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The Penguin

105 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-7706
+1 302-541-8017
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“home fries” (10 reviews)
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Ok food but the prices are surprising. Two pieces of French Toast is $12 with no bacon or sausage. 2 pieces of bread dipped in eggs and milk. Small orange juice is $5.75. Cmon this is a diner not the four seasons. I won’t go...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tom M
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Penguin restaurant is just half a block from the beach, on the main road with the totem; hard to miss. I do not care for breakfast--only restaurants, but Penguin serves lunch and dinner at all times as well. The servers were very friendly; I ordered...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Michael C
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Very good food, fast service, nice atmosphere. We will definitely come back! Waitress friendly, helpful.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mary Dot J
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Food is very good, give it a 5. When receiving our check we noticed $5 in up charges that were never relayed to us when placing our order. They offer chips, fruit, fries and sweet potato fries but never mention the up-charge on all but...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank abelasco
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Our “annual” breakfast here is always a delight. The food is fresh, nicely prepared and always served with a smile. Prices have not change in last 3 years.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank margay
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Very casual and family friendly restaurant. Food was fresh and delicious with a variety of choices. Ideal for gluten free needs. Dedicated fryer for French fries! Attentive waiter service and reasonable priced. It's a keeper!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank librmom
Reviewed September 7, 2018

We had the pleasure of having lunch at The Penguin and while our salads were excellent, Liz, our Server was outstanding. As my wife is blind, it was Liz who made our lunch so enjoyable. We highly recommend The Penguin for any meal and the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jerseyjim12
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Service was great. Started with a mimosa for wife and I and loved it. Ate breakfast there and place has cool vibe. We all had the fresh toast (with nuts). I must admit at first I was disappointed with platter as only one slice of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Fletcher P
Reviewed August 21, 2018

We had dinner on a Sunday night the food was different and good. I had a cheeseburger/wrap it was a cheeseburger chopped up with vegetables served in a wrap. it was a great treat. My wife had a cup of cream of crab she loved...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Bill E
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Everyone raves about their breakfast, but we fell in love with the dinner!!! Their burgers, blackened shrimp tacos and salads are out of this world! The kids menu had awesome choices for all the kids. Love the atmosphere and of course supporting a local business....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Michelle M
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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
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 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, 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 heart of Bethany Beach, about 1.5 Blocks from the beach.
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