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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 - 7:00 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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  • 51
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
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  • 0
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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
Best Hot Dog on NC coast

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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 

2 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 

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

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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
111 reviews 111 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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 

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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?