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Island Hots

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103A Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-5126
+1 910-274-5875
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great Chicago Style hot dogs and I'm from Chicago. They need a different relish as its not the real electric green Vienna beef relish! But flavor was spot on. My kids loved the chili dogs!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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326 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had dinner somewhere else, but mine was inedible. So I stopped in for a hot dog - should have went here to start with. Had their Chicago Dog - which was amazing. My husband had a chili dog. Very inexpensive. Friendly staff and excellent service. Great, inexpensive dining option with nice outdoor seating.

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Thank NancyOO7
Monica M, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

We're glad you found us! We love hearing from our customers. Thank you so much for taking time to review us. See you soon! More 

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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great dogs, parking a little tight being next to the boardwalk but worth the effort to visit this place.

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Thank Dave S
Monica M, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! You're right about the parking! We don't have a ton of extra space, but we are one of the few places you can still park for free. We appreciate you coming in, and hope you'll be back soon! More 

New Bern, North Carolina
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232 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful lunch today at Island Hots...Chicago dog was authentic...Carolina dog, perfection...enjoyed fries n onion rings. Was tempted by folks to even try Krispie Kreme Cheerwine...yum. Couldn't have asked for nicer folks!

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you come in! The Chicago is definitely a favorite dog around here!! Come back and see us! More 

Proctorville
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86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It doesn't look like much from the outside, but there is good food to be had on the inside. They have lots of options and the prices are great especially since you are on the boardwalk. I will definitely be a repeat customer.

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Thank Sarah D
Monica M, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Hey Sarah! Thanks for the review!! We love our little slice of beach life, and we're happy you found us! We have live music on our patio every Friday evening in the summers, so come back and see us! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is still my favorite place to eat at Carolina Beach. It is a laid back atmosphere with great food. The hits dogs are $2.49 and they have a variety to choose from. The chili dog and Chicago dog are both great. They have soda from a machine with free refills or bottles of u want something different. They asking... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking time to leave a review! We especially love hearing from returning customers!! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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294 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I must admit from the look outside I was thinking it was just another hole in the wall beach hot dog stand. Wrong! This place is amazing. Very clean and dogs are top notch. Everything is fresh as it's made to order and they will bring out to you if sit outside. Customer service was outstanding - the guys at... More 

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

Thank you so much for the review. We genuinely appreciate it. We work very hard to provide fresh, quick food at the beach, with affordable prices and friendly service. Hope to see you again!! More 

Fayetteville, North Carolina
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

If you like hot dogs this is a great place to eat. They are only open 11-3, but it is worth stopping by for. We stumbled on this place by accident. We did not want a heavy meal because we were sitting on the beach so we decided to try this place. Its fast and the hot dogs are excellent.... More 

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Thank Michael B
Monica M, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Michael. We do have limited hours in the off season, but now that it's summer we are open 11-7 Monday-Wednesday, and 11-9 Thursday-Saturday, with live music Friday evenings. Sunday is our only day to close early so we can spend time with our kids. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, and hope you'll... More 

Freehold, New Jersey
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Now and again there is something about having a hot dog for lunch. Island Hots filled the craving for sure. My husband and I headed to Island Hots to bring back some lunch to my Dad back at our beach condo. Hot Dogs, French Fries and Chicken Tenders satisfied us all. Lots of various toppings to choose from! Truly a... More 

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Thank Lisa W
Monica M, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we hope you'll come back and see us!! More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I love a good hot dog and this is where you find them. If you like spicy foods then ask for the fire starter. Jalapenos and Ghost pepper sauce, need I say more. The outdoor seating area makes this a great place to stop for a dog and a beer. I will be back on every visit from now on.

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Thank tuckster2010
Monica M, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

We love the Fire Starter!! Addiction Brand sauces is a great local sauce maker, and they hit a home run with the Bhut Jolokia sauce for sure! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We look forward to having you in again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$10
Cuisine
American, Fast Food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103A Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-5126
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-274-5875
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.

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