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Sun Dog Cafe

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
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Updated 08/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
$8 - $23
CUISINES
Grill, American, Caribbean
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Sponsored by: Sun Dog Cafe

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Brunch, Lunch & Dinner Daily
1. Brunch, Lunch & Dinner Daily
"awesome atmosphere, great experience and killer food"
Lisa H
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2. Live Music with Special Guests
2. Live Music with Special Guests
"lucky enough to be there for Kenny Chesney at open mic night"
advonefin
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3. Great Little Bar
3. Great Little Bar
"outstanding and everything that came out of the kitchen was great"
Scott C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is awesome! We had great drinks served by a fun bartender Sara. The Ahi tacos were so fresh! Sara the bartender was so great we stayed and had quite a few drinks! My wife and I would eat here every day if we...lived on the island.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed June 22, 2020

This is a little outdoor cafe at Mongoose Landing. We popped in to grab a bit and left amazed at how good the food is. Seared una and grilled mahi tacos, fabulous; fried mahi tacos, even better. Great little bar as well. So good we...stopped back in for breakfast the next morning and then lunch again 2 days after that. Breakfast quesadilla is killer good, and portions are hefty on everything. Can't miss for lunch and cocktails!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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MongooseMgr, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2020

We do sneak up on people a little bit. When you visit Mongoose Junction, our tables appear to be disconnected from the hard to find and very small kitchen. Our little bar seats just 10 but overlooks the center courtyard. We have people ask us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great breakfast and Bloody Mary at Sun Dog Cafe. Sarah did an excellent job with the bloody and was able to give us suggestions for our day at the beach in St. JohnMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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MongooseMgr, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Bridget, very much appreciated. Sarah has come up with a special Bloody Mary for Sunday Brunch: The Trinidad Charlie, using his local hot sauce. Garnished with bacon and shrimp, it kills! Glad you enjoyed and thanks for taking the time to review us! Michael...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with dishes that were all the staff favorites as marked on the menu and we were very pleased. The Mexicali bean dip, crab cakes, and were out terrific appetizers. The pain killers were EVERYTHING and only $5 during happy hour. No one was...disappointed by their meals and Barbie was our waiter who helped us with excellent recommendations. The owner stopped by to speak to us and you could tell it’s a locals favorite spot with some of the regulars that stopped by and knew all the staff by name and vice versa. We stumbled upon it because we were searching for food in that inbetween time when restaurants close down to transition from lunch to dinner. It was the best unplanned stop of the trip.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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MongooseMgr, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks and so glad you enjoyed. Yes, we're kind of a locals spot smack in the middle of a vacation destination, with 24 years of experience and lots of good friends who enjoy the place. We're open daily 9 to 9, serving brunch, lunch, dinner...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had a fabulous breakfast with incredible service! Kathy was our wonderful server and she was so kind, energetic, knowledgeable, and really went out of her way to make sure everyone in the restaurant had everything they needed and beyond. Amanda was behind the bar...keeping everyone happy with wonderful drinks and smiles (behind the mask ;) ) Our food was fresh, hot & flavorful and we really enjoyed our experience. We even stuck around for a few more of Amanda’s delicious drinks after our meal because we weren’t ready to leave. Can’t wait to come back for lunch!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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MongooseMgr, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the stellar review -- it's very much appreciated, as are the efforts of our caring staff.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at Sun Dog for dinner and loved it so much we came back for brunch with bottomless mimosas and bloody Mary’s. We had excellent service both times, but Sarah deserves a special shout out. Not only was she a fantastic waitress, but she...made sure to ask about our visit to St. John and gave us her tips and tricks on making the most of our visit. The food is some of the best we had during our week on St. John. She hand crafted some special cocktails for us to enjoy and they were amazing. We will definitely be back! We can’t recommend this place enough and we hope the visitors are lucky enough to be served by Sarah!!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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MongooseMgr, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Jess-- we very much appreciate the visit and the great review! Michael SDC Proprietor

Reviewed August 20, 2020

This open air restaurant was fantastic. My best advice is to order the curry chicken salad. Delicious!

Date of visit: August 2020
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MongooseMgr, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2020

Thanks, BigGuy! We take pride in doing simple things well, and classic items like this are representative of our approach to the whole menu. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 12, 2020

Awesome restaurant! We went for dinner and it was so pretty, we had great food, and the people were so nice. Our waitress Liza was wonderful, funny and personable. Highly recommend!!

Date of visit: August 2020
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MongooseMgr, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2020

Thanks so much for taking the time to write the review and glad you enjoyed! Michael SDC Proprietor

Reviewed August 6, 2020 via mobile

All outdoor seating, spread over several decks, only 2-3 staff covering everything including the bar, service was slow and food was decent, maybe a good lunch spot, four of us had dinner, all felt like the food was avgMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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MongooseMgr, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2020

So sorry that we missed the mark on your recent visit. Many of the Covid regulations and our own procedures limit our normal ability to function efficiently, and business levels have been unpredictable, making it a bit more challenging to staff correctly. This is not...More

Reviewed July 31, 2020 via mobile

We went for a girl's day brunch and Sarah made us feel so at home! We very much enjoyed our time and plan on visiting again very soon!!

Date of visit: July 2020
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MongooseMgr, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2020

So glad you enjoyed and thanks for taking the time to do a review. Thanks! Michael, SDC proprietor

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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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