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Penguin Eds

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230 S. East Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72701
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Penguin eds

The bbq is really good! Service is fast and polite. You order on a red phone and they bring out drinks and food pretty fast!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kelly C. T
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bbq is really good! Service is fast and polite. You order on a red phone and they bring out drinks and food pretty fast!

Thank Kelly C. T
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for classic barbecue. Traditional southern barbecue with traditional southern sides. Homelike feel to the environment. Close to the square and Dickson.

Thank Kala R
Fort Worth, Texas
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The food is good but nothing spectacular. I had the brisket with cole slaw and potato fries. The brisket was only average. It was good but paled in comparison to other places I've been. The sides were good but still not stellar. The building itself was rather eclectic in decor. It felt cozy but also a bit cluttered. The staff... More 

Thank ChrisCgeo
Anaheim, California
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This place has to have the best barbeque in Fayetteville! The service is great, the atmosphere is awesome and I would highly suggest this as a place to sit down and have a great meal!

Thank Charlotte S L
Joplin, Missouri
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78 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

It is not bad but there are better choices in town, I had the pulled pork and it had too much rub on it for me, I like tp taste the meat

Thank Hillbilly81
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Great barbecue! And I am from Texas so I have eaten in lots of bbq resturants all over the state. Fantastic pulled pork and very good ribs. Good selection of meats and sides. Very friendly, and well trained, and informative, and helpful staff - which is rare these days. They truly care about the customer! Reasonably priced. Not cheap, but... More 

Thank H0nestAbe_16
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Everyone here was very friendly and food was really good they give you plenty to eat you don't leave hungry would go back with my family

Thank Brian O
West Fork, Arkansas
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We tried Penguin Ed's this past week. The pulled pork sandwich had the best flavored and textured pork I've had in Fayetteville. I will certainly return for that. The ribs had an excellent flavor and smoke ring, but they were a bit chewy. I did keep wishing I had the BBQ sauces from Whole Hog Cafe to go on the... More 

Thank MountainRat13
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Like this place. Good meat with pleasant sides. Meal size is large and staff is friendly. They have multipul location.

Thank parkplase
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Ribs are good and telephone by the table are cute yet the food is pretty "so so". Nothing really is special so just a fast casual spot to eat.

Thank RobNCata

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 230 S. East Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72701
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Fayetteville
  • Phone Number: 479-521-3663

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget


Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?