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“THE hot dog stand of Iceland”

Baejarins Beztu Pylsur
Ranked #33 of 92 Quick Bites in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: American, Danish
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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 July 8, 2011

Featured in all the guide books and visited by Anthony Bourdain on a recent "No Reservations" TV epidode.

It is a VERY popular hot dog stand in central Reykjavík, right near the harbor and concert hall. Open since 1937 and staffed by an older woman and helper. All they sell are hot dogs and drinks.

We have heard that most Icelanders have eaten here and return regularly. It is a small stand with a picnic table or two nearby. Most customers just hang out leaning on their cars. It is always busy but the line moves quickly.

Bill Clinton, former president of the United States, ate here - supposedly right before his heart attack.

A hot dog costs ~300 ISK (equivalent to US$2.50) Your choice of condiments include ketchup, mustard, fried onion, raw onion, and remolaði, a mayonnaise-based sauce with sweet relish. Hot dogs are usually ordered with "the works," i.e., all condiments, or "eina með öllu".

Website is bbp.is

Date of visit: June 2011
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Reviewed July 8, 2011

Try it once and you will be back.
I won't say this is the greatest hot dog in the world, because I'm not a connoisseur of hot dogs, but the flavor is so intriguing that you'll remember it vividly, and crave it after you've finished your first pylsur there.
The pylsur at the rest stops off the ring road don't compare, in case you were wondering!

Date of visit: July 2011
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Reviewed June 21, 2011

300 ISK for a hot dog is probably the beat valued meal in Reykjavik. I had it with everything and it was very good. The fried onions add an awesome crunchy texture. Great!

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Reviewed May 31, 2011

The reviews and hype around this place are warranted. The hot dog itself is nothing special but it is the toppings that make these dogs special. You MUST order them with everything in order to see what all the hype is about.
There is always a line of locals and tourists alike and that's always a good sign!
Don't miss out on a good cheap meal or snack at this spot when spending anytime in Reykjavik!

Date of visit: May 2011
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Thank Danny M
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Reviewed May 27, 2011

Had read a lot about this place and went in search of having one of the famed hot dogs on my first day in Reykjavik. I was not disappointed. The hot dogs definitely taste different than they do in the US and the crunchy and fresh onions are a great addition. I wasn't too crazy about the brown sauce that was loaded on top heavily, but with less of it after I wiped some of, it tasted great. I miss those dogs already. At 300 kr, it's great value! Especially considering it cost me on almost 400 kr for a small coffee anywhere I went.

Date of visit: May 2011
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