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The Penguin

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105 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-7706
+1 302-541-8017
09:00 - 15:00
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Easton, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is extremely family friendly. We were seated right away and greeted with smiling staff. Staff is very friendly. Food is amazing! Everything you can expect at a diner and more. We absolutely love the Nutella delights as a starter. We have been busting this place for breakfast for 5 years now, it's a family favorite!

Thank kkpeterson3
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday morning around 11 for breakfast. Very clean, nice hostess to seat us and not crowded in the off season. We got eggs over easy, a western omelet, pancakes, bacon and turkey sausage. Food was ridiculously quick and waitress said the owner had cooked it. Eggs and omelet were perfection, turkey sausage and bacon were amazing and good portions. Our... More 

1 Thank loveslewes
Arlington, Virginia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We have children with severe nut allergies and the waitress not only informed us that there was no peanut oil, but also indicated that Nutella is used on the grill so they cooked our kids' burgers in a skillet to be safe. The food came out really fast. I had fish tacos (fresh catch of the day was salmon). I... More 

2 Thank K D
Laurel, Delaware
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped by here for breakfast based on other reviews. Wow the huevos racheros breakfast was spectacular and could have feed 3 people. The black bean mash with sausage was perfectly seasoned with just a touch of heat. The accompanying creme fresh and salsa were homemade and went wonderful with the breakfast. Glad I stopped!

2 Thank Lauren H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Family breakfast. Staff worked their tails off on a busy off season day. Would return without hesitation. Wonderful food in a sleepy beach town.

2 Thank SpikeLong
Silver Spring, Maryland
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Have been coming to Bethany Beach for 8 years and the Penguin had been a favorite. No more. The breakfast potatoes are burnt and greasy. The once amazing homemade chips that were thick, hot, crisp and fresh are now made the day before and served cold, no better than store bought. The sweet potato fries are not all cooked thoroughly.... More 

2 Thank shaher1
Burke, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Excellent food and service. A throw back to early time restaurants with good food, large menu choices, and wonderful food!!

3 Thank jcdean2
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Best Huevos Rancheros I ever had. Service was pleasant and got my food very fast. Been here many times and have not been disappointed yet.

1 Thank Bill D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Best food in Bethany, prices are reasonable. We used take out and food was still hot and perfect when we got back to hotel. Service is outstanding.

3 Thank Heaven0514
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Spent a nice quiet weekend with two other couples and ended up at the penguin twice for breakfast. Each time the service was great. Even though the second time they were down one server, the attentiveness was not lacking at all. We all had omelets both days and they were hearty with variety of fillings from salmon to ham to... More 

2 Thank Millersdeli

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-7706
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Bethany Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-541-8017
The Penguin is a family owned farm to table diner. We use the freshest, locally sourced ingredients available. Until 5:00pm enjoy our fabulous breakfasts, delicious double burgers, specialty sandwiches and salads and gluten free and vegetarian fare. At 5:00 we move to fine dining, still in our casual, beach town setting. Chef Jeff utilizes only locally sourced fish and crab (he personally knows the fishermen we buy from), and most of the herbs used come from our chef's garden. We offer a children's menu as well, so your kids can be happy while you enjoy some of the finest food available in Delmarva. We are a landmark in the heart of Bethany Beach, about a 1.5 Blocks from the beach. Open for dinner between Memorial Day and Labor Day and for prearranged parties.

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