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Papaya Dog

Gramercy Park
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239 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10003-9850
+1 646-654-7010
00:00 - 23:59
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New York City, New York
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1,283 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 689 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My father made hot dogs for a living, so I know a little about a good hot dog. I am always on the look out for the perfect hot dog - this wasn't it. The place was filthy. The help was slow, unfriendly and not a happy crew. Seating was very limited. I had two dogs and an ice tea.... More 

Thank James S
Cuenca, Ecuador
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In my first time visiting New York, I was really exited to taste a classic Hot Dog. A friend told me Papayas has the hot dog in town. It has a really good flavor, it's good for something fast and cheaper.

Thank Franz A
Dover, Delaware
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132 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly service, great dogs (corn dogs and hot dogs) and fruit drinks. Can't ask for more! Remember cash only establishment (although no-name bank ATM on premises)

Thank hfitzger
Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a good place to get an inexpensive (but still good tasting) meal of hot dogs and burgers. It is right across from the 1st Avenue subway stop on the L train.

Thank candlercook
Exeter, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We went here seeking a corn dog and they delivered. As we're from the UK this was my first ever corn dog and it did not dissapoint. The sweet corn batter compliments the Frankfurt- I'm sure there are better ones out there but for a first it will do! The corn dogs had previously been cooked and where just received... More 

Thank pariscrawley
Kent, Washington
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860 reviews
442 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my hot dog here. The hot dog had great flavor. The service was fast and the restaurant was clean and comfortable.

Thank Rehsinup19
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I had the hot dog with sauerkraut, ketchup and deli mustard, and my son had the philly cheesesteak with fries. Both were delicious! The hot dog was one of the best I've had, as was the philly cheesesteak. The service was fast, too!

Thank PTew
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205 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

The veggie dog was just plain gross, and way too expensive. And their mango smoothie was just average. $8 waste.

Thank expat_mbk
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

It's average all around, really like their fruit drinks, though. Those are top notch. Tried various versions of their hot dog, but the main thing is the dog itself and thy weren't much to speak of.

Thank John W
Memphis, Tennessee
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465 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Would chose the slice place next door instead. Agree that the street dogs we had were better. The employees don't use gloves. Gross.

Thank grits_are_good

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 239 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10003-9850
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Gramercy Park
  • Neighbourhood: Gramercy Park
  • Phone Number: +1 646-654-7010

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?