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Sun Dog Cafe

Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay, St. John
340.693.8340
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Ranked #6 of 40 restaurants in Cruz Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $19
Cuisines: Pizza, Healthy, Bar, Café
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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 Wednesday Night Jam, now in its 6th year, a great musical event with local and visiting talent. Welcome!
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Eagle Grove, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

The food is amazing. All the staff was very friendly as well. A must try if in St. John!! I thought the prices were average taking in the consideration your on an island and vacation spot.

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

HI TM Thanks for the very positive review-- we really do appreciate it, as they help to keep our excellent staff motivated and on point. The prices on St. John are all a bit higher than we'd like them to be and the primary reason for this is that we have one of the highest utility rates in the world,... More

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Food was good but a bit overpriced. You get a nice amount of food. And the Parmesan bread appetizer is DEELicious. Worth a nod.

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Northern Minnesota, USA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Their lunch special salad was grilled shrimp the day I was there. It was good. Prices are higher than mainland USA, but not unreasonable compared to other similar places. Service was prompt and eating outdoors in the shade was nice.

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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had an early dinner here. Prices are great for the island, and all of our food was perfect. Highly recommend!

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Sherborn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Terrific place for lunch - located in the heart of Mongoose Junction. They have great specials and a well rounded menu. You eat under the umbrellas in the open atrium - couldn't be nicer! Order a ting-ting and sit back and smile!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Jackson is someone you want to serve you! Kind efficient and helpful with info on island! He was our best waiter for our 8 day trip to St Thomas & St John! We also visited Oceana and we must say Jackson far out weighs the serve staff from that restaurant and your food was enjoyed more by our family! Thank... More

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4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is our first visit to St John. Sun Dog Cafe was recommended to us by the owner of the house we are renting. We ate dinner after a long day of snorkeling. It was so relaxing, the servers were kind and friendly, and the food was good! My husband and I shared a Caesar salad and an artichoke pizza.... More

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Looking for a place to eat lunch after a heavy morning of shopping we came upon the Sun Dog Cafe in Mongoose Junction. Very polite and efficient people working there. I ordered the special of pulled pork and cheese in a puff pastry and my wife had a salad with grilled shrimp. Both were very tasty and the breeze coming... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Had lunch here yesterday and supper today. The Staff was very accommodating of a food allergy we were working around which we appreciate very much! Service was very prompt and the food absolutely delicious! Would definitely go back.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Food was ok and the price was very reasonable considering other restaurants are very $$$$. Atmosphere was disappointing, sitting in the alley didn't really fit the bill. I was disappointed when asking about happy hour, the waitress said we had to visit the bar. We couldn't get happy hour prices sitting at tables. DISSAPOINTED! We have visited multiple restaurants. By... More

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

Hi N- Thanks for the review-- even though you were disappointed, we do appreciate it. We're glad you thought we are a good value. It is a funky little place: the tables are set up in a walkway in Mongoose Junction. I understand the term "alley" but since the area has beautiful architecture, we think of it more like a... More

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