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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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10:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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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  • 199
    Very good
  • 25
    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
Great burritos and roti

Stopped but for an early dinner in Cruz Bay. Had some excellent burritos and chicken roti. My wife and some very tender flank steak. Nice outdoor dining.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Columbus, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Columbus, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Stopped but for an early dinner in Cruz Bay. Had some excellent burritos and chicken roti. My wife and some very tender flank steak. Nice outdoor dining.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Walked off the ferry with the kids, looking for something casual. The seating is in a breezeway of Mongoose Junction, but that fit our mood and dress after snorkeling all day. The food was fantastic. We were really surprised. It's hard to find a restaurant that can truly please all members of a family of 6 (kids 6-15), but we... More 

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Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great restaurant surrounded by THE best shopping in St. John! Try the Mahi Mahi tacos and a peach Bellini!

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

Thanks so much for the visit and the great review-- we really do appreciate it. One note, while the original Bellini uses peach liqueur, we have a more of a local take on it, and use mango, so the menu item is a Mango Bellini Cocktail, made up of cruzan mango rum, pureed mango & champagne. It's perfect with brunch!... More 

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

After checking in at the customs dock, everyone was a little hungry and the Sun Dog Cafe was chosen by the youth in the party. Excellent Tuna, Lettuce & Tomato Wrap, Pulled Pork Puff Pastry, and other staples with a twist. All reasonably priced for the location and served with good humor and little delay. Next time we are checking... More 

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Lynbrook, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

didn't know this place existed as it's located with a mall between stores, directly behind another restaurant, Virgin Fire. As best as I can tell they me be owned by the same person. There are only 5 or 6 tables but the food was great. We had lunch here; don't know if they serve dinner. Our waiter was great and... More 

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Lunch on July 11th, 2015. The black bean quesadilla was loved by mu wife and kids and my mani fish tacos were very good. The service was slow and my dish came out later than the others. Good food, ok service. Nice to sit an order and let the kids walk around in shops while waiting for the food... because... More 

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South Elgin, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Tables are in the mall area with shoppers passing by, so it is not very private or quiet. The food was good, but the drinks were a bit week. It's not a bad place for a quick lunch stop.

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

Thanks for the visit and the review. Of course, we wish you had enjoyed it more. We are a courtyard restaurant, so not very private, more social and casual. I'm surprised on the weak drink comment-- we have a standard 2 and one half ounce pour, which is fairly generous. Perhaps you ordered a frozen drink, where the other ingredients... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Enjoyed the bushwhackers at this bar, happy was great! It's located in an outdoor mall, seating was limited but the service was friendly.

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maryland
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92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Sun dog food was delicious ! we stumbled in when we found Mango was closed due to a fire and we were pleased. This is a cafe style( 4 tables on the veranda) restaurant but it was fantastic. They do not take american express but otherwise a great pick. Quality food not frozen style at all.

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

Thanks for the visit and the very positive review. We do accept American Express, always have, and I apologize if you were told otherwise. It is posted on the face of the building and elsewheres as well. Glad you enjoyed! Michael SDC Proprietor More 

Philly Suburbs
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

If you want casual Caribbean, this is the best! Jerk Chicken soft tacos! Also heard a terrific local music group play and it was open mike night. Loved the food, ambiance and music. Have to say,,, ate at what I think are the best places on St John, and this one I love. It'll be my first stop next St... More 

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Additional Information about Sun Dog Cafe

Address: Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay, St. John
Phone Number: +1 340-693-8340
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 19
Cuisine: Bar, Pizza, Cafe, Pub, Healthy

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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?