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“Tasty Hot Dogs”
Review of Jack's Retreat

Jack's Retreat
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$10
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: 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.
Concord, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Tasty Hot Dogs”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The outside seating is ideal at this centrally located beach cafe. The dogs are very tasty and nice to know have soy dogs as well.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Rick B
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Islandhots, Owner at Jack's Retreat, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thanks for your visit and glad you enjoyed our patio! Our veggie dogs are very popular and with all the toppings most people say they cannot tell the difference.
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Santa Rosa, California
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Not very good”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Went there and had a hot dog and onion rings. The hot dog was ok and the beer batter onion rings were over cooked and had almost no flavor at all. Would not go back

Visited May 2014
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Thank Don M
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Islandhots, Owner at Jack's Retreat, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
We have actually just received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the reviews regarding our food, so I am very sorry to hear of your disappointment.

I would have been happy to recook your onion rings had you let us know. We - the owners - are always on site and try to check in with all guests on the quality of your meals and would have addressed this immediately for you.

We do appreciate your visit during your vacation.
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Durham, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

WOW! What a little gem! After seeing the trip advisor reviews, we couldn't wait until they opened for the weekend. It was such fun to come off the beach and walk a short distance to a fantastic hot dog. The "frings" (half order French fries and half onion rings) were very fresh and delicious. The guys are great - we saw one add ice to a bucket of water they keep out for dogs; that's so sweet! So glad the season has started and they have longer hours now.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Ellen C
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Islandhots, Manager at Jack's Retreat, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Our Frings have become very popular! We created these for folks who cannot decide between and order of fries or an order of rings. Thanks for your visit!
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Richmond, Virginia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Southerner 2014”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Family owned and run so great attention to quality. Beach ambience. Great fries. After leaving my husband and I both had lukewarm dogs but neither addressed it with the owner which I am sure they would have been quick to rectify. Conclusion got cool waiting for hot fries. Otherwise, good experience. Will return. If you want a hot dog, place to go.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Southerner2013
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Islandhots, Manager at Jack's Retreat, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Thanks for the visit! The owners are always on site and would have quickly replaced your hot dogs for your satisfaction but your conclusion is correct on the timing. We will take note of your comment for further improvements. Glad you will give us another try.
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Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great fun outdoor patio”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Great service, great fun food, great hot dogs, BBQ Sandwich, Ice Cream Sodas and the have old fashion Creme a soda and cold beer. Great place to relax and kick back under the sun or stars .

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Bob L
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Islandhots, Owner at Jack's Retreat, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
The patio has been expanded to accommodate more guests and along with our great hot dogs we have Root Beer floats for the kids and beer for the parents!
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