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Sun Dog Cafe

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Bar, Pizza, Coffee Shop, Healthy
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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, Dinner, Lunch, 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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Visitor rating
  • 283
    Excellent
  • 185
    Very good
  • 22
    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
Good island prices, really nice setting, wonderful people!

Four of us just got back from vacation on St John and the Sun Dog Cafe' was our favorite place to eat and drink! Everything we ate was super good and the White pizza and Pasta Angela are incredible. Thomas at the bar is awesome! He served our drinks one night and then cooked our dinner the next... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2013
Shannon W
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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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502 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Four of us just got back from vacation on St John and the Sun Dog Cafe' was our favorite place to eat and drink! Everything we ate was super good and the White pizza and Pasta Angela are incredible. Thomas at the bar is awesome! He served our drinks one night and then cooked our dinner the next day. Great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Tyler the bartender was great!!! He had us laughing the whole time and made some amazing drinks!! And the music was fun and lively!

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Santa Maria, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

All I can say is WOW! We were invited to check out open mic night and it definitely did not disappoint! The local music was incredible! I don't recall our waitress' name, but she did a great job, I don't know how she handled all the people she had but we made sure to tip well! The food wasy really... More 

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Lakewood, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Bartender was super friendly, bar food was good. Good place to sit for a while located in the mall area

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Ocala, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We have passed this sweet little place up several times before. Was that a mistake! Menu was far more extensive and creative than we realized. Managed to have lunch twice, very good both times. Quesadillas were awesome, with fresh ingredients.Puff was very good, and we thought they had the best painkillers so far. And we consider ourselves experts on the... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

This is a great little place in Mongoose Junction tucked between shops. My server, Amy, was awesome and very knowledgable about the menu and specials. I went with her recommendation for the puff pastry if the night which was a BBQ pulled pork and black bean served with side Caesar salad. It was scrumptious and I almost kicked the plate.... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

This was our second visit. The food is still great and so are the drinks. We ordered carryout while having a drink and the Mexicali dip at the bar. The dip is awesome. I hate to only give a 3 out of 5 but the bartender was quite rude, not to us but talking bad about other customers. We saw... More 

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sundogcafestjohn, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to note this. I did share this with the staff member in question so that they clearly understand that there is a time and place for everyone to share their opinion and that it is inappropriate to make any comment about our valued guests. Thanks Michael, SDC owner More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

My husband and I ate here on our honeymoon in May 2013 - we also ate at about 8 other restaurants in the area - Sun Dog was BY FAR the best meal we had on our honeymoon. Do NOT let the modest looks of the place steer you away. I had the Shrimp Angela and thought about it for... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Food was the best we have had on the island so far. I highly recommend the burrito. Cute cafe tables in the middle of mongoose junction. We went for dinner. Only one server was working but she was very attentive and friendly. We will be back for sure!

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Morristown, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Hidden behind all stores and other restaurants we found this great little spot! Food, drinks, desserts and service was great! Tried the steak chimichurri sandwich and left super satisfied after a long day at the beach!

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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, Coffee Shop, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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?