Dog Friendly Hotels, Restaurants Guide

Dog Friendly Hotels, Boarding Kennels, and Restaurant Guide

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AREA HOTELS ~ North Stonington/Mystic/Stonington/Pawcatuck, Connecticut and Westerly, Rhode Island

La Quinta Inn  (Closest to the show site)    349 Liberty Street (Rt 2) Stonington, Ct 06379                                                                                          , Phone: 1-860-599-2400

Hilton Mystic
20 Coogan Boulevard Mystic,
Connecticut 06355
Tel: 860.572.0731

Comfort Inn
48 Whitehall Avenue
Mystic, CT 06355
(860) 572-8531

Econo Lodge
251 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic, CT 06355
(860) 536-9666

Residence Inn Mystic-Groton
40 Whitehall Avenue
Mystic, CT 06416
(860) 536-5150

Knights Inn
425 Bridge Street
Groton, CT 06340-3723
(860) 445-6550

Harbour Inn & Cottage
15 Edgemont Street
Mystic, CT 06355-2853
(860) 572-9253


Mystic KOA
118 Pendleton Hill Road
North Stonington, CT 06359-1719
(860) 599-5101


Creature Comforts Animal Inn

454 Connecticut 184, North Stonington – (860) 599-1784
1 review, directions, hours, and more »

Scott’s Kennels

9 Ella Wheeler Road, North Stonington – (860) 599-5172
Directions and more »

Red Rock Kennels

204 Boom Bridge Road, North Stonington – (860) 599-3977
Directions and more »


 Photo: Jen Quinn

Suggestions for dining in the PRLRC show site area,
all within 15 minutes of the show site.
Towns highlighted: Westerly, RI, Stonington, CT, Mystic, CT

PRLRC Restaurant Guide-(Rating: 1 Bones to 4 Bones – 4 Bones being the best)
North Stonington, CT

Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria
386 Norwich-Westerly Rd, North Stonington. 860.535.2333
Tuscan Fare, fancy pizza’s reflect price. Other items on menu. Great wines.
3 Bones

Mystic Pizza

At the Rotary on RT 2 and Rt 184

2 Bones. Not fancy but good. Up from a regular pizza joint. Other items on menu. Full bar.

Milltown Pizza Restaurant (Formerly Green Onion)

1 Bones -RT 2, just outside the village of North Stonington. Typical pizza fare. Good. Chicken Parm is my favorite. Greek Pizza good too.  SUPER FISH AND CHIPS!

For Breakfast, Ice Cream, Baked Goods/Chocolate! visit


240 Norwich Westerly Road, North Stonington, CT

Westerly, Rhode Island (10 minutes from show site)

84 High Street Restaurant

Moved now at 15 Canal St, Westerly, RI   401.596.7871

4 Bones  – Very Good. This restaurant offers fine dining and a menu of regional American classics. Has it’s own parking lot. Downtown Westerly just off Canal St. Two steps from Dylans and Billias Mediterranean Grill.

Ella’s Fine Food & Drink

2 Tower Street, Westerly, RI   Reservations: 401.315.0606  For reservations online

4 Bones-

Trattoria.. Cafe Longo

12 Canal Street, Westerly, RI   401.315.2952 For reservations online:

3 Bones – An Italian Menu


62 Franklin Street, Westerly, RI  401.348.6221

4 Bones – Excellent food. It’s in the back of a small shopping plaza that also has a very good Chinese place- Golden Chopsticks in the same plaza along with the MVD. Best way to get here from show site is take Rt 2 south from the show site, to the Rt 78 by pass around Westerly. Follow to the end of the by pass onto Rt 1. Take right onto Rt. 1. At second light turn left into Ocean Plaza. (once on Rt 1 you will pass Friendlies, Washington Trust Bank etc. just after the Big Wine Bottle sign at the Warehouse Beer Wine Liquor store- still on the left, look for the Subway- on the corner of Ocean Plaza – Guytanno’s is in the back of this plaza.)

Bridge Restaurant

37 Main Street, Westerly, RI     401.348. 9700

3 Bones: Eclectic menu. Great location on Pawcatuck River, offers outside dining area as well as inside

Pawcatuck, CT (Pawcatuck is actually part of the town of Stonington but the fair eastern section bordering Westerly, RI)

Prime Time Cafe
1 West Broad St,   Pawcatuck, CT 06379   860.599.3840

3 Bones – Good to Very Good. Right on the bridge in Pawcatuck, CT as your cross over into Westerly, RI.
Follow RT 2 south until it merges into RT 1, take left under railroad bridge. Prime Time is on the left just as you cross the river.
Parking on side street just past Bess Eaton Donut BEFORE the restaurant. Across the street from Bridge Restaurant.

Stonington Village, Stonington, CT. (quaint fishing village)

Skipper’s Dock

66 Water Street, Stonington, CT 06378  (860) 535-0111

4 Bones – A fine dining establishment in southeastern Connecticut. Seafood a specialty. Located on a pier it has exquisite views to Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. A year round restaurant with outdoor seating in the seasonal months as well as boat mooring facilities.
Directions: From Show Site- Follow Rt 2 south to Rt. 95 south, go south one exit  to Exit 91. Take left off exit follow to North Main St which is  2nd left -not counting on ramp to 95. Follow North Main straight. At the light which crosses RT 1, continue straight across intersection. Follow North Main until Trumbull Ave. (North Main ends there) take a left and then a right over railroad bridge into Stonington Village (Borough). Follow straight down Water St. Skipper’s Dock is on the left before you get to the point. It’s back down a drive right on the water and docks. Nice views of Stonington Harbor.

Mystic, CT

Go Fish

Olde Mistick Village, Mystic, CT 06355  Directions: I-95 exit 90 860.536.2662

3 Bones  – Good seafood also regional American, shopping near by. Next to Mystic Aquarium and down the road from Mystic Seaport.

Steak Loft

Olde Mistick Village, Mystic, CT 06355   Directions: I-95 exit 90 860.536.2661

3 Bones – Mystic’s best steakhouse and top seafood restaurant are one and the same. We’ve won Connecticut Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best Steak every year since 1983! And our fresh seafood selections and huge salad bar are just as delicious. Aged Black Angus Beef, Fresh Seafood, Scrumptious Salad Bar.

Also there are also some excellent restaurants in downtown Mystic listed below. Direction to downtown Mystic- Take Rt 2 south to 95 south to exit 90. Take left off ramp onto Rt. 27, follow straight toward downtown Mystic. After Mystic Seaport, take your second right onto Holmes Street to the Flagpole downtown and Main St.

Restaurant Bravo Bravo

20 E Main St, Mystic, CT 06355  (860) 536-3228

4 Bones – Excellent! At the flagpole and across the street from S&P Oyster House. Nice after dinner strolling along Main St in Historic downtown Mystic.

S & P Oyster House

1 Holmes St., Mystic, CT 06355   (860) 536-2674

3 Bones – Very Good. Right on the bridge in downtown Mystic- nice water view. Inside and outside dining. Good location to take a stroll after dinner along Mystic’s Historic downtown.

**Also Foxwoods Casino and the Mohegan Sun Casino for those big spenders among us. ; )
Area hotels provide shuttles to and from Foxwood Casino-not sure about the Mohegan Sun.
Be sure to check return times as you don’t want to get stuck at the casino all night without a ride back.

For Breakfast and Lunch:  The North Stonington Grange will be serving Breakfast, and Lunch daily on the show grounds. They are the best deal in town. Proceeds support the Grange and the fairgrounds.

Dunkin Donuts, Rt 2, North Stonington near Rotary.  Donuts, coffee, sandwiches