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Sun Dog Cafe

Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay, St. John
+1 340-693-8340
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Ranked #7 of 42 Restaurants in Cruz Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $19
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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
St. John
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Had the record or third great dinner experience tonight! Tina is great and made wonderful suggestions and recommendations based on the days' specials. Overall great meal!

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philadelphia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We went on Open Mic night and it was great. Lots of good music! The service was excellent and the food was very good. It's outdoor and casual...perfect for vacation!

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

Thanks and so glad you enjoyed. The Sunday Night Jam is something we've been doing for about 9 years and attracts a variety or local and visiting musical talent. We have developed a number of people who serve as a house band, and encourage players to do songs with each other without rehearsal, which keeps everyone on their toes. Once... More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Sat at the bar and had a few beers while my wife shopped. Had the opportunity to chat with a few locals which was interesting. The bartender was knee deep in the Vodka early afternoon and as a result I witnessed at least four people come up to order food but after waiting on him to socialize with others they... More 

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

Hi Greg Thanks for the review, glad you generally enjoyed. I have observed that certain bartenders get a little too enthusiastic engaging guests and entertaining them, instead of focusing on arriving guests. Thanks for the heads up and for raising our awareness on the issue. Hope to see you again soon Michael SDC Proprietor More 

Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It's a nice spot for casual outdoor lunch. The food was good and simple. Sandwiches, salads, tacos, etc.

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St. Thomas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Have been here a couple times and there is nothing to complain about. Great food..great service... great setting!!! Guess that means they are a great restaurant!!! Looking forward to going back

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The food was absolutely delicious. We had four people dining and every single dish was very good. The service was a plus and the atmosphere was very pleasant.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We spent a week on St John in early September when many of the restaurants were closed. We ended up eating lunch here every day of our trip. Parking was easy, the location was great and the food and service were wonderful.

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Medway, Massachusetts
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56 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Prior to our trip, we googled "best fish tacos on St. John" and found that the Sun Dog Cafe was the place to go. Wow, were they right! The fish tacos were awesome - so fresh and they are not skimpy on the fish. My son ordered a burger and is still talking about how it was the best burger... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Picture a tiny prep building in Mongoose Junction with some tables between shops. Who would think this would be a great place to eat? Last year, after leaving Francis Bay, we decided to stop in Mongoose Junction. Saw this place and decided to give it a try. Fantastic fish tacos! Friendly waitress. So great, in fact, that we made sure... More 

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I believe this to be a newer restaurant....the food was out of this world and our waitress, Marjorie, was terrific!

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

Thanks, Sunny! So glad you enjoyed and you gave us a great compliment when you said that you thought that we are a new place, because we've been serving St. John since 1994. We do try to keep up on things and we're fortunate to be located in gracious and timeless Mongoose Junction, amid historically inspired, and properly maintained architecture.... 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 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 19
Cuisine: Pizza, Healthy, Bar, Café

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