Walter’s Hot Dogs to Open Today, Friday May 2! *UPDATED WITH PHOTOS*


Walter’s Hot Dogs, the iconic pagoda near the Mamaroneck High School, reopened at 10:30 a.m. today after months of renovations.  The hot dogs and homemade mustard will be waiting for you! (And on this nice spring day, so will the lines, I’ll bet!)

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Food writer Megan McCaffrey was there for the opening, and got this photo of Walter’s first two customers!

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Two things of note, says owner Katherine Woodward:

There are now expanded hours: 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. weekdays and 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. weekends.

Also, this weekend, Walter’s is doing a promo via social media: encouraging customers to Instagram their very first 2014 Walter’s hot dog outing with the hashtag #welcomebackwalters and tagging @waltershotdogs for the chance to win a $25 Walter’s gift card.

Walter’s will give out three gift cards for its favorite photos on Monday.

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“We have received so many emails, messages and photos while we were closed (and of course since 1919) and we would love to capture all the amazing experiences our customers tell us about, especially on days like this weekend,” Woodward wrote in an email.

Walters closed Jan. 2 to remodel and modernize the interior with state-of-the-art  equipment and a new computer system to increase speed of service and the overall ordering-pickup window. “The behind the scenes work was endless from our basement up to the rafters,” says Woodward.
The menu and our recipes have not changed at all.  “It’s still the same Walter’s and our same family,” she says.

Tag your photos with #lohudfood, too, and we’ll repost them on our Instagam, @smallbiteslohud.

Walter’s is at 937 Palmer Ave, Mamaroneck. No phone.

Originally published on May 2, 2014 @ 8:24 a.m.


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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