Juniors Papaya Grill – Doomed

9/16/2009 Update:

Couldn’t stand the heat of the kitchen?

It appears that Juniors Papaya has made it to the Doomed Hoboken Businesses category. Was it Five Guys that did them in?

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See what once was – after the jump (try not to cry).

7/18/2008 Update:

Did you know that Junior’s Papaya now has a breakfast menu on weekends?

Looks pretty good to me, and will have to try it this Sunday.

See MENU PDF HERE.

Has anyone tried it? Any good?

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3/11/2008:

Hoboken411 was the “second customer served” yesterday over at Juniors Papaya Grill, Hoboken’s latest restaurant!

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We have a winner!

I was so excited and tempted to publish my initial review at lunch yesterday as I was eating the delicious sliders, it was hard to contain myself. But I was able to wait! (No pics of the burgers because I absolutely inhaled them. Fantastic! Especially for a first day order.)

Anyway, Juniors Papaya is our newest “grease pit,” and is well worth trying. Dennis, one of the owners, had told me there was a bit of discussion whether to make the place a little more high-end, or a fast eat & go place like it is now. I think they made the right choice. Burgers, hot dogs, cheese steaks (will be trying them today – they claim the best in Hoboken – Can’t wait!), fries, and other grilled sandwiches. Various fried appetizers, and a custom tossed salad with your choice of toppings (for the health conscious – or closet eater.)

They also have unique fountain drinks, such as Papaya Juice, and Orange Creamsicle (sp?) which I tried… tasted just like one. A bit sweet, but would be refreshing over ice on a hot summer day. See full menu further down.

Did I say I LOVED the sliders yet? Tasty angus beef, on a toasted bun with cheese, sauteed onions and a couple pickles. PERFECT, and just enough (even without fries.) I’m giddy with burger love. I think burgers will replace pizza for me (at least for the next month or two.)

The interior wasn’t complete when I went in, as they still had to pick up the customized artwork from the city. They’re open 7 days a week, and till 3am on Friday’s and Saturday’s. My bet is this will be the #1 late night eatery for a LONG time in Hoboken. Hopefully they can handle the rush.

Overall, great first impressions, friendly staff, and the owner was accommodating and helpful. Welcome to the neighborhood, Juniors!!

Description: Every guy’s dream. Lip-smacking burgers, hot dogs, cheese steaks, fries and much much more. Delivery coming soon.
Address: 506 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-238-2777 Fax: 201-238-2776
MENU: Juniors Papaya Grill Menu here.

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Juniors Papaya, more pics…

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196 Comments on "Juniors Papaya Grill – Doomed"

King of Rock
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King of Rock

Wow, I had no idea and I was gonna order from them tonight. Oh well, I guess I just order from the Chicken & Rib Crib….

hobposer
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hobposer

i love this place and sad to see it go, great cheesesteaks

jackie
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jackie

I was wondering why they were giving everything away last week. Hopefully something good opens in its place.

homeworld
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Juniors was selling hotdogs for 99 cents for the last few weeks. They’d also give you a free drink and icecream just for walking in.

I feel bad. That they closed.

Cheese
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Cheese

Yeah, I’m not too sad about this one. I went in there shortly after they opened, got 2 dogs, fries and a papaya and it came to something like $12. For that money I could have gotten on the PATH, gotten off at 9th street, gone to Grey’s and come back. When I asked why the dogs were so expensive the owner started in with, “Do you know what my rent is here?” Yeah, well I didn’t tell you to open a 1,200 square foot hotdog stand.

Here’s hoping it gets replaced with a mid-town diner.

plywood
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plywood

Exactly. I would have easily been a regular here but the day the place opened I took one look at the venue and then their rate card and thought “I’m not paying $3 for a hot dog”. End of story. Not saying a hot dog doesn’t cost $3 to deliver with a profit on Washington Street, I just won’t pay it. 5 Guys isn’t cheap but the come off as really having their act together and the fries are presented in a way you feel like they appreciate the fact a fair amount of money is changing hands.

In response to Cheese who said:
Yeah, I’m not too sad about this one. I went in there shortly after they opened, got 2 dogs, fries and a papaya and it came to something like $12. For that money I could have gotten on the PATH, gotten off at 9th street, gone to Grey’s and come back. When I asked why the dogs were so expensive the owner started in with, “Do you know what my rent is here?” Yeah, well I didn’t tell you to open a 1,200 square foot hotdog stand.

Here’s hoping it gets replaced with a mid-town diner.

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