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The Penguin

105 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-7706
+1 302-541-8017
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
105 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-7706
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went to get breakfast while family went to the beach. The kids ate muffins from the nearby farmers market. I walked in and asked to sit at the bar. They obliged and over the course of the next 20 minutes, server after server walked by...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

50 minutes to get lunch when the restaurant was half full. Told numerous times “it’s coming right out” - it didn’t, no apologies. The server was friendly and attentive for drinks. Too bad about the service because food was mostly good. The soup was cold,...More

Thank danabethdc
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Visited Bethany Beach this past weekend. Penguins looked like a nice relaxing place - with a pretty varied menu. Breakfast, lunch etc..Took a chance on the Burger and I am glad I did - one of the best I ever had. My husband had the...More

Thank criticgirl
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Juice great but at 5.50 a glass and 68.00 for 2 adults and 2 kids with so so food. And a minimally pleasant waitress there has to be a better breakfast place.

Thank mandatapotato
Reviewed March 2, 2018

This is not the Penguin of old days. This is a brand new much nicer re-interpretation of the old Penguin. The food is excellent and I would give it five stars but I am not sure exactly which days and hours it is open during...More

1  Thank Jay J
Reviewed February 25, 2018

One of our favorite breakfast restaurants in Bethany Beach. They offer healthy and enjoyable fare. Reasonable prices (for the beach) and great food.

Thank Paul E
Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

After growing up in this area, I more recently became intrigued by The Penguin, aptly as it is named after one of my favorite animals. Being a foodie, I’m always looking for new places to eat, especially for brunch. Reading up on the reviews before...More

Thank Kyle A
Reviewed October 14, 2017

I read the reviews and wonder if I went to the same restaurant. We went for breakfast today won't go back unless we can go with one of the people that said they had a great meal. 2 eggs one over easy the other burnt,...More

1  Thank klausperch
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Where were in town for a wedding. 4 adults and 4 kids were part of our party. Waitress only put on the adults orders, not the kids 2-12. When asked the waitress said we said nothing for the kids. Needless to say that didn't help....More

1  Thank Rusty P
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Tried this for first time and were pleasantly delighted. Wait staff were very friendly and attentive. Food was very good; we did late breakfast while waiting to check-in to our beach house. Good size portions at good price. Seating is a bit cramped but to...More

Thank Michael H
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-7706
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Bethany Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-541-8017
  • E-mail
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, at 5:00 we move to our dinner menu, still in our casual, beach town setting. Chef Jeff utilizes only locally sourced fish and crab (he personally knows the fishermen we buy from), and most of the herbs used come from our chef's garden. 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. Open for dinner between Memorial Day and Labor Day and for prearranged parties. We are a landmark in the heart of Bethany Beach, about 1.5 Blocks from the beach. --
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