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103 A Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-5126
+1 910-274-5875
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

First: the hot dogs are excellent! Service was fast. Prices are a little high. My only real problem is the layout. Yes it is very small with only seating for ten people inside. Outside there is plenty but with the heat index above 100 that was a no go. Maybe add some fans outside and it would make it a... More 

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

Thank you for the review! We understand that it's hot in the summer, but we provide plenty of shade, and there is usually a nice breeze being so near the water. That being said, fans circulating hot air on a wide open patio wouldn't make much difference. The prices have been the same for almost 6 years now, and I... More 

Middlesex, North Carolina
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72 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The best Hot dogs in town. I go there every time I'm in town. The Kids loved it. The staff are so nice.

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

Thank you for the review, and for being a repeat customer! We appreciate you!! More 

Elkview, West Virginia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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
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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58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
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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203 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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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366 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 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 

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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
USD 10
Cuisine
American, Fast food, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
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?