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Penguin Eds

230 S. East Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72701
479-521-3663
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Ranked #35 of 312 restaurants in Fayetteville
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Love penguins, who doesn't? Really looking forward to this place since it got great reviews but... brisket and pulled pork was dry, tough and tasteless. Even my beer wasn't cold. Nice staff and good service though.

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Austin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Went to Ed's recently, had the rib and chicken combo. The ribs were huge, meaty and smoky, but not too strong. The chicken was half of a chicken, smoked perfectly. The fries were pretty standard, nothing special (got the regular, not battered) and green beans were very good but a little watery. Overall a delicious meal, too much to eat... More

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Springdale, Arkansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

My husband and I discovered Penguin Ed's downtown local almost two years ago and it quickly became our favorite BBQ in the entire area. Last year some close friends came down from Eureka Springs and wanted us to take them. It was a busy time of day on a Saturday so we chose to go to this local instead. Same... More

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is not only great food but is a fun place. The value per $ is as good as it gets. A BBQ plate with meat and 2 sides at 6.95 is almost more then one can eat. You will love this place.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This not BBQ it is thin sliced roasted meat. There is no smoke ring or smoke taste. The beef is not even good smothered in BBQ sauce! I can't believe locals rave about this place. One good trip to Memphis or Texas would provide a good example of what BBQ should taste like. If you want BBQ in Fayetteville then... More

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Fayetteville Arkansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Love there BBQ chicken sandwiches, baked beans and potato wedges. They have coloring pages and a chalk board towards the end to keep the kids occupied. Excellent food, and Friendly service.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have been coming here for years and the food used to be good, but now it's great. Always friendly staff and always great food. You can sit down and enjoy a cold libation or get a fresh warm cookie.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The building is very run down and in an awkward location at the crest of a hill and turn in the road. It had a very small seating area and small bathroom. The food was fair. Low quality, fatty beef. The pulled pork was soft, but flavorless. The BBQ sauce, sadly, didn't add anything to the meal. To top it... More

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Jackson, Tennessee
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102 reviews 102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Stopped here for lunch on a Saturday at noon. I ordered the sliced brisket and pulled pork plate. While the servings were generous, the meat was not fresh. My wife had the chopped beef sandwich that is served on Texas toast. The sandwich had a generous meat portion also. While I like quantity, when it comes to food I place... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Recently had some pork barbecue at Penguin Ed's in Fayetteville. The menu was very extensive, the pork was tasty and full of flavor. Many different sauces and sides to choose from. Service was great and the place was absolutely spotless. Great find.

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