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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 good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chicago dog” (10 reviews)
“chili dog” (8 reviews)
“fries” (19 reviews)
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103A Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-5126
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Hot Dogs are the primary food of choice at Jack's Retreat. Several custom dogs are available on the menu or you can customize your own. A few other items can be had but I've not tried those. Seating is limited inside but there is an...More

Thank GatorDWV
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Went in to grab my co worker some hotdogs before our shifts started. Had to use the restroom before going to place my order. I was halfway in the men's room when a very rude employee practically follows me in shouting "this restroom is for...More

Thank Niiiicck122
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in here for a quick bite to eat and we were very impressed. The food was yummy and fresh. The girls working there were super friendly.

Thank Amanda A
Management response:Responded 3 August 2017

Thank you Amanda. We're glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 24 July 2017

A great place to just grab a quick bite and a beer if you want. Service and food was very good. Not much else to say except the service was better than a lot of the other places close by.

Thank puckmylife
Reviewed 20 July 2017

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 22 July 2017

Thanks Maryann. We appreciate it!

Reviewed 19 July 2017

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

Thank rhondavee
Reviewed 8 July 2017 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 9 July 2017

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

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 June 2017 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 24 June 2017

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

Reviewed 22 June 2017

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 24 June 2017

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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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