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Baejarins Beztu Pylsur

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Tryggvagata 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 511 1566
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Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 am
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De Pere, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is truly a place one must visit if you make a stop in Reykjavik. The hot dogs are very, very good (and I typically do not eat hot dogs).

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Thank Brianne S
Ottawa
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a hot dog stand in down town Reykjavik and there are long line ups for a hot dog. The dog itself is fairly unimpressive - bun, weiner and a type of sauce made from apple sauce and mustards and included with it is some friend onions. It is noted to have served Bill Clinton at one point and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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217 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

by far one of the least expensive things you can dine out on in Reykjavik at just over $3US per dog. Toppings include mustard, ketchup, fried onions, raw onions and remoulade sauce. the dogs won't live up to the hype so it's probably best that you don't wait in line to have this experience---time your visit accordingly---the line gets pretty... More 

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New York City, New York
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sorry, but I don't see what all the hype was about. I've read such great reviews on many websites recommending that this was the best place to go for hot dogs. We stood on the long line like all the other tourists. Maybe I had too much expectation on how amazing it should taste. But it's really just an average... More 

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Thank Florence C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When ever I have been away from Iceland on travels. Bæjarins Beztu is the place I have to visit for the best hotdogs to charge my Icelandic DNA :)

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Thank Hilmar K
Sun City, Arizona
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207 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is over-hyped, but so are a lot of things. The part lamb hot dog is better than most baseball park dogs, and no more expensive, and the sometimes long line moves fast. They take credit cards, too. Only drawback is lack of sitting space outside, though you can find a spot at the picnic table if you have sharp... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fresh and delicious Hot Dogs and Sodas! Cheap and clean and always fresh. I am ready for more! The sausages is made from lamb

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Thank laura k
Kopavogur, Iceland
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Probably the best hot dog hut in North of Europe, if not the world. I take my colleagues from other countries and continents to Bæjarins Bestu whenever I can, even post fine dinner if we are located in the neighbourhood.

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Thank Krilli57
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a good hot dog here but it was really nothing special, i do not understand the hype, but that the thing with hypes.....

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Thank liberru
Jakarta, Indonesia
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303 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We joined the line (which at least moved fast) just to check out this hype that attracted lots of excellent reviews. The hot dogs were not bad but nothing special either. The look was also very plain, not inviting. Believed most of those in the queue were tourists and first timers like us and that's what keeping the business going.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $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
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 4:30 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:30 am
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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