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“Most interesting hot-dog I’ve ever had”

Baejarins Beztu Pylsur
Ranked #74 of 522 Restaurants 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: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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 March 22, 2013

This was for sure the most interesting hot-dog I have ever had. It didn’t taste bad by any means, but if you like food to taste how you expect it to taste, you might not like it.

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Thank J P
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

This really is not a restaurant, however, judging by the queue something nice was about to happen. For a bargain you can buy two things. Only two things - coke and probably the best hot dog I have ever had. A bun, pylsa, sweet mustard, onion, pan fried onion, ketchup and probably some kind of grated cheese (?) makes the tastiest combination you can get.
Just a pity we were there only once!

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

These "hotdogs" are so tasty! And they are available almost everywhere! The sweet mustard really caps it all off. In a 6 day trip to Iceland, my friends and i probably ate about 35 total. Couldn't get enough. Writing this is making me hungry!

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

hard to believe, but yes, this is the most recommended and popular restaurant in Reykjavik, and with reason. the hot dogs are very tasty, and is the case with many foods in Iceland, it is the sauces that make them delicious.

there is often a line to be found here and many parents dropping off their kids to get in line. there is not much room to eat here, especially in the winter, but that does not take away from the good food offered.

must visit on your walk through Reykjavik

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Today's our first day in Iceland, and I am proud to say that we've already visited the famous stand where Bill Clinton once had a hot dog.

The hot dogs are very tasty, we got the one with everything. I found the actual hot dog to be a little gamey, but I am very sensitive to this, so it could be just me. However, combined with the fresh onion, fried onion and sauces (very good!), it becomes the perfect snack. Another thing I liked about the hot dog is that though we ate it outside in freezing weather, it was still warm up till the last bite - unlike the barely heat through hot dogs that you get in NYC where it's cold by 2nd bite.

This no fancy joint, just a shack in the corner off the main road, with a few stands and a picnic table. Harpa is right across the street, so it does offer a pretty impressive view despite it's humble set up. The line for this place can be quite long, but it's quick moving and a worthy Icelandic experience.

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Thank shir1027
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