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Walter's Hot Dog Stand

Walter's Hot Dog Stand is a National Register of Historic Places designated landmark located in Mamaroneck in Westchester County, New York.

Walters Hot Dog Stand
Walter's Hot Dog Stand is located in New York
Walter's Hot Dog Stand
Walter's Hot Dog Stand is located in the United States
Walter's Hot Dog Stand
Location937 Palmer Ave, Mamaroneck, New York
Coordinates40°56′35″N 73°44′49″W / 40.94306°N 73.74694°W / 40.94306; -73.74694Coordinates: 40°56′35″N 73°44′49″W / 40.94306°N 73.74694°W / 40.94306; -73.74694
Architectural styleRoadside Architecture
NRHP reference #10000338[1]
Added to NRHPJune 11, 2010



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.[2]

The current owner is Walter's son Eugene Warrington.


The stand has been featured in the New York Times;[3] and on CBS News Sunday Morning in 2003.[4]

In 2010 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

In 2015, The Daily Meal ranked Walter's Hot Dogs #13 in America's 75 Best Hot Dogs

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Peter D. Shaver (April 2010). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Walter's Hot Dog Stand". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-10-03. See also: "Accompanying eight photos".
  3. ^ "Quick Bite/Mamaroneck: This Is No Street Corner Hot Dog" The New York Times, September 3, 2006
  4. ^ CBS Television Network Releases: Listings for "CBS News Sunday Morning' for July 6, 2003
  5. ^ "National Register of Historic Places listings for June 18, 2010". National Park Service. June 18, 2010. Retrieved June 18, 2010.


  • "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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