A Jupiter Institution for Decades Expanding Its Legacy

Jupiter, Florida, is a town known for its stunning beaches, picturesque parks, and a vibrant community that has cherished its local establishments for generations. Among these treasured institutions is Dune Dog, a beloved restaurant that has been serving delicious food and beachy vibes for decades. In an exciting development, Dune Dog is expanding its legacy by planning to open another location at Jupiter's Carlin Park, taking over the space formerly occupied by the Lazy Loggerhead Cafe, which closed its doors in 2022. Join us as we explore the history, charm, and future of Dune Dog in Jupiter. 

The Origins of Dune Dog: 

Dune Dog's story is one of nostalgia and a commitment to providing an unforgettable dining experience. Founded in 1994, Dune Dog quickly became a local favorite, thanks to its unique blend of coastal ambiance, friendly service, and mouthwatering menu offerings. Over the years, it has become an institution, serving delicious food, a sense of community, and belonging to Jupiter residents and visitors alike. 

The Dune Dog Experience: 

What makes Dune Dog so special? It's the combination of factors that have remained consistent over the decades. The restaurant's open-air, casual, laid-back atmosphere perfectly complements its beachy, commonplace Alternate A1A location. With outdoor seating, colorful decor, and a dog-friendly policy, Dune Dog captures the essence of Jupiter's coastal lifestyle. Its unassuming exterior and laid-back atmosphere may not scream "fancy," but what it lacks in glitz and glamour, it makes up for in character and authenticity. Dune Dog has managed to maintain its coastal theme while staying relevant in a world of evolving culinary trends. 

The menu at Dune Dog is a testament to its commitment to satisfying its customers. Known for its hot dogs, particularly the "Dune Dog," a quarter-pound beef hot dog that can be customized with various toppings, the restaurant also offers a diverse selection of seafood dishes, sandwiches, salads, and more. Whether you're in the mood for a classic beach snack or a hearty meal, Dune Dog has something for everyone. 

Dune Dog's Community Connection: 

Beyond its delicious food and scenic setting, Dune Dog has forged a deep connection with the Jupiter community. The restaurant has a history of supporting local events, sponsoring Little League teams, and participating in charitable activities. It's not just a place to eat; it's a place where locals gather, celebrate, and create lasting memories. 

Expanding to Carlin Park: 

The news of Dune Dog's expansion to Carlin Park has generated excitement among Jupiter residents and fans of the restaurant. Taking over the former Lazy Loggerhead Cafe, which closed its doors in 2022, Dune Dog aims to breathe new life into this iconic waterfront location. 

The decision to open a new location at Carlin Park aligns perfectly with Dune Dog's commitment to preserving Jupiter's local flavor and ambiance. With the park's scenic views, proximity to the beach, and abundant outdoor seating, this new venture promises to offer the same beachside charm patrons have come to love. 


Dune Dog has been a cherished part of Jupiter's culinary and cultural landscape for decades. Its expansion to Carlin Park is a new chapter in the restaurant's history and a continuation of its mission to provide exceptional food, a welcoming atmosphere, and a sense of community to all who visit. As Dune Dog prepares to open its doors at the former Lazy Loggerhead Cafe, we look forward to many more years of delicious hot dogs, seafood, breakfast, and beachside memories in Jupiter. 


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Written by, The Simmonds Team  

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