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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
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St. John, US Virgin Islands
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We like friendly people, good food and lack of pretention. Therefore, we can't help but appreciate Sundog! The staff is always available, prompt, courteous and pleasant. The food is consistantly tasty. The prices are fair. The Tee Shirts are delightful. It is all good. Go, enjoy, and leave with a flavor of how St. John once was...

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

Hi Needham I love your comments, because you get it. It's great to be appreciated for being a part of a tradition of what St. John is all about. For the many recent people in our community (by this, I mean in the past 35 years or so), it's been a haven for iconoclastic refugees from an increasingly commercial and... More 

Olathe, Kansas
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the ferry over from St Thomas to St John for the day and enjoyed beautiful beaches and views! As we looked for a place to have a late lunch, we found this cute little outdoor cafe. We didn't have a water view but we did enjoy a great caribbean meal. The service was great and so was the... More 

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

Thanks and so glad you enjoyed. We love being located in Mongoose Junction. While we are in Cruz Bay, just a five minute stroll from the ferry dock, we are away from much of the street life and hustle bustle of town amid historically inspired native stone and mahogany architecture. And we have a number of amenities that we take... More 

Kansas City
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great service and great atmosphere! I have never had anything I didn't like at this restaurant

Thank gn2lk
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner thinking it would be a take away place and got nicely surprised! The service is very friendly and very good, the food was delicious from starter to dessert. The texido(rare tuna) was fabulous a must have. The burger with sweet potato fries was delicious and their key like pie was a very nice addition to the evening!... More 

Thank Caroline S
Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at the Sun Dog twice for lunch during our recent trip to STJ. The atmosphere is tranquil/quiet and the breeze through the outdoor area is refreshing. Great drinks and good food came along with excellent service. A nice variety on the menu offered many choices for a good tasting lunch. Would highly recommend

Thank Larry H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unique location in the architecturally amazing Mngoose Junction complex. The food-- a blend of Caribbean, Mexican with a touch of East Indian-- was both beautifully presented and skillfully seasoned. The server was very friendly and accommodating even though she was clearly very busy. Tables--there are only five--are place in a walk way between boutiques and the food is prepared in... More 

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League City, Texas
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was so good we went back twice. Good selection to choose from and a comfortable atmosphere. Pork sandwiches are a great choice.

1 Thank CLL59
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will be amazed at the quality of the food that comes out of this little kitchen. We ate here for lunch after a kayak trip and we had a great lunch. The service is great, but they need more table space. Set right in the middle of Mongoose Junction, the setting is great if you like people watching. The... More 

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

Thanks so much for the visit and review-- glad you enjoyed. We do have a small footprint, but small is beautiful! Hope to see you again soon. Michael SDC Proprietor More 

Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here a few times over the years and it is consistently good. Great location in Mongoose Junction which is great for people watching. Lots of sun and sometimes some music to help set the mood. Great service!!

Thank Gary D
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A taste of the island. Saw this had good reviews and tried it. Very tasty and in a cute/fun marketplace (Mongoose Junction). It is an easy walk from Cruz Bay center. Ended up coming back a second evening.

Thank njtraveler442

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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
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
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?