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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Gray's Papaya

402 Ave. of the Americas (W. 8th St.) Send to Phone
212-260-3532
Locals devour cheap and famous frankfurters served with a tropical drink.

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Open daily 24 hours
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  • Dress code: Casual
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Gray's Papaya Restaurant Review

: Forever offering its “Recession Special” regardless of the state of the economy, Gray's Papaya has become an important New York landmark over the years. Dig into some truly good hot dogs, topped with sauerkraut and washed down with a tropical fruit drink. The place is incredibly cheap, open 24 hours and great for post-club people-watching.
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