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Baejarins Beztu Pylsur

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Tryggvagata 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 511 1566
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10:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 04:30
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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You just can't go wrong with the Icelandic hotdog- super yummy!! Note- this is a hotdog stand with outdoor seating only!!

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Thank Jenny B
Bristol
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bargain lunch in such an expensive city! Can get busy. Only sell hot dogs and coke but very tasty. Yum.

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Thank BristolJules
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In general, Icelandic hotdogs are great - I had never known how much difference fried onions & various sauces make to the taste of hotdog. With this particular hotdog stand... the hotdog is good but not great. It is probably more of just my personal taste (I didn't like the flavor of lamb in the hotdog that much) so you... More 

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Thank Glaciereater
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped off here after doing the golden circle tour. Feeling peckish after our trip the hotdog stand was perfect. We had our hotdogs outside in the cold embracing the Icelandic weather before we took a 15 minute walk back to our hotel. So lovely

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Thank Samantha M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place was fast, probably the best hotdog sausage we ate. Great to see the other tourists go crazy when they find the place and take lots of photos of themselves. There is what looks to be an interesting board of what makes the place famous but unfortunately it's in Icelandic...

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Thank Zoe H
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good little snack bar if you want to grab something quick and a bit cheaper. I don't get all the hype but nice enough hot dogs

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Thank SuzieB84
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tvær mèđ öllu nema sennepi takk!! It's easy to walk past this hot dog wagon and ignore it, but you shouldn't! Trust the locals who know these are literally the BEST hot dogs in Reykjavik. They come with raw & cooked onion, ketchup, mustard and remoulađi - mèđ öllu!!

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Thank Terrie H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You will understand why this place is so popular once you've been! I had read TA reviews beforehand so knew to order all the toppings and I am SO glad I did! Crispy onions were perfect, and the combination of the two sauces just works! Definitely have them all! Great for a cheap snack in Reykjavik at only 450kr. I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So good, I queued again for another. Very popular and a bit of a tourist hot-spot. Really good value for money

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was recommended thus by three different guides and some other tourists and initial thoughts before trying "seriously it's a hot dog." Only when we visited on passing that we realised and now believe the hype. 450Kr for a hot dog with all the trimmings, cooked apparently in beer and endorsed by Bill Clinton (not bother about last part but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 02:00
Monday
10:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 02:00
Thursday
10:00 - 02:00
Friday
10:00 - 04:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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