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Papaya Dog

239 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10003-9850
+1 646-654-7010
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good39%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“corn dogs” (4 reviews)
“sauerkraut” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
American, Fast food
239 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10003-9850
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1 - 10 of 64 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The drink was good (cherry) the dog I took a bite and handed it to my partner. Won’t return. Such a shame as it had been bugged up to me.

Thank laulaulau131313
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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well the papaya dog close to ESB was able to assist with a chili dog at 7am even if they opened at 8am! Very kind of the guy to help a pregnant lady with cravings! :)

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to the location on 5th Ave near the Empire State Building. It was edible (barely). I now know why they're less popular than in the past. I definitely preferred the hot dog I got from a street cart (was good). Papaya Dog would...More

Thank TeamHouston2016
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The dog with sauerkraut and mustard was really good as a quick snack. Basic bun was soft and fresh. Fast service. Server smiled when I gave him a thumbs up after taking a bite. I'd stop in again when I need a little something on...More

Thank mommabean
Reviewed 26 February 2017 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...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 20 February 2017 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
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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
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
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...More

Thank pariscrawley
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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