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Sun Dog Cafe

N Shore Road | Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
+1 340-693-8340
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“lunch” (166 reviews)
“burrito” (61 reviews)
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Grill, American, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
N Shore Road | Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Sun Dog Cafe
1. Voted Best Lunch on St. John
"Can't be beat for a great lunch that is not too expensive"
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2. Casual Courtyard Dining
"An outdoor cafe within a lovely mall!"
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3. Great Little Bar
"outstanding and everything that came out of the kitchen was great"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were in St. John over the holidays and enjoyed many meals at the Sun Dog! Outstanding food (the Sunday brunch is not to be missed!) and great service! We also attended the Wednesday Night Open Mic night and it was, by far, our most...More

Thank amyfowler2005
Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Amy for taking the time and writing a great review. We'll be looking for you in March. Michael SDC Proprietor

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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We ate here twice during our trip, and rated the meals at the top of our list of favorites. The mahi-mahi, Cruz bay burrito, and pulled pork meals all had both excellent flavor and nice presentation. These meals were also better than many of the...More

Thank Stephanie E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the early places to open after the hurricanes. Now back to full steam ahead with great lunch menu. Always a good place. Salad with peel and eat shrimp andChicken curry roti are my favorites

Thank Pmm1948
Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the vote of confidence as we move though our recovery here and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their breakfast/brunch is wonderful-breakfast burritos, Huevos Rancheros, breakfast quesadillas-YUM! It was so good, we went back a second time in the week we were there.

Thank mcpandrews
Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks and glad you enjoyed. We just started serving Brunch from 9 am to noon daily-- it's a great relaxing way to start your St. John day, especially if you are headed out to the beach. Thanks!

Reviewed 4 December 2017

They are open in Mongoose Junction and had a great lunch! Loved their Coconut Curry Chicken Wrap! Outdoor table and so relaxing! Waitress was great!More

1  Thank Noelle M
Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

So glad you enjoyed. We have a little more time on our hands lately and so it's a bit easier to spend time getting to know our guests as we serve. Most of Mongoose Junction its open, and the repairs needed are happening quickly. So...More

Reviewed 21 November 2017

Went here for lunch and had the best mahi-mahi tacos! I was so happy to see them open after all the destruction of Irma! Can't say enough nice things about our waitress and the owner!More

1  Thank rlknyc
Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thanks so much! We were the first place open after Irma and worked off the grid on our generator for 75 days. Lots of challenges, but the staff here worked diligently and creatively through the problems. Generator broke? "I brought a gas grill". No ice?...More

Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

So my friends and I took a dinghy from St. Thomas to St. John. My first trip on water and to STJ since the storms hit. We had a beautiful day swimming the gorgeous beaches and then came to Mongoose Junction for lunch. Sundog Cafe...More

Thank Lisa H
Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

And thanks for joining us.... We were the first place open after the storms, and we're just now completely ready for a new season with a new menu, new promotions but the same attention to detail and caring staff (for the most part). Visit our...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Overall great experience and very relaxing! Food and drinks were very good, and our waitress was amazing! Everyone enjoyed their dinner and look forward to coming back!! Definitely recommend!

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent menu after choices food is presented well and tasted great. The best part was the server Jenny and ask for her. She will put a smile on your face no matter what.

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Have a sit at the bar, chat with the bartender, and enjoy tasty tidbits. Good way to relax after a bit of shopping at Mongoose Junction.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
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
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
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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 Wednesday Night Jam, from 6 to pm, a great musical event with local and visiting talent. Welcome!
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