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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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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very popular place, the hotdog was nice especially the crunchy part which makes it different to your standard hotdogs. Worth giving it a try whilst visiting Iceland.

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Thank Emily S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tasted quite different from Canadian hotdogs. The sauce was difference and there was lamb in the hotdog. The crispy onions hidden underneath the dog was an interesting surprise. Cheap eats in Reykjavik as a snack, or grab two for a quick lunch.

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Thank Zoe K
Slough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can't complain, as far as hotdogs are concerned they're good! However, there is a bit too much of a hype around them, good for any one traveling on a budget though.

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Thank Lagout
Northampton, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes, it's a hut. Yes, there is only one option. And yes, it's a bloomin' hot dog...but WHAT A DOG. The dog itself is of a decent standard, but whack on the must-may-ketch-oni topping and you have a wallop! Get that cheap meat in your mouth...like, NOW!!!!

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

Super delicious hot dogs! Make sure to get an everything hot dog for the true experience. This is one of the cheapest meals in Reykjavik and worth stopping by despite the long line. It's a tourist attraction (thanks Bill Clinton and Kim Kardashian) but I feel like it's better than other stands that I went to. Accepts cash and card

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Thank abcoo001
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Soft bread, nice dog, crunchy onion and finely chopped onion give it a mouth watering taste. Fairly small so you might need 2 but at about £3.70 a dog it's not extortionate for Iceland. Well worth a visit

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Thank ChezBonis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This little hot dog stall literally translates as best hot dog in town. We visited it twice and definitely enjoyed them! You could almost walk past this if it wasn't for all the other people standing around enjoying some dogs. It's recommended that you ask for "one with everything"! The crispy onions are just delicious and add amazing texture, it... More 

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Thank Lisa M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Little cabin in the square , very cosy , range of hotdogs , we liked the Icelandic hot dog very tasty and at about £3 the best value by far . Room for about 6 in the cabin.

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Thank Neil B
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A hot dog from Bæjarins Beztu was on my "must do" list in Iceland and I ended up going there three times I loved them so much! I learned my lesson the first time though which is that one is not enough!! For AU$4 and the longish time you have to queue it's totally worth getting a couple. The lines... More 

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Thank LibbyL78
Banbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You can't leave Reykjavik without sampling these hotdogs !! You will have to join the queue and ask for"everything" on it but well worth it ! Very centrally located.

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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