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Island Hots

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103 A Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-5126
+1 910-274-5875
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Thu - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
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Elkview, West Virginia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We ate here during our stay at Carolina Beach and the food was very good. The prices were reasonable, and the atmosphere was fun. We would eat here again. We liked the outside seating and live music!

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

Thank you for the review. So happy to hear you enjoyed your stop at Island Hots!! More 

Uhrichsville, Ohio
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We stopped in for a quick lunch after visiting the farmers market. First visit and first time for a Chicago dog. It was great!

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Thank pjbuckeye65
Monica M, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Glad you stopped in! The Chicago is definitely one of our most popular dogs. Hope you'll come back in soon! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

All the reviews are very similar here. The place is awesome with great food. We had to wait a little bit as it was busy but the hot dogs are off the chain good. Decent service and very inexpensive for the quality of the food. This is a must visit place in Carolina beach.

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

Thank you very much for the review. Thursdays are our most busy day and night for sure!! Glad you enjoyed your visit with us. More 

Midland, Texas
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54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

A great stop for a hot dog. I also stop at Island Hots for a quick meal . Everything is always fresh and made to order. I try to eat no more than 2 but that is very tough to do. A great place for the whole family.

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

Thank you for the review. We work really hard to make sure our food is hot and fresh for each and every customer. Hope to have you back in soon! More 

North Ridgeville, Ohio
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Well, I was only in town for 2 weeks and I ate her 3 times. The kids loved it too. The dogs are unique and tasty. I never thought I would be so excited about a hot dog, but this place is awesome. The staff is super and I will come here again and again. Watch the hours though.

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

Thank you so much for the repeat visits!! We love hearing from our customers. See you soon!! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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197 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 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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Thank Brad P
Monica M, Owner at Island Hots, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! I actually have looked into the neon relish for the Chicago dogs. The problem is that we sell a ton of Chicago dogs, and the only place to get that relish is online or at World Market, and it's only in small quantities. I'd go broke buying relish! We're glad you enjoyed the flavors...maybe next time... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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367 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

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 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

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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246 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 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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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
American, Fast food, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 A 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?