I am embarrassed… I was driving by Walter’s and miracle upon miracles, there was no long line… and my tummy cried out “No brekkies/no lunch”… (it was 11:10 am….- hey no comments..). SO, I had to stop by and purchase some nutrition (I heard they dip their delicious hot dogs in butter.. oh my!) for myself and my office brethren (all hardworking and those phones do not stop ringing – it is Sotheby’s after all!)…
What was the harm in a hot dog (well unfortunately who can eat only one… but another story…)..
If you live in the area of 10543, then you have heard of the legendary “Walter’s.” It might be a roadside “store” (although there are benches in the rear of the building), but the food is highly sought-after, and I must admit, the hot dogs are crispy (cut in half), the buns are warmed, and I do not know how to describe it, but it all “goes down well.”
I can recall going to a walk- thru prior to a closing, and I took my client to a tasting from Walter’s with double hot dogs on a bun, curly fries and a coke… He loved it! The building itself is a free standing, copper roofed Pagoda styled property… sounds different, but so is the fare. The original owner, Walter Warrington, invented his split style hot dog with his own homemade mustard cooking mode in 1919, built the pagoda styled stand in 1928, and it was declared a historical landmark in 1991.
The stand has been represented by four generations of Warringtons…. and I am sure enjoyed by four generations of local residents too! Serving 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m, Monday through Saturday, and 11:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Mamaroneck is GREAT!