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Sun Dog Cafe

Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay, St. John
+1 340-693-8340
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Ranked #3 of 39 restaurants in Cruz Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $19
Cuisines: Pizza, Healthy, Bar, Café
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Good for: Families with children, 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 Sunday Night Jam, from 7-10 pm weekly, a great musical event with local and visiting talent. Welcome!
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English first
Atlanta, Ga
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The menu will have something for everyone. Its a nice little restaurant that has great tasting food. If you have picky kids like us, this menu will have something that will appeal to all. Enjoy.

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Tx
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for lunch towards the end of our stay and I wish we had found it earlier. We enjoyed the cheese dip appetizer as well as the tacos and pizza. I wished we had saved room for dessert as I'm sure it would have been good as well. We enjoyed SDC better than other restaraunts at Mongoose Junction... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Loved sitting outside in a great shopping. Loved the area. Kinda slow but good. I would go back. Quesdilla was very good. Kids liked it.

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

While on vacation in St John, my family ate there on two occasions. The food was great. I highly recommend it to anyone visiting the island.

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Lansdowne, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We cannot say enough about how much we love the Sun Dog Cafe and it's staff. The food is consistently excellent, the staff is wonderful, and the experience doesn't disappoint. Its a small outdoor place so it can be hot out there but we rarely had to wait and never worried about the heat because there was always a nice... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was probably our favorite restaurant on the Island. I was expecting it to be an indoor restaurant, so I was a little surprised when I discovered it was a little hut in an alleyway. I got a little nervous. But I'm so glad we didn't turn away! I got the jerk chicken quesadillas, and my husband got the fish... More

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Mahwah, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We own a timeshare at the Westin on St. John, and we come back every July for our family vacation. We make it a point to visit the Sun Dog multiple times each year. In the 9 years we've been coming, we can honestly say that we've never had a bad meal. The kids love the pizza dipsticks, and we... More

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Norman,OK
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I love this place. I always make it a point to eat here when I'm in STJ. The staff is usually pretty cool and I have left at least one 5 star review previous to this one. However, we had a very unpleasant experience with one f the wait staff. We ordered good to go and then decided that we... More

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

Thanks for the review, and we were aware of the incident. There was absolutely no need for our server to inform you about our policy regarding togo meals at our tables and we apologize for any lack of hospitality on our part. We have had people sit down at our tables with food from other restaurants, or order a to... More

Orlando, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We had lunch here while doing a little shopping and I was pleasantly impressed with the Mahi Mahi tacos with Caribbean fruit salsa. The chunks of fish were larger and higher quality than you typically find and the service was easy and casual. Everyone was very friendly. I highly recommend a stop for lunch.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We found The Sun Dog on our last trip to the Rock and made sure we came back on this visit. Unfortunately our timing was poor as we showed up during the time they are closed between lunch and dinner after a day at Trunk Bay. We grabbed a late lunch (or early dinner) elsewhere but wished we would have... More

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

Thanks! I hope we can live up to your five star rating on a full visit- and we appreciate the vote of confidence. We do close daily between 4:30 and 5:30. The Sun Dog Cafe kitchen is so small, which makes for small batches (and fresh food!). It also makes it necessary to stop to do food preparation, just when... More

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