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Dog Watch Cafe

Dog Watch Cafe, located in Stonington, CT, is a casual eatery that serves up a variety of delicious dishes alongside a beautiful waterfront view. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with an order of the Tuna Tartare with finely-chopped yellowfin tuna, tamari, cilantro, sesame oil, orange, and wasabi tobiko, served with rice crackers. Next, chow down on the Salmon Sandwich with fresh grilled salmon, lettuce, tomato, and remoulade on toasted ciabatta bread. Or go for the Chicken Pesto Pasta with sauteed chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, and creamy pesto sauce over penne pasta. Dog Watch Cafe is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:30am to 9pm, and Friday through Saturday from 11:30am to 9:30pm. Visit Website

Or call (860) 415-4510 for more information.


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Dog Watch Cafe has received a rating of 3.3 out of 5 bones by 3 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 890 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Colleen
    Apr. 27, 2021

    Very dog friendly, we visited on a weekday around 12:30 in the afternoon. We were seated on the back porch, it was a bit chilly but they have heaters and our waitress,Nicole , adjusted the heaters so that we were warm and toasty. She brought over a bowl of water for our dog immediately. We saw one other dog on the deck. The food and drinks were great! I had the hot lobster roll which was delicious. Considering we are in a pandemic, the wait staff was lovely, we didn’t feel rushed, and we were treated very well

  • Vanessa
    Aug. 7, 2020
    Trust me, bring yourself AND Fido! They are dog friendly!

    When I planned our vacation in Mystic I looked up dog friendly establishments and Dog Watch Cafe was listed but they had 1 bad review. All I can say is that we had a wonderful experience. I called and made a reservation. I told them that we were coming with a dog in a dog stroller that we were able to zip closed if they wanted us to. They were completely fine with it. When we arrived, were welcomed in, everyone was friendly, we sat on the deck in back by the water with a great view and my dog was able to sit in her stroller with the top open. The chef accommodated her request for surf and turf (a plain burger pattie and 3 grilled shrimp). Some patrons took pics of my dog. All of the servers were friendly to us and to Gidget the Boston Terrier. Everyone said she was cute. The humans that brought accompanied Gidget also enjoyed the food very much. It was all delicious. Our meal was fantastic! We split a crabcake, I had the seared tuna over Asian noodles and my husband had the Stonington scallops. We also had key lime pie and coffee. I have to say that had I gone by the 1 review that I saw, I might have skipped this place. I'm glad we ignored the review because this place is a great find. And from what I could see and by how we all were treated, they are dog friendly, they do love dogs, they care about giving great service and their food is fantastic. I am giving 5 Bones but if it was possible I'd give them 10 Bones. Check it out for yourself. We will definitely return with or without our dog.

  • Courtney
    Jun. 18, 2019

    Their outdoor bar area accepts animals in their presence but there are no water options for the pups.

    Their restaurant, while boasting is dog friendly on their patio/porch is NOT.
    I asked on facebook messenger the morning of as well as called ahead an hour before we were leaving to get there to ensure that they were indeed dog friendly on their porch.
    Upon arrival I was informed the porch was NOT dog friendly. I would need to tie my dog up away from me if I wanted to enjoy their food or step foot on their porch.
    This is incredibly misleading especially considering that I have a WRITTEN response in my messenger specifically stating
    "Is your porch dog friendly?"
    "Of Course. As long as he/she is well-behaved they are welcome!"

    Disappointing, misleading, and frankly rude. Tying my dog up in another location is NOT dog friendly. I can do that at any restaurant in the world as long as no one steals him first.

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