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Jack's Retreat

103A Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-5126
+1 910-274-5875
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“onion rings” (18 reviews)
“hot dog” (89 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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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
Reviewed 2 September 2016

hole in the wall, but that equals great dogs with perfect grade for cleanliness....highly recommended

Thank Timothy B
Monica M, Owner at Jack's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2016

Thank you! We love our little spot at the beach, and we're glad you stopped in!

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Best hot dogs in North Carolina....hands down my favorite place on the island. No matter how pretentious you are, drop your ego and visit the great people of Island Hots!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Monica M, Owner at Jack's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2016

Thank you for this great review! We love hearing from happy customers. In my opinion the frings boat is definitely the way to go!!

Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

No plans on stopping in but heard the chopped pork was good. I had one a with sweet honey bbq on a soft warm hotdog roll topped with slaw. Very good

Thank Gpwest
Monica M, Owner at Jack's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Thank you for the review. Our pork is slow cooked over 10-12 hours, and is a favorite option around here!!

Reviewed 27 August 2016

Love going to Island Hots, I go visit my guys there at least once a week possibly, if not than every two weeks.. They are always friendly and great customer service, Adam and Monica are doing a good job with the restaurant.. I love the...More

Thank jsknoll2
Monica M, Owner at Jack's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Thank you, Shannon!! We look forward to your weekly visits!!

Reviewed 24 August 2016

If you love hot dogs, this is the place. Great variety. Made to order by friendly staff. Nice outdoor area as well.

Thank Bill W
Monica M, Owner at Jack's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

We love hearing feedback from customers. Thank you for taking the time to review!

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Restaurant Details

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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
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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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