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Papaya King or Gray's Papaya...

...if you had a choice for a dog. Are the hot dogs that amazing; how good can a hot dog be?

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  1. Gray's at 72nd Street
    Hands down the BEST

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    1. I've found Gray's Papaya to be more consistent and better overall. I wouldn't say either are amazing, but it's hard for hot dogs to be amazing (Hot Doug's in Chicago being a notable exception). You might be disappointed if you're treating it as a destination place, but Gray's is among the best cheap hot dogs in Manhattan, and it's hard to complain about paying less than $5 for 2 natural-casing hot dogs and a fruit drink.

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      1. re: hcbk0702

        papaya king has great hot dogs,,, same supplier as katz's

      2. neither. new york hot dog and coffee on bleecker. gotta love those korean dogs.

        1. I prefer Papaya King, but neither is amazing. Despite its reputation, NYC isn't much a hot dog town imo.

          1. Other than the NYC novelty factor, neither are worth going out of your way for.