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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
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Lake George, New York
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Best bartender on the island! Ting Ting is my thing! 👍😎🙌✌️Head to the middle of Mongoose Junction and belly up to the bar! You'll be glad you did!

Thank Pattyswatersports
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 of this world, but there isn't anything on the regular menu that isn't fabulous!! Sun... More 

1 Thank Debbie D
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warren, nj
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108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We happened upon Sun Dog Cafe and we are so happy we did. We shared the Ahi Tuna soft tacos and the Mahi soft tacos. Friendly service, delicious food- we were delighted to find this gem and highly recommend it. Stop in and enjoy a wonderful meal!

Thank lesliesusan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I have been traveling to St. John for the past seven years. One of our most favorite places to hang out is the Sundog Café in Mongoose Junction. The food and drinks are always great but what really keeps us coming back is the staff. This must be a great company to work for because there's not... More 

1 Thank DancalTol
Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this review

Wow thanks! There is a Japanese expression: When you hire someone, you work of them. As proprietor, my role is to support the staff and it's very heart warming to have a staff that shows understanding and appreciation. Hope to serve you again soon! Michael SDC Proprietor More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a late lunch at the Sun Dog Cafe, coconut curry chicken wrap, and a painkiller. Both were fantastic, I wish my coconut curry tasted like theirs!

Thank Sharon J
columbus, oh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We landed in Cruz Bay via car barge from St Thomas hungry and exhausted. I was so hungry that I lobbied to stop for lunch before heading to our hotel. How lucky that we found Sun Dog at Mongoose Junction! Our server was so welcoming - she saw us as weary travelers and got our drinks and soup out super... More 

Thank boomersofcmh
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped here earlier than they opened and sat down. They were super nice about and just wanted time to open up. Really it was just to do some shopping for a bit. The service was good, and the food was great. Shared a burger and a turnover which were both great.

Thank Nathan S
Fayetteville, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were shopping at Mongoose Junction and stopped for lunch outside. The meals were quick and well prepared, our water glasses and drinks were attended to well, the adjacent bar has a wealth of options and waitstaff is great. We enjoyed the antic of hen and chicks in nearby bushes as well. Then we were back to some shopping.

Thank PeripateticPam
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Right in Mongoose Junction, amazing selection of food from this little building. You can even have a drink with your lunch. Good fish, sandwiches, tacos, burgers, etc.

Thank Vacationer511
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a terrific fish sandwich at this outdoor cafe located in mongoose junction Cruz Bay. Fish tacos were also excellent. Friendly service.

Thank travalicious

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Grill, American, Caribbean
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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
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
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?