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“Great hot dog stand”

Baejarins Beztu Pylsur
Ranked #112 of 546 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: American, Danish
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
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".
Reviewed April 23, 2011

If you are in Reykjavik, go try the hot dog here and ask for it with everything. At the end of the day, it is just a hot dog, but being a Chicagoan, I like encased meat, and the toppings they put on here are unique. Way different than anything offered in Chicago. Worth a visit and the 280 kr.

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Reviewed March 28, 2011

Having read about this "legendary hot dog stand" of Reykjavik long before my trip, I headed to Bæjarins beztu a few hours after arrival to see if it lived up to the hype. Five days later, I had made at least four stops here. There's nothing really special about the hot dog itself - except that it supposedly contains lamb - so the toppings are what you're coming for. A perfectly-designed mix of ketchup, honey mustard, remoulade, crispy onion and fresh onion makes for a truly unique burst of flavor that you won't taste outside of Iceland. There's almost always a line, which seems to be a healthy mix of locals and tourists. Don't miss this place.

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Reviewed March 25, 2011

Well, if it was good enough for Bill Clinton & Metallica, it was good enough for us, so we did & it was good.

We ordered “with everything” x 2 & soft drinks x 2 & it cost just under a 1,000K (£5). Cheap & tasty.

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Reviewed March 22, 2011

I'm sure it's the combination of the crunchy and raw onions that make these hot dogs simply delicious. The hot dogs hit all the right notes. It's a simple and quick meal, but an unforgettable one. This is the first place I would visit when I go to Reykjavik again.

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Reviewed March 20, 2011

We grabbed hotdogs here for lunch one day and really enjoyed them. I loved the fried onions and all the different sauces on the hotdogs. Late one night after a dinner, we stopped back by because my husband wanted another one before we left the next day.

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