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Sun Dog Cafe

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N Shore Road | Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
+1 340-693-8340
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Middleton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Sun Dog Cafe is by far the best restaurant on St. John! The jerk chicken quesadillas are beyond delicious! The seating is outdoors and it's a wonderful atmosphere! Sun Dog Cafe is an absolute must when visiting St. John!

1 Thank stephanie1217
Wilmington, North Carolina
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We always come to Sun Dog atleast once when we visit St. John. This time the Mahi tacos, Mahi entree and Mahi sandwich did not dissapoint. We tried some lime in the coconut drinks and drunken monkey drinks (both frozen and delicious). The staff is always friendly and accommodating, we love Sun Dog!

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

Thanks so much. It's gratifying that as we approach our 20th anniversary to have so many people who are regulars to St. John as our guests while here. Glad you enjoyed! Michael SDC Proprietor More 

St. John
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There may be some new faces at Sun Dog Cafe - but they totally lived up to my expectations this morning. This place continues to do IT right with excellent drinks, awesome food, and friendly faces. Sit at the bar for a little more "entertainment" - if you know what I mean.

Thank Wolf J
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a morning exploring the island, we were hungry and ready for lunch before our beach hopping on the island. We were elated to find parking and a super place for lunch! Sun dog Cafe offered a break from the crowds and a delicious lunch. Our server, Kenn was extremely attentive and very friendly. My husband had the Chicken Philly... More 

Thank Ann C
Grand Cayman
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193 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very enjoyable evening spot. Extremely friendly and helpful staff, and great (and plentiful) food. In particular, try the Shrimp Vera Cruz. A little unorthodox, but excellent.

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

Thanks for the visit and positive review. Shrimp Vera Cruz is a Sun Dog original: Large shrimp on the grill with a dash of blackening spice wrapped in a tortilla with jack and cheddar cheeses, and pico di gallo, topped with guacamole, sour cream, chipotle bbq sauce and mango vinaigrette. While its difficult to get your head wrapped around the... More 

Massachusetts, USA
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent food in a open air setting. Try the French country turnover. The filling changes daily. We had the cheeseburger ones, steak and the grilled Mahdi sandwich. I only managed to eat half and had the rest for lunch the next day. I was afraid the pastry would be soggy but it was still delicious.

Thank Mermaide
Sandy, Utah
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Six of us had a late lunch at the Sun Dog Cafe last week, and everything was very good. We had the gourmet grilled cheese, curry chicken wrap, quesadillas, grilled Mahi Mahi. We ordered two pizzas to take back to the villa- while the pizzas were good as well, we felt they were overpriced for the personal pizza size. Advice... More 

Thank 1jorda
Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed and thanks for the helpful advice Michael SDC Proprietor More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently returned from a few days on St. John. Had lunch twice at Sun Dog Cafe, very good both times. Prices inline with St. John. Nice service and exceptional quality lunches.

Thank Brady2005
Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family was visiting St. John, usvi and looking for a place to eat. We came upon Sun Dog Cafe. Totally surprised at how it was!! I had the beef philly. One of the best I had ever had. Everyone loved their food!!

Thank Becky H
Pompano Beach, Florida
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lucky enough to find this wonderful restaurant that was recommended by the lovely woman who will be marrying us in St John. The food was really excellent and we liked the location in the shopping area which was perfect for us to walk around after our great meal. Definitely recommend this restaurant as a must for lunch while visiting St... More 

Thank MaryAnn S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $19
Grill, American, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: N Shore Road | Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-693-8340
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. Don't Miss the Sunday Night Jam, from 6 to pm, a great musical event with local and visiting talent. Welcome!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?