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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
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Description: Sun Dog Cafe is a great casual dining option, and home to the Gecko Gazebo,...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome lunch

Awesome place to eat while shopping in St. John's Mongoose Junction. Loved the outdoor seating / cafe. Amazing all of that deliciousness comes out of that little kitchen. You guys rock!!!! Oh- the BUSHWACKERS ARE FANTASTIC You can't go wrong

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Beth O
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North Canton, Ohio
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North Canton, Ohio
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome place to eat while shopping in St. John's Mongoose Junction. Loved the outdoor seating / cafe. Amazing all of that deliciousness comes out of that little kitchen. You guys rock!!!! Oh- the BUSHWACKERS ARE FANTASTIC You can't go wrong

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1 Thank Beth O
Beaufort, South Carolina
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141 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Eight guys stopped by the Gecko Gazebo bar at Sun Dog Cafe while our wives were shopping. Great little bar serving great cocktails and cold beer. Nice setting overlooking the courtyard.

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1 Thank David E
Rome, Wisconsin, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Randomly stopped here for a late lunch and it was great! It doesn't look like much as there is just a few tables but I would eat there again. We felt very safe there as well. Much different than how we felt on St. Thomas.

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Thank Kate S
Morton, Illinois
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love Sun Dog and look forward to visiting every year. This year was a slight disappointment. I ordered a pulled pork "puff" and was really heavy on the bbq sauce/flavor. My husband had the Shrimp quesadilla and enjoyed it. Would return again but would choose something different.

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

Thanks so much for the visit and the review Sorry we missed the mark on the puff; it's usually pretty darned good. We encourage all of our guests to let us know about any mishap so that we can correct it on the spot. Thanks and we hope to see you again soon Michael More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Can only speak to the lunch menu and food. It is a lovely al fresco place at Mongoose Junction so very easy to get to and find. The jerk chicken tacos were really a treat filled with jerk chicken with all of the additions on the side. The grilled cheese was also very good and flavorful with chips on the... More 

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Thank John W
Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good food at reasonable rate but the open mike nite is always a hoot. I can't post this without 100 word so this is wasting space

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Thank Lee B
Grand Junction, Colorado
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here in January 2016 while in St. John for a week. Four of us had drinks and lunch. Everything was satisfactory if not exactly memorable. Service was barely average, and we wondered how the restaurant staff could tolerate the constant flow of 60's rock and roll music day after day. We four are boomers ourselves, by the way.... More 

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Thank Oldiesatlarge
Chocowinity
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there on a Sunday open mike music night. The Quesidilla and pizza we ordered were top notch. The music with a mix of local talent and visiting tourists was entertaining. The chocolate mousse and key lime pie were a real bonus. Atmosphere and casual setting give it an island feel.

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Thank B S
Bay City, Michigan
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the atmosphere of the Sun Dog! Open air tucked in between two buildings in Mongoose Junction with adorable umbrella covered tables. The singers at open mic night were fantastic and really added some fun to the atmosphere. The food is reasonably priced and the selection was varied. I had a pizza, my friend had a burrito and they... More 

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Thank BeachLover1966
Columbia, Missouri
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a Sunday night, and the combination of great food, service, and the locals showing up to play with the host band made for a memorable evening. We started with drinks and the jerk chicken quesadillas, then the 4 of us had tacos, the burrito, and the roti. All excellent. The guys that served us were having... More 

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Thank Como_travel77
Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the visit and the review. The Sunday Night Jam is special for us. We've been doing it about ten years now, and it's like a musician's club. We get between 10 and 25 musicians, local and visiting, and find a way to get them to play with people that they haven't played with before. The result... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 19
  • Cuisine: Grill, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?