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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Grill, American, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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N Shore Road | Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This is definitely one of our favorite places to eat on the island of St. John! It baffles me that such fresh, delicious, and well prepared food comes out of a tiny truck! Don't let that deter you!! There are nightly specials which are out...More

1  Thank Debbie D
Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2016

Thanks for the visit and the AMAZING review. The New York Times made us a Travel & Leisure pick for St. John. In the review, the writer said "A remarkable menu for a kitchen the size of volkswagon beetle". I think it was Hemingway who...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 25 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 7 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.

1  Thank wardyb
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Very pleasant experience, low key and relaxed with high quality, fresh food and great service. We had four very different dishes and all were outstanding. Exceeded our expectations -- highly recommend.

1  Thank NJRs
Reviewed 5 August 2017

The portions are great and the lunch was so tasty - great options and awesome service. A nice breeze kicks in. Can't be beat for a great lunch that is not too expensive by island standards!

1  Thank brna2000
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

It was our great fortune to have lunch here....excellent, fresh food, reasonably priced. Highly recommend it.

1  Thank John B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
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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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