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Gray's Papaya

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Greenwich Village
Hot Dogs
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402 6TH Ave, New York City, NY 10011-8416
(212) 260-3532
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Lots of reasons to eat here

The hot dogs, the hot dogs, the hot dogs, oh yes and the Papaya. Recession specials will cost you about 5 dollars for two hit dogs and a drink, and worth every penny. People come here from all over the planet, for their honeymoons and anniversarys or between catching a bus. For cheap eats and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Advertised for the best dogs and when you buy one you get a free papaya drink. The dogs are very salty not $1.50 but $2.80 and NO papaya juice to go with it like they say.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The hot dogs, the hot dogs, the hot dogs, oh yes and the Papaya. Recession specials will cost you about 5 dollars for two hit dogs and a drink, and worth every penny. People come here from all over the planet, for their honeymoons and anniversarys or between catching a bus. For cheap eats and good eats. Look it's hot... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by their corn dog & spicy sausage! I was going to a movie at IFC & it was snowing so I had no other choice & I thought their dogs should b better than any I would get at the movie theatre concession. So, it was better than I expected.

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Laguna Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I know the movies always talk about this place but really, for $5 you get 2 dogs and a drink and the hot dogs are very good. Quick in and out, not too many places to sit and eat so be prepared to eat as you are walking. Add it to the things to do list when in NY

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Gray's Papaya is always one of my stops when I visit NYC, along with Carnegie Deli. You can't get hot dogs like this in LA, maybe close, but at 3 to 5 times the price. Skip Nathan's, they're similar but Gray's is much cheaper. Can't beat the deal of 2 dogs and a drink for $4.95, you'd pay that much... More 

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Madison, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My wife and I ate lunch here while in NYC for our honeymoon. We ate here because my wife said it was an iconic place you have to go to. The dogs were good but the papaya drink was awesome! That was the most impressive thing that I had from this establishment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The nostalgia of this place combined with the straight up deliciousness of their dogs and papaya drink is unbeatable. You simply have to eat at Gray's when you're in NYC. It's very cheap too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

As most people know, Anthony Bourdain loves this place after a late night out . . . it is also a great place for a quick, refreshing and cheap meal so you can keep on exploring this amazing city. Two delicious hot dogs (get the sauerkraut and onions on it) and a juice drink for $4.95. Can't beat it! The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Must try I should say when visiting NYC. Kids love it! Loads of option (toppings) to choose from. Very reasonable price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We stayed at a hotel two blocks from this corner dog emporium and I had lunch several time there during the week. I love a good dog and these were great. Natural casing all-beef and grilled. I had mine with kraut and spicy mustard with a glass of pineapple-banana-peach juice. I'm bettin' they serve Papaya Dogs in Heaven!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 402 6TH Ave, New York City, NY 10011-8416
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: (212) 260-3532

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Hot Dogs

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