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Sun Dog Cafe

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Pizza, Healthy, Bar, Café
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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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Visitor rating
  • 271
    Excellent
  • 169
    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
Most recent review
Quick, delicious food

We visited in Mar 2015 and were looking for a good, reasonable place to eat after a day of hiking and swimming. We ordered the spinach and mushroom quesadillas, fish tacos and half Caesar salad and were beyond satisfied! Between the food, soda and two mixed drinks, the bill came to $58.

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

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Patchogue
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We visited in Mar 2015 and were looking for a good, reasonable place to eat after a day of hiking and swimming. We ordered the spinach and mushroom quesadillas, fish tacos and half Caesar salad and were beyond satisfied! Between the food, soda and two mixed drinks, the bill came to $58.

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The Plains, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Great little spot in Mongoose Junction. Get the burger or the white pizza and Caesar Salad. Outstanding. Gets crowded because it's that good. Cute bar area with lively bartenders. One of our favorite places.

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Trumbull, CT
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We stopped for lunch at this outdoor cafe and were surprised at the quality of the food and the reasonable pricing. The waitress was friendly and helpful. My wife likes to modify menus items to meet her personal preferences, and it was done with absolutely no difficulty. The food was fresh and hit the spot for a light lunch. We... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

On our last two trips to ST John USVI we had the pleasure of eating at Sun Dog Cafe. After our first visit we knew we had to return. The food was great and the outdoor setting was pleasant and bug free. We have had lunch and dinner and can recommend both. The Shrimp Vera Cruz, the fish tacos, and... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Love this place !! Best service here ' only place w real banana in ur whacker! Accommodates happy clients drinks! Made by ani!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Stopped at Sun Dog cafe for lunch one day and got a chocolate banana Bushwacker (ok 3 actually)! After 4 days of traveling the island and hitting dozens of bars I went back to Sun Dog. They are definitely the best around, thanks to Ani.

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Connecticut
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Always busy with short lunchtime hours but we did take out. Nice variety and creative touches. Can park in back of Mongoose Junction since taking in front can be a problem.

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Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I had been to St. John many times , always walked by but never tried. My daughter and I read lots of reviews before this trip to St. John and decided this place looked good. We were there for dinner on a Wed evening it was not busy. Just our party on five and another couple. Our waitress was very... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We were looking for something simple with a good variety on St. John for our last night. We didn't want to spend too much and with our teenage kids we didn't want to do the party scene downtown. Mongoose Junction is so quaint at night so we decided to go there and look around. We came across Sun Dog Cafe.... More 

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

Thanks so much for the five star review-- aways nice to be appreciated for what we're doing right. We ran an ad campaign one time; "Get Out of Town" was the headline, because while we do have an active little bar at the Gecko Gazebo, the layout of the tables within the courtyard distances most people from it. With a... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
285 reviews 285 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had the EggsBenedict with their chicken sausage....spicy and delicious. We also had huevos rancheros. Everything was fresh, seasoned perfectly and served in generous proportions. Fine outside under an umbrella. Great way to spend a Sunday morning. Brunch served until 2. The regular menu looked good too.

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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: Pizza, Healthy, Bar, Café

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?