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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
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We had a lovely lunch at Sun Dog after a morning of snorkeling at Trunk Bay Beach. The service was great and eating outdoors was refreshing. Never expected the Shrimp Veracruz to be so delicious, but ordered it after waitress recommended it. Paired it with a Caesar salad. So glad we split our lunch for two because the portions were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice setting in the middle of Mongoose Junction outside. Service was great (Mike is a great and entertaining server). Food was very good and the live entertainment fun. I highly recommend this spot if in St John.

Thank HollandJanine
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything we ate was delicious, The shrimp taco, the ahi tuna tacos and the shrimp burrito. Nice outdoor location in Mongoose Junction. There is more parking out back of Mongoose Junction if the front is full

Thank ive629
Mahwah, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We make this a repeat stop on our annual trip to St. John. We love a nice outdoor lunch with the crew from the Sun Dog. Try "The Pig" or "The Burrito that ate Cruz Bay." Really, you can't go wrong. The kids love the Pizza dip sticks and the wife likes the variety of the daily Puff Pastry. The... More 

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Rossmoor, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I had a blast spending the afternoon with Mike at the Gazebo bar. Mike made us so glad we missed our parasailing boat. What started off with my son and I grabbing a beer while the rest of the family shopped, turned into probably one of the highlights of our trip. Mike cranked up the Pandora, put... More 

Thank leibl_brian
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the evening we were there, one waitress serving all the tables, we got our food within 15 minutes. Food was very tasty and the price very reasonable!

Thank Kasia23r
MongooseMgr, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this review

Twenty years of practice is beginning to pay off! Thanks and so glad you enjoyed. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been reminiscing and salivating over Tuxedo tuna since our last trip to St. John 3 years ago. This trip, it was even better than we remembered. The service was friendly and attentive.

Thank Wendy M
Ruston, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch at Sun Dog Cafe. We tried 2 different pizzas. They were both tasty, but everyone agreed that the Pizza Margherita was the best! Also had the burger which was very good and the Gourmet Grilled Cheese. It is as wonderful. Would definitely recommend this place. Rowen, our server was very attentive!

Thank tykadero
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome environment, friendly and the service was great. Along with the fantastic food, the bartenders really know how to make an unforgettable island cocktail. Sun Dog Cafe is definitely a favorite. Nice crowd of families, couples and singles!

Thank Jen O
Newington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved Sun Dog and is a perfect stop after shopping at Mongoose Junction. Owner/Manager came over because we were sitting at the restaurant opposite Sun Dog not knowing it is owned by the same people. Service was fast and our food was hot and wonderful. Get the lizard drink - I think it's called the Iguana something. Delish! Perfect... More 

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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, Gluten Free
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
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?