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Jack's Retreat

103A Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-5126
+1 910-274-5875
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (18 reviews)
“hot dog” (88 reviews)
“chicago dog” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Fast food
103A Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-5126
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1 - 10 of 156 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This place is such a great little spot. I googled to find vegetarian food and it came up. I went there twice to buy our guys lunch on a job we were doing on the island and both my vegetarian hubby and the carnivores alike...More

Thank sheran59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is great. It's exactly what you would want on a beach boardwalk. You walk in and head up to the counter where you order and they bring your food out to you. There's a cute little outdoor area with picnic tables and plenty...More

Thank Amanda M
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for you kind words. We sincerely appreciate it and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

BEST HOT DOGS EVER!!! Loved this place!! So many different choices of dogs and great fries too!! Will definitely eat here again when we come back!!

Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We went twice during our stay. The hot dogs were the best we have ever had! Hubby had the Rueben and I had the chili dog the first time. We shared fries. Yummy! The second time, he got the chili dog and I tried the...More

Thank Shannon K
Management response:Responded 11 May 2017

Thank you Shannon. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Wanted something quick and not too heavy. Island Hots filled the bill! Great "all-the-way" dog with chips and a Coke for $6. Hard to beat and the friendly service was the cherry on the sundae! Great Job Island Hots! Hope to come back and bring...More

Thank worowell
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We went here because our three year old daughter wanted hot dogs for lunch. They had a great selection of unique and traditional hot dogs. The service was great establishment was clean and it was very easy with a child.

Thank Fremante
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I love Island hots but have one complaint .My hot dog is never "hot". It is always luke warm.The choices are excellent.I just don't understand why the temperature of the hot dog is on the cold side.

Thank raybeck1
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Not much inside eating area, typical beach hot dog joint. Nice owner, good variety of hot dogs. Outside eating also

Thank krwatts
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We have eaten here twice on our weeks vacation. The hot dogs were good with lots of options for toppings. I had the BBQ sandwich the second time we went and I also thought it was very good. The place was very clean. They had...More

Thank lporambo
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Good selection of hot dogs. Food was good, atmosphere is minimal but they do allow dogs! Nothing fancy here but good eats! Enjoy, you are at Carolina Beach!

Thank 704SunShine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103A Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-5126
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-274-5875
  • E-mail
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.
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