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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)
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American, Fast food
103A Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-5126
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Reviews (160)
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great place for a quick, cheap lunch. It is very small inside and there is out door seating. But is so hot it July! But everything is available for take out. We went twice last week.

Thank Mary Ann J
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Thanks Maryann. We appreciate it!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Was in a mood for the hot dogs. Entire family went and were thougherly unimpressed. Bread was stale and dogs tasteless.

Thank rhondavee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The guys who work here work hard!!! I know because I watched them for an hour while I waited for them to make my pizza. We ordered pepperoni mushroom and Ranch chicken bacon. They toss the dough, but it's really tough, good thing it's thin....More

Thank moc4
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

I believe you are reviewing the wrong business. We do not serve pizza.

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Chicago and the Gouda Dog. Both were great. Indoor and outdoor seating and dog friendly patio.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Great choices! Thanks for coming in and taking the time to comment on Trip Advisor. See you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for checking us out! We're glad you enjoyed it. Hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 31 May 2017

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 1 June 2017

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

Reviewed 23 May 2017

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
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the love Patricia! Hope to see you soon.

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 10
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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