In Historic Downtown Melbourne, Florida there is a place called Mustard’s Last Stand. Established in 1987, it is just dripping with highway Americana. License plates adorn the patio and the inside of the store, while a hotdog with big bushy facial hair and a cowboy hat rides a motorcycle alongside an ambulatory bottle of mustard on the back wall.
Inside there is a fair amount of seating, though a few big groups would put them at capacity. They also offer drive through service if you need to get your hotdog fix on the go. Speaking of hotdog fixes, we’ve never seen so much variety; their menu lists over fifty different dogs, including daily specials. From plain ‘dogs in a bun to veggie ‘dogs to ‘dogs covered in feta cheese, fried pickles, and tzatziki sauce they have something for every occasion.
No hot dog should have to stand alone, and that’s especially true at Mustard’s. They offer more than a dozen varieties of French fries. If you are already getting one of the meatier dogs, you probably want to steer clear of their Junkyard fries covered in chili, cheese, ranch, grilled onions and plenty of bacon. On the flip side, the Swiss fries with a coating of garlic and cheese, go fairly well with any ‘dog.
I suppose there might come a day when we've have tried every single item on their menu. And once you go there and take a bite, you’ll want to too.