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The Penguin

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105 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-7706
+1 302-541-8017
08:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 08:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sun 08:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Huevos Rancheros I ever had. Service was pleasant and got my food very fast. Been here many times and have not been disappointed yet.

Thank Bill D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best food in Bethany, prices are reasonable. We used take out and food was still hot and perfect when we got back to hotel. Service is outstanding.

Thank Heaven0514
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a nice quiet weekend with two other couples and ended up at the penguin twice for breakfast. Each time the service was great. Even though the second time they were down one server, the attentiveness was not lacking at all. We all had omelets both days and they were hearty with variety of fillings from salmon to ham to... More 

Thank Millersdeli
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Have been here twice while visiting Bethany beach--this October and last. Lovely with lots of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients! Varied menu, would be great for the whole family. Also very conscientious regarding allergies or dietary preferences. We will definitely visit again!

Thank Frenchiemcc
Boone, North Carolina
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We were apprehensive about visiting a new restaurant right on the strip (so to speak). The staff was professional and knowledgeable. The restaurant was decorated in a very unique fashion which we enjoyed. The food was delicious and they had a nice variety of Organic dishes. I was elated!! I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank talldall
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89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I was cheering on family and friends at a race in September, and ducked in here to get some breakfast. Speedy service and very good food. I ordered two eggs over easy and scrapple. Loved how it came on a bed of diced potatoes. Clean place, friendly service.

Thank amyanderic1
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Stopped in for an off season breakfast on a Monday morning. Only one waitress, but food came out timely and hot. Eggs over, bacon, home fries, scrapple were well prepared. Thought it strange to get only one slice of toast. But they had real strawberry jam! Large mug of very good coffee. Thought the prices were a little high: $10... More 

Thank Diana T
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We look forward to getting breakfast here every year. If you like pancakes, you will love the three dinner plate size pancakes you get. Only reason I didn't give 5 stars is that they give you a huge stack of pancakes with only a small amount of syrup. then you are charged another $2 for another small serving of syrup!

Thank Diane M
Scarsdale, New York
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98 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Penguin Café has by far the best breakfast in town. The only problem is that it gets very crowded and food can take a while. If you are not in a hurry than this is the place to get something to eat!

Thank Ruth S
DuBois, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We were exploring Bethany Beach and needed lunch and it caught our eye. Very pleasant with an interesting story about how restaurant started. Visitors from Vermont get extra discount as original owners were from Vermont and they use excellent Vermont cheeses.

Thank Dubcity2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free 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, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
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 diner. We use the freshest, locally sourced ingredients available. Until 5:00pm enjoy our fabulous breakfasts, delicious double burgers, specialty sandwiches and salads and gluten free and vegetarian fare. At 5:00 we move to fine dining, 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. We are a landmark in the heart of Bethany Beach, about a 1.5 Blocks from the beach. Open for dinner between Memorial Day and Labor Day and for prearranged parties.

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