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Sun Dog Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, American, Caribbean
N Shore Road | Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
+1 340-693-8340
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (180 reviews)
“burrito” (65 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
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. Brunch, Lunch & Dinner Daily
"awesome atmosphere, great experience and killer food"
Lisa H
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2. Live Music with Special Guests
"lucky enough to be there for Kenny Chesney at open mic night"
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3. Great Little Bar
"outstanding and everything that came out of the kitchen was great"
Scott C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Sun Dog Cafe is a great spot for a nice lunch and a few drinks. Located in beautiful Mongoose Junction, Sun Dog Cafe is comprised several umbrella'd tables in the courtyard, and the tiniest kitchen you may ever see. How such consistently good fare can...More

Thank S_M_Healey
Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks SM! Very thoughtful review and we appreciate the business! Michael SDC Proprietor

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 22 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 1 week ago

We stopped by for drinks and lunch, the kids we craving pizza. All items were good and served well. Would highly recommend

Thank P_E_A_K_1995
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good, service was great. Lots of options for vegetarians and meat lovers alike. My husband loved the jerk chicken tacos.

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were only in St. John for a week, but went to this cafe twice because the food was so good and the location conveniently central within Moose Junction. Would highly recommend!

Thank Leslie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go for brunch, lunch or dinner. Anytime is fabulous food and wonderful customer service. Have a drink and enjoy the laid back atmosphere.

Thank Natali B
Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Natali! So glad you enjoyed. Michael SDC Proprietor

Reviewed 1 week ago

Live music, great food (the Tuxedo Tuna was fabulous, both times), delicious cold drinks, wonderful people, terrific atmosphere.

Thank Mark N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I are first time visitors to St. John. We’re having a great time and stopped at Sun Dog Cafe for lunch - and so glad we did! The outdoor tables, perched below generous outdoor umbrellas, are surrounded by comfortable chairs, and the...More

Thank PawliesFarm
Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad when we get to be a part of someone enjoying themselves here-- Thanks so much for the excellent review and we hope to see you again soon! Michael SDC Proprietor

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Mongoose Junction location. Extensive menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Shaded outdoor dining. Excellent service and quality food, full bar. Live music on select evenings.

Thank unme5063
Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Perfect Review! Thanks! Michael SDC Proprietor

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stop in every visit to St. John. This last visit we had breakfast one morning and drinks one evening with live music. Always a fun place to go to with great food and drinks!

Thank julielarson24
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 23
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
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 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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