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“An absolute "Must go" if you're down this way”

Paul's Place Famous Hotdogs
Cuisines: American
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
“An absolute "Must go" if you're down this way”
Reviewed May 30, 2012

I have always said that if you want to find the best, tried and accepted food anywhere, look to where the locals eat.Pauls Place is located on the north side of a crossroads that could be missed if one were in a hurry. Don't be in a hurry when you come here as the hot dogs, all the way are worth the savoring. The atmosphere is, "ya'll come on in and set a spell", and you feel that when asked how you are doing, they really want to know. I suggest two dogs per person, a bag of chips and a soft drink will do for anyone and they have hand dipped ice cream for dessert.
C'mon by real soon! And those locals, they'll be sitting around if anyone want to drum up some fresh conversation..........

  • Visited May 2012
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English first
Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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“Good For Locals”
Reviewed April 24, 2012

If you are a local, this is a great place! If you are a tourist and want to try a new spot, drive a little to try it out!

Visited February 2012
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2 Thank EvanL505
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mooviemadness
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good hot dogs”
Reviewed April 14, 2012

This restaurant has been in business for a long time. It has an old-timey feel to it. The hot dogs & side items are good & the service is friendly. You can dine in or or order your food 'to go'.

I like their onion rings as a side item. A bit of advice - if you are with friends or a group, request your deep-fried items (onion rings, fries, etc) while you're waiting in line so that they'll be ready when you place your hot dog order.

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank mooviemadness
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The Relish is Magic”
Reviewed February 6, 2012

I had been trying to find Paul's Place on several trips to Topsail Island but unable to locate until last year. We definately will be returning. It is a dining roadside attraction. We visited on a Saturday and there was a flea market going on in the back parking area/surrounding area. The people watching was great....live chickens to purchase if needed. We had the Paul's dogs All The Way.....so good. I have never had hot dog relish so good. The bun is not your standard hot dog bun. It is a combo of hot dog bun and a soft thick white bread. It snuggles the dog,relish,mustard and onion so you get a wonderful bite. Bought several jars of relish to share and enjoy later.

Visited October 2011
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4 Thank Debbie B
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Seminole, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“paul dogs”
Reviewed September 2, 2010

They are the best and worth the trip to Rocky Point and tell them Miles sent you and besure to try Pauls hotdoy relish

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1 Thank yankeflyer
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