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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
Today
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 am
Fri - Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 also carry vegetarian hot dogs.
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Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
More than hotdogs!

The chili cheese dog and the onion rings were delicious. The service was very friendly. But what I like most about this place is the owner's attention to his reviews - good and bad. He obviously cares. More should! I'll be back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2014
Ric C
,
Charlotte, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
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66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The chili cheese dog and the onion rings were delicious. The service was very friendly. But what I like most about this place is the owner's attention to his reviews - good and bad. He obviously cares. More should! I'll be back.

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

Thanks for coming to see us! We do our best to give each person the same level of attention we expect when we go out to eat ourselves. Our family really takes pride in our customer service! More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The sign of a good hot dog is if they make their own slaw and chili. On a scale of 1-10, we rated this hot dog around a 5. It was just ok but if you like your Carolina Dogs to be right, the buns are grilled on top with butter, and a good meat and great homemade ingredients. The... More 

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Islandhots, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Our pork BBQ is very popular so maybe try that next time with our popular onion rings! We do make our chili and our own slaw fresh every day, even slicing the cabbage fresh and mixing the dressing, but the chili is for hot dogs so not a thick chili. Unfortunately the health department does not allow us to have... More 

Midway, North Carolina, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were so happy that nothing else around the boardwalk had opened yet. We stopped in because they were the only option. We'll go back because they have some wonderful food. Went with the BBQ dog and loved it. The natural cut fries were perfect and the lady at the counter was super nice. We will, for sure, hop the... More 

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Islandhots, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Glad you found us and that you will be back! Our BBQ sandwich and onion rings are very popular as well. You will have to work your way down the menu each time you return! More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The hot dogs were great and my husband and I loved the onion rings too. There is limited indoor seating and it was raining when we went so we took our food back to the house to eat it.

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Islandhots, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Appreciate the visit and glad you like our very popular onion rings! More 

Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Several choices of great hot dogs. Fast service and very reasonable prices. Wish I had found it sooner.

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Islandhots, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Thanks for the visit and hopefully you will have a chance to return now that you know where to find us More 

Kure Beach, North Carolina
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I love good hot dogs and Island Hots is the place. Clean w good service. They have other options, liked pulled pork & chicken tenders as well. Check out the onion rings. Choose your hot dog (including vegetarian & vegan) and add on the toppings. They are all tasty and fresh. Feed the kids for $4.75, comes w drink and... More 

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Islandhots, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Thanks for the visit! Glad you enjoyed your hot dog and root beer float! The kid’s meal also offers a souvenir flyer to take home More 

Holly Springs, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Doesn't look like much and indoor seating is limited but the food was good and the staff was friendly. Basic dogs with a variety of "styles" that should make it easy to pick - from your basic Carolina dog to the bacon dog. They have BBQ sandwiches and nachos as well. The fries and onion rings were really good. Quality... More 

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Islandhots, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Appreciate the visit and glad you enjoyed everything! Our outside patio has some shade, some sun and is also pet friendly. More 

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Excellent onion rings with a pretty good hotdog. Kid's flyer meal came with a cool frisbee. Great place for a quick lunch.

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Islandhots, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Our onion rings are very popular! Glad you enjoyed them and the souvenir flyer for the kids! More 

Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Island hots is our lunch go to and always come up with a reason to go! Great service, selection and clean. Love it.

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Islandhots, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

We appreciate the repeat business and glad you spend some of your vacation time with us! More 

Pinehurst, NC
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Very mediocre poorly seasoned skinless all meat dog. That's right, if you want all beef you have to ask for it. Dull grey color. Boiled, not grilled. I would much rather have an Oscar Myers. You would think if they only do hot dogs it would be a good one. But no. Cute beach shack atmosphere.

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Islandhots, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear of your disappointment with your meal. We would have been happy to have you try our popular chopped BBQ sandwich or something else if you let us know during your visit. The original hot dogs are the most popular - a pork and beef blend but we also offer beef, turkey and veggie as an... 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 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Barbecue, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating

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 also carry vegetarian hot dogs.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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