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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“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 yesterday

looking at the kitchen you wouldn't expect much but how wrong i was. the food was outstanding. i had the Josephine's garden salad and was amazed at how fresh and delicious it was. give it a try .

1  Thank bkmurrie
Restaurant's Favourite
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
Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

True Dat! Thanks for the visit and taking the time to write the review. The ultimate compliment in the restaurant business is a return visit, so thank you very much! Michael SDC Proprietor

Reviewed 5 days ago

Always grab a bite to eat at this little outdoor cafe when on St John as you're guaranteed to get consistently great food and service as well as an affordable meal. Our group was very pleased with various salads (generous portions) and the roasted red...More

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

Nothing succeeds like excess and we use compostables for all "doggie bags".... Glad you enjoyed! Michael SDC Proprietor

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited St John nine times, but this was our first time to eat at Sun Dog Cafe and we liked it so much we ate here twice. We had the brunch and it was delicious. I had the Breakfast Burrito and my wife...More

Thank ArkieLovesSTJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is decent, however, the bottomless drink specials are a pretty good deal. Go bottomless with Stoli Bloody Mary's, Stoli Screwdrivers, and Monistrol Cava Mimosas for $15 dollars. Certainly had better, but they aren't bad and a great value. The "fruit loaded" French Toast...More

Thank Maniac42
Michael B, Owner at Sun Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review and glad you enjoyed certain aspects of the Daily Brunch-- We will most certainly review the eggs benedict with staff to be sure we get it right. Generally, it's excellent, with chopped pancetta over the top. We would encourage any guest...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 5 weeks 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 16 April 2018 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 15 April 2018

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 12 April 2018

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 14 April 2018

Thanks Natali! So glad you enjoyed. Michael SDC Proprietor

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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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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
  • E-mail
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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