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  • Hot Dogs
  • 179 E 86th St, New York NY10028 40.778942 -73.954236
  • (At 3rd Ave)
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  • (212) 369-0648
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User Ratings (Based on 29 reviews)

Food 4.2 Value 4.1
Service 3.6 Atmosphere 2.9

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 369-0648
Take Out Cash Only
Sun-Thu: 8am-12am Fri-Sat: 8am-2am
Dinner, Lunch
Cheap Eats, Free Delivery, Kid Friendly, Late Night, Take Out

User Reviews

  • Papaya King

    Posted by Matt on 07/22/2009

    Cheap, quick, but not that great...

    I'm not sure why there's always such a long line here. The drinks are real, fresh, and tasty but they are expensive and they come in a tiny cup which you finish in about 3 sips. The hot dogs are gross -- seriously, I'd rather throw an Oscar Meyer wiener in the microwave and eat that! I told them I wanted everything on my dog and it came with practically nothing but sweet onions. The curly fries were probably good, but I wouldn't know since mine were soggy and old. PASS

  • Papaya King

    Posted by Hakim Talbi on 08/18/2008

    Too sugary

    I went to the store on 33rd & 5th Ave. and tried one of their Papaya drinks. It was simply loaded with sugar.

  • Papaya King

    Posted by Scott on 12/28/2007

    When eating is an annoyance...

    I'm frequently in a rush and want food that fills, tastes good, and doesn't take long to acquire. Papaya King is perfect for these needs. I highly recommend the original special (two hot dogs and a drink, I prefer Papaya) for under $5. It's the best at what it does: providing good, cheap, efficient food. Better than Gray's Papaya and other imitators.

  • Papaya King

    Posted by Mark on 11/27/2007


    A place with history, and everybody says, when you stay at the Upper East Side, you must at least eat there once. Well, I did that tonight, and I will come back soon. The hot dogs taste great (especially the house sauce), but I really enjoyed the atmosphere. You see all different kind of people coming and going, some having a quick bite, others staying longer. Just go there, you won't regret it! One word to the service, which has been critiqued a lot here- come on, it's a hotdog place. And the food is great value for money (hotdog < 2 USD), so I can live with that.

  • Papaya King

    Posted by Anonymous on 08/31/2007

    Please deliver!

    ....please. excellent establishment. I remember a few years back they had a meal called the recession special. 2 hotdogs and a small coke for like $2.75 Thats a real New York joint.

  • Papaya King

    Posted by Upper Eazy Foodie on 05/28/2007

    The best hot dogs in the world

    You can take every high priced, fancy pants restaurant in NY and throw it right out the window, two of these babies grilled to perfection with spicy mustard and a banana daquiri is Upper Eazy Foodie's definition of culinary genius and perfection.

  • Papaya King

    Posted by Anonymous on 05/24/2007

    been eating here all my life.

    i grew up right down the street from this place and i still love the dogs and drinks. 27 years and counting, this is my favorite destination for a cheap, quick bite.

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