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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%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (162 reviews)
“burrito” (60 reviews)
“chicken roti” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll 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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A TripAdvisor Member
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!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 29 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 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 6 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
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Wasn't expecting much but this turned out to be one of our favorite places we have eaten so far. It's a lot of food so great after a day if hiking or diving. The mango Bellingham cocktails were fantastic too.

1  Thank cmcg11
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We ate here because we wanted to browse the shops at Mongoose Junction and get ice cream at Scoops after. The food and service were solid, but it's more like an outdoor sandwich café than a restaurant. If that's what you're in the mood for...More

Thank SDC372
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Stopped for lunch after a morning of hiking. Outside seating, very casual, and a cool breeze coming through. Waiter was helpful and efficient. We were amazed at what they can do in such a tiny kitchen. Enjoyed the lunch.

Thank Phil H
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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, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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 Sunday Night Jam, from 6 to pm, a great musical event with local and visiting talent. Welcome!
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