able to get us a table ahead of schedule. Food is always delicious and Brittney at the bar makes the best drinks.
  11. BW

    BarryW

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Dog Watch Cafe in Stonington Borough is a true gem! In the ten years or so we’ve been dining there, we have never had a bad meal! Their tuna is always first rate and that’s important if you crave tuna. And everything else is really good too. Better have reservations though cause this place is busy year round.
  12. I

    Iris

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh fish and great service
  13. BS

    BonnieSue

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy coming to Dog Watch. The ambiance, service & food are wonderful.
  14. t

    trix1015

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rosemary is just the best! And thanks Julie for helping with my Return. Dog watch never disappoints
  15. R

    Rafe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great selection of food. Our meals were great. Server was friendly and efficient. Interesting water location.
  16. BS

    BonnieSue

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have never had a bad experience at Dog Watch. Whether it's food service or ambiance, it's all been great.
  17. DK

    DeborahK

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    I've eaten here many times. The food is great, usualy the experience is too. Unfortunately, this time I had to sit faceing into the kitchen which isn't a great view. Maybe if there was a screen in front it would fix that.
  18. F

    Fuzzybunny

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You cannot go wrong with anything on their menu. My husband and mine’s favorite is the seared yellow fin tuna. Perfection!
  19. SF

    SusanF

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were having lunch with good friends visiting from Arizona who always love to eat at the Dogwatch Cafe. They really had a great time and then we strolled down to the town docks . It was the best day!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always good here
  21. K

    Kaybear

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is top notch and soooo delicious!!! The staff all work so hard making a meal there very enjoyable!!!it’s our favorite CT coastline place to dine!!!!
  22. P

    Path215

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed a great lunch on a beautiful day! Even when server needed to let us know there was a rsv for our table after we had been there for 2 hours - very kind and professional. Great drinks, delicious food, prompt service!
  23. NA

    NAPAJEFF

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GREAT TIME ONCE AGAIN!! BECKY IS OUR FAVORITE WAITPERSON. LOOK FORWARD TO BEING THERE AGAIN!!
  24. D

    Debba

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love going to the Dogwatch Cafe. The view is beautiful, the staff is nice and the food is delicious!
  25. PH

    PeterH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were great. I realize the name of the restaurant is Dog Watch Cafe but we ate outside and there were far too many dogs that patrons brought with them. Most of them were well behaved but one barked the entire two hours we were there which made it annoying. Why on earth would someone bring their dog out to eat in public. Doesn’t make sense.
  26. F

    Foodie

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Sitting on this deal on a warm November day was heavenly. The food was fresh and good. Prices reasonable and good sized portions. Relaxing and fun lunch.
  27. P

    Patsy

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of five consisted of a wine merchant and wife, a professional waiter from California and a Chef and his wife who also is an accomplished cook....the latter two being quite critical when dining out.....our entire experience was terrific!!! Great wine ( sancerre).., 4 delicious appetizers shared....5 great meals ( scallops and bouillabaise ....which the Chef said was outstanding) Our waitress Tara kept right up with us and served us well. My husband and I frequent the Watch and were thrilled that our company also enjoyed!!!
  28. MM

    MimiM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I forgot to ask if you’ve found a black and silver dangling earring lost Sunday October 30. Dined twice recently at dogwatch and liked it a lot. Sorry not able to sit party of 7 together.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday and anniversary, Rose the waitress is so very personable. Everything was great.
  30. LG

    LynnG

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE IT!!! One of our favorite places to dine in CT!
  31. GS

    GlennS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Dog Watch has been consistently outstanding over the years we have been dining there. Always an enjoyable mix of ambiance, quality, service and value! Highly recommend!
  32. AM

    AndreaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Wonderful place to meet a friend for lunch! Beautiful view and great service
  33. F

    Foodies

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening to still dine outside. Delicious food! We will return.
  34. m

    msnmba

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Have visited Dog Watch many times. Always consistent. Servers always pleasant and efficient Hope that one day they will reinstate the reuben sandwich, it was delicious. Looking forward to our next visit.
  35. GS

    GordonS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another perfect dining experience! DWC is committed to excellence…and never disappoints.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We had 4 dinners. Two were the sliced steak dinners and both steaks were very chewy and tepid. We should have sent them back but we didn’t want to ruin the dinner for our friends The other dinners were great. The fruit salad was yummy. Service was excellent.
  37. AG

    AmyG

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor dining area
  38. D

    Duxbury

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and a nice location made for a great dining experience.
  39. WK

    WalterK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dog Watch never disappoints!! When we hit Foxwoods we always hit Dog Watch. Very dependable and very consistent at a reasonable price.
  40. NC

    NatalieC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my husband's upcoming birthday at Dog Watch and had a great time. It's a casualatmosphere, where you can relax and have a nice meal and the prices are reasonable. I requested a table by a window and we had a wonderful view of the marina. Our server was very pleasant and accomodating. When she found out we were celebrating his birthday, she gave him his choice of dessert free of charge. Our meals were delicious, and other entrees going by to tables looked fantastic too. We'll definitely be back to try some of them soon.

FAQs

Dog Watch Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 2731 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 43 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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