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Sun Dog Cafe

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Bar, Pizza, Cafe, Pub, 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch
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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  • 314
    Excellent
  • 201
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 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
Great little spot

Nice Cafe tables in the courtyard. We enjoyed the food. My son had a great quesadilla. I enjoyed the puff pastry of the day. Lots of healthy options.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Aysha H
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Fernie, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Fernie, Canada
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Nice Cafe tables in the courtyard. We enjoyed the food. My son had a great quesadilla. I enjoyed the puff pastry of the day. Lots of healthy options.

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Stopped in here for happy hour and a bite to eat. The seating is all outside individual round tables with umbrellas. Good selection of drinks. We ordered the sangria and beer both good. Food wise, the menu selection is varied enough that I'm sure there is something for everyone. We had the special which was a puff pastry stuffed with... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We went here for dinner one night. The food was good and the restaurant was not crowded. I recommend the shrimp quesadilla.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Lovely al fresco dining in Mongoose Junction. Great service, tasty food, big portions. I had ,"the Burrito That Ate Cruz Bay", yummy! Fun to people watch while you enjoy good food! Would definitely go back.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We've been to St John annually for years, and this is a steady lunch place for us. Service is always good, we love the setting outdoors at Mongoose Station, and the food is varied and dependable.

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Glenwood, Maryland
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Service was slow bc they have 1 server for the half dozen tables and 1 person cooking in the kiosk sized kitchen. Tried the recommendation on the burrito first night and was not impressed. The second night we returned bc of wheelchair access and the burger was really good. Beer selection was limited by a couple of local micros made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had lunch after touring the island and we were very well pleased with out meal. I had burger with house chips and my wife had curry chicken wrap with chips, both were fantastic . Very neat setting back off the street in the middle of all the shops. Very relaxing and great service. Price was better than back in... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Exceeded my Expectations. The Service and the food was excellent. Great place for lunch while shopping in Mongoose Junction. Drinks, salad, Hummus, Chicken Roti and Grilled Cheese were all perfect !!

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Garden City, NY
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We had become fans of Sun Dog Cafe on previous visits, but our last lunch there was not good. Food actually was as tasty as ever but the service was TERRIBLE. Took forever for our waiter to come over at all (in fact the other waitress on duty was more attentive to us than he was, even though we clearly... More 

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

So sorry you had this kind of experience, and we apologize for it. There is no excuse for it and we take this kind of review very seriously. We will review this internally and do what is necessary to prevent this from happening in the future. Thanks for the heads up and please, should we miss the mark, let us... More 

Northern NJ
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158 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We found this spot on the last day of our trip and it was the perfect way to cap off our time on the island. Located in the heart of the Mongoose Junction center, the outdoor cafe style tables provided the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a good meal while people watching. I personally love the stone work in... More 

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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, Cafe, Pub, 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?