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Does Frankie's Waffles & Burgers In Mahopac Have The DVlicious Best Burger?

Owner Frank Evangelista mans the grill at Frankie's Waffles & Burgers in Mahopac.
Owner Frank Evangelista mans the grill at Frankie's Waffles & Burgers in Mahopac. Photo Credit: Submitted
Burger order is up at Frankie's Waffles & Burgers in Mahopac. (That's Frank's wife Carina.)
Burger order is up at Frankie's Waffles & Burgers in Mahopac. (That's Frank's wife Carina.) Photo Credit: Submitted
Burgers reign supreme at Frankie's Waffles & Burgers in Mahopac.
Burgers reign supreme at Frankie's Waffles & Burgers in Mahopac. Photo Credit: Submitted
Frankie's Waffles & Burgers in Mahopac.
Frankie's Waffles & Burgers in Mahopac. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- Any way you flip it, the burger is one of America’s favorite foods.

Poll
Who Has The Best Burger In Putnam County?
Final Results Voting Closed

Who Has The Best Burger In Putnam County?

  • Frankie's Waffles & Burgers, Mahopac
    47%
  • Healy's Corner, Carmel
    29%
  • Red Rooster, Brewster
    9%
  • Watson's Restaurant & Bar, Putnam Valley
    12%
  • Whistling Willie's American Grill, Cold Spring
    3%

We asked for your top picks in the county; the list has been narrowed to five finalists, each of which is being profiled this week.

Who will win? It’s up to you, Daily Voice readers, so let your fingers do the clicking. Voting ends 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 28. You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.

Frankie's Waffles & Burgers, Mahopac

What Makes It Patty Perfect: Owner Frank Evangelista describes himself as "a first-generation and full-blooded Italian-American who also cooks for all customer orders." He cooks with love and passion, he said, and prides himself on his restaurant's exceptional and friendly customer service.

In operation since 2007, the family-owned business motto is “Come in as a customer and leave as our friend.” Due to high volume demand, the eatery recently extended its hours to close six hours later at 9 p.m. rather than 3 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. "It's all about the customers," said Evangelista.

And though he won't reveal the "secret recipes" he uses for the burgers, he did say he uses his own special seasoning and uses the utmost in high-quality ingredients. The burgers are so popular, in fact, that he said, customers order them in the morning.

Currently, there are nine different types to choose from; six of which are specialty burgers. The signature is the “Monster Burger" and yes it's big, often eliciting a "wow" from customers, he said.

Dig In: 565 US-6, (845) 621-2527.

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