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Sun Dog Cafe

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Bar, Pizza, Café, 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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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  • 276
    Excellent
  • 178
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    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
Quick satisfaction

We stopped at Sun Dog several mornings on the way to the beach-very quick and easy stop on the way to North shore beaches. The owners and staff were so welcoming and friendly to every customer. One of the owners took the time one morning to tell us how he and his family ended up on the island... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
millke05
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Nederland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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487 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Nederland
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We stopped at Sun Dog several mornings on the way to the beach-very quick and easy stop on the way to North shore beaches. The owners and staff were so welcoming and friendly to every customer. One of the owners took the time one morning to tell us how he and his family ended up on the island. We are... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Ended up at Sun Dog Cafe because Mongoose Junction was the only place we could find parking and the area quickly became a favorite. We had the chips and salsa and then tacos for dinner, the food was great! Highly recommend eating at Sun Dog Cafe.

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had meandered past this place dozens of times over the years, but never stopped to actually eat lunch. When we sat down we were were surprised at the variety of the menu and how good the food was. Although it did take a while to get our orders (definitely operating on island time) when it came it was tasty,... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Went on a sunday night - had a fabulous chicken roti and listened to some great music! The café is outdoors in the Mongoose Junction shopping area.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I really enjoyed the Greek pizza, good size for a personal pizza and very flavorful. The wait staff was attentive and the food came out promptly. I did order my only alcoholic drink here during my trip, I don't usually drink. It was called a Ting Ting and it tasted very good but was very strong for my weak self!... More 

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Elma, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We tried this restaurant because of the name--and it was a good choice. The drinks were heavenly and the food was good. Our service was quick and our server Shannon was very friendly.

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Pittsford, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great seafood, pasta, and salads and sandwiches for lunch and dinner outdoors at Mongoose Junction. We enjoyed the music both nights we ate there. Not many options for the little ones though - so bring something along for fussy eaters.

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Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

my friend and I stopped here for lunch. menu seemed to be standard bar fare , such as burgers and nachos, but what we had was well prepared of that variety. the banana chocolate alcoholic drink was delicious! (can't remember the name). nice setting, open air bar sitting in the middle of the beautifully designed mongoose junction shopping area. feels... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Dined here our after our first, sun-filled day. The server was cheerful, accommodating and welcoming. DrInks and food were good and prices reasonable. Our children (6 and 9) found it a fun and relaxed experience. Would recommend for families.

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Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We were there for open mic night and happy hour. Great musicians who played for several hours. Pitchers of painkiller were $25. Kind of crowded but that was due to the music. Had a great time.

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

Thanks for the visit and the great review and so glad you enjoyed. The Sunday Night Jam is now in its 9th year, bringing together local and visiting musicians in a unique venue. Not really an open mic, because players sit in with each other and a loosely organized house band. Spontaneity is the goal. We do have the occasional... 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, Café, 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?