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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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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 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 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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Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Cool little hit dog stand

Excellent hot dogs and fries, the onion rings are out standing. I always try the onion rings to judge the overall quality of the eatery. An these are some of the best I have ever had. Well worth the stop and the food is great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Geomanjim
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Midland, Texas
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  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Midland, Texas
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Excellent hot dogs and fries, the onion rings are out standing. I always try the onion rings to judge the overall quality of the eatery. An these are some of the best I have ever had. Well worth the stop and the food is great.

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

Thanks so much for the review! Glad you liked the onion rings. They're my personal favorite! Always good to see a fellow Texas transplant. Wreck 'em, Tech! More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We went here because of of the high trip advisor ratings and while not disappointed would probably not go back any time soon. The hot dog and bun were medioore at best burn eh toppings made up for it for the price I would say. The loaded fries had like bacon salt instead of fresh bacon and portion was small... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Island Hots. We carefully chose the buns we use because of the fact that along with being top split to hold all of our fresh toppings they are also vegan friendly. Next time you stop in maybe try our BBQ pulled pork, or our house made pimento cheese. As for the Bacos,... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Great place to get hot dogs. Lots of different toppings and the hot dogs are presented beautifully. Prices are very reasonable and the staff is very friendly. I like the Baco - with mustered, cheeze and bacon bits.

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

We appreciate you so much for coming in. Thanks for the great review!! See you soon!! More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Every single time I go to Carolina beach I go to island hots. I'm not a hot dog person either but there's are so good. I've brought friends with me each time who have never had it and they all loved it!

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

Thank you so much for the review! We love hearing from repeat customers. We hope to always offer a tasty menu, and excellent customer service. More 

Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Location is close to the beach, boardwalk, and several hotels, so it's easy to get to and convenient. Staff was really friendly and the service was definitely above average. Food was pretty average though. The hotdogs tasted like something I could get from any grocery store ... they didn't serve any specialty dogs. Buns were normal store like white bread.... More 

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

Thanks for taking time to let us know about your experience. We have several house made specialty items, such as our smoked gouda pimento cheese, island relish, and our homemade pickles. Our dogs have been taste tested against several majors brands, and the hot dogs we use were not chosen lightly. We do use the Bunny brand split top buns,... More 

Concord, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We went to Island Hots for lunch today and absolutely loved it from start to finish! Not only were the staff members welcoming and friendly, but they made suggestions from the menu to help us decide what to get. Our food was served quickly and I enjoyed every bite. The coleslaw was delicious and perfect as a hot dog topping.... More 

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

We're so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for coming in, and for the great review! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 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 

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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 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 - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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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?