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Sun Dog Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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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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About
Sun Dog Cafe is a great casual dining option in the gracious center courtyard of Mongoose Junction, and home to the Gecko Gazebo, our open air bar. Unpretentious and relaxing, we are a TripAdvisor Hall of Fame winner, and a New York Times Travel and Leisure Pick for St. John serving Brunch, Lunch and Dinner Daily. Great live music complements our offerings, on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday Evenings. The menu has something for everyone, with some hefty tex mex, pizza, and updated comfort foods, plus vegetarian and gluten free options.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Grill, American, Caribbean
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
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed our food here and our drinks were great! My mom and I got a gecko drink and it came with a cute toy gecko and was very tasty. The food was delicious but we did experience long wait times as they were understaffed...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 22ashlyng22
Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the visit, the positive review and the note on the service. We appreciate it.

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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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank heliophil
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 1 week ago via mobile

Chef Moreno makes, in the opinion of this 22-year vegetarian, the best plant-based burger in the business. I almost wanted to have the wait staff take it back after one look. No veggie burger is supposed to look this good. (See pictures) And then, after...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank SoBeSparky
Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow Sparky Thanks! We do take pride in our vegetarian and gluten free options. While I enjoy all types of food, I've always felt that most restaurants offer to accommodate folks by throwing something together for them. For us, the challenge is making something really...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed dinner here one eve and the $15 all you can drink bloody marys another day. Really nice shaded setting in the alley of Mongoose Junction with live music. We had chicken burrito and a shrimp vera cruz burrito - both very delicious. Limited...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Buckeye82
Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed- we do offer bottomless bloody Marys, screwdrivers or mimosas at our brunch, served daily. It's a great way to kick off a day at the beach. We stock 12 beers-- our modesty sized bar only allows for this many, but glad you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for an outdoor spot for lunch while shopping, this is a good place. The tables are all equipped with umbrellas for a little bit of shade, which is good because it can get very hot in the St. John sunshine. Their...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gingerlee13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like the outside seating. Menus was ok. More choices would be nice. Love the live music. Always a great place to eat when others want to shop. Drinks and bar as well. Bar is a great hangout.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank stjohnkris
Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the visit., the notes and the positive review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a meal at the Sun Dog Cafe. Decent sized servings. The quesadilla was good, and well sized. The Ahi Tuna was good, but could have been better if it had been seared with sesame seeds. The pizza was burned the first time, and still...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank NotCook
Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the visit and the notes-- we really do thrive on constructive critique. Sorry about the confusion on the split check: Our policy is that we will gladly do so, and this is supported by a point of sale system that makes it easy...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped after dessert at Scoops to have dinner at Sun Dog not knowing whether the menu would have something for everyone (adults and two young boys.) We were surprised at the quality of the burgers (Angus beef), kids pizza, and salad, along with some...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Midday drinks; good prices and tasty rum drinks. Unfortunately no real ambiance as it’s in the middle of a shopping plaza.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed! Yes, it's right in the middle of the most beautiful collection of galleries, restaurants and shops in the Caribbean, by many estimates. Our open air cafe and bar overlooking the center courtyard is modest, with few amenities, and as such encourages conversation...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I sat in a busy little outdoor café and thoroughly enjoyed my breakfast! Bloody Mary’s, painkillers, all sorts of tropical drinks available. Put the guys at the bar and go shopping at Mongo’s Junction!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank rspeer
Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mongoose Junction has so much to explore and Sun Dog Cafe is located in the heart of it, overlooking the center. courtyard, so it's a natural home base to start that exploration from. Thanks and we hope to see you again soon!

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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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