15. Walter's, Mamaroneck, N.Y.


On the side of an unassuming road in the unassuming little New York town of Mamaroneck, sits an odd, pagoda-shaped hot dog stand. This is Walter's, and the hot dogs here haven't changed since Walter Warrington opened his first stand nearby in 1919. The copper-roofed pagoda, built in 1928, is currently on the county's inventory of historic places, and in 2010 was named a National Historic Landmark. But it's the hot dogs that have really made Walter's so legendary. Warrington devised the recipe for these dogs himself, and to this day, they're still split down the middle, basted in a secret sauce as they grill, placed into a fluffy toasted bun, and topped with homemade mustard. There's nothing else quite like Walter's.

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