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Gray's Papaya

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Upper West Side
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2090 Broadway Ste 1, New York City, NY 10023-2802
+1 212-799-0243
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I heard so much about Papaya and decided to give it a try after a well known TV chef raved how good the hotdog with red sauce and papaya drink were. It's no doubt an inexpensive meal but I get better tasting hot dogs at Costco. Hot dogs were thin and red sauce was nothing special. The papaya drink was... More 

Thank RedAura
Nogales, Arizona, United States
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always been a fan of Gray's even though my favorite location no longer exist at 6th ave and W8 sweet. But I will venture from the far east of brooklyn to midtown for a recession special with coconut champagne at any given moment. My go to for late night snacking when i'm in manhattan driving around

Thank Jhason B
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great little stop for cheap no frills Hot Dogs, well worth a visit on route to Levain's Bakery

Thank tubb-diddy
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seen papaya drinks and dogs on TV for years and our hotel was close by so we gave it a try. This is a very simple stand up only hot dog place. Feels a little dirty inside and we took our food to leave and eat elsewhere. Hot dog was a good simple hot dog with natural casing.... More 

Thank Andy L
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't come to NYC without having hot dogs, and this place certainly does it right and cheap! The recession deal is awesome. Hot dogs were delicious and their selection of fruit drinks are very tasty. I expected a line on a holiday weekend but we were in and out in a hurry. Loved it!

Thank Joe W
Paris, France
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't like fastfood, and this kind of the food, But I should say when I tasted the first hot dog in this place, I tried the second and third one, the taste was perfect !! but quality I'm not sure they have a good quality food! and the place was a little dirty and the staffs are not so... More 

Thank sinaniaynouri
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122 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With a bit of an insider info, a tourist can find this spot easily and it's an absolute must when in NYC. The buns are warm and soft, the sausage is juicy and on top the onion with the sauerkraut! Heavenly combination with a pineapple juice or the papaya one.

Thank Tina_Dz
Summit, Mississippi
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traveled all the way uptown just for these hotdogs! One of the best dogs I've had in the city with an unbeatable deal. 2 hotdogs and a drink for $6. Super fun and always busy but totally worth it!!

Thank Marisa S
New Haven, Connecticut
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303 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

King of the hot dog... and the best deal in town ... hot dog heaven with a simply perfect dog, snaps when you bite it, great flavor cooked perfectly.. great toppings and drinks - I always go with the papaya

Thank JJFlash7
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690 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We always take the 1 subway up the Westside to 72nd street to eat a couple of dogs at Gray's Papaya. We get the recession special that includes two dogs and a drink. In my opinion Gray's Papaya has the best dogs in the city.

Thank French S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
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: 2090 Broadway Ste 1, New York City, NY 10023-2802
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-799-0243

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