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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
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When we planned our trip to Iceland I thought, "Hot dogs are big over there?" and dismissed it. But still, my curiosity lingered. My friend and I left a bar one night and stumbled across it. Despite a long line at 2 am, service was very fast. They were amazing and that's because they were very similar to a NYC... More 

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Thank Chris M
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to find the hot dog stand after doing some research. It did not disappoint. Who knew a street hot dog could be so different and tasty. It is easy to see why it is so popular with the locals. Definitely make a trip here if you're visiting!

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Thank Emma L
Mintlaw, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Gotta go to the best hotdog stand in town. Downtown by the harbour..somewhat hidden by the ongoing building work at the moment. Fairly priced and a slice of icelands favourite snack. Tastes great, lovely sauce...

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Thank Karen M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hot dogs are very popular in Reykjavik and this is one of the best in the city. Very long lines, but goes quickly. Lots of options for toppings...mustard is not very strong in flavor, actually kind of bland. Check it out for a late night snack, but don't be too optimistic.

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Thank Laura E
Toronto, Canada
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This stand is hard to find with construction ongoing right beside. It is directly across from the Radisson hotel. Be prepared to wait in line for your pylsar which is a lamb hot dog. Order it with everything which makes for a great taste and texture experience with Icelandic mustard and fried onions. Yummy but a little small if you... More 

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Thank Connie M
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

everyone says about the queue and yes we did have to queue for about 5-7 mins but it was worth the wait, The hot dogs are delicious,

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Thank stephanie m
Rockaway Park, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tried this hot dog and it taste like lamb with some crunchy dried onions on it. I personally don't like lamb but this hot dog is exceptional! You have to try it!!! Craving for it when I'm back home.

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Thank CatherineMichalak
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you visit Reykjavik then you have to sample the hot dogs that Baejarins Beztu Pylsur have on offer. Situated down by the harbour in the old town, this insignificant hot dog stand can be easily overlooked as you walk around sightseeing. However, it's been in business for 80 years now and there is a board outside which brags about... More 

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Thank Philip L
Hertfordshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this hot dog - had it with everything and it was delicious. Went back to have another the next day. Cheap snack but be prepared to queue!

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Thank xbeachyx
London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Get one with everything. It's yummy! There's a special sauce that comes with. Not sure what it is but it's good.

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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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?