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Baejarins Beztu Pylsur

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Tryggvagata 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 511 1566
10:00 - 04:30
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 04:30
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very cute place in a cute central part of city. Worth a quick visit. But didn't cost much so no problem.

Thank debbarker
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74 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hot dogs were pretty tasty and definitely provided an opportunity for a quick bite that's uniquely Icelandic. I've read reviews where people waited in long lines, and I'm not sure it would be worth that (plus just one hot dog doesn't quite fill you up). I would recommend it as a quick snack (or grab more than one if... More 

Thank TravelingRock13
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I guess it's an Iceland thing for them to put flakes in their hot dogs? I heard so much about this place but I knew not to have high expectations. It's only a hot dog. But it was a popular place so I decided to ask the front desk and get directions to the place. It was a bit hard... More 

Thank ladyjoo
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love the hot dogs here. There are lots of hot dog stands in Reykjavik but there is a reason this is the only one with a line up all hours of the day. It's delicious with the standard fixing of raw and fried onions with ketchup and mustard. There are some table to sit and enjoy them. Convenient since they... More 

Thank herbulous
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just simple hot dog on a bun with some fried shallots/onions and their home made sauce.Taste just average(to me), no wow factor,Lots of tourists lining up, due to their online reviews.

Thank HarryV3E
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So I understand this is a popular place and an Icelandic Icon but unfortunately the hype was lost on me. Yes it's cheap for Reykjavik but it's a hotdog, akin to that in Ikea but with sweet brown mustard and crispy onion flakes. When we visited we had no queue and two benches to pick from. Not the best hotdog... More 

Thank Bella4tunata
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a hotdog each the "icelandic way". Which is all the toppings. The fried onions added a welcome crunch. I didnt enjoy the mustard, but I dont like mustard normally. Really enjoyed the remoulade sauce they put on it.it was so good my hubby had a second one! ☺

Thank Vicki T
San Francisco, California
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80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I heard that this place is very popular among locals and tourists. We went late afternoon for a snack and they obviously had a line. We ordered everything style and thought it was just ok. I was not impressed or felt the need to go back.

Thank CAli2Everywhere
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a hot dog stand with two tables outside. Always busy ( I can testify to this as my hotel room overlooked it) . Hot dogs not the biggest in the world but my word they are tasty. Certainly worth a visit especially if you are on a tight budget or just in need of a snack

Thank Steven Y
Iowa City
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91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good hot dogs, much different from a New York or Chicago dog. Crispy fried onions give them distinct crunch and taste. The only things they sell are dogs and cokes so the line moves fast. Do your part by just saying " one with everything "😉

Thank jross10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 04:30
10:00 - 04:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tryggvagata 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 511 1566
Baejarins beztu pylsur (English: The best hot dog in town) often shortened to simply "Baejarins beztu", is a popular hot dog stand in central Reykjavik, Iceland. In August 2006, the British newspaper The Guardian selected Baejarins beztu as the best hot dog stand in Europe.

The majority of Icelanders have eaten at Baejarins beztu. It's downtown near the harbor and has been open since 1937. Foreign visitors are often brought to the stand to introduce them to the hot dogs there, which are often called "the Icelandic national food." Among famous people who have eaten at Baejarins beztu are Bill Clinton, former president of the United States, and James Hetfield, vocalist of the popular heavy metal band Metallica.

A hot dog condiments include ketchup, sweet mustard, fried onion, raw onion and remoladi, a mayonnaise-based sauce with sweet relish. Hot dogs are often ordered with "the works," i.E., All condiments, or in Icelandic "eina med ollu".

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