Walter's Hot Dogs, a Westchester institution and nationally registered historical landmark, has been serving their world-famous hot dog since 1919. An exclusive blend of beef, pork and veal, Walter's hot dogs are split down the middle, grilled in a "secret sauce," and served on a toasted bun with Walter's signature mustard: a blend of choice mustard seeds, relish and spices. The building itself was established in 1928 on Palmer Avenue in Mamaroneck, New York and is a copper-roofed Chinese pagoda that has been drawing long lines and loyal patrons ever since.
Voted No. 1 in the country by Gourmet magazine in 2001, the hot dog here has received praise from top outlets. In 2004, The New York Times writer R.W. Apple Jr. highlighted Walter's as "topping the whole list" of noteworthy dogs across the country; in 2014, Westchester magazine featured Walter's on the cover of their "Westchester Bucket List" issue for the "iconic split and griddled treats" and "Chinese temple of a hot dog stand." But the accolades that have meant the most to the fourth-generation family business have been from customers around the world. Loyal guests continue to send postcards to the 95 year old business from travels as far as Nepal, South Korea and Vietnam detailing their cravings for a Walter's hot dog.