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Walter's Hot Dog Stand

Walter's Hot Dog Stand is a Westchester County landmark restaurant located in Mamaroneck, New York.

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History

Walter's is a family business founded in 1919 by Walter Warrington in Mamaroneck, NY. His first stand, on Boston Post Road, was in front of Skinner's Floral shop near the-then Central School (now Town of Mamaroneck offices). He sold cider and apples from an orchard he had purchased on Quaker Ridge.

Later, Walter moved south on Post Road, in Shepard's Field (approximately where Richbell Road now meets Post Road). It was here that he began selling his unique brand of hot dogs, blended from beef, pork, and veal, with the wieners split-grilled. At Shepard's Field Walter constructed a cider press to make apple cider.

There were blueprints for a stand to be built on an adjacent property on Post Road that would include a residence on the second floor. The property was, however, condemned by the School Board; a junior high school was built in 1926 (now a campus of Mamaroneck High). In 1928 he purchased the property at 937 Palmer Avenue, where his then-new pagoda has been since.

The Palmer Avenue building has a pagoda-style copper roof, now oxidized to a light green, and dragon lanterns. It is an example of roadside architecture.[1]

The current owner is Walter's son Eugene.

Acclaim

In 2001, Walter's was voted the #1 hot dog in America by Gourmet magazine. It was voted the best roadside stand in Westchester 1994-2004.

The stand has been featured in the New York Times[2]; and on CBS News Sunday Morning in 2003.[3]

In 2010 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

See also

External links

References

  • "The Artful Hot Dog" by Fred Ferretti. The New York Times. August 12, 1979.
  • "Fast Food: The Little Spots" by Lynne Ames. The New York Times. August 14, 1977.






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