Walter's Hot Dogs is a Westchester institution and nationally registered historical landmark, serving our 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." In 2015, Walter's was voted WCBS-FM's "Best Hot Dog in the Tri-State." In 2016, we received the Best of Westchester's awards for "Best Food Truck" and "Best French Fries." We were also recognized by 914INC with a "Small Business Award" in 2016, and the Westfair Communications "Family-Owned Business Award" in 2017.
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 our 98 year old business from travels as far as Nepal, South Korea and Vietnam detailing their cravings for a Walter's hot dog.