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“In NYC? Have a Dog!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Papaya Dog

Papaya Dog
239 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10003 (Gramercy Park)
(646) 654-7010
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Ranked #4,403 of 11,771 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Hot Dogs
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Gramercy Park
Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“In NYC? Have a Dog!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

If you are in NYC and do not have a Papaya Dog then you need to go back to where you came from :) When in the Big Apple I have 1 stop that is always first on my list of things to do. Eat a dog with the works at Papaya Dog.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mississauga
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“No big deal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

we visited here because Anthony Bourdain raved on about it, but I found it to be just an average dive with average food. They did make a mean Papaya drink, and it was cheap, but then you get what you pay for. 10 bucks for 2 people to eat is fine by me, so I'll probably visit again if I'm in a hurry.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Bristow, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“WHAT is the big deal??????”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Wow. Talk about a let down. While the dogs weren't awful, they were no better than average. I was expecting thicker dogs, maybe a sausage. Man, the hot dog itself was thinner and smaller and Oscar Meyer.. Not kidding. I felt like I could come up with a better concoction in my kitchen with my microwave. Costco dog are better than this and cheaper, may I add. Very disapointed.

I would MUCH rather have the polish sausages they sell at all the corner stands.THOSE were DELISH....

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Wendover, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Chilli Dogs and Corn Dogs”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

During our visit to NYC, my daughter said that she has to have a Corn Dog. Me, I wanted a Chilli Dog. Papaya Dog was the ONLY place that actually sold Corn Dogs. Other places did sell Chilli Dogs but they weren't what I expected.

Papaya Dog delivered on both counts.

Cheap and cheerful.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“For the price, great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Very small dogs, but great value considering the price, quality wasn’t any worse than anywhere else, tried them more than once and were good for a quick cheap meal.

Visited June 2013
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