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“Tasty hotdogs without breaking the bank - which is a difficult thing to avoid in Iceland!”

Baejarins Beztu Pylsur
Ranked #115 of 555 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$10
Cuisines: American, Danish
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, 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 2 April 2018

Tasty hotdogs without breaking the bank - which is a difficult thing to avoid in Iceland! A small stand that just does soda and hotdogs with a choice of toppings - order everything for Iceland style!

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Don't be put off by the long queue. The staff are super fast & efficient. Situated outside the building where the weekly flea market happens. Can't miss the red shop. Compulsory condiments are fried onions & crispy fried shallots plus some mustard. The combination is to die for. I am a mon lamb eater but ate 2 of these hotdogs. Very, very reasonably priced.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

When we went around 11:30 on a Friday, there was no line, but the service was super fast. I got mine with the works. The crunchy onions make the hotdog! So good! The price was cheap compared to most things in Iceland. Definitely make a stop if you’re in the city!

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Due to all the overwhelming reviews, obviously had to try this hot dog - being a New Yorker, was this hot dog great? yes. Was it special? No. If you want a good hot dog, stop here - however, it won't change your life :)

Thank manduh171
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We found this afew hours before going home and we are glad we did just a fab hotdog for around £3.50 in gbp which is very very cheep for Reykjavík, you can’t go without trying it!

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