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“dogs were not that great”
Review of Jack's Retreat

Jack's Retreat
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: 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 a great beer selection! We carry vegetarian hot dogs, along with gluten-free buns and toppings. Bring the family, and your furry friends out for a great night on the patio.
Reviewed September 4, 2012

I had two hot dogs from this place for lunch. The toppings they put on the hot dogs were pretty good however the actual dogs left a lot to be desired. I think they use extremely low quality hot dogs. I would definitely not eat here again if I returned to the area.

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Thank btills
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Reviewed August 21, 2012 via mobile

These guys have done wonders with the former Trolly Stop location. Food and service have improved 100 fold!! It's nice to go somewhere where they truly care if you've enjoyed your time there. Highly recommend for a quick bite at the beach. Nice touch on having soft serve for the kids if you are down for the Thursday music at the beach.

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Thank BPncsu
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

A rainy day paradise with delicious array of hot dogs beer battered onion rings and hand cut fries. The outside eating area looks fun, but due to rain, didn't make it out there!
We will go back very soon! And for the bonafide, there is CHEERWINE!!

Thank Rudibee
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

Rather small menu comprised of delicious hotdog combinations, fries and amazing onion rings. Great local food that is cheep, delicious, and filling.

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Thank Laura_Jane_4_12
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

We went to Island Hots on a Thursday night when there was a live band at the boardwalk and fireworks later in the night. Despite a huge crowd, the service was reasonably fast at Island Hots. The folks were friendly and the food was delicious! My husband had one chili dog initially, but then went back for two more! My 3 1/2 year-old daughter finished her whole dog, which, being a kids item, was served on a frisbee! I had the chicken fingers, which were good. We sat outside. The only problem was lots of seagulls came around trying to steal our fries! But one of the two owners came and sat near us and shooed away the birds so we could eat in peace! He was super nice and we got to hear the story of how he and his brother started the restaurant. Great place for a quick meal near the rides, boardwalk, music and fireworks!

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Thank durhamncmama
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