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STARTERS
Is it 9am? Time for a bloody mary or maybe a mimosa!!
Katie's Penguin Parfait
Heart healthy! Delicious and nutritious low fat vanilla yogurt layered with our house made granola and fresh seasonal fruit
USD 7
Nutella Delights
Our delicious Brioche bread stuffed with Nutella and bananas, dipped in our special batter and grilled to a golden brown
USD 7
Thick Cut Maple Glazed Bacon
A delicious way to whet your appetite. Thick cut applewood smoked bacon glazed with Vermont maple syrup
USD 8
OMELETS
Served with our seasoned house made home fries and your choice of wheat, white or rye toast. Choose a English muffin or bagel for $1
Penguin Ham & Cheese
A classic! This omelet is loaded with oven baked ham and American cheese
USD 11
Make It a Western - Add Sautéed Green Peppers & Onions USD 1
Baltimore
This omelet is loaded with Maryland lump crab meat, sautéed diced tomato and baby Swiss cheese. A Bethany Beach favorite!
USD 7
Olympic Greek Omelet
We are told that this is the best Greek omelet around! Sautéed fresh spinach, diced tomatoes, Kalamata and black olives with melted Feta cheese
USD 12
Spinach, Mushroom & Swiss
Locally sourced fresh spinach and sautéed mushrooms with melted mild baby Swiss cheese
USD 11
Jen's Salmon Craving
Salmon lovers unite! Beautiful, fresh salmon, Vermont white cheddar, sautéed onions and vine-ripened tomatoes all wrapped up in a fabulous omelet
USD 15
BREAKFAST ENTREES
Egg White Wrap
A healthy start to your day! Guilt free egg whites infused with fresh herbs, grilled fresh spinach and mushrooms wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla
USD 10
Add Cheese USD 2
Add Bacon, Scrapple, Sausage or Ham USD 3
French Toast
The best French toast this side of the Assawoman Bay. Two pieces of bakery thick Brioche bread dipped in our house made batter and grilled to a golden brown. Served with warm Vermont Maple Syrup
USD 12
Granola Encrusted French Toast USD 1
French Toast Combo
Fresh bakery Brioche French toast, two eggs any style and bacon. Served with warm Vermont maple syrup
USD 12
Huevos Rancheros
Crisp corn tortillas topped with house made black bean mash, Mexican Chorizo sausage and finished with two fresh eggs done your way. Served with a dolop of herb infused creme fraiche
USD 12
Fresh Maryland Jumbo Crab Cake & Egg
Baltimore style crab cake topped with an over easy egg and melted baby Swiss on a grilled Brioche bun. Served with home fries
USD 20
Andy's Jumbo Breakfast Wrap
Soft flour tortilla packed with home fries, scrambled eggs and Vermont white cheddar cheese
USD 10
Add Bacon, Scrapple Sausage or Ham USD 3
The Classic Combo
Two eggs done your way, choice of bacon, sausage patties, turkey links, scrapple, ham or fresh fruit. Choice of wheat, rye or white toast. Served with home fries
USD 10
Add Cheese USD 2
Penguin Pancakes
Made plain, with chocolate chips, blueberries or Nutella! Sprinkled with confectioner's sugar and served with warm Vermont Maple Syrup!
USD 10
Add Two Eggs USD 4
Sunrise over Bethany
Two sunnyside eggs over sliced avocado and salsa on toasted wheat bread. Served with a side of fresh fruit
USD 10
SIDES
Bacon
USD 4
Sausage Patties
USD 4
Turkey Links
USD 4
Rapa Scrapple
USD 4
Home Fries
USD 3
Fries
USD 4
Sweet Potato Fries & VT Maple Syrup for Dipping
USD 7
Penguin Chips
USD 4
Fresh Fruit
seasonal selection
USD 5
Short Stack
USD 6.5
About
The Penguin is a family owned and operated farm to table restaurant. We use the freshest, locally sourced ingredients available. Come in and enjoy our fabulous breakfast, delicious Beanie's double burger, specialty sandwiches and wraps, Fresh fish Tacos, seafood and salads and gluten free and vegetarian fare. In season, we are open for dinner several nights a week. Come taste our locally sourced fish and crab (our chef personally knows many of the fishermen we buy from). 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 happy to take dinner reservations between Memorial Day and Labor Day. We are a landmark in the
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Healthy
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

Love this place! Great for breakfast, best mimosas around. Prices are a little high but it’s a good field-to-fork diner. Friendly service. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

I have eaten in this place several times and honestly it’s hit or miss! Some days are better than others... one thing that’s totally annoying is a fact they are not cheap and service is just average... when you order breakfast of any kind they...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

Everything on the menu is good - plus - they have Breakfast drinks! Bloody Mary and Mimosa. Pay to park on the main drag of Bethany Beach, DE.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed January 31, 2020

"My wife and I went out looking for dinner and ended up at the Penguin. Glad we did. Excellent, quick service; friendly staff, comfortable decor and best of all - top quality crab cakes at competitive prices. Highly recommend this diner on the basis of...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 15, 2020

The fFoods great, except the Shakshauka. Our server was attentive. We sat on the high stools facing the windows,watching the people go by and eating. The sun shined into the restaurant making the scene that more pleasant. I had the fish, it came with fresh...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 11, 2020 via mobile

A diner in walking distance near the beach...priceless! The food was acceptable. The waiter was slow, inexperienced, too quiet, but still personable to reccomend selections. I enjoyed my Greek omelet. My son enjoyed the lobster melt. My wife liked the double burger. The hash browns...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 8, 2019

Food and cocktails are great. I would visit this business more often, but their hours of operation are weird. You never know when they will be open.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed September 26, 2019

Would most likely have passed this place by, a nondescript, quiet little restaurant sandwiched in between businesses in the town area of Bethany Beach. But my husband and I were having dinner at an up scale local restaurant where the waiter mentioned he was also...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 21, 2019

Stopped in at lunch and didn't wait for a table. The food came out quickly and was really excellent!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

Some places you go to eat are all about the atmosphere, some are all about the food and some are all about the experience. With Penguin, it's all of the above. It's a quaint little restaurant with an interesting menu and hand drawn penguins on...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Sherv2015
December 21, 2017|
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Response from richard k | Reviewed this property |
There is a great bakery BEACH BREAK BAKRIE &CAFE in Bethany. Not sure about gluten-free.
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