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“Classic hot dogs” 5 of 5 stars
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Walter's
937 Palmer Ave, Mamaroneck, NY 10543
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Ranked #5 of 74 Restaurants in Mamaroneck
Price range: $0 - $6
Cuisines: American
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New York City, New York
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“Classic hot dogs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

The lines are sometimes long at lunch time. The orders are taken and the hot dogs are made to order. I have seen people eat a half a dozen in one sitting. I have two with just mustard. This landmark place has their own hot dog formula made especially for them. Like coca cola they do not give it out. A couple of these dogs and a medium coke and you leave happy. Outdoor seating too.Great!
Jeremy T

Visited October 2013
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san juan, puerto rico
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“Wish I still lived in Westchester!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Next to really good bagels, I miss Walter's hot dogs the most! Who's the dope who said no kraut?! It's the dogs!!!!!! And the mustard...wish they would ship:)

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Mamaroneck, New York
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“A hot dog like no other...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I've been to Walter's many times. It's a quaint little place, a National Historic Landmark (founded in 1919). Worth a visit, if only for that reason.

Pros:

1. The hot dogs are delicious. They slice them down the middle and brown them on a hot griddle which brings out the flavor and eliminates the wet feel that so many dogs suffer from.
2. They offer a nice selection of classic milk bar drinks: shakes, floats, thick shakes and the like, all made with their homemade ice-cream.
3. They go above and beyond on the fries, offering, in addition to shoestring and curly, tater tots and sweet potato spuds.
4. They offer outdoor seating in the shade and away from the street.

Cons:

1. They are so slow! They even have a sign that says "Walter's hot dogs: Worth their wait in gold." That ought to tell you something... If I see more than 2-3 people in line I just keep driving--I've learned my lesson. The longest lines are usually between 12:30 and 2:30, so go early or go late. By early I mean 11:00 or so. They are open from about that time until early evening, 5:00 or so.

2. They offer only 2 things to go on the hot dogs: ketchup and their signature Walter's mustard, so if you are a fixings fan you will be disappointed. The mustard is good, but does not outshine all others. It's just a mild creamy one mixed with finely minced relish of indeterminable flavor.

All in all, however, it is a great little lunch place, especially for the lazy days of summer.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“The classics...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

hot dogs, fries all done exceptionally well. There is a good reason why this place is always rated in the top hot dog and summer experience lists- the food is consistently well done. The lines can be long but they move quickly enough. Make sure to check the hours before you go- they are not open late.

Visited May 2013
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“Best hotdogs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

We keep coming back! My grandma and I love to take the ride up during lunch. Best hotdogs around and it doesn't hurt that everything else is good too! We go at lead 3 times a month during the summer.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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