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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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St. John
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is yummy and it's ever so fun to have lunch or dinner there, as it is in the midst of everything and the outdoor atmosphere is fun.

Thank susankloyd
Midland, Texas
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I had Ahi Tuna soft tacos and they were spectacular. My wife had Mahi Soft Tacos and my son had Jerked Chicken Soft Tacos and it was all very good. We had the Mexicali Dip as an appetizer and it was also very good. This place is an excellent place for an outdoor meal and cocktails while in Cruz Bay,... More 

Thank Patrick M
Florence, South Carolina
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in Mongoose Junction, right off North Shore road this is a great location to eat before after shopping/visiting north shore beaches. Found parking in the back. The grilled chicken quesadilla was excellent as was the Mahi Mahi sandwich. Service was very friendly and good quality. The bar located right by it got loud and there was some profanity from... More 

Thank Colton C
La Grange, Illinois
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All of their food is great. Very fresh and sometimes different dishes on the menu. Great service. The bar is a great place to people watch.

Thank Spomes
Latham, New York
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice cafe with outdoor eating in Mongoose Junction. The food was excellent and even though there wasn't a long list of choices, there was a variety. I had the Greek pizza which was excellent and my husband had Jamacian Jerk Chicken tacos which were also very good. A little pricey for what it is like everything else on the island,... More 

Thank Rebecca E
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch at the Sun Dog Café, the food was excellent, the atmosphere was great, right in the middle of all the shopping. The portions were fantastic, my daughter had pizza which was fabulous. I had a burger, it was huge and very tasty, I had not had a burger in days and it hit the spot. Cheaper than... More 

Thank possemom
Greenwich, Ct
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not fancy but OMG excellent fish tacos!! Highly recommend.. Prompt service, reasonably priced and value Hollands Greenwich, Ct

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

Wow-- thanks and so glad you enjoyed. I just did the math: almost 93% of our reviews are either excellent or very good. That means that only 7% of the people are wrong. LOL! Seriously, thanks and we hope to see you again soon. Michael SDC Proprietor More 

West New York, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cute little place right in Mongoose Junction. Our bartender Mike was awesome. Wish we were hungry because the food looked amazing. Hopefully will be back in Feb.

Thank Maria V
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a few cucumber, basil, lemonade specials and they were great. Our bartender Mike was friendly, welcoming and engaging with all the customers - and he kept all the glasses full! Friendly cute place.

Thank Warren L
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sun Dog looks like it might be a blah shopping center eatery where you grab a quick, bland meal while shopping. That is NOT what it is. Sun dog has a varied menu with quality offerings for everyone. Our group had pizza, Mahi mahi tacos and a chicken chiichanga. We also had tasty garlic bread with cheese appetizer. The Mahi... More 

Thank Dan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?