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Island Hots

103 A Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC
+1 910-274-5875
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Hot Dogs, Family Fare
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.
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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.
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North Carolina
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

Great Dogs, we love the all beef the best. We've been coming here since they first opening 3 years ago I believe. Owners are there and really care about their customers. The place is kept very clean. We prefer to sit outside and people watch while enjoying our dogs.

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Islandhots, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Appreciate your ongoing support since our opening! Glad we do everything right to bring you back! More

Ohio
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

We were excited to try this place with the kids after the reviews. Unfortunately neither of my kids liked their hot dogs at all and didn't eat them. They are used to eating all beef hot dogs and I just ordered them regular hot dogs without thinking, so they said they tasted "raw". The onion rings and fries are good.... More

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Islandhots, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

You may not realize that all hot dogs are precooked so none can be “Raw” and the original are with pork which makes them lighter in color than the beef We are always on site and would have been happy to provide new hot dogs had you given us the opportunity while you were there. We take customer service and... More

New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It was so nice finding a restaurant you can bring your dog to. We sat down outside and our pet was immediately served a bowl of water and a dog biscuit. We ordered the pulled-pork nachos, the German, and the All the Way. While the hot dogs did not have the crunch that you get when you bite into a... More

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Islandhots, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Thanks for the visit and appreciate the Paws Up rating! The pulled pork nachos are definitely a local favorite as well and the All the Way is the number one hot dog – so great choices! More

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic food and service! Owners on premises. Felt as though our business was appreciated. We will return to Island Hots often.

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Islandhots, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

We definitely appreciate your business! Glad you enjoyed it and see you again. More

Kure Beach, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great owners and honest and good food. The outdoor patio is a great place to not only eat, but to watch the humans at play. we really like the BBQ here and our dogs love the table scraps.

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Islandhots, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Thanks for the visit with your fur babies! We always bring fresh water for your pups and also serve pooch dogs - plain no bun hot dog that comes with a dog treat! Our chopped pork BBQ has really become popular so glad you enjoyed that as well! More

Greensboro, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

great selections good quality dog nice owners good location i think they have great hotdogs and different toppings. want a good hotdog give them a try.

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Islandhots, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Hey that's my line! When people cannot decide I tell them they need to work their way down the menu. Guess you will have to come back and try some more. Thanks for the visit and the review! More

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Our family stops in often for lunch or dinner. The food is great, my daughter and I are vegetarians and the veggie dogs here are great! I highly recommend the BBQ dog, yum. The new outside seating area is beautiful and inviting. Rarely do we visit Carolina Beach without making a stop at Island Hots.

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Islandhots, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

We definitely sell a lot of veggie dogs! Glad you enjoy them. We appreciate your visits when you come to Carolina Beach and we’ll see you next time! More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

The staff was outstanding. There's a great variety if specialty tipping dogs such as Reuben, German, BBQ... When my wife discovered she'd ordered a dog with Cole slaw, which she can't eat, they simply let her choose another one off the menu and insisted we keep the other one for someone else at the table to eat.

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Islandhots, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Glad to have you and the family come in! We want our customers to be happy! More

Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The outside seating is ideal at this centrally located beach cafe. The dogs are very tasty and nice to know have soy dogs as well.

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Islandhots, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit and glad you enjoyed our patio! Our veggie dogs are very popular and with all the toppings most people say they cannot tell the difference. More

Santa Rosa, California
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Went there and had a hot dog and onion rings. The hot dog was ok and the beer batter onion rings were over cooked and had almost no flavor at all. Would not go back

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Islandhots, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

We have actually just received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the reviews regarding our food, so I am very sorry to hear of your disappointment. I would have been happy to recook your onion rings had you let us know. We - the owners - are always on site and try to check in with all guests on the... More

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