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The Penguin

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105 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-7706
+1 302-541-8017
Fri - Sun 09:00 - 15:00
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Goldens Bridge, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food was good and this place was in a nice location in Bethany Beach. However, the service was incredibly slow. We came in and sat down at 1:20 pm for lunch and didn't get served until 3:50 pm!!! When we asked where our food was the owner casually apologized and explained they were training their staff for the season. Well,... More 

Thank Laura W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was quick and courteous; atmosphere was nice, and breakfast was good, artfully presented, and plentiful. As with most restaurants in the area, rather pricey.

Thank btdt9192
United States
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258 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Made for kids, but very consciences for adults. Organic and local foods for kids that are allergen free. The best part is the menus are designed by restaurant guests. The sea blue color and fun pictures are a simple décor that is very inviting. The portions are huge, but the prices are reasonable except for beverages (the ice tea was... More 

Thank Rudi R
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always have an amazing meal at The Penguin! The staff are not only friendly, but, efficient and pleasant! Excellent food and fairly priced! The atmosphere is so inviting, you'll want to stay for awhile and really enjoy your meal! You will never feel as if you are being rushed. . .and, you may even take something to go to... More 

Thank GaryGunn
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took Jean to Bethany today to view their lovely plantings. Town pride is reflected in the beds of tulips, flowering cherries and well tended pansies planted along the last few blocks leading into town. They have a summer staff of two preening and watering these beds and their containers of crepe myrtle. I reviewed the best reataurant list on... More 

Thank Jerry R
Baltimore, Maryland
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Overall, meh. It filled our need for food on an off-season Saturday brunch, but I didn't think it was anything special or worth recommending. The Bloody Mary was meh. The omelette was meh. The "famous" tacos were meh. The restaurant was clean, and service was very quick.

Thank Citrusgirl21
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Average diner style food. Nothing extra special and a bit pricey for the kids bbc.co d of food that they serve.

Thank Amaya D
Ellicott City, Maryland
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Fresh food. Warm environment!! Always try to stop in on our Bethany Visits!!! Perfect place for large families. An abundance of foods to choose from!!

Thank Joan L
Easton, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

The place is extremely family friendly. We were seated right away and greeted with smiling staff. Staff is very friendly. Food is amazing! Everything you can expect at a diner and more. We absolutely love the Nutella delights as a starter. We have been busting this place for breakfast for 5 years now, it's a family favorite!

Thank kkpeterson3
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Saturday morning around 11 for breakfast. Very clean, nice hostess to seat us and not crowded in the off season. We got eggs over easy, a western omelet, pancakes, bacon and turkey sausage. Food was ridiculously quick and waitress said the owner had cooked it. Eggs and omelet were perfection, turkey sausage and bacon were amazing and good portions. Our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
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
The Penguin is a family owned farm to table restaurant. We use the freshest, locally sourced ingredients available. Until 5:00pm (or 3:00 in the off-season) enjoy our fabulous breakfasts, delicious double burgers, specialty sandwiches 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 a 1.5 Blocks from the beach.

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