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Penguin Eds

230 S. East Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72701
479-521-3663
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Ranked #39 of 316 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
Fayetteville, AR
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118 reviews 118 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Really nice to see the old B&B BBQ is still unchanged, even though they purchased it and changed the name.

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Hot Springs
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great, southern BBQ, with a large variety to choose from. Their menu also includes some non-BBQ items, such as fried pickles. You can pick up the phone at your booth / table and order, or just wait until the waitress comes by. Great food, great service, fair prices. I tired the BBQ polish sausage. Was a bit surprised when it... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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135 reviews 135 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I've eaten penguin ed's since I was a college student. All of their meats are very tasty but the chicken and brisket are typically my go to meals. I prefer this location over the mission and crossover because it gives you that old school BBQ house feel. Make sure you walk out with a cookie. That is certainly the "icing... More

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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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109 reviews 109 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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