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230 S. East Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72701
479-521-3663
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Ranked #27 of 328 Restaurants in Fayetteville
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Penguin Eds has really good lunch specials. Their barbecue is delicious and they have very efficient servers. You get good sized portions for a reasonable price.

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Arkansas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Really solid BBQ and good sides. Like the fried potatoes but the beans are good too. Good cookies. Three locations to choose, I like the Crossover Road one best.

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Arkansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We tried Penguin Ed's last night for the first time. Gotta say, I was not overwhelmed. The ribs were dry, the chicken was ok. My daughter did love the beans and we had to order a second serving of them. Service was good though and we had a good time.

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Harrison, Arkansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Of the three Penguin Ed's locations, our favorite is the original near downtown Fayetteville. The former B&B restaurant from 1958, the building oozes old-time, down-home, BBQ joint -two rooms with wooden booths and some tables inside and a large covered "porch" with tables outside. You order from a "phone" located booth side but wait staff patrol the area and will... More 

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Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This place delighted my taste buds. The macaroni and cheese was dreamy!! The ribs were fabulous. Everyone in our group enjoyed all the meats and sides/veggies that were ordered.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I love, love this place. I order the pulled pork sandwich on Texas toast with mild BBQ sauce and a side order of cole slaw. THEN: Put the cole slaw on the sandwich and add hot BBQ sauce with every bite. AND: Don't forget to preorder the homemade fried pies-peach and chocolate.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have been there many times. Whenever we have out of town guests we always take them to Penguin Eds. They have two restaurants in the area and they are both great. Great service and nice employees.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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283 reviews 283 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Penguin Ed's has the best ribs. We order a rack, eat what we can and take the rest home for another meal or two. When you do this you get a lot of value for your money and his ribs are better than I can do them at home.

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Olathe, Kansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in for supper during BBB. The wait staff was super friendly and the patio atmosphere was perfect after a long day on the bike. The meat was only lightly smoked, so it was different than we were used too, but it was tasty and the price was fabulous especially since other restaurants had marked up their prices for... More 

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Rockaway Beach, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Service was good. Food served in a timely manner, however for being told that this was a very good BBQ restaurant we found it to be average. Not a place we would revisit. Our dining experience was uncomfortable in that we were seated on the patio in full mid day sun. Patio is roofed but some sort of temporary shade... More 

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Additional Information about Penguin Eds

Address: 230 S. East Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone Number: 479-521-3663
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Fayetteville
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Barbecue

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