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Island Hots

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103 A Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC
+1 910-274-5875
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: An outdoor patio for enjoying the Carolina Beach breeze while enjoying your...
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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  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 4
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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
Phenomenal Dogs!

This place was great! Dogs were phenomenal! The fries awesome as well! I had the seasonal franksgiving dog on one of my visits. Thanksgiving dinner on a dog. I loved it. Very friendly place. A must if at Carolina Beach.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2015
MarrBoney
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

This place was great! Dogs were phenomenal! The fries awesome as well! I had the seasonal franksgiving dog on one of my visits. Thanksgiving dinner on a dog. I loved it. Very friendly place. A must if at Carolina Beach.

Helpful?
Thank MarrBoney
Monica M, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

We really appreciate the review, and are happy to hear you liked the Franksgiving Dog! This was an experiment that was new this year, and we hope to continue it seasonally. We thank you for coming in and eating with us!! More 

Smithfield, North Carolina
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We enjoyed our hotdogs with gluten free buns and the doggie meal for our dog! Super friendly people!

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

Thank you so much for the review. We try our best to have something delicious for everyone...furry family members included!! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Food is amazing, great place to visit with family and friends. It's a must visit place anytime we are at the beach.

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

Thanks for coming in and bringing your girls! Hope you guys enjoyed your day together!! More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Always friendly service and many different hot dogs to choose from. Would like to see some kind of smoked sausage on the menu.

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Thank Pat T
Monica M, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Thank you for the review!! So glad you enjoyed your visit. Come see us again!! More 

Ohio
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to Carolina Beach in July and are glad we found this little gem! Located near the boardwalk, it has every kind of hotdog and topping you could want. In a tourist area with too many over-priced restaurants it was nice to find this spot with for a good, affordable dinner, with friendly staff that our whole... More 

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

Glad you found us!! We really appreciate our customers, and love hearing reviews. Stop by the next time you visit CB!! More 

Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

We visited Island Hots after an amazing visit to the Fort Fisher Aquarium. Highly recommend the Gouda dog and onion rings. Paired with a cold beer it was an perfect end to a great day.

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Thank Mike C
Monica M, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! I apologize that my response wasn't sooner. I just received notice of your review today! We appreciate you coming in. Glad you liked the gouda!! More 

North Carolina, USA
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51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Ordered 2 Island Dogs which have cole slaw and a hot and spicy relish. They were served on a fresh bun and had a good flavor contrast between the slaw and the relish. The hot dog itself was rather bland and not hot, just warm. This hot dog could have been so much better had it been cooked longer and... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to review us. We appreciate your feedback. All of our hot dogs are slow cooked in a steamer to maintain a safe temperature, and at times, when loaded up with cold toppings, such as our cole slaw, and island relish, they do cool off quickly. While we work very hard to get food out quickly,... More 

Raleigh,NC
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Cool little dog joint. Reasonably priced. Tastes fresh. Good service. Great location. Definitely worth trying if your a hot dog connoisseur.

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Thank Nitnylyin1
Monica M, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! We love hearing from our customers. Hope to see you again! More 

Apex, North Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Good basic hotdogs. Not grilled just steamed. French fries ok.Kids meal served on a frisbee ( cute concept ) Quick friendly service

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Thank 37julianner
Monica M, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us. We appreciate your feedback! More 

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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Great dogs, great service and a cute place. I love the frisbees used as dishes for the kids meals (and they did too!). Worth a stop during your trip to Carolina Beach!

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Thank Lauren T
Monica M, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us!! So glad you liked the frisbees. We love seeing them being played with when we go to the beach!! Hope you'll come back soon! More 

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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, Barbecue

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 - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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