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“This place is great”
Review of Jack's Retreat

Jack's Retreat
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 July 23, 2014

Great selection of hot dogs. Try the Frings too. Love this place. Glad we are locals as we come here often. Great staff too. Friendly people, friendly atmosphere.

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Islandhots, Owner at Jack's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2014

We appreciate the local business and glad you are regulars! The frings are very popular for those who cannot decide between fries or rings.

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Reviewed July 23, 2014

Got to tell you...being at the beach is grand...but top it off with a good hot dog ...makes it an exceptional experience. I highly recommend a short walk from the beach to get this dog!!!

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Islandhots, Owner at Jack's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2014

So glad you enjoyed your visit (and the beach!). Please visit us again soon!

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

Right next to the Marriott and the boardwalk. Outdoor seating close to the beach. Walk off the sand and grab some lunch!

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Islandhots, Owner at Jack's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2014

Appreciate the visit! You can even come in bare feet and a bathing suit while you take a quick break from the ocean!

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

Ok -- I'm a hot dog lover -- just am and it goes way back. I always try various dog places where ever I travel (that and BBQ). Island hots was a surprise great dog place. It has some outdoor seating -- but it's the Island Relish that makes the dog (in my opinion!).

Just had a single hot dog (I had breakfast at Kate's earlier so wasn't exactly hungry, but that never stopped me from trying a dog!). And ordered the standard dog (pork/beef) Island Hot style (with that Island Relish). It was amazing. A great juicy dog, good soft bun (top opening ala a New England style) and that relish! I wish I would have thought to buy some to take home (not even sure they sold it). Friend had the "All the way" standard Carolina style -- chili, coleslaw, mustard -- and he proclaimed it to be a good dog too.

Supposedly their onion rings are great -- but can't confirm as we were just too full to try.

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Islandhots, Owner at Jack's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2014

We love to satisfy a hot dog connoisseur such as you! The island relish, like many toppings, are made fresh daily and that makes a big difference in the quality. Thanks for coming by during your trip!

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Reviewed July 11, 2014

Ventured down from Canada during hurricane Arthur. 2 adults and 3 kids all agree this place is the real deal. They are willing to change your dog if you ordered a pork one by mistake etc. Our favorite was the Chicago. Great dogs and customer service!

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Islandhots, Owner at Jack's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2014

Thanks for coming in during your vacation. At least after the big storm on Thursday the weather was great for the weekend to give you some beach time!
Glad you enjoyed your Chicago dog - they are very popular!

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