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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 - 04:30
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 04:30
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 

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Thank Bella4tunata
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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! ☺

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Thank Vicki T
San Francisco, California
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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.

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Thank CAli2Everywhere
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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

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Thank Steven Y
Iowa City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 "😉

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Thank jross10
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious hotdog for 420KR!!! Make sure you try it with everything first before you make your own tweeks. It comes with fried onions, raw onions, ketchup and mustard...so simple yet amazing! If you visit Iceland, you have to try this!

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Thank Teresa V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After reading the stories my fiance and I decided to try this place out. It is definer worth finding. The hotdogs themselves are great and when had with all the condiments even better. It's a great quick and cheap bite to keep you going before a proper dinner

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Ennis, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Icelandic hotdogs are so so so good. Over our 4 day trip we had at least 8 hotdogs each. This place is good but there's another place up the road where they have indoor seating which I preferred as my hands were numb after eating here outside in the cold. You definitely have to have "one with everything" as... More 

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Thank lucyyeah
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed all the toppings this hot dog has to offer! The mustard and fried onions added a great texture and flsvor. About $4 USD for a small hot dog.

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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