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Island Hots

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American, Hot Dogs, Barbecue, Family Fare
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103 A Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC
+1 910-274-5875
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: An outdoor patio for enjoying the Carolina Beach breeze while enjoying...
An outdoor patio for enjoying the Carolina Beach breeze while enjoying your Hot Dog, BBQ or chicken tenders with fries, onion rings and great root beer floats! Also beer for those hot summer days! We carry vegetarian hot dogs, along with gluten-free buns and toppings. Bring the family, and your furry friends out for live music every Friday evening from Memorial Day through Labor Day, from 7:00-9:00.
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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ate here 3x!

This was our go-to and bright moment on the Carolina beach boardwalk. I had the Chicago dog and fries with siracha and ketchup. I ordered twice and loved it! They have a nice open patio for kids and they can see the lights and fun of the rides nearby. My hubby ordered the Gouda dog and Siracha Dog... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Peoria, Arizona
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Peoria, Arizona
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This was our go-to and bright moment on the Carolina beach boardwalk. I had the Chicago dog and fries with siracha and ketchup. I ordered twice and loved it! They have a nice open patio for kids and they can see the lights and fun of the rides nearby. My hubby ordered the Gouda dog and Siracha Dog and again,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We are in Carolina Beach for the weekend and wanted something simple for dinner. I had the BBQ hot dog (slaw, BBQ sauce, onions, and bacon bits). I also had the pulled pork nachos. Everything was delicious. The only thing that could be improved on is using real bacon rather than imitation bacon bits. Other than that, we loved it!

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Monica M, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Thank you for the suggestion. Glad you enjoyed your meal! We use Bacos because we offer that as a good option for all of our customers, including our vegan population. Our loyal "Baco Dog" eaters would probably rise up in revolt if we took away their Bacos! :) More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I ate here tonight with a group of 9. We all enjoyed our hot dogs. They have a big selection of toppings that you can add. We ordered inside and sat outside and ate while there was live music. I would definitely return.

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Monica M, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed it. We will have live music every Saturday this summer, so we hope to see you again! More 

Wilmington
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

If you are coming off the beach and need a quick bite then this is a good option. I was really looking forward to trying one of their hot dogs.. I ordered the BBQ dog which has BBQ sauce, cole slaw, and "bacon bits". The actual hot dog itself wasn't anything special. The cole slaw however was very tasty but... More 

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Monica M, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Island Hots. Believe it or not we tasted many many hot dogs before choosing the original hot dog offered. We also offer a really flavorful all beef option. Next time you stop in try the Gouda Dog, which has a homemade smoked gouda pimento cheese, or something with our Island relish, made in house. Glad you... More 

Clinton
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Fries were good, hot dog was ok (had the reuben). The toppings are great but the meat is just a plain old hot dog.

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Monica M, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Island Hots. I'm sorry to hear you didn't love the hot dog. I can assure you our choice of hot dog was not made lightly, and it certainly isn't one you can pick up at the grocery store. Maybe next time try the BBQ pulled pork. It's cooked in house, and is... More 

Kingsport, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My husband and I went here for lunch. I had a hot dog with chili, mustard, and cheese sauce and it was soooooo good! My husband had a hot dog with Sriracha and jalapenos. He said it was great. There are many choices of hot dogs-many kinds and toppings. Hard to make up your mind as to what kind to... More 

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Monica M, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. Come back and see us again sometime! More 

n.c.
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

If you're in the mood for a top-notch beach hot dog (and maybe a COLD beer), this is where you need to be. Well worth a drive to experience it.

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Monica M, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for the review. Come back and see us! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great place to stop for a dog and a beer or soda! My husband and I each got an all beef hot dog. I had the Island Hots topping which included deli mustard, cold slaw, island relish and onions. I had to try a Diet Cheerwine which is something like a Dr. Pepper. My husband had a Reuben Dog, which... More 

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Monica M, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

We appreciate you coming in, and thank you for the review! The Reuben is one of my personal favorites!! You'll have to stop in again and try the onion rings as well. More 

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My husband and our pooch visited the beach not knowing what to expect. As far as we could tell this was the only dog friendly restaurant and it was good! They have beef and turkey dogs (not too many places have the turkey!!) and they dressed them to the nines! They even had hot dogs for the dogs... And treats... More 

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Monica M, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed it! We love having four legged visitors at Island Hots. Thanks for coming in, and also taking the time to review us. Come back soon! More 

High Point, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This was exactly what I wanted out of a beach lunch of hot dogs. The dogs and fries were great! They were very reasonably priced and friendly. They also had great toppings choices for hot dogs! Sriracha?! Awesome.

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Monica M, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch with us! Come back and see us so you can try them all! More 

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Additional Information about Island Hots

Address: 103 A Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC
Phone Number: +1 910-274-5875
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Barbecue, Family Fare

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 103 A Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-274-5875

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Barbecue, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

An outdoor patio for enjoying the Carolina Beach breeze while enjoying your Hot Dog, BBQ or chicken tenders with fries, onion rings and great root beer floats! Also beer for those hot summer days! We carry vegetarian hot dogs, along with gluten-free buns and toppings. Bring the family, and your furry friends out for live music every Friday evening from Memorial Day through Labor Day, from 7:00-9:00.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?