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Sun Dog Cafe

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Bar, Pizza, Coffee Shop, Healthy
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Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay, St. John
+1 340-693-8340
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Description: Sun Dog Cafe is a great casual dining option, and home to the Gecko...
Sun Dog Cafe is a great casual dining option, and home to the Gecko Gazebo, our open air bar overlooking the gracious center courtyard of Mongoose Junction. A New York Times Travel and Leisure Pick for St. John, we serve lunch daily, dinner on weekdays, and brunch on Sunday in season. Don't Miss the Sunday Night Jam, from 7-10 pm weekly, a great musical event with local and visiting talent. Welcome!
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  • 287
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  • 187
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
My favorite restaurant on St. John by far!

I was visiting STJ with my mom and after shopping around Mongoose Junction we stopped here for drinks, which then turned into staying for dinner. I had the French Country Puff Pastry which, that day, was filled BBQ pork, black beans, jack cheese and such - it was the best meal I've had in YEARS... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
jadis23
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Dallas, TX
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Dallas, TX
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I was visiting STJ with my mom and after shopping around Mongoose Junction we stopped here for drinks, which then turned into staying for dinner. I had the French Country Puff Pastry which, that day, was filled BBQ pork, black beans, jack cheese and such - it was the best meal I've had in YEARS! The puff was so flaky... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Unique menu, burritos were very good. Drinks were strong and hit the spot:) Awesome presentation with the food, loved it!

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Central Florida, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Burritos and quesadillas were excellent! Service was good and loved sitting outside in the courtyard underneath an umbrella.

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houston, TX
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

stopped here after a day of fishing, fish tacos are amazing and so are the drinks! Grilled fish of the day was also delicious. seating can be limited but it worked and we even had a group of 12

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Sun Dog Cafe in Mongoose Junction is well worth a visit. The food is very good and the staff very helpful. We visited several times and enjoyed each meal. Would definitely go back.

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New York City, New York
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28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We went to Sun Dog Cafe for a bite at lunch time. Tacos are delicious. The shrimp one was my favorite, but the Mahi mahi was also very tasteful. It is nice to seat outside. Be aware that it can be difficult to find parking.

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Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the visit and glad you enjoyed! We do have free parking for our guests, something that's getting hard to find in Cruz Bay, in front and and behind Mongoose Junction. It's monitored during the day, and while there are some tight fits, we usually manage to get everyone parked. Hope to see you again soon! Michael SDC Proprietor More 

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Sun Dog Cafe always has fantastic food and the location in Mongoose Junction can't be beat. Try "the puff" - a changing special of puff pastry stuffed with the flavor du jour.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

First try at Mongoose Junction. Numerous shops and places to eat in Cruz Bay. Great pizza and puff pastry! Nice outside seating with friendly staff and fairly quick service. We will be back.

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Belleville, Kansas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I odered the tuna for lunch recently and was I pleased! The tuna was prepared just right and the sauces served alongside brought out the flavor of the sushi grade tuna. Excellent

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is a fairly inexpensive place to eat in St John. I had a puff filled with pork BBQ and my wife had a personal pizza. Food and service were excellent. Good place to come with kids. Located in Mongoose junction.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-693-8340

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 19
  • Cuisine: Bar, Pizza, Coffee Shop, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

Sun Dog Cafe is a great casual dining option, and home to the Gecko Gazebo, our open air bar overlooking the gracious center courtyard of Mongoose Junction. A New York Times Travel and Leisure Pick for St. John, we serve lunch daily, dinner on weekdays, and brunch on Sunday in season. Don't Miss the Sunday Night Jam, from 7-10 pm weekly, a great musical event with local and visiting talent. Welcome!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?