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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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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

They say when in Rome...well, when in Reykjavik this hot dog stand is a must! Get it with all the topping too....you won't be disappointed! It's also a cheap eat in a town of high food prices.

Thank Skeggjold4
Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Definitely worth a visit, waited in a queue but it was really good and not dear. Iceland is expensive but for a snack this was reasonably priced.

Thank alys0npaul
Nerja, Spain
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited having heard this was the best place to get a hotdog in Reykjavik and because it was 'world famous'. We had seen the long queues previously in the day so popped down for a night visit. If this place has the best hotdogs in town, I can't bare to think what the other places are like. The hotdog... More 

Thank Impossible_Mossy
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were told to order 2 hotdogs and request "The works". It was really delicious. I highly recommend this hotdog stand favorite.

Thank Sandra F
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a quality flavorful hot dog if you're looking for the real deal! It's also Icelands first hot dog stand and still run by the same family.

Thank Erika P
Siegburg, Germany
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Opens from 10am ~ 1pm. Expect a long queue during open hours so it is best to arrive there latest 12:30 noon if you want one of grandma's hotdog.

Thank u0pj06
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I don't want to call it a historical monument, but that is the only thing I can think of when talking about bæjarins bestu. Yes it is a hot dog stand and they only serve hot dogs and drinks. That does not sound like much and does not look like much either but it has a charm, they do serve... More 

Thank Jenny P
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cheap and fast hot dogs with some nicely done fried onions. It's a must for anyone visiting Reykjavik.

Thank Adriana S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had read about this place; and the fact Bill Clinton had ate here, and how wonderful it was and we were even stopped in the street asking for directions to it by other tourists so of course we had to try for ourselves and find out what all the hype and fuss was about. We finally found the place... More 

Thank Nikeynyx
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We kept reading about the famous Icelandic HotDog. In reading reviews there are a couple of stands but this one got the best. It is also a great place to NOT cost a lot. A hot dog and a coke for under $10. I ordered one with the works and though I still am not sure what the works was,... More 

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