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Sun Dog Cafe

Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay, St. John
+1 340-693-8340
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Ranked #6 of 40 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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93% Recommend
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Being a chef, I have a high standard for food. While the Shrimp Vera Cruz was okay, the service we were provided was friendly and beyond exceptional. Working in the mountains, we lack a large pool of qualified people to draw on. I actually tried to hire our server, Jamie, away from the Sun Dog, but she prefers the sun!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I have been to Sun Dog Café several times and have never been disappointed. One of my favorite girls that work that work there is a girl named Jamie She is friendly, always has a smile on her face, and always has time to talk to you and tell you anything you want to know about the menu or the... More

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St. John
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We've been visiting St John for over 20 years. I can't remember when Sun Dog opened for business but it is one of our favorite bar and food destinations on the island. It's always a difficult choice between one of the Ahi Tuna dishes, the killer Burrito, and the frequently offered daily puff pastry special. Oh, but the texas chicken... More

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We have been a few nights in St John, and between all the fancy and top restaurants we found this as the better cost effective place you can have in St John. It was the best Tuna starter we had in 20 days in Caribe, very good entrees, but really worthy for the Island pricing standards. Its really worthy if... More

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Los Angeles, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Rude service - I didn't even get a chance to take a seat. It was 5:26pm and they started service at 5:30pm. I was tired and wanted to take a seat, order a drink, order an appetizer, and wait for my wife and daughters to finish shopping so we could then have dinner. Mongoose Junction is really nice location for... More

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

Thanks for the review, and I want to personally apologize if you felt that you were not served properly. We are a small cafe, with just 6 tables adjacent to the kitchen and we use the tables for food service only. We have a bar for beverage service. It seems there was poor communication on the part of our staff... More

Szczecin, Poland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Cool bar! Visited this place a few times. Taylor is awesome, good company, great vibe and tasty drinks!

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Des Moines, Washington
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My wife and I ate here after a long day on the beach. We had pina coladas to drink and the "best veggie burger" and "Curry coconut chicken salad wrap". All were excellent. Service was a little slow, but we understood as the restaurant seems to be run out of a tiny shack and they were slammed with hungry customers.... More

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Hampton Roads, VA
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The food is great, seating is very limited but if you get there between lunch and dinner you can easily get served. Great burritoes, tacos, sandwiches.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Nice enough little cafe with maybe a 12 tables in one of the Cruz Bay shopping malls. Sandwiches, salads and other light fare. Delivers what you would expect. Average value. But on St John's that does not mean much.

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North Carolina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Located in Mongoose Junction, this small outdoor restaurant has a good selection and great food at very reasonable prices. If you are looking for a less expensive option in this location, you won't be disappointed.

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