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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 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We try to attend open mic night whenever we can. We have met the best people here. Have always loved their pasta salad.

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Thank Soulardstl
Fort Worth, Texas
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our experience at Sun Dog was so good we went back a second time. They offer tacos, burritos, sandwiches, salads, soup. There were 7 of us and everyone (including kids) loved what they got. The waitress informed us that everything is made from scratch - side items, sauces, etc. It showed. As Texas residents who regularly eat chips with salsa... More 

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Thank HoodlumOfMercy
Franklin, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rowan was are server. He was terrific! He assured us that everything on the menu was great and he was pretty much spot on. Had the Mexican dip for an appetizer and 2 Lime & Coconuts to drink. So good! Hubby had the carnitas tacos and I had the Mahi-mahi tacos. Both excellent and super fresh. Finished with the key... More 

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Thank lcavanah
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great lunch place with fresh food and perfect service! Great atmosphere to just grab a bite, a drink, or even full dinner if you like! You have to try the " Tuxedo Tuna" - best Tunafish ever!

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Florida
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sun Dog serves large portions of interesting options. We had a hard time finishing our lunches and wound up taking them with us to have later for a snack.

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Thank FloridaMapu
Troy, Michigan
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are a large group in the islands for a wedding, and the staff went out of their way to accommodate us. Service was outstanding and everything that came out of the kitchen was great. We all enjoyed the food, drink and service,

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

So glad you enjoyed--- As owner, it's truly amazing to have the people that I have been blessed with working at Sun Dog, many for more than a few years. We are celebrating 20 years on St. John this winter and are grateful to the community and our guests for all of the success we've enjoyed, and much of this... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great menu and execution. Ate there several times during our stay...my husband had to go back for the Tuxedo tuna! Great staff and drink service!!!!

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Thank karnick2016
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waiter was great, suggested great meals and drinks, and was very personable. Food/drink was delicious. Very pretty area nestled in the tourist zone. Highly recommend.

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Thank Mike C
Foley, Minnesota
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always an island favorite. They prepare each meal lovingly. The chicken roti is very good, and with a touch of the house brand hot sauce delicious.

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Thank Chetspringer61
Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious tacos. Fish shrimp. Delicious. Salads great. Best peel and eat shrimp. Painkillers if you plan on napping in the afternoon

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Thank Pmm1948

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 19
Cuisine
Grill, American, Caribbean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
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
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!

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