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Sun Dog Cafe

N Shore Road | Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
+1 340-693-8340
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Grill, American, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
N Shore Road | Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Sun Dog Cafe
1. Brunch, Lunch & Dinner Daily
"awesome atmosphere, great experience and killer food"
Lisa H
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2. Live Music with Special Guests
"lucky enough to be there for Kenny Chesney at open mic night"
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3. Great Little Bar
"outstanding and everything that came out of the kitchen was great"
Scott C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Discovered Sun Dog Cafe while exploring Mongoose Junction. We had our third breakfast at the cafe, our dishes of Eggs Benedict and stuffed French toast were both good. Coffee not so much. And the potatoes were OK, a little too much seasoning for our liking....More

Thank IL_Redheads_Rock
Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the notes, and we appreciate the visits and the positive review. We began a brunch service after the hurricane, and will be making a larger commitment to it, as the response has been so positive. Thanks!

Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Always grab a bite to eat at this little outdoor cafe when on St John as you're guaranteed to get consistently great food and service as well as an affordable meal. Our group was very pleased with various salads (generous portions) and the roasted red...More

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Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2018

Nothing succeeds like excess and we use compostables for all "doggie bags".... Glad you enjoyed! Michael SDC Proprietor

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drinks at Sun Dog Cafe are dangerously good! Nearly every time we have been there, there has been live music. Brandon and Caci are great bartenders and introduced us to Three Dice Game, and before we knew it, everyone at the bar was dancing, playing,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very seldom do we eat somewhere where everyone in our party says "that was the best...I ever had." We had 4 adults and 2 kids with us, everyone loved the food, and drinks! I had jerk tacos, wife had quesadilla, the rest of us had...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Sierra is the sweetest! As a local, it's great to receive fresh and friendly service with a smile. Awesome bar. Outdoors, locals and music. Quaint bar in STJ.

Thank Michele H
Reviewed July 8, 2018

We came one evening to have dinner after a day at the beach. My husband had a special pulled pork quesadilla that he said was good. My son had a hamburger that he didn't especially like. My daughter had pizza and I had a very...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2018

Do NOT skip this restaurant! We only had breakfast here, but I wanted to go back again for a different meal. Maybe next time! The cream cheese, mango stuffed French toast was the best food I had all week! Bottomless Mimosas and Screwdrivers made waiting...More

Thank bridget602
Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Great review, thanks! For the stuffed french toast we use brioche, and the best available fresh tropical fruit, then top it with mango maple syrup.... It's decadent, but worth it! Hope to see you again soon! Michael SDC Proprietor

Reviewed July 1, 2018

We ate breakfast here at this little open air café tucked upstairs in Mongoose Junction. My husband had the breakfast sandwich which he loved. I had the eggs benedict and they were excellent. You know you're dealing with a talented chef when poached eggs come...More

Thank TulsaSavy
Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2018

Wow Thanks! My mom made it for me growing up to celebrate, and our Chef Moreno, who has been with us over ten years and leading our talented culinary team has translated my personal memories, but honestly, better than Mom. Sorry, Joan, but if you...More

Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast before heading to Trunk Bay for snorkeling. The stuffed French toast is amazing! My husband had a breakfast burrito that was HUGE! If you want to be full all day, choose this item! They were accommodating and even though there...More

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Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2018

So glad you enjoyed and thanks for posting. Our lunch/dinner menu has many gluten free items, and they are marked with "VF" for convenience. We just began serving brunch this year and neglected to accommodate this on the menu-- so thanks for the heads up-...More

Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Best Eggs Benedict on St. John and St. Thomas. I have tried them all. Yummy!!! My second trip fro. St. Thomas for brunch this week

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July 29, 2018|
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Response from Michael B | Property representative |
Thanks for asking-- we do have an annual maintenance closure Sept 6- Sept 10(approx), but other than that will be open. Hope you can join us thanks! Michael
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 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
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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 Wednesday Night Jam, from 6 to pm, a great musical event with local and visiting talent. Welcome!
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