Gray's Papaya

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by t4jes on March 17, 2006

It's $2.75 for a tropical drink and two hot dogs! No matter how it tastes, you can't beat the price.

Gray's Papaya is well known for its cheap hot dogs and has reached Hollywood fame. We first heard about it when watching "Fools Rush In," where Matthew Perry exclaims how the one thing he misses are hot dogs from Gray's Papaya. We decided that we must try these famous frankfurters.

We were able to walk here from our hotel in Times Square, and the bright lights made it easy to find. We went later at night (around 9 or 10pm) and there was no crowd whatsoever. The service was friendly (they even let us take a picture).

We each ordered the special of two hot dogs and a tropical drink. They come with your choice of condiments, including sauerkraut and grilled onions. There were many types of tropical drinks, including papaya (hence the title), banana, pina colada, and orange. There was also pineapple juice, but that costs extra.

In our opinions, we all thought the hot dogs were great! The franks are fairly small, but they were perfect being that we had two of them each. In fact, they were so addicting that we decided to order more to share together. I saw some men walking in and ordering four to six franks for themselves.

The drinks, on the other hand, were only alright. The papaya juice did not taste like papaya, and we spent a lot of time swapping drinks to find one we liked. In the end, most of our group preferred the orange drink.

We loved the feel of the store. The atmosphere was friendly, the neon decor was inviting, and the food was good and, most importantly, cheap.
Gray's Papaya
2090 Broadway
New York, New York, 10025
+1 212 799 0243

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