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Island Hots

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American, Hot Dogs, Barbecue
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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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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 3:00 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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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Great hot dogs!

This place offers a wide variety of hot dogs to choose from. I had the chili dogs and the chili and the cheese sauce were both great. The beer battered onion rings were wonderful as well. Small indoor seating but patio seating is available.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
reneerose77
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North Carolina
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  • Families with children
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North Carolina
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This place offers a wide variety of hot dogs to choose from. I had the chili dogs and the chili and the cheese sauce were both great. The beer battered onion rings were wonderful as well. Small indoor seating but patio seating is available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Love this place, my dog does too, eat there every weekend...great hot dogs at the beach, live music too.

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Garner, North Carolina
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My weekend ritual. Get a couple of dogs, a beer, and enjoy the patio! Great service. Only steps from the boardwalk and the beach. Parking is available to customers, enter on Cape Fear.

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Vercheres, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Really good hot dogs, friendly staff. Tried 4 different hot dogs and they we re all good! We ll go back if we visit carolina beach again!! A must go!

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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Saw a bunch of ads for this place and trip advisor ratings were good. Menu is awesome and had a lot to choose from. Ordered a few different dogs, kids meals and also fried with cheese sauce. Fries were best we have had in CB! Prices very reasonable and food tasted great. They even offer a Gluten Free bun. Only... More 

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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A dog friendly hot dog shop that does just enough and does it right. There is a good seating area with umbrellas. Go inside and order and they will bring you your dogs. There is a kids menu and even a hot dog for your dog! The variety of styles of hotdogs is the fun part and the fries are... More 

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

Thank you very much for the review. We love getting feedback from satisfied customers!! We try our very best to serve quality ingredients, and provide excellent customer service. We appreciate your business!! More 

Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great dogs, great buns, great service. Perfect local lunch place. Wish we had found it sooner. The best dogs I have ever had. Really. Try this one out. The kids loved it too.

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

Thanks for bringing your family to see us...twice!! We love hearing from customers. We really appreciate you taking the time to review us! Hope to see you again!! More 

Bolivia, North Carolina
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My grandson and I had visited the USS NC and afterwards he wanted to go to the Aquarium down in Ft Fisher. We both were starving so we parked the car at the new boardwalk section at Carolina Beach. We saw this place and gave them a try. I had the Carolina Dog with French Fries and My grandson had... More 

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

Thank you for the review, and for choosing to have lunch with us! We make each order of fries fresh as they come in, because we know french fries can be either delicious, or a let down! See you again soon! More 

Cary, North Carolina, United States
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Their hot dogs are great! They have a number of varieties and toppings to go on the dog or sausage. The bun is steamed which really makes the difference in taste. If it's not too hot, sit outside and people watch. Down side, they are closed during the winter.

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

Thank you for taking time to review us! So glad you enjoyed your meal. As for the closing during winter, we became the owners in October of last year, and truly made an attempt to stay open in the off season. However, after several days without business, it was not financially responsible for us to open. We will continue to... More 

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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Lots of interesting choices and allowed our diverse family to all enjoy something with gluten Free and Vegetarian options available. Primarily outdoor seating.

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

Thanks for the great review. We appreciate it so much, and we know that reviews bring in customers. Happy to hear you enjoyed your meal. We are a fairly diverse family when it comes to food, and want to be a place where wveryone can get a tasty meal...even furry, four legged family members are welcome! 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

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
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 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?